Ethel Dunlap, 1918-2019

Ethel Lee Ballard Dunlap passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at home in Hurst, TX.  She was 100 years old. A resident of Kingsford Heights, IN, for 56 years, Ethel moved to Texas in 2014.

She was born Dec. 26, 1918, in Leflore County, MS.  She married Shed Dunlap Sr., and to their union 11 children were born. The family later moved to Indiana in 1958.

Always a devoted wife and mother, Ethel was also well known for her love and participation in her community. Ethel lived her life by her Christian principles. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Kingsford Heights, where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school, and was an announcement clerk. She also was a leader of the Women’s Missionary Ministry for many years, participating at the local, district and state levels.

Education was a priority with Ethel. She helped establish a scholarship fund for family members. She also loved to cook and enjoyed traveling.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Shed; sons, Herman Earl, Eric Scott (Scottie), Shed Jr. and Mitchell (Mickey) Dunlap; and daughter, Alice (Fredia) Dabney.

Ethel is survived by her children: Alma (Raye) Bynum (Lester), Frances Evans (Calvin), Roger Dunlap (Sharon), Larry Dunlap (Jenice), Cheryl Boiser, and Orlando (Lamar) Dunlap (Joy); grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and a host of relatives.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at First Baptist Church in Kingsford Heights. A Celebration of life will begin at 11 a.m. following the visitation. Burial will follow in Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte. Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte, is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 2101 Chatfield Rd., Kingsford Heights, IN 46346.

Messages of condolence may be posted below on WNLP as well as at www.esslingfuneralhome.com.

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