Dan­narae Hope Dixon

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MARY­DEL — Dan­narae Hope “Dani” Dixon of Mary­del grace­fully de­parted this world on Thurs­day, Jan. 26, 2017. She was 34. How a heart so pure could be so weak will re­main a mys­tery. Dani Dixon was born Sept. 6, 1982, in Chestertown, the daugh­ter of Jesse and Vicky Dixon of Crump­ton. She grad­u­ated from Queen Anne’s County High School in 2000. Dani was a val­ued em­ployee of Out­post 544 in Crump­ton from 1998-2000. She at­tended the Univer­sity of Illi­nois for al­most four years where she stud­ied com­puter en­gi­neer­ing and was head of the stu­dent-run com­puter main­te­nance depart­ment. Her great­est joy was spend­ing time with fam­ily and friends. She loved to travel, near or far, din­ing out, go­ing to camp, watch­ing movies, draw­ing, jig­saw puz­zles and play­ing games on her iPad. For years, she glee­fully at­tended Caro­line Cen­ter on Wed­nes­days and Thurs­days.

Dani was pre­ceded in death by her pa­ter­nal grand­mother, Betty “Mumsy” Dixon; her ma­ter­nal grand­mother, Laola Brown; her cousin, Ricky Gustafson; and “Grandpa” and “Grandma” Romie and Lois Scar­bro.

She is sur­vived by her un­cle and aunt, Lee and Lol­lie Dixon of Mary­del; her cousin and buddy, Nor­man Lee Dixon III, also of Mary­del; grand­fa­ther and grand­mother, Nor­man and Lynn “Pop Pop and Gran” Dixon of Golds­boro; her sis­ter and fam­ily, Brea, Jose, San­dra, Jas­mine and Joshua Gar­cia of Fred­er­ick; Sarah and Dave Drzewiecki of Pasadena; cousin Darla Lun­nen and great aunt Jo Casey of Fred­er­ick; Jamie Hol­lett Grau, her “BFF”, of Jensen Beach, Fla.; god­par­ents Greg and Trudy Clark of Sudlersville; aunt Lesa and un­cle Rick Gustafson of Crump­ton; cousins Nor­man and Michael Gustafson; and her ex­tended fam­ily at Caro­line Cen­ter in Ridgely. She also is sur­vived by her es­tranged par­ents, Jesse and Vicky Dixon of The Vil­lages, Fla., and her es­tranged brother, Dy­lan Dixon of Crump­ton.

A vis­i­ta­tion will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Satur­day, Feb. 4, at Fel­lows Fam­ily Fu­neral Home, 370 Cy­press St., Milling­ton. Ser­vices will be held at 11 a.m. at the fu­neral home. In­ter­ment at Crump­ton Ceme­tery in Crump­ton will fol­low the ser vice.

In lieu of flow­ers, con­tri­bu­tions can be sent to Camp Pe­cometh Spe­cial Needs Cam­per­ships, 136 Book­ers Wharf Road, Cen­tre­vill, MD 21617.

On­line con­do­lences can be sent to the fam­ily at www.fh­n­fu­ner­al­home.com Mrs. Lewis be­gan teach­ing in 1965 and in the fall of 1966, af­ter mov­ing to Milling­ton, she be­gan her ca­reer teach­ing busi­ness at the new Queen Anne’s County High School, Centreville, where she re­mained un­til her re­tire­ment in 1984. Mrs. Lewis was a Life Mem­ber of the Church of God, and when her health al­lowed, at­tended the Life Fo­cus Cen­ter in Mid­dle­town, Del.

For many years, Mrs. Lewis en­joyed quilt­ing and ce­ram­ics as hob­bies, but the love of her life was her fam­ily.

In ad­di­tion to her par­ents, Mrs. Lewis was pre­de­ceased by her hus­band, Tate E. Lewis in 1986; two sis­ters, He­len Bowyer and Pauline Lewis; and six broth­ers, Ira, Ben­nett, Tracy, Mark, Jack and Ch­ester Bow­den.

She is sur­vived by one son, Tate E. Lewis Jr. and his wife Denise T. Lewis of Townsend, Del.; and a grand­son, Tate Fran­cis Lewis, of Townsend.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be held at 2:30 p.m. Satur­day, Feb. 4, in the Fel­lows Fam­ily Fu­neral Home, 370 Cy­press St., Milling­ton, where friends and fam­ily may call af­ter 1:30 p.m.

In­ter­ment will be held in the Crump­ton Ceme­tery, Crump­ton.

DAN­NARAE HOPE DIXON

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