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Dean Dunson

July 31, 1929 ~ April 28, 2020 (age 90)


Visitation (come and go) at Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home on May 1, 2020 from 11:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.  Graveside following visitation at Mount Vernon City Cemetery. 

Reba Ermadean "Dean" Dunson, age 90, passed away in McKinney, Texas on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.  Dean was born to Lester and Mona Pettus in Mansfield, Arkansas on July 31, 1929. She was the oldest of six children. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lewis R. Dunson, of fifty-five years; they were married on March 8, 1952. They raised five children who have provided Dean and Lew with fifteen grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren.

Because of the war, Dean had to help her mother raise her brothers and sisters which caused Dean not to graduate from high school. Some years later, she received her GED and took some accounting courses at Southern Methodist University. Dean became employed as an accountant for General Electrodynamics. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Tidelands Geophysical Company (TGC), to head up the accounting department. Retiring from the business world in 2000, she and Lew became “full-time” homeowners at Tall Tree community on Lake Cypress Springs in Mount Vernon, Texas.

Dean and Lew were dedicated members of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Dallas, Texas. Making many lifetime friends in St. Martha’s Circle, Dean served in St. Pius’s Ladies Society. For several years, she volunteered at the annual Christmas bazaar, worked many-a-booths at the yearly parish carnival, served at many pancake breakfasts, and even volunteered in the lunch line at St. Pius’s school cafeteria. Upon their arrival in Mount Vernon, Dean continued serving the Lord in a variety of ways at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Dean was dedicated to her family--her family always came first. As previously mentioned, she was a mother most of her life - taking care of her siblings from an early age, then raising five children, and, finally, being a nursemaid to her husband for six years. Dean loved being a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She kept her family very close because she was happiest when everyone was together.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Family Members:

Daughter and her family, Marlene and KD Boyd; grandchildren, Mardel and Richard Martin, Charlotte and Keven Goff; great grandchildren, Tiffany Martin, Kristy and Chris Morey, Trevor Gore, and Dawson Gore; great great grandchildren, Hunter Martin; Bridgett Morey, Micah Morey, Colton Morey.

Son and his family, Michael (deceased) and Lois Dunson: grandchildren, Steven Dunson, AnnMarie Dunson, and Christopher Dunson; Aimee Herrin; and Emily and Brent Beller; great grandchildren, Adeline Beller, Harper Beller, Bennett Beller, Colette Beller.

Son and his family, Timothy and Elsa Dunson: grandchildren, BJ Dunson, Jennifer Matson, Thomas Dunson; and Elisa Dunson.

Daughter and her family, Kim Dunson Sine: grandchildren, Michael Karr (deceased), Michele and Benjamin Lotzer, Erin Sine; great granddaughter, Isabella Lotzer.

Son and his family, Matthew and Becky Dunson: grandchildren, Megan and Stephen Knox, Zachary Dunson, Ezekiel Dunson (deceased), great granddaughter, Kenzie Knox.

Brothers, L.C. Pettus (deceased), Jimmie Pettus, Metaire, LA, Eddie Pettus, Lafayette, LA; Sisters, Jackie Zemo, Flower Mound, TX, Pat Toulme, D'Iberville, MS.

Online condolences may be made at:  www.samharveyfuneralhome.com

Services entrusted to Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home.


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Visitation (Come & Go)
May 1, 2020

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home
409 N. Kaufman
Mount Vernon, TX 75487

Graveside Service
May 1, 2020

2:00 PM
Mount Vernon City Cemetery
Hwy 67
Mt. Vernon, TX 75457

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