Misty Lynn "Mama" Dant
July 10, 1972 - April 24, 2018
Dant, Misty Lynn “Mama”
On Tuesday April 24, 2018, Misty Lynn Dant of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away peacefully after a long fight with lung cancer, surrounded by her family and friends at the age of 45.
Misty was born on July 10, 1972 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was raised in Indianapolis and lived on the Southside for a majority of her life. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Claude and Avanell Dant, and her father Randy Claude Dant. She is survived by her two sons Gerrick (Grace Oliver) and Austin (Kaitlyn Baker) VanLue, a granddaughter Sophia Rose VanLue, her Stepmother Brenda Dant, Stepsister Leslie Vaught and nephew Quincy “Critter” Jordon. She will be remembered and greatly missed by all of those who knew her, especially her former mother-in-law Melba VanLue and former brother-in-law Vincent VanLue.
Misty enjoyed being active outdoors and would spend every free moment of her summers out on various lakes and at state parks, camping, hiking, and enjoying nature. She was an avid reader and loved to have a flower garden. Her favorite flowers were red roses and she cultivated them wherever she lived. She was also an antique collector and would decorate her home with her findings from antique shops and garage sales. She had an eye for unique pieces and would gift items from her personal collection. Misty had an obsession with tigers and would visit the Exotic Feline rescue every chance she had.
Misty was known to be a kind and caring individual who always spoke her mind, although at times had the reputation of being “too honest”. She would always offer her sound advice to people and despite being more withdrawn at times, she never really knew a stranger. She would always go out of her way to help someone in need, often putting them before herself.
Misty was a wonderful mother who cared deeply for her children and viewed all of her son’s friends as her “children” as well. She raised her sons to always be kind and respectful of others and to never judge anyone because “you never know what sort of struggles people are facing”. She touched many people’s lives in such a positive way and because of that she will be greatly missed by all who knew her, especially her best friends Wendy and Kris.
If anyone would like to make a donation, memorial donations in memory of Misty can be made to The Exotic Feline Rescue Center of Center Point, Indiana. http://www.exoticfelinerescuecenter.org/gift.html
or by mail EFRC 2221 East Ashboro Road, Center Point, IN 47840