Sylvia Diane Houston Dennis

02/22/1962 - 05/21/2023


Obituary For Sylvia Diane Houston Dennis

Sylvia Dennis, 61, of Philadelphia, Mississippi passed on Sunday, May 21, 2023 from the Neshoba County General Hospital in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 27, 2023, from Mt. Nebo M.B. Church in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Interment will follow from Donald Rest Cemetery in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Visitation will be held 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. Friday, May 26, 2023 from Beck Funeral Home Philadelphia. Beck Funeral Home Philadelphia is in charge of all arrangements.

Sylvia was born on February 22, 1962, to
Huebert and Margaret Houston in
Philadelphia, MS. After Sylvia graduated
from Philadelphia High School, she
attended East Central Community College
and gained a degree in Associates and
Applied Science in 2004.

After graduation, Sylvia started her first job
at the Exhibit Hall Headstart Center as a
Teacher of 4 year old. In June, 2007
started working as a Kindergarten Teacher
Assistant at Philadelphia Elementary

In 1981, Sylvia met Harold on the campus
of Alcorn State University.

Sylvia retired from working in the
Philadelphia Public School District this year.

Sylvia was preceded by her maternal
grandparents James and Janie Wilson, and
paternal grandparents Murdock and
Christyana Houston. Sylvia is survived by
her husband Harold L. Dennis, mother
Margaret Houston, and father Huebert
Houston. 3 daughters and 1 son:
Dr. Tantaneshia Houston, Pearl, MS,
Stephanie Dennis, Christina Dennis Gates
(Cameron), and Adrian Dennis all of
Philadelphia, MS and her sister Priscilla
Marie Williams (Melvin) of Auburn Hills,
Michigan, 3 sister in laws, and 6 brother in

laws all located in Mississippi and
Louisiana. Grandchildren Kendalyn
Washington, Cayleigh Gates, Cameron
Gates, Jr. , Prince Wilson, Angelina
Wilson, and King Wilson. She also leaves
to cherish special friends Debra Goodin,
Carla Payne, Donna Payne, Darlene
Hunter, Laurel Riddle, Stella Williams,
Marjay Harrison, Lynette King along with
her classmates of 1980 and a host of
nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.


  • 05/26/2023

    Loved and highly favored. ❤️

  • 05/26/2023

    May God comfort you all during this time, his mercies are everlasting. Diane will always be in my heart!

  • 05/25/2023

    Our sincere condolences to the Houston-Dennis's family. We will keep you in our prayers. Laymon & Christine Calloway

  • 05/25/2023

    Sorry about your loss! GOD is able to get you through this!!!

  • 05/23/2023

    I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace, strength and comfort. 💜💜💜💜💜

  • 05/23/2023

    Praying for the entire family. - VeRonica Holmes and family

  • 05/23/2023

    Rest in Peace my friend ❤️❤️❤️ Lynette Boo King

  • 05/23/2023

    My deepest sympathy to her children and family..🕊️

  • 05/23/2023

    I have known Diane our entire lives. Our families are family. Diane, you left family but family awaited you at the gates. No more pain, you are free. You will be missed by many. We will always love you. Praying for strength and peace for the entire family. Deborah Hardy-Whittington & the entire Hardy and Nunn families 💖🙏🏼

  • 05/22/2023

    To my second mom, I'm really gonna miss you, I will never forget our phone conversations and I love you soooooo much!❤️-Hannah G

  • 05/22/2023

    I am so sorry for your loss. Sylvia was a wonderful, kind, precious Lady! I loved her very much!!!

  • 05/22/2023

    Tia great person as well as a great loving family. To her husband continue to look to the hills whence come your help and your help comes from the lord he will never leave you nor forsake you. Sincerely yours Rev Arthur and Wanda Taylor.

  • 05/22/2023

    To a great woman who always treated me like family whenever I came around, you will be deeply missed! You fought a good fight, you have finished your course! 2 Timothy 4:7-8. Now you can rest! Much love, Christen Noelle Futch

  • 05/21/2023 Missing you My Friend. Laura J.

  • 05/21/2023

    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.

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