Obituary for Mrs. Marva Dunn Whitlow

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Mrs. Marva Dunn Whitlow

October 13, 1958 - May 9, 2019

Marva was a product of the Dallas Independent Schools, graduating from Franklin D. Roosevelt High School in 1976.
Marva attended Mountain View Community College, El Centro Community College, Argosy University and Ashford University.
Marva was employed for 30 plus years in the Banking industry. Some of her employment includes, Chase Bank, Texas Capitol, and Title Max.
Marva met and married Don Whitlow on July 25, 1998. Together they enjoyed hours of shopping fun as they built their wardrobe of fine clothes. She was a connoisseur of fashion, food and music. As a “Fashionista”, Marva kept up-to-date on the latest shoes, jewelry, and clothes; always making sure she and her husband were dressed for any red carpet. Marva had a passion for style in clothes and decorating. She was a decorator for personal friends’ weddings, banquets, dinners, parties and all types of wonderful affairs, especially at her church. She loved decorating for the holidays: Christmas, New Year’s, Easter, and Mother’s Day, just to name a few.
Marva accepted Christ at an early age and began her Christian journey early in life at New Jerusalem Baptist Church. She, with her mother, moved their membership to Cedar Crest CME Cathedral. Marva, Don and Mrs. Dunn were a part of the founding families of First Christian Methodist Evangelistic Church under the leadership of Rev. Gene E. Burk and later helped to establish New Light Bible Fellowship Church, under the guidance of Bishop D. Eric Tate Martin (ABD). Marva was a faithful member of New Light Bible Fellowship Church, serving as the servant leader for the Ushers and Greeters Ministry. She was active until her untimely passing.
Marva enjoyed a good laugh and spending time with good friends. Her love of traveling took her from the East Coast to the West Coast and everywhere in between, as well as abroad.
Marva joins a large cloud of witnesses that include: her parents, father Maurice C. Dunn, mother Oreatta S. Dunn; sisters, Carol Dunn Stewart and Geraldine Dunn Evans.
Marva’s beautiful life will be forever cherished by her husband Don Whitlow; children, Lateef Lusk (Daphne) of DeSoto, Ebony Lusk of The Colony, and Aaron Whitlow of Dallas; brother, Carl M. Dunn (Barbara) of Forestville, Maryland; sister-in-law Cheryl Whitlow-Rhodes of Waxahachie and Janice Whitlow of Dallas; brother-in-law, Robert J. Whitlow of Dallas; grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, god-children, and friends, and her beloved cat, Mark.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Black and Clark Funeral Home


2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216

WAKE: 7-8pm, Thursday, May 23, 2019
Black and Clark Funeral Chapel
2517 E. Illinois Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75216

Service Information

Date: Friday, May 24, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

Black and Clark Funeral Chapel


2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216


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Timeline for Mrs. Marva Dunn Whitlow

Born: October 13, 1958
July 31, 2008
2008 Semi-Annual Rodgers-Simingtion Family Reunion
2008 Semi-Annual Rodgers-Simingtion Family Reunion
Died: May 9, 2019

Condolences for Mrs. Marva Dunn Whitlow

Kathleen Jefferson posted on 6/10/19

Mr. Don, you and the family are in our prayers Kathy Jefferson and family. We know that God done make no mistake, he will bring you through it.


Rhonda Jones posted on 5/24/19

Don Whitlow, So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and family.


Pat&Welton posted on 5/24/19

In memory of , Pat&Welton lit a candle


Ethel Jackson posted on 5/24/19

Don, I was saddened to hear of Marva’s passing. I will miss her beautiful smile and my prayers are with you and family. God bless you and give you strength.


Jackie Henderson Rodgers (Daughter of D.L.Rodgers) posted on 5/23/19

Don our hearts are with you and the family. So sorry to hear about Marva. All her hard work at all the family reunions was so appreciated, and so much fun! Will miss her. Still living in Louisiana.


Tina Sapp posted on 5/23/19

Marva, you will truly be missed, RIP my friend


Sharon Moore posted on 5/22/19

My Condolences to the family


Gloria Richardson posted on 5/22/19

Praying for the family of Marva Dunn-Whitlow May god comfort you in your time of loss.🙏🏾


Marvis Jo (Rodgers)Tresvan posted on 5/21/19

Don and extended family Marva my cousin was so sweet. Extended a hand of help just like her mom. She’s at peace sleeping along with momma. I’ll hope to see you in paradise cousin ❣️ Don my prayers are sent in these hard times for you to stand firm as Marva wants you too. Remembering the good times as she helps you take one step each day in prayer, with Gods love. We love you Don💕💐


Karita Webber - Los Angeles cousins posted on 5/21/19

My dear cousin! Gone from our sight but never from our hearts! Praying for Don, Carl, and the rest of us that remain. ❤️


William Hooker posted on 5/21/19

Don, our deepest condolences to you my brother and the family. Marva will be truly missed and family banter between us will be missed as well. If I can help you in any way during your time of grief, reach out and I’ll be there. We are very sorry for your loss. God bless you and give you strength.


Robert & Jeanette Sims posted on 5/21/19

Condolences to My Extended Family, Marva was just Marva. She will be Truly Missed.


Harold Doss posted on 5/20/19

My condolences to Don and family. Marva welcomed me and my family as her own. I will miss her.


LORETTA DARDEN posted on 5/19/19

In memory of , LORETTA DARDEN lit a candle


Cynthia A Christle posted on 5/18/19

In memory of , Cynthia A Christle lit a candle


Gerri Dearman posted on 5/18/19

Many prayers for the family of Marva Dunn Whitlow. Many sweet and memorable memories come to mind, especially for a “LADY” Who could wear a HAT! May God continue to grant comfort and healing in the days ahead.


Sharena Walker posted on 5/17/19

Our condolences go out to you and the family Carl, we will definitely keep you all lifted in prayer 🙏 Vincent & Sharena


Lois posted on 5/17/19

Carl, We are very sorry for your loss. We are praying for your strength.


Barbara smith posted on 5/16/19

Praying for strength and comfort for the family. Marva will be deeply missed.I I'm grateful that our lives cross path on this side..Don praying for you strength


Myra Gilder Rand posted on 5/15/19

Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow. May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. Not as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid" John 14:27. I will truly miss my classmate, she was a Jewel to all. FDR 76' My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and the Family


Helen Jackson posted on 5/15/19

My condolences alone with my deepest sympathy for the loss of your wife. I am sorry for your lost. May God comfort you and give you peace during this time of sadness. Love Helen Jackson