Mrs. Mary L. (Johnson) Dunn entered into this life in Lowndes County, Alabama, on June 17, 1936. Our Beloved Auntie Mary earned her wings on August 21, 2019.
Mary graduated from Brighton High in Brighton, Ala. and moved to the Akron community in 1957. Mary was joined in Holy Matrimony to Henry Dunn on October 31st, 1959.
Mary started her career working as a Fashion Fair Cosmetics Beauty Advisor at O’Neil’s Department Store, which became Kaufmann’s and then Macy’s during her tenure. She was affectionately known as “The Fashion Fair Lady,” meeting all of the lady's cosmetic needs while always looking like perfection herself. She retired in 2002 after 34 years of service.
Mary accepted Christ at an early age in Alabama. Upon arriving in Akron, she united with Mt. Olive Baptist Church, under the late Rev. H.B. Washington. Mary was a member at Mt. Olive for over fifty years.
Mary sang in the Benevolence Ensemble organized by her husband and she was an organizing member of the original Henry Dunn and the Dynamic Dundaleers Gospel Singers. Mary also served as the treasurer of the Broadcasters Hall of Fame, for which her husband was the Chairman.
Mary united with Good Shepherd Baptist Church in May of 2012,under the late Rev. Dr. Horace Drake and current Pastor, Rev. Dr. Rodney G. McNab Sr., where she was a faithful member until her passing.
Mary, the baby girl of 11, was preceded in death by her parents, Jeff and Susie Johnson; brothers, Isaiah (Mary), James and Samuel Johnson; sisters, Annie Lee (Jonas) Davis; Priscilla (William) Hale; Victoria (Edison) Ester, Peggy (Henry) Reese, Octavia (Leslie) Camak, Zeola (James) Bracy; and Mittie (Booker) Bryant.
Mary leaves to cherish her memory her loving and devoted husband of 59 years, Henry Dunn, devoted niece and caregiver, Jeannette (Johnny) Camak-Perdue; a host of nieces; nephews; great-nieces and nephews; great-great nieces and nephews; and great-great-great nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Mary Johnson (Birmingham, Ala.), Ida Johnson (Akron, OH), Glennie Johnson (Akron, OH); her God Children, and a host of cousins, family and friends.
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