Jennie Dycus
ARLINGTON -- Jennie Lee Dycus, 94, a woman of substance and faith, of grace and charm, died Tuesday evening, Feb. 2, 2016, at her home, with her son and several caregivers at her side. Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Fielder Church, 1323 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Interment: East Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Dycus would be honored by memorials to the Arlington-based nonprofits The Porch Light Foundation, mariannebearddo.org, and Helping Restore Ability, hratexas.org. Dr. Beard and HRA both greatly elevated her quality of life. Jennie Lee Paschall graduated from Decatur Baptist College in 1938 and North Texas State Teachers College in Denton in 1940. She taught grades first through fourth at Red Willow School, out in the country six miles northwest of Chico, before becoming the business instructor at her alma mater, DBC. Later she substitute-taught in Fort Worth special education. She grew up in her beloved Bridgeport in Wise County, the daughter of Ed and Nellie Paschall and sister of Frank Paschall and Dennis Paschall. She graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1936. She and Roger Dycus of Seymour married April 2, 1944, in the parlor of the girls dorm at Dallas Baptist College. Four years later they had a son, John. To all of these elements in her life, her devotion never wavered. If it is possible to be born Baptist, then she was. Roger bought her a piano, hoping to hear the occasional "Memphis Blues," but she was more inclined to "In the Garden." And that was just fine. On April 27, 2001, she joined, referring to her age, "Club 80." For years she sang in the senior choir and taught Sunday school at Fielder Road Baptist Church, where she remained active with the Triple L seniors outreach. Previously, she taught Sunday school and played piano at Southwayside Baptist Church in Fort Worth. She, Roger and John moved to Arlington in 1976. She gave freely of her time and other resources to Helping Restore Ability. She was a grateful donor to Dallas Baptist College and to pretty much any organization that asked. If she met you, chances are she liked you. She answered the phone with a smile in her voice. She loved to laugh. She never complained. Her son called her a national treasure. He'd be surprised if anyone disagreed. Her husband, Roger, died in 1986. Survivors: Her son, John; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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  1. John,

    I pray for comfort and courage for you. Mrs. Dycus lead a remarkable life of love and devotion to both God and family. May sweet memories remain to give you strength.

    Emily

  2. John,
    Thinking of you and giving thanks for the beautiful person and life of your Mom. May your memories give you comfort and bring smiles. She was so blessed to have such a wonderful son. You brought her so much joy, John.

    With love and friendship…..

  3. My husband and I would like to express our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of your beloved Jennie. Although we never had the opportunity to meet Jennie, personally, we wanted to share with you comfort from Gods word found in John 5:28,29. Jesus showed us a wonderful example of the resurrection when he resurrected Lazarus here on earth, back to the arms of those he loved. ( John 11) Remember also that our Heavenly Father expresses his loving compassion for all of us when someone we love dies. ( Psalm 34:18) Be sure to share your memories with those who surround you, for the memories shared are the ones most truly cherished, may they bring you a sense of peace and joy to your hearts as you begin to heal. Take care of yourselves and each other during this very difficult time.

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