DeOndra Dixon, younger sister of actor Jamie Foxx and 2011 Global Down Syndrome Foundation Ambassador, passed away on Monday October 29, 2020, at age 36
« My heart is broken in a million pieces my loving step sister Deondra made the transition, » Foxx wrote on Instagram on Monday, confirming her sister’s passing
« I say transitioned because she will still be alive anyone who knew my sister knew she was a shining light, » Oscar winner added
My heart is broken into a million pieces my loving step sister Deondra made the transition I say transition because she will still be alive anyone who knew my sister knew she was a shining light I can’t tell you how many times have we had parties in the house where she walked the dance floor and stole the show even gave her boyfriend @chrisbrownofficial a run for her money well i know she is in heaven now dancing with her ailestho my pain is amazing i smile when i think of all the good memories she left me my family and friends … from dancing in the blame it video … to dancing on the grammys … and become the ambassador of @globaldownsyndrome sliding down my stairs with a smile as wide as the big rio to serenade us with all his music Deondra you left a hole in my heart but i will fill it with all the memories you got me onnes I love you with every ounce of me our family is broken but we will put the pieces back together with your love and all of you please keep my family in your prayers 💔💔💔
Born September 6, 1984, in Dallas, Texas, Dixon started a nine-year run by competing in the Special Olympics in sixth grade After graduating from high school, she moved to California to live with Foxx and the rest of his family in 2002, People reported.
She was the daughter of Foxx’s mother Louise Annette Dixon and stepfather George Dixon, Entertainment Tonight reported
According to her profile on the Global Down Syndrome Foundation website, Dixon was « born to dance »
« My brother gave me the chance to do special things I danced in his video ‘Blame It’ ‘I danced on stage at some of his concerts around the country And guess what? I danced at the Grammys! Dixon wrote
« Many children with Down syndrome never get the chance to shine or pursue their dreams Everyone has something to offer and everyone has a dream Please help me and my family to defend so many beautiful and bright children with Down syndrome who have been neglected Together we will make dreams come true, ”she added
Foxx, who was 16 when Dixon was born, instantly fell in love with his little sister, People reported
“We didn’t stumble over the fact that she had Down syndrome,” he told the magazine in November 2011 “We were tripping over how cute she was She was that little ball chocolate «
World News – United States – Actor Jamie Foxx’s sister, former Global Down Syndrome Foundation envoy DeOndra Dixon, deceased at 36
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