Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home Beltline Road

2951 S. Belt Line Road, Grand Prairie, TX


Dean Palmer Teague

June 28, 1925February 7, 2020

Dean Palmer Teague was born June 28, 1925 and went to be with the Lord on February 7, 2020 at the age of 94. Dean was born in Hamilton, Alabama to her parents, Robert Franklin Palmer and Lula McCurley Palmer. She was the youngest of 7 siblings and raised on a farm in rural NW Alabama. She accepted Christ as her savior at the age of 12, when she was in 6th grade and was baptized in a creek by Shiloh Baptist Church near Hamilton, Alabama. After graduating High School, Dean attended college at Florence State Teachers College and later graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX with a Bachelor of Religious Education in 1950. Following graduation she relocated to Colorado City, TX where she was employed as the church secretary at First Baptist Church, Colorado City. While serving there, she met her husband, Brooks Teague, who was the interim Minister of Music and was also a High School math teacher. Following their marriage on August 20, 1952, Dean taught elementary school and Brooks was the elementary school principal. Brooks and Dean have been married 67 years. While in Colorado City, their children, Andy and Susan were born. In 1968, the Teagues moved to Irving, TX where Dean taught 3rd grade and Brooks was an elementary school principal. In 1989, they both retired and moved to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. In 1998, they moved to Grand Prairie, TX and both were active at First Baptist Church in Grand Prairie.

A few years ago, Dean was diagnosed with vascular dementia and she and Brooks moved to Colip House Assisted Living Home where she received loving care from the staff of Colip House and Heart to Heart Hospice.

Dean Teague is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Lula Palmer and by her siblings, Lee Roy, Edna, Emma, Hobson, Ora and Marvin.

She is survived by her husband, Brooks; her children, Andy and Susan; and by many nieces, nephews, cousins and by other family members and friends.


  • Tal James, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Wayne Giddings, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Greg White, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Wade Irvin, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kevin Teague, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Lee Parker, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Monday, February 10, 2020
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 11, 2020


Dean Palmer Teague

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Rose Rodriguez

February 11, 2020

My sweet friend Dean Teague I will always remember you because you were such a beautiful person. I had the opportunity to work for you and Brooks as your caregiver for a year and you were such an angel. So many happy moments of you and I going for a drive to your hairdresser, so many happy moments of listening to Christian music together. I've always felt God put an angel in my path when I met you and Brooks. Rest in the highest Heavens my precious angel Dean.

Karen Peel

February 11, 2020

I too was in Mrs. Teague’s third grade class of 1972. She was a lovely lady who cared deeply for each student and our success. I recall she was named Teacher of the Year which was no surprise to those who knew her well. May she Rest In Peace with our Heavenly Father. Prayers to her family.

Kathryn Hunt Siwald

February 10, 2020

I was also in Mrs. Teagues 1972 third grade class. She was a marvelous teacher and I adored her. Her class was a magical place to be. Rest In Peace, dear lady. You touched our hearts and minds all those years ago and we will never forget you.

Vicki Wilson Hoskison

February 10, 2020

Rest In Peace with your Heavenly Father, Mrs. Teague. I was in her 3rd Grade class in 1972. She read Charolette’s Webb to us and it seems like yesterday. Hugs and prayers to all the family.

Paul Ricci

February 10, 2020

I had Mrs. Teague in the 3rd grade in 1972. She was a strict but fair teacher who made an indelible impression in my life. RIP Mrs. Teague, this world is better because you were here.

Paul Ricci

Barbara Crow

February 10, 2020

Mrs. Teague was my favorite teacher and the only one who sent me to the principal's office. Loved her dearly regardless. She will be missed and so many children will miss out on excellent teaching.