Update Race Relations Study Group

The race relations small group study, “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,” is on a temporary hiatus and will not meet this week or the week thereafter.  The next meeting will be Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 7:30 pm.  The ZOOM connection info is below and also posted on the church website at fwmethodist.org.  Anyone is welcome to join in whether you’ve participated in prior sessions or not.  A short video is shown every week at the start of the meeting and discussed afterwards.  Thanks…

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Ronald T Bunting

Sunrise May 10, 1941 – Sunset October 7, 2020

Ronald T. Bunting, affectionately called Rabbit by close family and old friends, was a loving and dedicated husband to Rosemarie “Dolly” Bunting, father to his children, and Poppy to his grandchildren. He passed away at the age of 79 at home from a long illness surrounded by his loving wife and two daughters.

Ron was born on May 10, 1941 in Salem, New Jersey to the late Marie Evelyn Bunting Cobb. He was a country boy at heart who loved everything about nature. He exposed his children to hiking in the woods, fishing, and finding small animals like frogs, turtles, salamanders, and even snakes. Ron had an infectious laugh and a great sense of humor. He was generous to friends, families, and strangers alike!
Ron dedicated his life to Christ at a young age and was an active member of Faith United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana where he served on the Pastor Parrish Committee and helped with beautifying the church grounds with plants and flowers. He loved his church family very much, especially his small Bible study group.

Ron worked his way up in General Motors beginning on the assembly line in Wilmington, Delaware, to department foreman in St. Louis Missouri, then Paint Department Superintendent in Shreveport, LA and finally, retiring in 1999 from the General Motors Fort Wayne Assembly as Trim Department Superintendent.

He loved gardening, home decorating, and talking to anyone who would talk back! Ron loved music – namely anything by Johnnie Mathis and opera played very loudly much to the annoyance of his family and neighbors. He was known for his beautiful flowers, landscaping skills and CLOTHES! He had an affinity for Ralph Lauren shirts with matching caps. Ron was a snazzy dresser and had enough clothing to provide all the men in a small country with enough to wear for a month – with NO REPEATS! He has TONS of clothes and shoes…Just look in every closet and the garage in his house!

Ronald’s mother, Marie Bunting Cobb; sister, Delores Gandy; brothers, Vincent and Alonzo “Tommy” Holden; niece, Tammy Brown, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins preceded him in death.
His wife of 55 years, Rosemarie (Rodriques) Bunting, Fort Wayne, IN; brothers, Winford and Curtis Holden, Bridgeton, NJ; daughters, Tracy Swinton (Tyrone), Indianapolis, IN and Misty Bunting Rose (Kristian), Douglasville, GA; son, Brian Veasey, Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Jade Campbell, Indianapolis, IN, Devin and Jace Rose, Douglasville, GA; niece, Parris Cudjoe (Ackah), Darby, PA; special cousin/brother, Richard Moore (Virginia), Atlanta, GA; and a host of other family and friends are left to mourn his loss and celebrate his reward of total healing in Heaven.

Service Announcement 

Out of an abundance of caution due to Covid-19, masks will be required during the no-contact, walk-through viewing that will be held from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm  on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Ellis Funeral Home 1021 E. Lewis Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Interment will be Saturday, October 17, 2020 in Westview Cemetery-Atlanta, GA following a private, graveside family-only service at 1:30 pm.

Services in Atlanta are entrusted to Dortch-Williamson Cremation and Funeral Services, 1410 GA-138, Riverdale, GA 30296.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial gifts to Visiting Nurse, 5910 Homestead Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46814 www.vnfw.org/donate

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ronald T Bunting please visit our Tribute Store.

Race Relations Online-Zoom Book Group


Please see the below information for the race relations book study.  NOTE – the start date has been changed to 9/16!!

Topic: Race Discussions Wednesday’s 7:30p

Time: Sep 16, 2020 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Every week on Wed, until Oct 28, 2020, 7 occurrence(s)

Sep 16, 2020 11:00 AM

Sep 23, 2020 11:00 AM

Sep 30, 2020 11:00 AM

Oct 7, 2020 11:00 AM

Oct 14, 2020 11:00 AM

Oct 21, 2020 11:00 AM

Oct 28, 2020 11:00 AM

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