Lonnie Dench Wiki – Lonnie Dench Bio
The husband of a woman Lonnie Dench who went viral after texting the wrong person and inviting them to Thanksgiving dinner has died after a battle with coronavirus.
Lonnie Dench died over the weekend in Arizona. His wife, Wanda, has also tested positive for COVID-19.
Dench, a Mesa-based grandmother of six, texted Hinton, 17, while she was in class at her Phoenix high school. He was confused because someone claiming to be his grandmother had texted him. She sent a smiling selfie of herself at work. She was not his grandmother, but he asked her if she could still have a plate. “Of course you can,” she replied. “That’s what grandmothers do … feed everyone!” So he appeared at his house to share the food. It was a striking occasion: a local television team appeared to document their meeting. They were both fast friends. “He was as kind as he can be,” Dench told CNN in 2016. “We have to eat, and he told me about his plans for the future, and I am very excited for him.” Hinton also sang his praises. “She is a great cook and she is a great person to hang out with,” he told Time.
Grandmother Mistakenly Texted
The woman who became known on the Internet as the “Accidental Grandmother of Thanksgiving,” when she mistakenly texted a teenage girl she had never met to invite him to her Christmas dinner, is now recovering from the coronavirus. as she mourns the loss of her husband. In 2016, Wanda Dench of Mesa, Arizona invited 17-year-old Jamal Hinton to Thanksgiving when she received a failed text message in place of one of her grandchildren. But even after realizing the mistake, Wanda, along with her husband Lonnie, extended their home to Hinton and his girlfriend, Mikaela, that year, and every year since.
Lonnie Dench Death & Cause
Lonnie Dench had been in the hospital battling COVID-19 and pneumonia. He passed away Sunday morning.