HER LIFE STORY
Dionndra Nicole Mathis aka “Phat” was born July 11, 1987 in Brooksville, FL to Albert and Yulonda Mathis. She was the youngest of her two siblings, Albert Dexter Jr. aka “Chucky” and Nakeittia Lynette aka “Doo”.
Dionndra accepted Christ at an early age at Holy Band D.T. Church in Brooksville, FL under the leadership of her great-great-aunt, Pastor Rosa Lee Waddy. As an adult, she was affiliated with Abundant Life And Restoration Ministries in Tallahassee, FL under Bishop Alvin D. Stewart Jr. She was, affectionately called Phat or DD by family and friends. Dionndra graduated from Central High School in 2005. She attended Tallahassee Community College and later transferred to Florida State University and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She later received a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She was actively furthering her education in Health and Wellness. She was a licensed Life Coach and obtained professional licensure in Health and Nutrition Services.
Dionndra was employed by Walmart and naturally greeted everyone she met with a radiant smile. She left such an impact on her Walmart community that January 11th has been designated as “D Day”. She was the Vice Chairperson for JWEL, LLC (Just Women Enjoying Life); and a Sorority sister of Sistuhs, Inc.
Dionndra never met a stranger. She was vibrant, energetic, and a big cheerleader to everyone she met. She was the life of the party and didn’t mind dancing to express her vibe. Her love for Christ could be felt through her gift of laughter that she shared with family, friends, and those in her presence.
In the words of Dionndra herself, she has never been afraid to have fun or enjoy herself in any environment because life is for the living, and she took full advantage of it. She is now enjoying heaven with her big brother, Chucky.
Dionndra leaves to cherish her memories: two loving daughters, Heaven Wimberly and Alyna Mathis; loving parents, Albert and Yulonda Mathis; devoted maternal grandmother, Prophetess Stella Williams; loving sisters, Nakeittia Mathis and Amaria Delaine; sister-n-law, Melissa Mathis; loving aunts, Geraldine Carr (John), Vernia McNair, Cynthia Munford (Jeff), Angela D. Williams of Houston, TX, Allena Williams, Linda Marks, Carla Jackson, Erica Jackson and Emma Bunch; loving uncles, William Mathis, Henry Mathis, Jr. (Laura Mae), Wayne Marks, Brian Thomas (Sherrell) and Kendrick Thomas; loving great aunts, Karla Stewart (Rev. David, Jr.), Veronica DeRamus of Tampa, FL, Barbara Ann Williams; a special Godchildren: Raelynn Whitten and Lynnox White; very special God-brothers, Michael J. Harris, Jr. and John Hanks Jr. both of Ocala, FL; very special god-sisters Latrece Nichols of Ocala, FL and Scottisha Whitten of Tallahassee, FL and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, God-brothers, God-sisters, God-mothers, God-children and other sorrowing family and friends.
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