Dexter Redd Jr.

January 6, 1986 – February 11, 2024

Dexter Zachary Redd Jr., 38, of Houston, TX tragically succumbed to the dark place associated with PTSD and depression on February 11, 2024. His loss is completely unexpected and his family is profoundly saddened.

Dj was born on January 6, 1986 to Lois and Dexter Sr. in the windy city of Chicago. He was one of 4 children: Aunjel, Shennae and Jasmine. He graduated from Miamisburg High School in Dayton and shortly thereafter joined the United States Army as a Tank Mechanic. He also served a full tour in Afghanistan.

Dj married Dana Pierce on June 12, 2021 and they began to build a life and family together. Dj was a loving and devoted father and stepfather to his children (Tatiana, Dexter Lamont, Dominique, Jerome, Anniese, Omari, Nevaeh, Ava and Melanie). The qualities of fatherhood that he embodied entailed unconditional love, generosity, security, resilience and patience. Like his father, he was a great provider, he aspired to be altruistic like his uncle Lamont and he loved a good cigar with his stepfather Thomas.

Dj was an honest, open and hilariously curious man. As you may know, people like this don’t come around often. He was the light, love and energy in any room he entered.

Dj is survived by his wife Dana, his children, his mother Lois (Thomas), his father Dexter Sr. (Renee), his siblings Aunjel(Alyssa), Shennae and Jasmine, his grandmother Ruthie, and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

He is preceded in death by grandparents Viola and Larry Kendrick, uncle Lamont Hampton, grandmother Loretta Hampton and grandfather John Redd.


Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 10:00 AM

McCoy and Harrison Funeral Home, 4918 Martin Luther King Blvd., Houston, Texas 77021

Funeral Service:

Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 11:00 AM

McCoy and Harrison Funeral Home, 4918 Martin Luther King Blvd., Houston, Texas 77021



15 entries.
Ricardo Redd Ricardo Redd from FLORISSANT wrote on February 24, 2024 at 5:04 pm
God be with you dear nephew. May peace be granted to you. Much love.
Rosemary Carter Rosemary Carter from Chicago wrote on February 24, 2024 at 4:33 pm
To the family of Dj Tedd, My Sincere Condolences. I will keep you all in Prayer.
PRINCESS PRINCESS from SUGAR LAND wrote on February 24, 2024 at 3:56 pm
Mr Dexter was one of the sweetest beings that I have had the pleasure of meeting. The love he had for his wife Ms Dana and their kids was astronomical. I loved to watch them interact with each other. He will truly be missed.
Cordero Boyd/ Uncle Tony Cordero Boyd/ Uncle Tony from Chicago wrote on February 24, 2024 at 3:07 pm
Man Bro We spoke 2 Days before all this stuff happened and if I knew then what I know now I would’ve kept you on the phone a few minutes longer just to make sure you was really cool. I’m forever grateful for us reconnecting big bro. As kids we did a lot together as men we separated and found each other again. I love you forever past life bro. Yo lil bro/cuzzin for Cordero aka Cj. P.S I remember you used to laugh and tell me shut up whenever I told you that you act just like Uncle Dexter with how you would respond to stuff or how you’d shrug and smile and be like “Hey man, I’m living” damn I’m a miss you bro.
Shelly Houston Shelly Houston from Flossmoor wrote on February 24, 2024 at 2:21 pm
Dexter, my deepest condolences go out to you and your family at this difficult time. May you find comfort in God's wonderful promise for the future! 🙏🙏🤗 (John 5:28, 29)
Donald & Sheena Hampton Donald & Sheena Hampton from Pittsburgh Pa wrote on February 24, 2024 at 4:49 am
Our Dearest Nephew DJ, We are so sorry that you are gone and we didn’t get the chance to love on you some more! I know this was not the plans God had for you😥The Enemy sneaked in at a time when you were at your lowest, We will miss you DJ! Praying for Peace for Dana and the Children🙏🏾 Prayers an Peace for your Mom and your entire Family🙏🏾🙏🏾God is able to comfort them like no other🙏🏾
Kathleen Clayton Kathleen Clayton from Chicago, Illinois wrote on February 23, 2024 at 9:44 pm
Dear cousin hope that the God of love will bring and keep you in perfect pass. I know that this is a great heartship but know that God will keep you always. May the love of God bring you much comfort as you go through this period.
Darryl Allen Darryl Allen from Las Vegas wrote on February 23, 2024 at 7:17 am
My deepest sympathies during this difficult time. Peace Brother Darryl
Chris and Bret Medford Chris and Bret Medford from Stamford, Texas wrote on February 22, 2024 at 12:52 pm
We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers. Chris and Bret Medford
Aunjel hoadley Aunjel hoadley wrote on February 22, 2024 at 3:34 am
My brother was my only brother. I will forever miss his laugh and big smile. I will miss his huge heart and the way he said “love you jel”. My brother is unforgettable and I look for his messages to me daily. Dj, you are the kindest human I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing and I will never stop thinking of you. Rest easy.
Daria Ringo Daria Ringo from Las Cruces wrote on February 22, 2024 at 2:34 am
Rest in Peace DJ. Jesus wept. Amen
Alisa Blackerby Alisa Blackerby from Little Rock, AR wrote on February 21, 2024 at 5:26 pm
Offering my deepest sympathy to this family. May God provide peace that surpasses all understanding during this time of grief, and may each prayer bring you comfort. We love you, Lois.
Cheryl Mabry Cheryl Mabry from Bloomington indiana wrote on February 21, 2024 at 12:46 am
I pray that the love of God will encompass your family and hold you in this time of grief. I pray that Jehovah Shalom will give you peace as you go throughthis journey . In Jesus name!
Shennae Redd Shennae Redd from Bedford Tx wrote on February 21, 2024 at 12:35 am
Little brother, Words cannot express how much I love and desperately miss you. Your laugh, your jokes, and all the dj-isms we've come about in our siblinghood still make me laugh. I wish God had given us more time together to make more memories, but the ones that we do have I will cherish with my whole heart. I want you to know that I will love you everyday, I will miss you everyday, and though my heart breaks in this moment, I know you're no longer suffering and that gives me great joy. Fly high my little dreamer, let us know how heaven is. See you later little brother. Shennae
Larry Hampton Larry Hampton from Oxon Hill, MD wrote on February 15, 2024 at 9:10 pm
My dearest nephew. You will be missed tremendously. But, your life and legacy will continue on.