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Earlee (Uncle Son) Bunton

Memorial for Earlee (Uncle Son) Bunton

Born on Sep. 5, 1915
Departed on Nov. 1, 2015 and resided in Austin,, TX.
Visitation: Friday, Nov. 6, 2015
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Service: Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015
2:00 pm
Cemetery: Cook Walden Capital Parks
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In the year 1915 on the 5th day of September, a beautiful man child was born as the 9th child to George and Eliza (Brown) Bunton whom they named Earlee and most affectionately called Uncle Son. Son was a special little boy who grew up to be an exceptional man. He attended school in Manchaca, Texas where he received his basic education, which in those days was only up to the 6th grade.

Uncle Son continued his life's education be enlisting in the United States Army where he served several years and after being honorably discharged he returned home. Uncle Son professed hope and belief in Christ at a very early age as a child in Manchaca at Bethel AME Church. Uncle Son was the pride and joy of his parents and siblings as the "baby" of the family, he also created very special bonds with two of his brother's in law who were happy to take him under their wing and he was more than proud of the relationship he had with Ed and James (Jim Henry) Dotson as he often commented that he had two of the best brother's in law on this earth. Uncle Son also had a special bond with his nieces and nephews who looked up to and treated him as a brother. Many looked up to the admired Uncle Son with his charming personality, his take no mess demeanor and his meticulous style of dress, and boy could he dress, he was always a few steps ahead of the game when it came to being a sharp dresser. He simply radiated the kind of love and affection that wherever Uncle Son Bunton was, many of us wanted to be right there in his presence on the receiving end of his love.

After coming home from serving his country, Uncle Son met and fell in love with Arnette (Mipey) Grant, they soon married and began their life together in Los Angeles, California where they spent over 40 loving years together until his dear love "Net" as he called her was called home to be with our Lord. Soon after he moved back to Texas to start a new chapter in the education of his life in the late 1980's where he not only reconnected with his large family, especially his "Brother-Like" nephews: Willie, Junior (Odean), Peter, (Arthur Lee Sr.), Eddie Sr., Todly, (James), Oscar Jr., but also his long ago school sweetheart Mrs. Estella Hargis Black.

He later joined New Lincoln Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorage of the late Rev. Alvin R. Evans, Sr., who also happened to be a long time childhood/neighbor that grew up together right there in the New Lincoln neighborhood of San Saba Street. Uncle Son truly enjoyed worshiping at New Lincoln and he did so faithfully until his health began to fail.

Now, the final chapter in the long and wonderfully lived life of this Bunton man-child was spend with an abundance of love from the younger generations of the Bunton's offspring who will cherish his memory for many years to come as his parents, all his siblings and all but two nieces, all of "brother-like: nephews and his sweetheart Ms. Stella all preceded his in death.

Cherishing his legacy will be a very very special great niece and her husband Valerie Denise and Ralph Horton who took it upon themselves to watch over and take care of him and to fill his final years and days with peace and happiness. He also leaves two nieces, Ruth E. Dotson-Roberts and Robbie Dotson-Overton (Nick), one grand-niece, Mrs. Johnnie Mae Littlefield and oh so many great, grt-great, grt-grt-great, grt-grt-grt-great nieces and nephews, and his little T.V. buddy Grt-grt-grt–great nephew Shaun.
Uncle Son, we all love you tremendously and are grateful for the never-ending Bunton Legacy you have planted into each and everyone of our lives and hearts. Well, your new journey just began when the Lord called you home. Uncle Son, you have lived a great life, now go on home to your glorious eternal life.

Service entrusted to Dr. Barry J. W. Franklin and A Life Celebration by Franklin, Taylor, Texas.

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