Rev. Kevin Bernard and Naomi Eliza Dickey
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REVEREND KEVIN BERNARD DICKEY, 38, devoted husband, father, son, brother, great grandson, and Pastor went to be with the Lord on January 31, 2002. He graduated from Evan Worthing High School, class of 1982 and was an accomplished athlete, playing football, basketball and track. Kevin received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Slidell Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana. Kevin coached his daughters' Westland YMCA basketball team, "The Comets". Kevin was a dynamic, powerful and charismatic teacher, preacher and shepherd who taught the word of God at New Bethel Baptist Church. He was also a conscientious professional driver for HISD students for seven years with a perfect driving record. Kevin worked with the following ministries: Brentwood BC, New Faith BC, Progressive New Hope BC, Windsor Village UMC, the Union Baptist Association of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Inner Change Freedom Initiative Prison Ministry, Brookhollow BC, Good Hope BC, Antioch BC, Visionary Community BC, South Union MBC and New Light Ministries, in addition to his pastorate at New Bethel BC. Additionally, he worked with Christian Unity, Greater New Hope MBC and Springhill Missionary BC in New Orleans and Germaine Publications in Atlanta, GA. He is survived by his loving family: wife, Bernice Bright Dickey; daughter, Miriam Anna Dickey; mother, Laverne Roberts; brothers, Anthony Glenn Dickey and Gerald Wayne Dickey, Frank Roberts; sister, Charolette Roberts; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charlotta Bright Williams and Lawrence Williams, Jr., and Jeanette Bright White and Earl White, Jr. of New Orleans, Louisiana; great-grandmother, Eliza Roundtree of Huntsville, Texas; three nephews and one niece, numerous relatives, the New Bethel Church family, and a host of friends, co-laborers in the ministry, co-workers and students who rode his HISD bus. NAOMI ELIZA DICKEY was born April 7, 1991, in Houston, Texas and went to be with the Lord on January 31, 2002. "Princess #1" Naomi Eliza Dickey, 10, loving daughter, sister, niece, granddaughter, great granddaughter and great-great granddaughter was a 5th grade honor roll student at Light Christian Academy. She also attended The Imani School and Herod Elementary Dual Language Program, and she was an excellent student of God's word. As a scholar, she excelled in academic endeavors winning 1st Place in her school's science fair two consecutive years, and represented her school both in the ASCI Spelling Bee and Math competitions. Naomi also played on the Westland YMCA summer Basketball team, "The Comets" and LCA's intramural basketball team. She loved to dance and used her gift unto the lord in the ministry of praise dancing. She was an avid reader and received trophies and recognition for successfully completing the summer reading programs sponsored by Houston and Fort Bend's Public Libraries. Naomi was a member of the New Bethel BC choir and praise dance team. She is survived by her mother, Bernice Bright Dickey, younger sister, Miriam Anna Dickey; grandmother, Laverne Roberts; great grandfather, Morris "Jim" Temple of New Orleans, Louisiana; great-great grandmother, "Big Momma" Eliza Roundtree of Huntsville, Texas; aunts, "Big Tee-Tee" Charolette Roberts, and "Lil Tee-Tee" Charlotta Bright Williams and Jeanette Bright White of New Orleans, Louisiana; uncles, Anthony Glenn Dickey, Gerald Wayne Dickey, Frank Roberts, and Lawrence Williams, Jr., and Earl White, Jr. of New Orleans, Louisiana; god mother, Juliette Pierce Davis; numerous relatives, the New Bethel Church family, a host of friends and fellow students at Light Christian Academy. At the Pastors' request, no funeral will be held, however, a celebration of their lives and Holy Ghost party is scheduled for Saturday, February 9, 2002 at Brentwood Baptist Church, 13033 Landmark, Dr. Joe Samuel Ratliff, Pastor, Rev. D. Z. Cofield, officiating. In memory of Pastor Dickey & Naomi, please dress in colorful attire. In lieu of flowers family request donations be made to a custodial account at Washington Mutual #412-686836-8 for Miriam Ann Dickey the one year old daughter and sister that survived the tragic accident. Our loved ones have been placed in the caring and capable hands of our Funeral Director, Troy B. Smith and the staff of McCoy & Harrison Funeral Home.



