Dennis D Phinnessee

August 20, 1969 ~ July 5, 2022 (age 52) 52 Years Old


Dennis Dewayne Phinnessee, 52 was born on August 20, 1969, to Mayola Phinnessee and the late Mel Talley in Bolivar, TN. He transitioned this life on July 5, 2022, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS.

He was married to Stephanie Phinnessee and to this union 5 children were born.

Dennis had a great passion for helping others. Whatever needed, he was the handy man for the job. He resided in Ripley, MS with his special friend of 26 years, Regina Pate. Dennis valued hard work as he worked until his untimely death. He worked at Woodcraft for 18 years, Profile for 7.5 years, and Auto Zone for 20 years. One of Dennis' favorite hobbies was sitting in his car and listening to blues.

He was a man who was greatly loved and appreciated by all who knew him. As a father, son, brother, uncle, grandfather, and friend Dennis was a humble man who was grateful for all he had. He will be greatly missed.

He leaves to cherish his memory his mother Mayola Phinnessee of Grand Junction, TN, his 6 children: Dennis Jr., Laquisha, Dewayne, Matess, Stephon all of Bolivar, TN and Ambria Palmer of Jackson, TN, a special special friend, Regina Pate of Ripley, MS. Four brothers: Melvin, Rick, Lamont, and Johnny all of TN; Two sisters: Annie Phinnessee and Dorothy Beard Four bonus children: Jala, Nashika, Kinshada, & Jayden. 18 grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and the Pate family who loved, cherished, and saw him as uncle Dennis and brother in law.

He was preceded in death by his father, Mel Talley and grandparents Monroe & Louise Phinnessee and Mose & Sadie Talley.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 9, 2022, 12p-7p at Foster & Son Funeral Home Chapel, Ripley, MS with the family present from 5p-7p. Funeral Service will be Sun- day, July 10, 2022, 1p at Foster & Son Funeral Home Chapel, Ripley, MS. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service at the chapel. Interment will follow at Talley Cemetery, Saulsbury, TN.

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