Obituary for Rev. Raymond Alexander Dennis

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Rev. Raymond Alexander Dennis

May 18, 1941 - March 31, 2019

Rev. Raymond Alexander Dennis, son of the late Milton S. Dennis and Naomi A. Dennis was born May 18, 1941 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and gained his heavenly wings March 31, 2019.
Raymond attended school in the Pittsburgh Public School System, graduating from Westinghouse High School. Raymond proudly served his country by enlisting in the Army in 1959. He was honorably discharged in 1962.
Raymond met and united in holy matrimony with Mary Kathryn Russell (Kathy) in 1963 and lived a joyous and fruitful life together for 55 years. Raymond and Kathy made their home in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area prior to moving to Texas, their forever home. Raymond was a dedicated member of St. Mark A.M.E. Zion Church and loved every member. He was also a dedicated member of Prudence Lodge 27, where he served as Worshipful Master in 1974.
Raymond’s greatest loves were God and his family. He was a natural teacher who encouraged everyone to open up a book and learn something (affectionately saying “go look it up”). He never met a stranger and welcomed everyone with open arms.
Raymond is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Irma Lashley, Richard Dennis and William Dennis.
Raymond leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife, Mary Kathryn Dennis; five children, Kenneth W. Stewart (Elora), Raymond A. Dennis, Karmin M. Dennis, Dion J. Dennis and Aphrihl-Rai Dennis-Barrie (Michael); 2 sisters, Jaqueline Patterson and Robin Dennis; neice (like a daughter), Saran A. Lashley; grandchildren, Raymond, Kenisha, Raylin, Kendall, Tasia, Tori, Diona, Alexandria, Khylan, Terray, Rayshon, Kaila, and Michael; great grandchildren, Malachi, Gabriel, E’lana and Rajai, and a host of neices, nephews, cousins and dear friends.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Black and Clark Funeral Home


2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216

WAKE: 7-8PM, Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Black and Clark Funeral Chapel
2517 E. Illinois Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75216

Service Information

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

St. Mark AME Zion Church


2311 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216

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Born: May 18, 1941
Died: March 31, 2019

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Don & Dalphine Parrish posted on 4/12/19

A gentle giant will be missed. My encourager! We thank God for allowing him to pass our way. Our lives will never be the same because of his imprints upon our hearts.


Doris Brown (E'lora's Mother) posted on 4/7/19

My condolences to your family for your loss. Praying for Peace, Comfort and Strength during this difficult time.


Deirdre Webster Cobb posted on 4/3/19

I remember when I graduated from law school and Uncle Brube (that’s his family nickname) asked grandma what he could give me for a graduation gift. She told him a steak dinner because I only had been able to eat hot dogs and baked beans for 3 years. He made me steak, corn on cob and coleslaw. To this day, it’s the best I’ve ever had.


Krystel Long posted on 4/2/19

You were one of the best grandfather Sugafoot could ever have. You are loved and will be missed extremely. The had best sense of humor and insight. Thank you for loving us!