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Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 8, 2002.
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June 24, 2010
I still think of Mr. Dickey all the time. I was a student on his school bus and I attended Barbara Jordan High School graduating in 2003. Still I remember the times Mr. Dickey would talk to me and council me just on morning and afternoon rides. I was grateful to have met him. I just thought of him and Naomi today and found this site. Just a note that he is gone but not forgotten.
Tara Douglas
September 16, 2005
To the Dickey Family look to the hills from whence cometh our help our help cometh from the Lord. God saw two beautiful flowers and he needed them, to finish his Garden. He never make mistakes . I no it's hard to understand, but just put it in God's hand. I worked with. Kevin and you seen a lot of changes in him he was truley a Blessing to God and the world, a very devoted husband and father. I will always keep you and your family in my prayers.
Jacqueline Oaks
November 29, 2002
SIS. DICKEY YOU AND THE BABY WERE ON MY MIND, I JUST WANTED TO SEND YOU MY LOVE AND TELL YOU THAT GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME, AND ALL THE TIME GOD IS GOOD. KEEP LOOKING TO HIM, HE WILL NEVER LEAD YOU WRONG. I LOVE YOU AND I AM PRAYING FOR YOU. (from PROGRESSIVE NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH)
JAMELL PETTY (FORMERLY LAWS)
November 27, 2002
TO THE DICKEY FAMILY I LOVE YOU AND I KNOW THAT ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD.I THANK KEVIN FOR HELPING ME GETTING MY LIFE BACK THAT THE DEVIL TRY TO STEAL.KEEP LETTING THE LORD USE YOU.
jason teague
July 20, 2002
Nothing but love for you and our prayers are with you always...The Mickle Family of Houston
Kenny Mickle
May 30, 2002
Bernie:

I want to know that you and the baby are continuously in my prayers, I do not need a Website to tell you that.

I do not have your address or phone number, so if you find the time please email me tha information.

I think of you guys very often.

Sincerely,
Michelle Marks
Ex-Coworker from Gregory-Lincoln.
Michelle Marks
May 29, 2002
Bern,

Today is Kevin's birthday and I know that you miss him so much. I cannot imagine what you are going through. He was the PERFECT husband. He provided for his family, he was head of the household - leading you all to God like he was supposed to. And I couldn't say those things on camera to Mimi because I was so full this weekend. I knew you wanted to leave a video legacy for her, but maybe you can show her this sometime. I hope that you can get through today ok. I see that others have forgotten about this site to continue giving you the encouragement that you need, but you know that if I am the only one who continues to send encouraging word - then so be it! Just letting you know that I LOVE you and Miriam and I will continue to uplift you in my prayers.

Luv,

Charlotta
Charlotta Williams
March 25, 2002
Bern,

I know that the emails might start to slack off as well as the calls and visits, but I want you to know that I know April 7 is coming in just a few weeks and my heart is just as heavy as yours. I want to let you know that I will be there for you every step of the way. I will be there for the weekend of May 26 as well. Nne and Kevin will never be forgotten.

