Vumani Lyman Topi Mabunda, 67, of Hendersonville, died on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at Mission Hospital. A native of Chipinge Muzite, Zimbabwe he was born on December 30, 1944, to the late Topi Mabunda and Mafunde Mazibiye. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Mabunda.
He was the proud owner of his own scrap metal recycling business and was a member of United Church of Christ while living in Zimbabwe. After moving to America and Henderson County in 2008 he became a member of Biltmore Baptist Church. He was a member of Ndau Burial Society, an active church volunteer and church treasurer.
He is survived by his four daughters, Kudzai, Dingase, Tsverukai, and Ashirai Mabunda; his four sons, Tadzionera, Kumbirai, Chioniso, and Lyman Mabunda; his 17 grandchildren, Tawanda, Portia, Rupert, Tapiwa, Rukudzo, Rodney, Rogers, Matifadza, Jamal, Nakiso, Birtha, Chioniso, Chipo, Tinoda, Tanyisa, Denise, Blessing; his two sisters, Mutindiye, Juro; his two nephews, Timothy and Moses Mazibiye; and his niece, Elizabeth.
A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 25, 2012, at Thos. Shepherd's Church Street Chapel with Rev. Kelvin Moseley officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 3 p.m.. Burial will be held at a later date in Harare, Zimbabwe.
A register book is available online for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com.
Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements
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