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Dorothea Celeste Dunbar

"When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through the rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of opression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy one of Israel, Your Savior." Isaiah 43:2-3

The Holder, Dunbar, Cooper and Perry families announce with profound sadness the homegoing of Ms. Dorothea Celeste Dunbar in her 83rd year. This sad event occurred at her home in St. Paul, Minnesota on Friday, August 9, 2019.

Dorothea, is survived by her son, Burleigh D. Holder; five grand-children: Stephanie Perry, Deryl Perry, Leah Perry, Burleigh J. Holder and Brandon D. Holder; siblings: Lawrence Dunbar, Joseph Dunbar, Rebecca Dunbar and Evans Dunbar; son-in-law Michael Perry; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends in the USA and Liberia.

Dorothea was preceded in death by her parents Joseph Dunbar and Lucy Brown; her daughter Beryl Holder Perry and; her brother Timothy Dunbar.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Wake Keeping: Friday, August 30, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
1832 James Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Funeral Service: Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 10:00 AM
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
1832 James Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Family Contact:
Burleigh D. Holder – (651) 800-6339
Sophie Dunbar Bing – (301) 461-9591
Salimatu Butler – (763) 442-7832

Recommended Hotel Accommodations:

Hampton Inn Brooklyn Park
9470 West Broadway Ave
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

Embassy Suites Brooklyn Center
6300 Earle Brown Dr.
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Marriott Hotel
7025 Northland Dr. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

Best Western Plus
2025 Freeway Blvd.
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430