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Aldene Widemon Dunning

October 16, 1948 ~ June 27, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Aldene Dunning Obituary

Steal away, steal away, steal away to Jesus, Steal away, steal away home, I ain't got long to stay here. My Lord, He calls me, He calls me by the thunder; The trumpet sounds within my soul; I ain't got long to stay here. Green trees are bending, Poor sinners stand a trembling; The trumpet sounds within my soul; I ain't got long to stay here. My Lord, He calls me, He calls me by the lightning; The trumpet sounds within my soul; I ain't got long to stay here! It is with utmost sorrow, and heaviness of heart that we announce the passing of Ms. Aldene Widemon-Dunning of Dallas, TX.  Services for Ms. Dunning are posted. Please keep the Widemon & Dunning family lifted in your thoughts and prayers.

Aldene Widemon Dunning, affectionately known to many as Dena, passed away on June 27, 2023, in Duncanville, Texas. Dena was born on October 16, 1948, in Tyler, to the loving parentage of Vester Widemon Brooks and Darcie Widemon. Dena’s life was a true testament to that of her resilience, compassion, and unwavering love.

Dena was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and wife. She leaves behind a legacy of love and strength. Dena dedicated her life to the service of others, working in nursing and private sitting. She was a true caregiver, always putting the needs of others before her own. Her selflessness and dedication to her work were an inspiration to many. Dena brought comfort, care, and compassion to all those she served, and her impact was felt deeply in the communities she served. Her life was a living embodiment of the quote by Maya Angelou, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." 

Dena made everyone she met feel valued and loved. She had a unique ability to connect with people on a profound level, and she used this gift to touch the lives of countless individuals. Dena was a woman of strength and much perseverance. Despite the challenges she faced, she always maintained a positive outlook on life. She was a beacon of hope for her family and friends, always encouraging them to stay strong and keep pushing forward. Her strength was an inspiration to all who knew her.

In her free time, Dena enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Her home was always filled with laughter and love, and she had a knack for making everyone feel welcome. She was a wonderful cook and loved to prepare meals for her loved ones. Her recipes will be passed down through generations, a testament to her love for her family and her passion for cooking.

Dena's life was also a testament to the power of love, kindness, and resilience. She will definitely be remembered for her unwavering love for her family, her dedication to work, and her indomitable spirit. Her memory will live on in the hearts of all those she touched.

She was preceded in death by her husband; Willie Dunning, her son; O’Donavan R. Bisco, her brother; JC Widemon, and her parents; Vester and Darcie. Dena leaves to cherish precious memories her son; Johnathan L. Toliver, and her daughter; Tangela Robertson-Hill. She found particular joy in her granddaughters; Teylor Toliver and Miracle Jackson. She also leaves to cherish a plethora of fond memories, a host of other relatives and friends. Dena's love for her family was immeasurable, and her presence here will truly be missed.

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Services

Repose Visitation
Saturday
July 8, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sharon Seventh Adventist Church
2406 N. Broadway Ave
Tyler, TX 75702

Celebration of Life
Sunday
July 9, 2023

1:00 PM
Sharon Seventh Adventist Church
2406 N. Broadway Ave
Tyler, TX 75702

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