Dion “Skeeter” Lawyer-Sanders
April 8, 1953 - October 24, 2019
Skeeter passed away on October 24, 2019 after a year-long battle with congestive heart failure.
Skeeter was born April 8, 1953 to Alice Alvin Broadnax and Charles Sanders. He spent his youth and teen years in New York City, NY, moving to San Francisco, CA where he lived for 25 years. He then moved to Vermont where he reluctantly had to learn to drive.
He worked for many years at St. Michael’s College, then for FedEx, Shaws and lastly at the Shelburne Market. On July 29, 2007 he married Ellie Lawyer.
He leaves behind his wife Ellie; stepson Travis (Heather); his only grandchild Gabriel; his brother Andre; sister-in-law Judy; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; and many cherished friends near and far.
Skeeter was predeceased by his parents and his sister Gisele.
In accordance with his wishes, Skeeter’s ashes will be scattered in VT, New York City, NY and San Francisco, CA. A celebration of life will be held at the Earth Clock in Oakledge Park, Burlington, VT in the spring. The date and time will be posted on Skeeter’s Facebook page and on the WGDR-WGDH website.
The family would appreciate donations for funeral expenses instead of flowers. Please mail to Ellie Lawyer-Sanders, 99 Hollow Road, Hinesburg, VT 05461.
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