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Jeanette Rayne Bunting

October 21, 1931 ~ May 9, 2022 (age 90)


Jeanette Rayne Bunting, 90, passed on Monday, May 9, 2022, with family by her side in Cocoa Beach, FL.

Jeanette was born in Selbyville, DE, on October 21, 1931, to Calvin T. and Hazel L. Rayne. Jeanette was a graduate of Selbyville High School, class of 1949, where she later worked as a secretary for several years after graduating. She married James Richard Bunting in 1957.

As a young couple, Jeanette and Richard moved to Cape Canaveral, FL, in 1959. They briefly relocated out of state twice in the next decade before returning to Florida in 1971 to settle in Cocoa Beach. In Cocoa Beach, Jeanette was a dedicated member of First United Methodist Church for over 60 years, where she was a communion steward for over 20 years and taught Sunday school.

Jeanette devoted her life to her family and treasured spending time with her grandchildren, whom she was a second mother to. Her home was a refuge and welcome to all, especially for long conversations on her front porch characterized by her warm laughter, wit and joyful spirit. She was known to have a green thumb and to always look for the beauty in her surroundings, tending to her collection of tropical plants or admiring the herons passing through her backyard. No visit was complete without a personal tour of her flourishing outdoor garden.

She is survived by her sister Naomi R. Hudson; two sons, Rick (Linda) Bunting of Cocoa Beach; Alan (Nancy) Bunting of Cocoa Beach; a daughter, Melody B. (Andy) Voor of Mims; and eight grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband James R. Bunting Sr., as well as by her parents and siblings Calvin T. Rayne Jr., and George H. Rayne.

A funeral service is scheduled for 9:30 AM on May 21, 2022 at Prince George's Cemetery in Dagsboro, DE. Funeral arrangements are by Melson Funeral Services. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach, FL.

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