Linda Denise Ponder
August 2, 1965 – September 17, 2020
Dee Dee Ponder (Brown), age 55, passed away on September 17, 2020 in Frost, TX. She was born on August 2, 1965 in Dallas, TX to Lois and Don Brown. Dee was raised in Lake Highlands, Dallas, Texas and attended Lake Highlands High School in 1983. She married Brad Ponder in 1989 and together they had 5 children. Dee was a loving mother and wife and she worked hard as a CNA in Rockwall for more than 10 years. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family and enjoyed cooking. Her family will always remember her as the person with the biggest heart, most beautiful smile and a contagious laugh. Dee is preceded in death by her mother Lois Marie Brown, grandson Justin Wesley, and her grandparents Paul and Marjorie Brown. She is survived by her husband of 31 years Brad Ponder, Daughters (her girls) Danielle and Julie Ponder, Sons Nathan, Jeff, and Jason, 7 Grandchildren she was Nana to: Kaylee, Taylor, Jacob, Zach, Phillip, and Arden, Parents Don and Linda Brown, sisters Cindy, Karen, and Jamie, and Brothers Larry, Chris, Jeff, and Johnny. Dee Dee was saved in 2001 and Baptized at Fate Baptist Church.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Linda Denise Ponder
September 28, 2020
DeeDee and I had lost touch after going to school together but then she found me a few years ago. She wished to clarify healing intentions. It was important for her to address matters of the past and I had great respect for her in doing that. Afterwards we got caught up and then would sporadically catch text between us at the weirdest hours of the night. It was interesting touching base between my insomnia and her waking up early for work or when she couldn't sleep. It seemed we'd always be up at the same time. We talked about the importance of life and she'd tell me stories about seeing family that day always with gratitude. Never a wasted session on trivial matters and always a heart felt good night/sweet dreams between us upon departure.
Dee Dee you are missed.
Hailey Busby (Brown)
September 25, 2020
My Sweet Aunt DeeDee,
She was a one of a kind person; She was always the first to give you a hug when you walk through the door, give you a shoulder to cry on when you needed it and to give you all the support she could. My Aunt loved any and everybody with her whole being. You couldn’t help, but love her to pieces and smile when she was around. DeeDee was always sure to check in on those she loved and remind them of how important they were to her. My life always had my Aunt DeeDee in it; Now that she’s gone it will never be the same. I strive to be as good of a person as she was and love unconditionally like she always did. I love you so much Aunt DeeDee, and I can’t wait for the day I see you again. I know you are watching over us as our guardian angel with grandma. Thank you for always being the best Aunt a girl could ask for.
September 22, 2020
Dee Dee was not my biological sister, but she was my sister. She was one of the most loving, caring souls I have ever known. She cared deeply for her family. She took care of her grandmother DAILY in her last years of life. With few exceptions, she was at every family get together- smiling and giddy and sometimes loud. Every time Don or momma had surgery, Dee was there. She checked on her dad DAILY. Maybe she didn’t have a lot of material stuff, which seems to be the measure of a ‘good’ person today, but Dee had it figured out. Money and things don’t make you happy or a good person. Dee cared for her family and I am so thankful that God and Dee let me be a part of hers. I will miss you and I love you sis.