Ramona Lopez Dyess, 88 years old, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, was called to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 12, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She entered this world on October 31, 1930 born to Erlenda and Charlie Lopez Sr., in Brenham, TX. She was affiliated with the Greenwell Springs Hospital gift shop for 22 years and spent an additional 7 years with the Lane Regional Medical Center Auxiliary gift shop. She retired from AT&T with 35 years of service and she was a faithful member of Faith Baptist Church in Baker.
Ramona is survived by her daughter, Sharon Denise Burdette and husband Jimmy; two grandchildren, Kevin L. Burdette and wife Tennille, and Karen D. Burdette; six great-grandchildren, Kiley and Jameson Phillips, Khrystin, Emilee, Madison and Ava; and brother, Charlie Lopez, Jr. and wife Thelma.
Ramona is preceded in death by her husband, Edward H. Dyess; parents, Charlie Lopez, Sr., and Erlenda Cubero Lopez; and brother Rudy Lopez.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Burdette, Calvin McRaney, Richie Dyess, Chad Griffin, Chris Griffin, Robbie Hodges and James Housley.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road. Baker, Louisiana, on Friday, February 15, 2019, from 5:30 PM until 8:00 PM. The visitation will continue at Faith Baptist Church, 15880 Plank Road. Baker, Louisiana, on Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 10:00 AM until the funeral service at 11:00 AM, officiated by Reverend Arnold Austin and Reverend Paul Ballard. The graveside service and burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, in Baker, Louisiana.
The family would like to give a special thanks to The Crossing at Clarity Hospice and to Dr. Daniel LaVie and staff at Mary Byrd Perkins for their outstanding care and love that was shown to our sweet mom.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note for the family at www.bakerfuneralhomeonline.com
While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father return your dear one to you.
(John 5:28, 29; Psalms 37:29)
Diana P., LA
She was a funny and loving lady. I so enjoyed getting to know her and call her my friend. I miss her giggles and my heart and prayers go out to the entire family.
Theresa PaymentZachary, LA
Denise, we will miss Mrs. Ramona,but its not goodbye, its I'll see ya later. What a day that will be. That's our hope in our precious Savior, Jesus❤. I love you and may God show his favor on you and Jimmy. God bless you both.
Niccie MckeyZachary, LA
Beeen knowing Ramoma a log time. Her husband was my uncle.They would come to Plano(few miles from Dallas) and have a few laughs. Loved them both. May she rest in peace.
Kenneth BrantonPlano, TX
Our deepest condolences to the Dyess and Burdette families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.
Joey & Adrienne MendozaTomball, TX
May the "God of all comfort" comfort you and your family as you go through this very sad time of your life. Please keep leaning on Him. 2 Corinthians 1:3&4
Elizabeth W.Baker, LA
My heartfelt love for Ms. Ramona and her family.I always looked forward to spend in time talking to Ms. Ramona in the gift shop at Greenwell Springs Hosp.where we. worked as "family". I was truly blessed to listen to her wisdom..which lives on!!
Deborah AtkinsfClinton, LA
It’s been years since I’ve seen Mrs Dyess. She was one of my supervisors at AT&T in the late 60s and early 70s in Directory Assistants. She was a wonderful woman
Ginger Hardgrave ThibodeauxBaton Rouge, LA
I'm so sorry for your loss. God will see you through this sad time.
Edith OssowskiWalker, LA
Denise, so VERY sorry for your loss, prayers for your family. We are on a tight schedule this weekend, will try to come to the church for a little while Saturday morning. I have such wonderful memories of your Mom and Dad. Be strong, take care. Love, Linda Lee
Linda (Cobb) TolerPrairieville, LA
Mrs. Ramona was such a sweet lady and will be greatly missed. She is at peace in God’s arms. Praying for her family.
Billy BentonSt. Francisville, LA
Word are never adequate in moments like these. I will say though, that my hearts go out to you, and may your many memories and our loving Creator promise of a time when “death will be no more” help to sustain you and your family during this most difficult time. (Revelation 21:3,4)
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.🙏
Vernon and Jamie KirbyZachary, LA