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“Leon and Karen were good friends to us during our years in Independence. So sorry to see him fly soon. We are praying for you all Karen. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Scott Shaver - The Woodlands, TX

“Even though there is joy in the homegoing, there is sorrow the loss of Pastor Leon. Thinking of your family at this tender time. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Chad Nicolosi - Loranger, LA

“Karen I can't express how sorry I am for your loss. Your husband was a very kind and caring person. You may not remember me but I was a funeral...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Billie Hutchinson - Hammond, LA

“Karen from Doyle and Linda White from Hopewell Baptist Church in Little Rock, Ms we send our deepest condolences and will be praying for you and your...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Doyle White - Friend

“I am so saddened to hear this. It is so hard when we lose our loved ones even if we know they are with Jesus. Our world gets dimmer without them in...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Cheryl Speights

“Brother Leon gave me my first bible I ever owned, and taught me most everything I know about the Word. In a time when I felt the lowest in my life he...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Danita Mite - Daphne, AL - Friend

“Mr. Leon you were such a wonderful Pastor and friend to your family! So many memories from doing my dad's (James Beck), my stepmom's (Mary Lou Beck)...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Marcia Beck - Gonzales, LA

“So sorry to receive news of Leon's passing. Our paths intersected during a very difficult time in my life. He immediately became a great and trusted...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: WILLIAM TATUM - RUSTON, LA

“Bro Leon Dunn was a close friend and one of several men of God that encouraged and supported my call to ministry. He was a friend, a mentor, and...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Gene Hoyt - Albany, LA - Friend

“You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Brenda Brumfield Swords - Tupelo, MS

“Karen and family, our prayers have been going up for you all. He was such a cherished friend,, great preacher and wonderful counselor. He helped us...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Karen and Bobby Hill - Hammond, LA

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Robert Leon Dunn, Jr., of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away at University Medical Center on Friday, March 4, 2022, at the age of 69. He was born on July 13, 1952, in Mobile, Alabama, the son of the late Robert Leon Dunn, Sr. and Aline Hedgepeth Dunn. Leon was a faithful Christian with the heart of a servant. He touched countless lives through coaching youth baseball and football, serving as a chaplain for the sheriff's office and hospice, pastoring and leading music for many churches, and being a good friend and neighbor. If you knew anything about Leon, you knew that he was a devoted University of Alabama fan, he loved the outdoors, grilling, golfing, and antique cars, but most of all he loved his grandbabies. He was a remarkable man, with a kind and comforting spirit. Leon had many sayings, but one that he would never want us to forget is "keep your eyes on Jesus, he'll never let you down."

Leon is survived by his wife of 46 years, Karen Johnston Dunn; children, Robert Leon Dunn, III and his wife Jennifer Chandler Dunn, Christopher George Dunn, and Christian Amanda Dunn; grandchildren, Chandler Madison Dunn and Brooke Alexis Dunn; brothers, Dennis Dunn and wife Darlene, Mark Dunn and wife Susan, and David Dunn; sister, Robyn Payment; mother-in-law, Mavis Johnston; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Leon was preceded in death by his father-in-law, George Johnston and brother-in-law, Ricky Johnston.

Family and friends will be received at Woodland Park Baptist Church, 1909 J W Davis Dr., Hammond, Louisiana 70403 on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 from 12:00 pm until 2:30 pm.

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 2:30 pm.

Interment will follow at Holly Gardens Cemetery in Hammond, Louisiana.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Creekside Baptist Church, Loranger LA or Tunnels to Towers at

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Holly Gardens Cemetery

43296 S. Holly St. Hammond, LA 70403