Luv always,
'Lil Tee-tee' Charlotta
Charlotta Williams
February 20, 2002
may god keep the family and his hands.
zena king
February 9, 2002
To the Dickey Family:
We wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy to you. We are praying for you and with you through your season. God will be with you through it all. Stand firm on his word through your time of sorrow.
I (Karen) am a prayer warrior at Brentwood Baptist Church. I will continue to pray for peace and understanding. God Bless!!
Jimmy & Karen Whitehurst & Family
February 9, 2002
I just want to let you know that my prayer go out to you and your entire family that you may fine peace in your time of bereavement the lost of your husband and daughter that you may gain strength in knowing that God is able to heal thru much prayer and thru his word.May god bless you and keep you all in the tryin days ahead.
Rev.John Thomas Phillips Sr.
February 9, 2002
Bernice, I thank and praise God for the lives of Kevin and Naomi. I thank him for the time we all spent as friends when Jared and Naomi were small and Kevin's ministry was just beginning. I thank Him for surrounding you with ministering angels that comfort you at this time. I thank Him for the memory of Kevin and Naomi. Miriam will have lil problem remembering her dad and sis because like a stamp a part of them has been imprinted on the hearts and minds of many. And I'm sure many loving stories can be told. May God richly bless you and Miriam with love, peace, and inner strength. I miss you Bernice...with love...Tracy
Tracy, Jared, Katie Curtis
February 8, 2002
I am in aggrement with you and your family for the comforting ministry of the Holy Spirit.
Tammy J Lewis
February 8, 2002
Bernice,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter. We pray for you and the loved ones that have gone to the Lord everyday. May God keep them in his loving arms. We love you. They are your guardian angels now. God be with you always.
Love Peter, Sandra, Krista, Ben DeLone and the entire DeLone family from Florida.
Sandra & Peter DeLone & Family
February 8, 2002
Sis. Dickey, I am sending you this letter with all the love in my heart I have. I am a member of Progessive New Hope Baptist Church, I'm not sure whether you remember me of not. (When you and Rev. Dickey were member's at P.N.H.B.C. we both taught Bible school, you taught the teens and I taught the 8 yr olds.) You and your husband touched my heart with your ministry and I also was blessed to sing at your church on his anniversary. I want you to know that God will see you and the baby through this. I will not say to you, Trust in Him, because I know from all of your actions you Love God unconditionally. I will say lean on him for your Strength, he will see you through. God Bless you, know that I love you and I am praying you and your family!!!!!!!
If you need anything, please call on me or any member at P.N.H.B.C.
WE ARE THERE FOR YOU!!!!!
JAMELL LAWS
JAMELL LAWS
February 8, 2002
TO THE DICKEY FAMILY: I really don't know you that well, but i had the privalege to here your husband preach a few times. I am Tara Smith's cousin and I just want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
YOLANDA TIPPS
February 8, 2002
My deepest sympathies are with you during this time.
I do not know your or the ones that you lost.
I've recently relocated to orlando from houston. my family is still in houston.
i just recently lost two brothers within two weeks of each other. the pain is almost unbearable. but you will get through it.
just have faith that god will see you through it. he does not give us more than we can handle.
they have left this earth. But, they will always be alive
in your memories.
god bless
randy kinsey
February 8, 2002
Dear Sister Dickey & Family,
Our prayers and sympathy to you and your baby. Many of your students are members of the Mt. Carmel MBC Children's Church. We do love you and our prayers for your strength will continue forever.
Rev. Johnnie & Sylvia Wade
February 8, 2002
"WE ARE TROUBLED ON EVERY SIDE, YET NOT DISTRESSED; WE ARE PERPLEXED, BUT NOT IN DESPAIR; PERSECUTED, BUT NOT FORSAKEN;CAST DOWN, BUT NOT DESTROYED"...2 COR. 5:8-9
MAY GOD BLESS THIS FAMILY WITH STRENGTH AND BLESSINGS DURING THIS TIME OF SORROW....S.MICHAEL ROBINSON
SAMUEL ROBINSON
February 8, 2002
Praise The Lord! I only knew Rev. Dickey for a short while, but during my first semester a Barbara Jordan High School, I was going through a lot of Havoc. I ran into Rev. Dickey and told him who I was and he told me one thing that I will never forget. He said "Be Encouraged". I will never forget that day. We here at Circle of Faith Apostolic Ministries & The International Churches of Faith express our deepest sympathy for this family. To the family I say...Be Encouraged! We rejoice in his death because he left a legacy that always encourage us to the upmost! To be absent form the body is to be present with The Lord!
Bishop J. Charlot
February 8, 2002
PATRICIA MOSEBY
February 8, 2002
LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED, BELIEVE IN GOD ALMIGHTY. HE WILL GIVE YOU THE STRENGTH YOU NEED.
I LOVE YOU.
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MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO: BERNICE DICKEY & DAUGHTER & THE ENTIRE FAMILY. Jeanette Monroe
JEANETTE MONROE
February 8, 2002
MRS.DICKEY: WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS
THE LOSS I KNOW YOU MUST FEEL DURING THIS EXTEMELY TOUGH TIME BUT
AS WE ALL KNOW THAT THERE IS VICTORY IN "JESUS" AND THOUGH I DONT KNOW HOW IT FEELS TO LOOSE A HUSBAND OR A CHILD I KNOW THAT GOD IS STILL GOD AND HE WILL DEFINETLY GET YOU AND YOUR FAMILY THROUGH THIS TIME. GOD BLESS!!!!

DEEPEST SYMPATHY,
READER TC
TC
February 8, 2002
"Cast all your cares on JESUS for he care for you." May God Bless and keep you.

LaToya Garvin
February 8, 2002
Bernice,

We love you. Our prayers are with you and Miriam and the family. We pray God's choices blessings of peace and comfort for you at this time and always. Kevin and Naomi were received into the loving arms of GOD immediately, and they are resting in his joy. Our prayer is that the Holy Spirit will anoint you afresh that He will move in you through this test and give you a testamony that will heal and deliver hundreds and thousands, and that men, women, children, and families will run to the alter of the Lord crying what must I do to be saved. From your misery will shurly rise a ministry anointed, apointed, and ordained by GOD that will heal and deliver. Akanke prays nightly for Miriam and for you. She thanks GOD for receiving Kevin and Naomi, as we all do each night. Our Pastor, and Co-Pastor, the entire church family and especially the intercessory prayer ministry of Greater Mt. Sinai FGBC are praying for you and Miriam daily.

