About Dallas Institute

DeDe Willis

DeDe Willis

Financial Aid Director

M.P. A. Walden University; B.S.M. University of Phoenix; A.A.S. Dallas Institute of Funeral Service; Licensed Funeral Director; Pre-Need Counselor.  

DeDe Willis was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Upon graduating high school, DeDe immediately knew the path she wanted to take and enrolled in mortuary school. After obtaining her Associate of Applied Science degree, she was determined to further her education and acquired a Bachelor of Science in Management and later a Master of Public Administration. 

DeDe received the CFSP (Certified Funeral Service Practitioner) designation in 2004. This national funeral service recognition program recognizes members who complete specialized academic and professional programs. Continuing education for this prestigious designation consists of at least 24 hours of continuing education.

Currently, she is a member of the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, 100 Black Women of Funeral Service, Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society, and the National Association of Professional Women.