Noel Dunlap

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Noel Dunlap, was born June 23rd, 1968 in Detroit, Michigan to Ronald Cummings and Lillie Dunlap. He transitioned from this life on April 19th, 2022 in Columbus, Ohio at the age of 53.

Noel was the firstborn child to his Mother, and the firstborn grandchild to his Grandparents. Noel’s hobbies included listening to music, watching classic movies, and sharing his passion of story telling with all who would listen. Noel always had a listening ear and a helping hand and knew no stranger. Noel loved his family and above all he loved his mother.

Noel had a passion for helping people, his family members and friends have experienced his love and concern for their well-being constantly. Because of his love for people, Noel wanted to become a minister. Even though he didn’t receive the traditional acknowledgement and ordination as a minister, on a daily basis he ministered to all who knew him. In spite of the physical challenges Noel faced everyday, he still took the time to consider the well-being of others.

In his youth, Noel enjoyed playing tennis with his mother and was looking forward to the day when he could get back out on the court with her. His all time favorite gospel artist was The Winans.

Noel is preceded in death by his Father Ronald Cummings (Detroit, MI), Grandfather Jesse Dunlap (Detroit, MI), and Grandmother Willie Mae Dunlap (Detroit, MI).

Noel is survived by his mother, Lillie Dunlap (Columbus, OH), and brothers: Ronald (Moreno Valley, CA), Eric (Columbus, OH), and Daryl (Columbus, OH).

His services have been entrusted to Marlan Gary Funeral Home, surrounded by the family and friends he so dearly loved on Wednesday, May 4th, 2022. Visitation is between the hours of 1:00pm – 2:00pm, with the Funeral Service immediately following, beginning promptly at 2:00pm


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Condolence Messages

  1. Sharon Rivers Groschen

    My condolences go out to the entire family. Noel was my brother, my friend, and my sweetheart. I will miss him dearly

  2. The Stacks Family from Michigan

    To the Dunlap family..We truly sends our prayers and condolences.,, Noel was family to us… he called me and my kids on a regular basis… he just loved everyone and he was love so much in return.., he always called me Auntie in which I consider my self as kin and he always talked about the play that my husband The late Elder Keith Stacks and I wrote & Directed and Noel always played a major part in it for years.,, He loved it,, He’s going to be truly missed… I just loved him… May he Rest in Heaven ♥️♥️

  3. Vincent Street

    His prayers has all been anwser he is now walking streets of gold no more schedule to keep when he see jesus he will shout his troubles over Amen

  4. Tracy Rieon Hall

    I will always miss you Noel you were my life long friend. I truly wish that I would’ve been able to hug him one last time. My prayers and my condolences for your family. I will miss you Bear. I love you my friend.
    We will Love you always…….
    Tracy, Kai, & Chakotay Hall

  5. Tracy Rieon Hall

    I will never forget your funny/quirky sense of humor, your smile, that laugh, you always made my day just hearing your voice, most of all I am gonna miss our long talks. I was so used to talking with you everyday that it’s weird that I can’t. I know you’re still here in spirit but I miss you bear. Thank you for being my friend. How I would give anything if I could just hear your voice or see you again I love you so much buddy.
    Always……Tracy R. Hall

  6. LeMorris Herring

    Rest in Heaven big cuzzo you are the only one who still believed in family and I’ll miss talking to you on my birthday cause that was our bound. I know the good creator welcomed you with open arms. Tell my Mama I miss her and everybody else Love You

  7. Sis Sheila Brantley

    To my Nephew Martin and the Dunlap family I send my sincere condolences praying that the Almighty God comfort you in your time of loss. Iam a witness that God Will comfort you in times like these lean on him let him wrap his arms around you as only he can do we Love you from the Brantley Family

  8. Charles E Williams

    Bro. Chuck

  9. Sandra Cannon

    Daryl, Donyetta, and family, please know that I love you and I am praying that you hold on to God’s love in the loss of your brother. Look to him for strength.

    Sandra Cannon

  10. Brittani McNeary

    Prayers to the Dunlap family during this sadden time Noel will truly be missed by many. With love from the McNeary Family.

  11. My prayers are with you all. Brother Noel will be truly missed. I will miss his phone calls and the his sense of humor. May you all find comfort in the Lord.

  12. Sushawn Herring

    My Day”s will forever be changed! But I can still Hear your Voice saying;SUIE-Q what you got going on Girl…My Big CUZ ! My friend! My Phone Buddie everyday for the last 20yrs! So many Laughs! Part of me feels empty now! But I know your at Peace! So you fly HIGH Big Cuzzo and watch over Us ALL! Tell my Mother and Grandparents I said HI! I’LL SEE YOU AT THE CROSSROAD! …1LUV!!☝️

  13. Dr Carlton S Ross

    My prayers and condolences are with the Family. Noel was a loving young man and a part of my Family. I’ve known him since he was born and he will greatly be missed by all that knew him and loved him.

    Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints

  14. Dana Thompson

    He blessed my life so much, a great cousin and friend, he is no longer limited by earthly problems, may his wings lift him high. ❤️

  15. To the entire Dunlap family, I pray strength through this difficult time.

  16. To the entire Dunlap family, I pray strength through this difficult time. Noel loved talking on the phone and wanted to know how everyone was doing, Noel you are truly missed, spread your wings you’re free!!

  17. Pastor Edwin D Ross Sr/ First Lady Kathy L. Ross

    John 14:1
    Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

    2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

    3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
    To the Dunlap Family, Patty, Eld Martin, Cynthia, Michelle, Sandra, Ronald, Eric, Daryl, Shawn and all relatives we are praying for you all, God will lift you in such a time as this. Noel will be greatly missed he was a great brother and loved people from his heart!!!

  18. Najuwa Kellerman-Cason

    My Condolences to your family. Noel will be forever missed. Working with Noel as his Home Health Aid was fun. Once we got to share stories about family and friends, that lighten up his world. We talk about music and movies. He always played my favorite oldies blues, jazz and love songs of the 70 or 80’s. Talking about food and recipes was another highlight of the day. Noel I know you looking down on your family and friends especially your mom. Rest well my friend.

  19. Kimberly A Carter

    Cousin you will be missed. Always the joker when we talked. Love you so much. Rest well.

  20. Shawnette Herring

    Noel I love you and sadden god called you home.I’ll miss the phone calls I’ll miss you saying
    “tweety momma” I’ll forever cherish the memories we have from when I was growing over us big baby love you Always

  21. Bernice Kemp

    All my love and condolences to the entire family, especially the mother and his brothers!! I will truly miss my Mr Noel I love him as a son!!

  22. Tracy Rieon Hall

    I really wish that I could’ve been there to see you off but I can’t I am in the hospital but I would rather be there so I could give you one last hug. I love you so much. I will miss our talks, I had to catch myself from calling you everyday because I was so used to talking to you 2 to 3 times a day. I know you’re here with me in spirit but I have a hole in my heart because you’re not here. I love you bear. Thanks for all the advice, all the love most of all thanks for being my friend. You are gone too soon. You were my best friend. My condolences to your family.

  23. The Walker family from Michigan

    Noel, you have truly been a friend to the Walker family since I can remember. You will be missed, we are praying for your family as we know there is a missing piece. We love you much, rest easy our friend.

  24. Hannah McCoy

    My sincerest and heartfelt condolences to this family that has meant so much to me in my young years. Sis. Dunlap, Ronald, Eric and Daryl, my heart extends so much love to you during this time. My brother Noel will truly be missed. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers as you process your loss. God Bless You,

  25. Joel Marie Cummings

    My condolences to all of Noel’s family and friends. He was a cousin that I connected with after we were grown, but we spoke like we had been connected for years. We will all miss you. Rest well. Love Joel Cummings and Family

  26. Ryan Herring

    Love you kuz forever, so unexpected I wish could rewind time sorry for me not making kuz been so much going on with me but I’ll never forget our times that’s we had get your bigg guy.

  27. Sushawn Herring

    My Days will forever be Changed! Part of me feels empty now! We had talked on the Phone everyday for the Last 20years .So many Laughs jokes and Deep Conversations! I have found comfort in knowing that your not in Pain any more Because you have found Peace!! Heavens Gates has welcomed home an ANGEL! HEAR THEE TRUMPETS SOUND!! FLY HIGH BIG CUZ! YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!! LOVE YOU ALWAYS!…REST IN PARIDAISE ✨…1LUV!☝️

  28. Lillie and Family!

    My deepest sympathies go out to you and your entire family. May God give you all the peace that uou seek.❤️

  29. Bro Noel.
    You was Truly A Blessing to So Many..
    You would call me, Facebook Cam at any time .. If kindness was Money. You would be a millionaire.. May Heaven Give Sis Lilie
    Dunlap Strength and Strength and Strength and Love today and all Her Today’s.
    Much Love From Brother Carl and the Hoskins Family..

  30. Jesse Stacks

    Jesse T. Stacks Jr
    Be at rest, my little buddy. Your presence and those thoughtful memories will be greatly missed.
    My condolences to Sis Dunlap, Ron, Eric, and Daryl.
    We love you much!

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