Ada DunnApril 26, 1927 ~ December 23, 2020 (age 93)
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
Mother Ada Dunn, the oldest child of Alexander (Tom) and Amanda Dunn, was born on April 26, 1927. She departed this life on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Both her parents and five siblings proceeded her in death.
Mother accepted Christ as her savior and joined the Union Valley Baptist Church. For more than fifty years she was a faithful member serving as an usher, Sunday School teacher, Sunday School superintendent, and Mother of the church. She was a dutiful and faithful member of the Order of the Eastern Stars No. 75 until her health failed. For a number of years she served as the Worldly Matron. She was also a member of the Friendly Ladies Club for a number of years.
Mother Dunn graduated from the Richland Parish Training School. She was a hard working homemaker and loving mother having been blessed with eight wonderful children that loved her to the moon and back. Two children proceeded her in death, Zannie Dunn and Patsy Richardson.
Mother never met a stranger and would help anyone in need. She often said she had her missionary work to do, by visiting the sick and shut in and people in the hospital and nursing home. She loved flowers of all kind.
Mother leaves to cherish her memories two daughters, Barbara (Andrew) Alexander, Wildwood, Missouri; Evelyn Coward, Delhi, Louisiana; four sons, Joseph Walters, Oak Park, Illinois; Terry (Patricia) Walters, Raleigh, North Carolina; Dennis (Sheri) Dunn, Shreveport, Louisiana; Robert Dunn, Lafayette, Louisiana; seven sisters, Callianer Spears, Alexandria, Louisiana; Bessie Dunn, Bellwood, Illinois; Henrietta McClain, Rayville, Louisiana; Mary (John) Smith, Las Vegas, Nevada; Annie Dunn, Alpine, Michigan; Winifred (Archie) Dunn, Poway, California; three brothers, Roosevelt (Mildred) Dunn, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; James Dunn, Sacramento, California; Willie (Zelmarion) Dunn, Chicago, Illinois; thirteen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A special thanks to Nicole Reed, Willie Washington, Alberta Edwards, Doris Kendrick and everyone at the Senior Center.