Dishondra Diane Goree was born on December 23, 1981, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Mary Diane Goree-Myatt and the late Charles Lacey. She transitioned to heaven on October 22, 2022, at her home in Kennewick, Washington. DiShondra received her formal education from Paul Harding High School in Fort Wayne, IN in 2000. She was a three-sport athlete in high school, participating in volleyball, basketball, and softball for all four years at Paul Harding High School. In her senior year, she was voted Female Athlete of the Year. DiShondra decided to further her education and received a scholarship to play both volleyball and softball at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. At Shaw University, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Business Management in 2004. She earned several all-conference and all-tournament team honors in both volleyball and softball. DiShondra felt a need to keep pushing forward and received her master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 2008. DiShondra has also completed one year of coursework toward her doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana. DiShondra leaves to cherish her memory: her mother, Mary Diane Goree-Myatt (Fred Stewart); brothers, Jermaine (Natoshia) Goree, Fort Worth, Texas, JaShawn and Joseph Stewart; sister, Amijah Stewart all of Fort Wayne, Indiana; stepbrothers, Quincy Myatt, Dominic Myatt, and Frederick (Jasmine) Stewart; step-sister, Sade (Nate) Hiegel, Tomorrow (Jason) Thomas; nephews, JaMere (TaKia) Armstrong-Goree, Jayden and Jordan Goree; 1 great-nephew, Avery Armstrong; fiancé, Marcus Dunnigan; godmother, Erma Hogan and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives and friends. DiShondra was preceded in death by her father, Charles Lacey; stepfather, Luther Myatt, Jr; grandparents, Deacon Heck, and Floydia Goree and Callie Myatt; and stepbrother, Donte Myatt.