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Apostle David Clinton Dunlap, 83, of 518 Queens Road, began his life journey September 20th, 1933 in York County, South Carolina. His birth was a blessing to his parents Isreal and Ola Pressley Dunlap.  Apostle Dunlap ended his earthly journey on Wednesday January 4th, 2017 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia, North Carolina and began a new journey amongst the angels. 

Apostle Dunlap was called into ministry at a very early age.  His ministerial activities took him and his family to New York for more than a decade. As a talented visionary and musician,  he was a featured pastor and leader across the city. With his leadership skills and determination he eventually moved to N.C. and founded Mt. Zion Church of God, Gastonia, North Carolina where he pastored with love and vigor for forty-seven years. He was a faithful member of the Apostle Gathering Fellowship for several years.  He retired from Gaston College after many years of service, and was also a devoted brother of the MW Prince Hall Grand Lodge.  

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two children, Charles Dunlap and Bleaka Dunlap Campbell;  siblings Leroy Dunlap, Essie Dunlap,  Emma Dunlap Byers, Inez Dunlap Brown, Mazeola Dunlap McConnell, Vera Dunlap Howell, Ozella Dunlap Brown, Margaret Lawrence, Virgie Dunlap Johnson and Ruby Dunlap McCleave.

Apostle Dunlap leaves to cherish his glorious memories his devoted wife of sixty-three years, Jennie Mae Thompson Dunlap; three children, Elder Gretta Dunlap Youngblood (Ronald, Sr.), Samuel Dunlap Sr., Cleroy Dunlap (Sandra) all of Gastonia, N.C.; sister, Evelyn Dunlap of York, S.C.; he was also blessed with sixteen grand-children, Marvin, Lashawn, Mark, Chonteil, Brittany, Marquis, Sonya, Arleta, Ronald, Jr., Jenifer, Tabitha, Kenneth, Sam, Jr., Latoya, Chris and Lucius; twenty great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
 

PLACE OF SERVICE
Mt. Zion Church of God
1000 West Sycamore Avenue
Gastonia, N.C.  28052

DATE & TIME: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 @  1:30 P.M.
 
VISITATION:
The family will receive friends at the church for thirty minutes prior to funeral.
(1:00 until 1:30 P.M.)

BURIAL:
Thursday, January 12, 2017 @ 11:00 A.M.
Gaston Memorial Park
1200 South New Hope Rd
Gastonia, N.C.  28054
 

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  • Wednesday, January 04, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Costner Funeral Home
  • Saturday, January 07, 2017
    I offer my condolences for the loss of David. Continue to lean on family and friends for support. God gives us comfort and hope at Isaiah 41:10 and Revelation 21:3,4 when we mourn on occasions like this. May you find the strength to endure the days ahead.
    ~ Neil Dupree
  • Thursday, January 05, 2017
    Our prayers are with you and your family.
    ~ Jarvis hemphill   Gastonia, NC
  • Monday, January 09, 2017
    To Mrs. Dunlap and Family: Our hearts were sadden as we learned of the transition of your husband to his home in glory. It is so encouraging to know that there was well spent time together as well as a legacy of personal and ministry achievement. I didn't personally know him, but the influence and encouragement he released surely is a great strengthened and encouragement. Please know that our prayers are with you and your family. We are greatly assured that "EARTH HAVE NO PROBLEMS THAT HEAVEN CANNOT HEAL!" Yours because of Christ, Apostle Lonnie Sessoms, Jr. Chief Apostle/Presiding Prelate World Wide Church of Deliverance True Victory Deliverance Tabernacle & Church Family
    ~ Apostle Lonnie And Queen E. Sessoms   Fayetteville, NC
  • Monday, January 09, 2017
    " Lift up your heads,O ye gates;and be ye lifted up,ye ever lasting doors;and the King of Glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory ? The Lord strong and mighty,the Lord strong in battle. Lift up your heads,o ye gates;even lift then up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glort shall come in.Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts,he is the King of glory.Se'lah Ps 24:7-10. We will be praying for you and with you during tis season. Apostle Pollock and Trinity Tabernacle Praise & Deliverance,Wilmington,NC Dr.Adam and family at the home going celebration of your home Pastor
    ~ Apostle Jacquelyn Pollock   Spring Lake, NC
  • Monday, January 09, 2017
    " Lift up your heads,O ye gates;and be ye lifted up,ye ever lasting doors;and the King of Glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory ? The Lord strong and mighty,the Lord strong in battle. Lift up your heads,o ye gates;even lift then up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glort shall come in.Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts,he is the King of glory.Se'lah Ps 24:7-10. We will be praying for you and with you during tis season. Apostle Pollock and Trinity Tabernacle Praise & Deliverance,Wilmington,NC Dr.Adam and family at the home going celebration of your home Pastor
    ~ Apostle Jacquelyn Pollock   Spring Lake, NC
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017
    May you find peace and comfort in God's word through your time of bereavement. We will continue to pray for your family. Deacon Earnest & Sis. Tropzie McCluney
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017
    May you find strength and comfort during your time of bereavement.
    ~ Minnie Simpson   York, SC