Lonnie Eugene Givens, 58 died unexpectedly on May 3, 2023, at his home. He was born February 15, 1965 in Dallas, Texas, son of Gordon H. and Mary R. (McMullen) Givens.
Lonnie graduated from Mesquite High School and attended Richland College.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ruth (Givens) Julien, sister, Stacie Kaye (Givens) Elrod and brother, Michael Chad Givens. He is survived by his father, Gordon H. Givens and step-mother, Jerry L. Givens of Fairview, Texas, step-daughter Courtney Autumn Merritt and husband Kevin and their daughters Charity, Madison and Rae Lynn, step-son Bennie William Wasson III, nephew Kirk Brandon McKenna and wife Elizabeth, and their children Ella and Elliott, nieces Jordan Mari Givens and Paige Lee Givens and four great-nephews Jesse Edward Smith, Jayce Elijah Givens, Dallas Michael Givens and Ezekiel Isaiah Delarosa.
Lonnie’s interest in Information Technologies resulted in him becoming a “self-taught” programmer in Cobalt and Assembler languages. These skills led to a career at ACS in Dallas and then Systemware, Inc. in Dallas where he worked for over 25 years. He was an avid musician and loved playing the drums! He performed with a rock band in the Dallas area. Lonnie followed the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Stars but his true passion was watching the Dallas Mavericks!