Michelle Dunnaway

On Monday, January 17, 2022, Michelle Dunnaway, loving mother of eight children, Nina of two grandchildren was called to her heavenly home by the Lord at the age of 42.

Michelle was born on July 15, 1979 in Birmingham, AL to Charles and Jackie Dunnaway. Michelle was married July 19, 1997 and had a daughter, Alyssa Hope, and son, Caleb Michael. She later remarried and had sons: David Alexander (Alex), Johnathon “Cale”, Tristian Bryant, Bryan “Caid”, Jaylen Christopher, and Keylen Brooks.

Michelle’s greatest joy was being a mother and caring for her children. Her life revolved around her children and her family. She was gifted in arts and crafts, spending countless hours making gifts for others and leading her children in making their own creations. She was an inspiration in creativity and using your imagination. She worked with passion at the Circle K near her home and enjoyed every minute of it. Her customers and coworkers meant the world to her. Above all, Michelle loved her family and work family; spending time with them, doing whatever she could for them.

Michelle was preceded in death by her father, Charles Dunnaway, and her son, Johnathan “Cale.” She is survived by her daughter, Alyssa Hope (Chase); sons, Caleb Michael (Emily), David Alexander (Alex), Tristian Bryant, Bryan Caid, Jaylen Christopher, and Keylen Brooks; grandchildren Wynter Hope and River Cole; mother, Jackie Dunnaway; brother, Christopher (Chris) Dunnaway; and first husband, Craig Duncan.

A celebration of Michelle’s life will be held at New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church 5521 Double Oak Lane, Birmingham, AL 35242 on Saturday, January 22, 2022 a gathering will begin at 1 pm and service will follow at 2 pm.


  1. Nana on January 19, 2022 at 5:28 pm

    My Michelle your work here on this earth is done. Thank you for your incredible friendship. I love you and we’ll see one another again one day. May you rest now in eternal love and peace ❤

  2. Jimmy Bishop on January 19, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    You are so loved and will be truly missed! Rest in piece Michelle. We are all just in shock, we love you so much…

  3. Barney Dunaway on January 20, 2022 at 12:39 am

    I am gonna miss you my cuz. It was nice getting to have some good conversations with you these last few months picking you up from work and taking you to work. I’m glad we’ve got to spend some time together before you left this world 🌎 I know We’re up there with your son and your daddy and your grandparents And we will see you soon

  4. Amy on January 22, 2022 at 3:14 pm

    I only knew Michelle from her work at the Circle K. She was always quick to smile or to offer a kind word. I could tell how much she loved her children by the way she spoke of them. I know she will be missed by many.