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Family Bio--Paul and Rebecca Bunke Family


Photo courtesy of Tilley's Photography Studio

Paul and Rebecca met at Pensacola (FL) Christian College in 1992 when Paul was the President of his collegian society and Rebecca was a cheerleader.  They were married on July 30, 1994.

Paul graduated in 1993 and took a position with AmSouth Bank.  He trained in Birmingham, AL, for about a year and was transferred to Panama City, FL.  Rebecca joined him after her 1994 graduation and their wedding that summer, taking a job as a Staff Accountant at Saltmarsh, Cleaveland, and Gund, CPA firm.

Paul James Bunke, Jr., (PJ) was born in Panama City on September 29, 1995.

Paul, Rebecca, and PJ moved to North Carolina in 1996, while Rebecca was pregnant with their second child.

Sara Elisabeth Bunke was born in Elkin, NC, on January 29, 1997.

Rebecca began work at Strand, Skees, Jones, & Co., CPAs, in 1996. Paul was interviewing with banks and brokerage firms at the time.

Paul took a position with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter (investment firm) in 1998, starting his career in investment brokerage and continuing his financial services career.  Rebecca was working part-time in accounting at Nationwide TV and Appliance in Winston-Salem, NC.

Philip Jared Bunke was born on July 23, 1998.

After Philip's birth, Rebecca became a stay-at-home Mom.

Peter "Joseph" Bunke was born on February 3, 2000.

In November of 2000, Paul changed firms--moving his business to Edward Jones Investments, and opening an office in Dobson, NC, for the firm.

Joshua Stephen Bunke and Caleb Nathanael Bunke were born on December 13, 2002.

On August 4, 2003, Sara Elisabeth went home to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ.

On August 6, 2003, Philip Jared joined his sister in Heaven after dying from injuries sustained in the same accident.

Paul, Rebecca, PJ, Joseph, Joshua, and Caleb are still living in Dobson, NC.  Sara and Philip are still in their hearts, and being "absent from the body" they are "present with the Lord."

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