Dionne Bernice Wright "Deannie"
Dionne Bernice Wright was born to Diane Lois Cephas and Don A. Wright on August 4,1983 at Einstein Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. My beautiful baby Dionne was born with a head full of beautiful healthy hair. She had so much hair that I decided to enter Dionne in a baby contest at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico. And Dionne won for the most hair. People would always give Dionne so many compliments about her hair. They would say," your hair is so beautiful and so are you". I myself being Dionne's mother also thought that she was very beautiful with a head full of beautiful healthy hair. I remember one day when Dionne and our family were going out for dinner. Dionne was a teenager, our little neighbor across the street he must have been five years old, when he seen Dionne with all her hair out he said, "Wow" what are you some kind of super model or something". We all laughed. I remember when Dionne was a little girl, sometimes my mother had to get on one side to wash her hair, and I had to get on the other side.
Dionne was a very loving, caring, kind, hard working beautiful woman who was a mother, daughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend. Dionne was a single parent. She raised her son Alex all by herself. Dionne loved her son Alex very much and Alex loved his mother very much. There was nothing that Dionne wouldn't do for her son, Alex.
Dionne excelled academically in school and she was a very intelligent young lady. Dionne graduated from Blair Christian Academy with a GPA of 4.0. Dionne received her Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from Fox School of Business at Temple University in 2005, and she graduated with honors. Dionne then went to further her education at Howard University where she received her MBA in Finance. Dionne received a certificate in French Language from Sorbonne University, also she received her license from Bennett Career Institute to become a license Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist. She had her license in the states of Maryland, Washington, and Delaware. Dionne received a certificate in teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language. Dionne was a ESL Language instructor. Dionne was an Entrepreneur where she had private classes for English Learners and Federal Acquisition classes for business and contractors. Dionne is also the owner and founder of her own business called Djimon LLC where she was a Natural Hair Artist. Dionne, was a Temple Tutor for Temple University in 2002. Dionne tutored English to adult Spanish speakers at the light house; also tutored elementary and middle school aged children at Dendy Recreation. Dionne had worked as a Accounting Technician and also a Contract Specialist. In high school, Dionne was a tutor and mentor of the YMCA, the Black Achievers program where she was a honorary guest with Don Lemon and Rick Williams.
Dionne used to volunteer many times to feed the homeless. Dionne, was always doing nice things for people, she and her son would travel far just to participate in family gathering. She had a good and caring heart. Dionne was always there if you needed help. She achieved so much, and made so many accomplishments in her life at a early age. Dionne was one of the students that was honored and recognized for her accomplishments and achievements to have her biography to be published in Who's Who Among American High School Students for student recognition and academic excellence. Dionne was also one of the students that was honored for her achievement by The Urban League of Philadelphia and their local partners to publicly recognize youth who had demonstrated a sincere commitment to achievement in academics performing arts and community service. We were so very proud of Dionne.
Dionne was my inspiration, she was my beautiful Angel on earth. Now she is my beautiful Angel in HEAVEN. Dionne, came to know the LORD JESUS CHRIST AND ACCEPTED HIM AS HER PERSONAL LORD AND SAVIOR, and Dionne and I was baptized together at Impacting Your World Christian Center. Dionne loved the Lord very much. Three of her favorite songs were "I LOVE THE LORD', 'PRECIOUS LORD' AND 'TOTAL PRAISE'. Dionne and I was blessed that she was able to attend a private school starting out early in her education and to attend a Christian High School. I remember when Dionne first started High School, Dionne and I enjoyed going to High Impact on Fridays at the church, where all the teenagers came together with Pastor Ray to receive the word of God, to sing, praise and to worship. Dionne loved listening to my Pastor, Bishop John bring forth the word of God on Sundays. She also loved listening to Pastor Ray on Sundays.
During the time that I was with my beautiful daughter in the ICU, I kept on praying to Jesus that the Lord would heal Dionne. Alex, Sean, Steve, Brittany and Ralph, everyone was praying. I played worshiping music throughout the day, I played RAISE A HALLELUJAH, THE BLESSING, AND WE LIFT YOU HIGH. One thing that three people have told me, is that no matter how hard you pray, the Lord is with that individual and gives that person a choice, to stay or come home. Dionne was in the presence of the LORD HIMSELF, and " He let Dionne choose whether she wanted to go back to earth or come home to HEAVEN". As God's word tells us " in the Lord's presence, there is "fullness of JOY". Even in his presence, Dionne experienced what TOTAL JOY felt like; a joy that this world could never give her or anyone else. Dionne chose to stay and remain in his awesome JOY; and I believe with all my heart that the Lord told Dionne that He will be returning soon for the rest of us who believe and she knew she would see us again.
