Dannarae Hope Dixon
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