We Love You
God Loves You

Be encouraged
Cousin TaMi & Akanke, Aunt Juanita and Family Condoll-Wilson
February 8, 2002
I read about the deaths of your loved ones today and I was deeply saddened by your lost. I actually cried and felt your deep pain. I have two young daughters myself and I totally understand what you're feeling. I just wanted to say that I'll be thinking of you and your lost loved ones during your celebration of their lives on Sat. Feb 9th. I'll say special prayers for them and your family. Dear little Naomi, may the Angels of Heaven protect you, and care for you until you meet your King Jesus. You'll never experience the heartaches and pains of this life. You shall have everlasting joy and peace forever, Amen! With all my heart and love....Baby girl!
Shawntea King
February 8, 2002
Bernice,
My thoughts and my prayers are with you and your family. Kevin and Naomi were received into the loving arms of God immediately. God is a powerful God who can carry you and Miriam through anything. Know that you can call me anytime that you want or need to.

God Bless You, and grant you His Peace,in Jesus'Name.

I love you,
Aunt Juanita
Aunt Juanita
February 6, 2002
Because we too are in Christ, you and your church family's loss is felt by many who share the faith. On behalf of the New Direction Baptist Church, 156 Tallant Street, Houston 77076, we wish to convey our expressions of sympathy to you. We can only imagine the hurt but we can identify with the loss. God bless you and keep you in perfect peace.
Rev. Robert Tubbs
February 5, 2002
Dear Mrs. Dickey and family,
You don't know me but there are a few co-workers I work with who grew up with Rev. Dickey. They speak of how nice he was and the good times they had with him. My condolences go to you and your family on such a great lose. I pray that the Lord give you the strentgh you need. This tragedy has saddened many people in the community and I wanted to just write a little note to let to let you know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many people for the lose of you husband and daughter.
Melissa Slade
February 5, 2002
WEEPING MAY REMAIN FOR A NIGHT,BUT REJOICING COMES IN THE MORNING. PSALM 30:5. MAY THE PEACE OF GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN YOUR TIME OF LOSS.YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS.
LINDA READER
February 5, 2002
Mrs. Dickey I am truly sorry for the loss of your husband and daughter. Even though we have never meet I've had the chance to hear about some of Rev. Dickey's Sunday sermon's from my co-worker Tara Smith. Especially the sermon from Sunday January 27,2002.

The loss of a child hard to bear and I understand that pain and hurt, and but when you also loose your friend, companion and soulmate I can't imagine this type of pain. Be strong for yourself and Marian, keep your head high, as time goes on the hurt will heal and your wounds will close.
Tanya Martin
February 5, 2002
TO : THE DICKEY FAMILY, I AM SORRY FOR YOUR SUDDEN LOST OF YOUR LOVE ONES.I MET PASTOR DICKEY AT A FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY BEFORE HE ACTUALLY BECAME PASTOR. HE HAD A GREAT SMILE AND WAS ALWAYS CHEERFUL. IAM SURE THAT HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED AS WELL AS YOUR LOVELY DAUGHTER.WE ALL LOVED THEM BUT GOD LOVED THEM BEST.YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY AT THIS TIME .I SAY THIS TO YOU STAY STRONG AND THAT GOD DOSEN'T MAKE MISTAKES.YOUR BROTHER IN CHRIST ..LIONEL JOSEPH BROOKS JR.
LIONEL BROOKS JR.
February 5, 2002
LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLE, LOOK TOWARD HEAVEN WHERE YOUR STRENGTH COMETH FROM. TO THE DICKEY FAMILY ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT GOD KNOWS BEST...
thaddeus hall
February 5, 2002
Ms. Dickey:

I'm an ex employee of yours at Gregory-Lincoln, I worked in the magnet office and you and I were pregnant together. Your baby Marian is beautiful, I had a girl also name Ashlyn.

I want to tell you I'm so sorry about your loss. You use to talk about Naomi all the time with a smile on your face. I remember when you showed me her science fair pictures, you were so proud of her. Continue to keep a smile on your face, and continue to be proud of her.

Love-
Michelle Marks
Michelle Marks
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