Dennis, 55, of Charlotte, NC, passed away peacefully at home, 9/24/11, surrounded by his wife, Myra, and daughter, Tiffany, after a yearlong courageous battle against brain cancer.
He was born in Fort Mill, SC on September 18, 1956.
Dennis was employed by Windstream as a Coach Monitor. He was an avid member of Mecklenburg Community Church and loved serving in guest services as a volunteer. He was a previous member of University Hills Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and loved singing in the choir. Dennis loved all sports, and loved spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed eating breakfast at Cracker Barrel, Peanut Butter Milkshakes from Cookout, and coffee from Circle K. His favorite meal was eggs over medium prepared by Tiffany.
Dennis fought a good fight; he remained courageous and loving to the very end, with his last words whispered to his daughter and wife, "I love you." This world is a better place because of Dennis. He was a man of integrity, a man willing to give God complete control, willing to serve others, and willing to love unconditionally. Dennis was willing to put away selfish desires and willing to share his struggles with others, in order to give hope that we all can live victoriously as God intended. Dennis served his fellowman, volunteering for over 10 years on a crisis hotline, intervening and touching many strangers' lives. Dennis thought nothing of going to a friend's aid in the middle of the night, and often stopped to help a stranger in need.
Predeceased by his father, Robert, and survived by his wife Myra, daughter Tiffany Cyr, mother Eunice Adkins, son-in-law Jamie Cyr, grandchildren Adam Cyr and Hannah-Grace Cyr, and many other family and friends.
The family expresses gratitude to all staff of Duke Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville, Dr. Ippolito, and Dr. Haggstrom (with a special thank you to Michelle), and Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte. Thank you for making a difference in our lives.
A service to celebrate Dennis' life will be held at Independence Hill Baptist Church at 11 a.m.Tuesday, September 27, 2011. Visitation will be in the Family Life Center, room 504, at Independence Hill Baptist Church, Huntersville NC from 9:45 - 10:45. Interment immediately following service at 12:30 p.m. at Charlotte Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Mecklenburg Community Church, Independence Hill Baptist Church (Hearts and Hammers), Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte, or Caringbridge.org.
Condolences to the family may be offered at www.mcewenminthillchapel.com.