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Tuesday December 1st, 2020
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Anne Dunigan

Smithfield, NC: Mrs. Anne Elizabeth Blake Dunigan, age 89, formerly of Benson, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield, NC. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00AM-Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Benson Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church.  Rev. Glenn McCullen and Dr. Robert Cooke will officiate. A Private Committal Service will be held in Burgaw, NC.      Ms. Dunigan was born in Chowan County, NC to the late Norman C. Blake, Sr. and Lottie Britt Blake.  She was preceded in death by her son, Lewis Todd Dunigan, sisters, Mae Graves and Rae Blake and a brother, Norman C. Blake, Jr.  Ms. Dunigan was a retired registered nurse, retiring from Johnston County Mental Health in Smithfield, NC.       Surviving include her children, Clay Dunigan and wife, Sherry of Benson; LuAnn White and husband, Donald of Garner; grandchildren, Jason Dunigan, Josh Dunigan and wife, Betsy, Brian White and wife, Dayna, Michael White and wife, Kathryn, Patrick Dunigan and wife, Amanda; great-grandchildren, Harper Dunigan, Oliver White, Colton White, and Amelia White; one niece, Debbie Graves.      The family will receive friends from 10:00AM-10:45AM, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 prior to the service at Benson Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church in Benson.      In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the SECU Hospice House PO Box 1376, Smithfield, NC 27577.         In accordance with NC-COVID-19 guidelines, the funeral home suggests practicing social distancing guidelines and the three W's: wait, wash, and wear a face covering. Face coverings are required for all services.       Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson, NC .

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I worked with Anne at Johnston County Mental Health Center from 1981 until she retired. Anne made things run smoothly, always in the background. She cared for staff and clients as much as anyone I have known. We stayed in touch and she was always interested in how everyone was doing. I owe my life to her, a long but true story. I will miss her.

Patty McGaffagan Dec 10 2020 12:00 AM

I've spent all morning now thinking about Anne, a woman who could be as caring as a granny and as firm as a hickory plank. She knew her business and would not suffer fools, gladly or otherwise. I like to imagine her fussing with Dr. Pollard, slamming spades with Louis and Earl and Doug, or any revolving fourth hand, making soup on a cold winter day, ministering to her co-workers' temps and wounds and aches. She was a professional through and through. I imagine that she was 100% prepared when it was time for her to go home. Rest easy, Anne. We will miss you.

Linda Cornetti Nov 30 2020 12:00 AM

I have had the pleasure of knowing Anne for many years as a former co- worker and dear friend. We stayed in touch by phone, visits, and met for quarterly lunches with former Mental Health co-workers. I will surely miss Anne. Sympathy and prayers for the family.

Sylvia Gurley Nov 30 2020 12:00 AM

I always enjoyed working with Anne at Johnston County Mental Health. We kept in touch even after retirement. Will miss her. Prayers and sympathy for the family

Faye Littleton Nov 29 2020 12:00 AM

Anne was not only a wonderful nurse but a good friend. She always took time to listen when someone needed her advice.

Georgia W. Pope Nov 29 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for the familys loss. God Bless!

Billy and Regina Ireland Nov 29 2020 12:00 AM

Anne and I met when I began working at Johnston County Mental Health Center in 1978. She had been working there as a nurse for some time. She was very dedicated to the consumers that she worked with and was always willing to help other staff provide the best services possible. I relied on her judgement and the example she set in being dedicated to the best outcomes for the people our agency served. May you rest in Jesus loving arms, Anne.

Rhonda Smith Nov 28 2020 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers from Curtis and Beth Lee.

Curtis Lee Nov 28 2020 12:00 AM

I first met Anne in 1973 or 1974, when I went to work at the Johnston County Mental Health Center. Although we loss touch when I moved to Florida years ago, she was a friend and a helpful, caring co-worker. My sympathy to her family and friends.

Pat Guth Nov 28 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss!

Nell Johnson Nov 28 2020 12:00 AM

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