Prayers Up! Jamie Foxx’s Younger Sister DeOndra Dixon Passes Away at 36

Our thoughts and prayers are with actor/singer Jamie Foxx. It was reported that his younger sister DeOndra Dixon died at the age of 36 on October 19th. Foxx took to social media to share the sad news:

“My heart is shattered into a million pieces… my beautiful loving sister Deondra has transitioned…I say transitioned because she will always be alive… anyone who knew my sis… knew that she was a bright light…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… Even gave her boyfriend @chrisbrownofficial a run for his money…”

“Well I know she is in heaven now dancing with her wings on…tho my pain is unbelievable I smile when I think of all of the great memories that she left me… my family… and her friends… from dancing in the blame it video… to Dancing on the Grammys… And becoming The ambassador to @globaldownsyndrome… from sliding down my stairs with a grin as wide as the rio grand… to serenading us with all of her music…Deondra you have left A hole in my heart… but I will fill it with all of the memories that you gave me … I love you with every ounce of me… our family is shattered but we will put the pieces back together with your love… and y’all please keep my family in your prayers…” 

Last year, the star told Extra:

“What’s great about DeOndra is that when people meet her they sort of lose that apprehension when they see people with special needs. DeOndra just blows right past them. That’s a testament to [our] mom. Mom asked the kids at the school to just look out for her but treat her normal. She’s had a regular life, she’s just as well-adjusted as any person that you would see out there.”