Monica Rene Dillingham

Monica Rene Perkins Dillingham, 43, of Waco, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019 at her residence.

Celebration of Life Service: 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 23, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

The Queen of loving those that she came in contact with passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Monica was born January 12, 1976 in Athens. She was a graduate of Athens High School and then earned a degree from Trinity Valley. Monica then went to work for Outback Steakhouse in Tyler. With her get it done attitude and work ethic, she earned her own proprietorship of the Outback Steakhouse in Waco.

Monica is the loving wife of Randy Dillingham and the all boy Mom of Randon and Jackson Dillingham. Additional survivors include her mother, Sonita Perkins of Waco; her father, Bob Perkins of Dolores, Colorado; sister, Jerrica Nunnelee of Waco; brother, Bobby Perkins of Athens; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions in Monica’s memory to the Waco Goodfellas in care of Kyle Wollard, Treasurer, 505 Keys Creek Dr. Waco, TX 76708

Thoughts and memories may be shared at

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Teressa Anderson and family

    Fly high beautiful angel!!

  2. Randy, our sympathies are with you and your precious boys! We have wonderful memories of your family at First Christian Church Mother’s Day Out!! Monica was such a wonderful person inside and out! If you ever get back this way, drop by and visit ! We love you and our prayers go with you!! Carolyn Wallace

  3. I am so thankful I was able to meet Monica even though it was only for a short time. It was an honor to take care of someone that obviously touched so many lives. Although many will miss you down here it looks like GOD has another beautiful angel. Thank you for allowing me to come in your home and help you stay comfortable towards the end. May GOD continue watching over all your boys!
    Karen Bloomer RN Case Manager
    Providence Hospice of Waco

  4. Russell Garner (Billy Bob)

    Bobby my brother my heart is breaking for you and your family, know that your in our prayers and here for you in
    any way…..I pray for peace and comfort for you my brother…..

  5. Im so very sorry to hear this, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys Randy

  6. Laura Phillips, Amber Johnson, Jeremiah Phillips and Otis Wilson

    With deepest sympathy and love to you all. May God grant you peace during this time of loss.

  7. Theresa Schroeder

    Love, love, love you Monica. You are magnificent! You will be missed so much.

  8. Lorraine Lavandera

    I was fortunate to have the honor of working with Monica for many years. She was truly a wonderful person inside and out. She will be greatly missed. Love and prayers go out to all her family and friends.

  9. My prayers go up for Monica’s family in the days ahead. May God give you peace and comfort.

  10. Prayers for comfort and peace to your entire family during this difficult time.

  11. My Sista from anotha Mista! You were my sole inspiration to become what I want to become. I truly hope to be everything you were as a leader. Thank you for always being there for me and others, and above all always listening. Everything you were and are, I inspire to be. I love you so much.

  12. Randy, I am so sorry for you loss for you and the boys. Monica was a great boss and will always be remembered. All my prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. And remember God led you to it, he will lead you through it, don’t lose your faith and stay strong.

  13. My most deepest condolences to Monica’s family. The time I knew her, which was a short while, is a memory of an amazing woman with such a sincere and precious heart She was so beautiful in so many ways and had nothing but love and the best hugs for everyone. May she rest in peace.

  14. So sorry sonia i live you my sister!R.I.P. MONICA!

  15. Yancy Shawn Dingler

    Im usually good with words of wisdom, but right. But right now im completely speechless. To my loving and caring family, i am so so deeply sorry for your loss. Me and Monica were like two peas in a pod. Inseperarable during our childhood. We laughed togetger and we cried together. There is truly a piece of me that is gone. An emptiness in my heart. I love everyone! And i am so very sorry.

  16. Randy & boys,
    You are all in our thoughts & prayers at the loss of your lovely wife. May God grant you peace & love during this sad time.

    With all our hearts,
    Nat, Jamie & Corley Lowe

  17. I’m among so many who’s heart is broken with you and for you . Randy my sincere condolences and love for you and yours , what an amazing women , and incredible family . And even though it’s been many years since we were together , I will always love our times , memories and Brotherhood . God Bless you with peace . I look forward to Seeing you Saturday, for the Life Celebration of your Beloved Bride .

  18. Monica, When I think about the legacy you leave behind, it is a trail of happy memories, laughter, and filling others with joy. This is not goodbye, but see you soon, my sister. You are so loved, and you will be greatly missed.

    Randy and boys, What a strong, spirited, loving wife and mother! She loved you all fiercely. May the peace of Christ fill you as you grieve. I know her memory will be alive and well in all three of you.

    In Love, Ashley Bailes

  19. I was blessed to work with Monica over the phone from Tampa for many years. She was such a joy and will forever be missed but the memory of her cheerful voice will always bring a smile to my heart.


  20. I will miss you cuz. May your wings fly high in Heaven. Im 3rd cousin to Monica via your momma side. Our prayers for your family from ours.
    Michael&Beth Pierce and Robert
    Mike and Dianne (Loden) Pierce
    Canton Tx

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