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Remembering Cecilia Dunn


Shared her love of music with kids in the classroom


Cecilia Dunn, a veteran music educator and civic volunteer who saw after the needs of her own children as well as those in the Brownsville community, died Saturday after a brief bout with multiple myeloma, said her son, the Rev. Richard P. Dunn II. She was 68.

''She was literally an angel in a human body,'' said her son, who was appointed to the Miami City Commission to fill an unexpired term in 1996.

She didn't really care for politics, he said, because the mudslinging and backbiting associated with campaigns was counter to her nature. When her son ran for a seat in 2005, she was his chief supporter.

'She said `if you believe God is calling you to serve in a political position, I'm not going to stand in the way,' '' he said.

Cecilia Marie Sheffield Dunn, a native of Fort Pierce, was known for her calming demeanor and ever-present, effervescent smile. She befriended everyone she met, said daughter, Drabina Washington.

''If you met her for the first time, it wouldn't be her last,'' she said. Continue reading…

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