Love, Loss, Death and Grief

Roderick Dunston’s death has opened my eyes to many truths some painful and some insightful. Quietly attending his funeral here in Maryland and observing others I realized a few things.

#1 He was loved by many. ❤️🖤❤️ He gave tirelessly after his stroke. It was so important for him to raise awareness and help others.

#2 He had a BIG heart. He loved EVERYBODY. There was not one person in the room that wasn’t touched in some way by Roderick.

#3 Compassion. That’s the one Word that rang volumes. His brother Marcus Dunston holds so many of his traits. To just be loving and compassionate to everyone.

#4 Guard your tongue. This lesson Roderick taught me over and over again. Not everything needs to be said. The truth will reveal itself.

#5 Live LIFE to the fullest until your last breath. We truly never know when our last days will be here on this Earth.

Love Freely, Receive Love Openly, Give Willingly, Be Compassionate, and Be Cautious of the words that you say to others for you can never take them back.


Simply Ebony

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Roderick Dunston Funeral Services

May the Legacy of Roderick Dunston continue to live on for eternity! Here are the funeral arrangements made by his loving family and close friends. He was a great man and advocate for stroke awareness and healthy hearts. Roderick will be missed immensely. May he rest in heaven. ❤🖤❤️#dontignorethesigns #strokeawareness #roderickdunstonfoundation #sponsoraheart

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Funeral Services for Roderick Dunston


MAR 9, 2018


JB Jenkins Funeral Home

7474 Landover Rd

Landover, MD 20785


Viewing: 12:30pm

Service: 1:30pm

Roderick Dunston Funeral Donations

Thank you Philly in the DMV (Shannon R. Ingram, Emily Brooklyn Williams, Jason Osborne, Roy Davis, Frances Evans Craig, Nah Low, and Tee Cutts); Michelle Benée and the Philly NMDN Tribe; my Ace King Nate Scott; Kenna Williams and the Nomadness Tribe; Redesign U Family (Nikki Robinson); Good Vibes/Vibes Family (Kita Hall and Xtina Penny), Aruba Family (Howard L Davis, Darnell Mingle Garvin and Yvette Sthubert); Team Grogan (David Jeffery Grogan); My Air Force Family (Molly Wilson and Andi Raya); my OES Family (Denise Wright Brinson); my Cousin Robin Walker and all friends/family for your generous donations to Roderick Dunston’s family during this difficult time. Words can’t express how much you mean to me and how truly grateful I am that you have given so compassionately. I love all of you and I am grateful to have your love and support. ❤️🖤❤️

The money is being collected by Linda Price, who is Jordan Dunston’s biological aunt. Jordan is Roderick’s youngest son. Roderick lived with their family for over 10 years, in Maryland. His Son’s Mother Tracie and her family were instrumental in helping Roderick with his stroke recovery and rebuilding his life after the stroke. They peacefully coparented and he was extremely close to her family. He often spoke of spending holiday’s with her family when he was unable to travel home to North Carolina.

Linda created the page to help her sister, her nephew, and Roderick’s Family who are grieving, pay for funeral services for Roderick because he did not have any life insurance. Your generous donations will be used for the following: transporting the body, embalming, grooming the body, hair cut and trim, new clothing and undergarments, rental of casket, use of funeral home for the viewing and service, printing of programs, flowers, rental of facility for repast, food for repast, cleaning of apartment, and thank you notes.

Roderick was an amazing person that gave tirelessly to others. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the GoFundMe campaign. I’m sure he is smiling down and quietly thanking you for your generosity. Thank you for blessing his family.

May Roderick Rest in Heaven.



In Memory of Roderick Dunston – Pay Attention to the Signs (Stroke Awareness)

My love Roderick Dunston just passed away. Life is too short. Roderick was only 45 years old. He previously survived two major strokes and congestive heart failure. He celebrated his 8th year anniversary of survival on February 22, 2018. He was a big advocate for stroke survivors through his organization the Roderick Dunston Foundation and the American Heart Association.

Roderick was such a good person with a Big Heart. I wish I had more time to tell him how much he meant to me and how much I appreciated him before he passed away. I chose to end our relationship two weeks ago because I thought it was best. He had taken such good care of me following my surgery in January but I thought we both needed to step back and focus on our health and recovery.

This weekend we were supposed to go away to Pennsylvania on a ski trip to see Fantasia and Musiq Soulchild. The following weekend we were supposed to attend the CIAA together. He was a retired NCAA referee and I wanted him to experience the games as a spectator and just enjoy the CIAA experience. He was excited about both trips. We never made it. I’m in shock. Processing. You just never know when it’s time. We all need to be thankful for what we have, because it can be taken away from us as fast as a wink. I’ll never have that opportunity to tell him how much I loved him or how proud I was of him. Rest in Heaven Roderick. I love you and until we meet again…💔💔💔

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