Sunna Ingeborg Becker-Denny

Sunna Becker-Denny

Sunna Ingeborg Becker Denny was born in Chuderice (Kutterschitz), a village in the Czech Republic on July 16, 1945 at the end of WWII.  She entered Heaven’s gates on August 27, 2020.

She grew up in Mannheim, Germany and at the age of 18 traveled by boat to the states and arrived in the New York Harbor to attend college.  She made her way to Alabama where she entered the International House Program at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in French in January 1969.  She went on to teach French and English at the high school level.  Later she entered into the oil and gas field in Houston as a regulatory analyst with a very successful career.  She was inspired by the American culture, feeling of space, opportunity and spirit and hospitality of the American people.

Sunna was an inspiring, dedicated mother who cared deeply for her two children and their joy.  She worked hard and long hours to provide a fulfilling life for her children.  One of her greatest joys was being a Yaya to her two granddaughters.  She was fun loving, sweet, funny, engaging and extremely caring and compassionate.  She lit up a room with her smile and brought smiles to others with her German accent and kind personality.

Her recent journey at the end of life was more precious than gold.  She left this world in the most graceful manner providing a testimony to her two children to believe, forgive and to be the best you can be on this earth.  We are forever grateful for all the lessons and blessings we have learned from her along the way.  What a beautiful testament of faith and comfort knowing she’s at peace with our Heavenly Father.

Sunna is preceded in death by her parents, Gisela and Dr. Alfred Becker; three siblings Unda Dannenberg, Dr. Mark Becker and Dago Becker.  She is survived by her brother, Volkmar Becker, wife Gisela and family, brother Timo Becker, her brother-in-law, Dr. Manfred Dannenberg and family, her sister-in-law, Christa Becker and family, her son Michael Denny, and her daughter Judee Barrett with husband Chad and their two daughters Elle and Lyla Barrett.

A memorial service will be held at her home on Saturday, September 5th, 2020 with close family to honor and celebrate her precious life.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First15 organization, www.first15.org.