Quick Facts about the Life of Jamie Foxx's Beloved Sister DeOndra Dixon, Who Died at 36
After the death of jovial and loved DeOndra Dixon, who passed away at 36, her beautiful life was shared by her elder brother, Jamie Foxx, on Social Media.
Things took a sad turn for the Dixon family when they lost a loved one of them to "Down Syndrome." Jamie Foxx took to Instagram, expressing extreme sadness at the death of his sister, DeOndra Dixon.
The young lady had a promising future as she had so much love to give to everyone around her and was an active soul. Jamie shared a description of everything she was.
AN ASPIRING DANCER
The 36-year-old was a passionate dancer who made a dance cameo in Foxx's 2009 music video for his iconic song, "Blame It." Jamie Foxx told fans that:
"I can't tell you how many times we have had parties at the house where she has got on the dance floor and stolen the show."
Foxx also poked fun at dance legend, Chris Brown, saying his sister was so talented that she would give him a run for his money.
A MEDAL-WINNING ATHLETE
From first grade, Foxx's lovely sister was an experienced Olympic athlete who competed in "Special Olympics" and earned medals and trophies.
The 52-year-old said Dixon was someone who brought life into everything she belonged to and shared an unfiltered love.
Though the superstar had a long count of prizes, she added to her count "the Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award," of which she was the first recipient ever.
A GLOBAL AMBASSADOR
"We weren't trippin' on the fact that she had Down syndrome, We were trippin' on the fact that she was cute. She was this little chocolate ball."
Her condition, which was caused by a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21, did not deter her as the young lady was also known for her iconic appearances in the "Be Beautiful Be Yourself" fashion show.
DIXON WAS FOXX'S TEACHER
Foxx boasted that when people met his sister, they lost the apprehension of meeting someone with special needs. He added that she was special. Before her death, Dixon told PEOPLE that she was happy to have a big brother who she loved dearly.
Her family still misses her as Foxx asked his fans on Instagram to pray for them, adding that they would be able to fix all pieces back with their fan's unlimited love.