Nancy Jo Dunn

August 31, 1951 - February 14, 2011
Nancy Jo Dunn

Nancy Jo Carlson Dunn 59 of Wilmington passed away February 14, 2011, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter.

Nancy was born in South Bend, IN, August 31, 1951 to the late Donald Lloyd and Mary Jane Goodpaster. She graduated from Valparaiso High School in Valparaiso IN. She worked in interior design and was owner of Fabric Showcase in Myrtle Beach, SC, a very successful business she started in 2006.

Nancy leaves behind her husband Frank H. Dunn, a sister Dawn Heller, a brother Tim Goodpaster, a daughter Beth Karas and her husband Matt Karas, two sons Sam and Donald Carlson and three grandchildren, Samantha Carlson, Mary Jane and Ethan Karas.

The family will have an informal memorial service 2:30 to 3:00 PM Saturday, February 19, 2011 at the park on S. Channel Dr. Harbor Island. Parking will be in Wrightsville United Methodist Church parking lot.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Dr. Wilmington. NC 28401.

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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099

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  • February 19, 2011
    Chris Carlson says:
    To the family, my prayers are with all of you. Nancy was a very special lady. Not only was she my sister in-law for many, many years she was also my friend. She made me want to be a better person. I will always have her in my heart

  • February 18, 2011
    Bible Student says:
    I wish to offer my deepest condolences to the family. I didn't know Nancy but was sorry to hear of her passing. I hope that reading John 5:28-29 will give you some comfort knowing you will see her again. For it reads in part "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice (Jesus') and come a resurrection of life". May the God of tender mercies continue to bless you and strengthen you through this very difficult time.

  • February 19, 2011
    Bill Rehnert says:
    I know that there are no words that I can express that will lift the deep sadness felt in your heart, but I would like you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Over the years Nacncy touched the lifes of so many and left us all with fond memories.

  • February 15, 2011
    Shawna Austrino says:
    The entire family is in our thoughts!!from your Tybee family!love,Shawna

  • February 17, 2011
    Mary Odom says:
    I met Nancy Jo Dunn at a very difficult time in my life and the minute we started talking we connected. I was going through a divorce and was very unsure of how I was going to support myself. Nancy hired me to work in her store and gave me courage and confidence and claimed she saw in me a "can do" attitude. She gave me sewing jobs and had faith in my ability. With her encouragement and support I grew wings and was able to fly on my own and sew things I never knew I could. She was a very special lady and now she has her wings. She will always be in my heart.