Mary Dunn Letterman

May 13, 1924 ~ April 2, 2019

Born in: Washington County, TN
Resided in: Johnson City, TN

Mary Dunn Letterman, 94, of Johnson City passed peacefully surrounded by family at NHC Healthcare on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

She was born in Washington County, Tennessee on May 13, 1924, the daughter of the late William and Dora Seaton Dunn.

Mary was a member of Westerly Heights Baptist Church for 55 years. She gladly accepted the many roles she was asked to perform – Sunday school teacher, clerk, treasurer, choir member, and pianist.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Donald Letterman; her eldest son Jerry Letterman; a brother, William Dunn; three sisters, Alice Dunn, Jessie Nidiffer, and Frances Taylor; and two special nieces, Sondra Foutch and Louise Servente.

She is survived by two daughters, Lillian Babb and Anne Casteel (Cecil); three sons, Tony Letterman (Karen), Ray Letterman (Nancy), and Sid Letterman (Cathye); a daughter-in-law, Oi Lin Letterman; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and two special friends, Allen and Brenda Frost, who she lovingly referred to as son and daughter.

The Letterman family will receive friends from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Morris-Baker in the Dogwood Chapel. A funeral service will follow at 7:00 pm, officiated by Dr. Chuck Babb. A committal service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, April 8, 2019 at Washington County Memory Gardens, also officiated by Dr. Babb. Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

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Visitation: April 7, 2019 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Morris-Baker Dogwood Chapel
2001 E Oakland Ave
Johnson City, TN 37601


Funeral Service: April 7, 2019 7:00 pm

Morris-Baker Dogwood Chapel
2001 E Oakland Ave
Johnson City, TN 37601


Committal Service: April 8, 2019 11:00 am

Washington County Memory Gardens
113 Memory Gardens Dr
Johnson City, TN 37615

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  1. Lori and David Long says:

    So sorry. Love yall and your family is in our prayers.

  2. Allen and Brenda Frost says:

    “Mom” Thank you for including us in your “family”. You have been such an inspiration and touched our lives in ways you could never imagine. The testimony of your life will live forever in our hearts. Knowing you, and your family, is one of the richest blessings in our lives. We hold dear the precious memories of serving alongside you at church…. while you played our favorite hymns, served as the VBS secretary, sang in the choir, your card “out-reach” ministry, teaching Sunday School, fellowships & your delicious home-made pound cake and so many other things you did to gladly and eagerly serve our Lord. What a delight & honor to have the privilege of being called your “son & daughter”. We love you and will see you again …. Allen & Brenda

  3. Brooke Ray says:

    I loved Emma. She was a wonderful woman. I enjoyed seeing her at church and being blessed to get to know her. My deepest condolances to the entire family

  4. Janice McKinney says:

    Ray I’m so sorry for your loss. Will be sending my thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  5. Bobby Dicken says:

    Sorry for your loss. Sending prayers.

  6. Kelley Hughes says:

    So very sorry for your loss. She was a great lady and always so kind to me. She will be missed. My deepest condolences to the entire family. Prayers!

  7. Patricia Hyder Horton says:

    Prayers for our heavenly Father to comfort all of you.

  8. Zach and Sarah Naylor says:

    Our prayers and thoughts will be with the family. We know heaven has received a wonderful woman.

  9. Mark Jones says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I thought the world of “Emma” and love you all. May she sore with the Angels in heaven til we see her again.

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