Obituary – Charles Dwight Dunn

Published 11:35 am Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Charles Dwight Dunn 58, after a very lengthy illness, quietly departed this life on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at Spanish Meadows Nursing Facility in Katy, Texas, to live eternally with the Lord. He was the 5thof 8 children born to the late L.C. and Virginia (Nolen) Dunn in Oxford.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 12, 2019, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at L. Hodges Funeral Services. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Flint Hill M.B. Church in Etta, Miss.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. L. Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of services.


Charles accepted Christ at a young age and became a member of Beverly United Methodist Church in Oxford. He remained a faithful member until beginning his career in the United States Marine Corps and United States Army. 


Through his tenure in the armed services, Charles became a member of the Aloha Military Lodge No. 635, F. & A. M. in Honolulu, Hawaii, 32ndDegree Mason, and the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order of The Nobles of The Mystic Shrine.


Charles attended Oxford High School in Oxford and graduated with the class of 1979. After his tour within the military services, Charles was employed for over 30 years with the Department of Justice serving in many positions throughout his career until his retirement in July 2017.


Charles met, fell in love, and married LTC (retired) Louise E. Thompson, on May 28, 2010. Together they served as faithful members of the Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, the Infamous Gospel Music Workshop of America, Houston Mass and Texas Mass Choirs participating in several recordings. Charles was also a member of the Houston Mass Men of Promise Choir until his health began to fail.

Charles leaves to cherish his memories and love his loving and devoted wife, LTC (Retired) Louise “Lovely” E. Dunn, of Houston, Texas; his fur-baby, Gizmo Dunn; one daughter, Alicia Blake Martin; three grandchildren, Ashaunti Blake, Lauren Martin, and Matthew Martin; two great grandchildren, Ariana Blake and Shelby Carroll, of Longview, Texas; five brothers, Frankie “A.C.” Dunn and Abraham (Wonder) Dunn, of Oxford, Ralph (Ethel) Dunn, of Horn Lake, Miss., Elder Kevin (Marilynn) Dunn, of O’Fallon, Mo., and Roy (Kathy) Dunn, of Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Ginia (Jerry) Hairston. of Olive Branch, Miss., and Lena Porter of Oxford; father and mother-in love, Deacon Larry Sr. and Deaconess Letha Thompson, of Harrisburg, Pa.; two brothers-in-love, Larry (Carla) Thompson, Jr. and Kevin (Valerie) Thompson, of Harrisburg; one sister-in-love, Tracey Thompson, of Harrisburg who shared the same birthday; uncle and aunt-in-love, Rev. Dr. Gaylord M. Sr. and Minister Roberta Thompson, of Middletown, Pa.; aunt-in-love, Minder Perry, of Newark, N.J.;  a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; six very, very special devoted best friends, Anita Pruitt, Mary Semien, Richard Hall, Charlie Middleton, Will, and Esther Thomson, and a host of other relatives and friends.