The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, June 3, 2023, at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 110 Johnson Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, June 5, 2023, in the Andersonville National Cemetery, 496 Cemetery Road, Andersonville, Georgia.
Graveside services, including burials, are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Ulysses Dean, affectionately known as “Dee”, was born May 5, 1939 to the late Mae Bell McCrary Dean and Willie Dean. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Thomas Dean, J.C. Dean, Sammie Dean, Annie Laura Dean King, Matilda Dean Turner, Charlie Dean, Willie B. Dean, Beulah Mae Dean Clark, Ella Mae Dean Gatewood, Eddie James Dean. He was educated in the public school system of Macon County where he attended the historic Oglethorpe Grammar School. On October 25, 1963, Ulysses joined the United States Army and served his company proudly. Ulysses worked various jobs including farming, TNR, King Customs and Redman. He was joined in holy matrimony to Brenda Williams and was married for 56 years. Ulysses enjoyed fishing and sitting under the shade tree with friends.
On May 30, 2023, Ulysses departed this earthly life. God embraced him in His arms and took him home. Love ones holding fast to the cherished memories: his wife, Brenda Dean; his children: Teresa Searcy Woods (Rodney) and Shannon Dean Brown (Nicholas); grandchildren Ethan Woods, Caymen Woods, Ade S. Brown, Noelle Brown; siblings Beatrice Dent, Velma Harris, Helen Schofield and Grace Taylor; nephew affectionately known as his son: Gerald Dean (Ann), His sisters-in-law: Sharon W. Oglesby (John), Vickie Felton, Cynthia Williams, Patricia W. Roberts (Curtis), Rachel Williams and Debra Cromer. A devoted friend Deacon Bennie Raines; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.