Jennifer C. Dennis

Mf DennisJennifer C. Dennis, age 51, resident of Somerville, Tennessee, departed this life Sunday evening, August 28, 2022 at her home.

Jennifer was born December 30, 1970 in Memphis, Tennessee, the daughter of Linda Herndon Larkin and the late Tommy Dennis. She graduated from White Station High School in 1989 and from Plaza School of Beauty in 1990. She was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tennessee and was a hairdresser for 26 years in Memphis salons that included Dabbles, Paggio’s, La Nouvelle and her own salon, Bella Luna.

Jennifer was loving, caring, compassionate, loyal, genuine and endlessly creative and talented. She was kind to people when they weren’t kind to her. She checked on people even when she didn’t feel good herself. Her family meant the world to her and she was always looking for ways to give to others. Jen loved to laugh and to make others happy. She had a great sense of humor and loved to share “dad jokes”. Her generosity led her to make little creative gifts for family, friends and caregivers.

Jennifer endured many hardships in these last several years, but never gave up hope or fight despite many odds. First, a tracheotomy, then a broken leg, relearning to walk, dialysis and health issues. Her friends called her “Wonder Woman”. When the first doctor in ICU told her and her family, she had no more than six months to live, she became determined to prove him wrong. She determined that she would eventually leave ICU, inpatient hospitalization, nursing homes, rehab and become able to live on her own – and she did! 

Jennifer knew the power of prayer and always asked everyone to keep her in their prayers. She especially loved to pray with her Grandma Peggy when she visited. Her favorite Bible verse was 1 John 4:4 – “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

Jennifer is survived by her mother and stepfather, Linda and Jim Larkin of Oakland, TN; her brother, Jeremy Dennis (Teresa); her nephew, Alex Dennis of Madison, WI; her grandmother, Peggy Hise of Somerville, TN; her aunt, Christy Herndon of Memphis, TN; her uncle, Allen Herndon (Cheryl) of Arlington, TN; eight cousins, Ruth Johnson (Jeff) and her niece, Josie Johnson of Santa Rosa Beach, FL – Laura Wheeler of Memphis, TN, Josh Herndon (Crystal) of Germantown, TN, Matthew Herndon (Lindsay) of Arlington, TN, Sarah Morris (William) of Collierville, TN, Hudson Herndon (Cadie) of Arlington, TN, Drew Herndon (Taylor) of Memphis, TN and Daniel Herndon of Arlington, TN; 

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Cecil and Lucille Dennis and Luther Herndon; and her uncle, Bill Herndon.

Funeral Services for Jennifer will be held at 2 P.M. Friday, September 2, 2022 at the Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland with Bro. Stan Smith, pastor of Somerville First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Fayette County Memorial Park Cemetery on Highway 64. A visitation for Jennifer will be from 1 until 2 P.M. Friday, September 2, 2022 at the Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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