The day that Dionne went to HEAVEN, I was in the room with Dionne, Alex, Brittany, the nurses and doctors. When I turned around and looked at my beautiful daughter Dionne, she had the biggest smile on her face, there was a light shining directly on Dionne's face and a beautiful glow. At first, I thought that the sun was shining on Dionne's face. When I think about everything that has happened, There were no windows in Dionne's room, she was in the ICU. My son and his Dad said, that was right then when the presence of GOD was receiving Dionne into HEAVEN. The way that my beautiful daughter was smiling , like to say. I am safe in HEAVEN and I am finally at PEACE. Dionne looked so happy, so beautiful, so peaceful. From that beautiful smile on Dionne's face, she was very much in HEAVEN and at PEACE, WITH JOY FROM THE LORD. No one witness Dionne's beautiful smile, the light and the beautiful glow. I was the only one that had witness the smile, glow and the light. The presence of the LORD was there for a while with Dionne. To be there and witness it was one of the greatest blessing in my life. And I thank GOD for it. I will never ever forget this as long as I live.
My son Sean prayed and asked the Lord about Dionne if he would please let him see what Dionne was seeing, so we could have comfort. And the Lord honored Sean's request. In this vision Sean had, he seen the Lord, he did not see the Lord's face, but he knew that was the Lord, by his hands and his white robe. And he seen Dionne in a white gown. And Dionne and the Lord were hugging each other. He seen Dionne's face, she was smiling, plenty of joy, happiness and at peace. And Steve prayed that morning that the Lord would give me a sign about Dionne. I have received so many confirmations about Dionne being with our LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. When my brother Ralph prayed and touched Dionne he felt a sensation a couple of times. I also felt the same thing when I prayed and touched Dionne. That sensation was the HOLY SPIRIT.
Dionne enjoyed doing hair. Dionne was my hairdresser and always did such a beautiful job, I used to get so many nice compliments about my hair. She was also her son's barber and stylist. Dionne's memories, love and legacy will always be in my heart every second of my life, her son Alex, her sister Brittany, her brother Sean, Steve and family and friends.
I THANK YOU LORD JESUS FOR GIVING ME SO MANY CONFIRMATIONS THAT MY DAUGHTER DIONNE IS WITH YOU IN HEAVEN. I THANK YOU LORD FOR GIVING ME MY BEAUTIFUL BABY DIONNE FOR 39 YEARS. LORD, I KNOW AND I THANK YOU THAT YOU ARE TAKING CARE OF MY BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER DIONNE. LORD, I THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU SAID LORD, THAT YOU WILL NEVER LEAVE DIONNE AND NEVER FORSAKE DIONNE. I THANK YOU LORD FOR RECEIVING DIONNE INTO YOUR HANDS. I THANK YOU LORD FOR ALL YOUR LOVE, MERCY, GRACE, KINDNESS AND FAITHFULNESS TOWARDS DIONNE. I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART, SOUL AND SPIRIT DIONNE, AND I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU AGAIN WITH OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST DIONNE. I LOVE YOU SO VERY VERY VERY MUCH DIONNE FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART AND SOUL. I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER. LOVE, MOM.
2 CORINTHIANS 5:8 ' WE ARE CONFIDENT, I SAY, AND WILLING RATHER TO BE ABSENT FROM THE BODY, AND TO BE PRESENT WITH THE LORD'.
THE LORD IS DIONNE'S SHEPHERD; SHE SHALL NOT WANT. HE MAKETH DIONNE TO LIE DOWN IN GREEN PASTURES; HE LEADETH DIONNE BESIDE THE STILL WATERS. HE RESTORETH DIONNE'S SOUL; HE LEADETH DIONNE IN THE PATHS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR HIS NAME'S SAKE. YEA, THOUGH DIONNE WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH, DIONNE WILL FEAR NO EVIL; FOR THOU ART WITH DIONNE; THY ROD AND THY STAFF THEY COMFORT DIONNE. THOU PREPAREST A TABLE BEFORE DIONNE IN THE PRESENCE OF HER ENEMIES; THOU ANOINTEST DIONNE'S HEAD WITH OIL; HER CUP RUNNETH OVER. SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY SHALL FOLLOW DIONNE ALL THE DAYS OF HER LIFE: AND DIONNE WILL DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD FOR EVER (AMEN)
"OUR LOVED ONES WHO HAVE FALLEN ASLEEP IN CHRIST HAVE A RICHER, FULLER CLOSER EXPERENCE OF CHRIST THAT ANY OF US CAN ENJOY ON THIS EARTH. THEY ARE AS SECURE WITH CHRIST IN DEATH AS YOU ARE IN LIFE, AS WE ALL WILL BE FOR ETERNITY".