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Dicty Missouri

Dicty Missouri

Friday, March 23rd, 1951 Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

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Obituary for Dicty Lavant Missouri

I am Dicty, knee baby to four other jewels. I was born on March 23, 1951, to the late Robert Benjamin and Cecilia Missouri. If you are reading this now, you know that I have gone home to be with my heavenly Father. “I am great, and God is good!” The Spirit of God put a little heaven in my heart. I did not hang my head or drag my feet, and don’t you do it either. The Word teaches us that as long as we are at home in the body, we are with faith in the Lord. “Mikaela, please take care of Charlie.”

Command Sergeant Major Retired (CSM RET.) Dicty Lavant Missouri, 68, finished his race on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, after numerous health challenges. He was a great Warrior, Husband, Father, Brother, and Friend. He confessed Christ at an early age and joined Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, Lacoochee, Florida. In 2002, he joined Hopewell, formerly First Baptist Church of Mandarin, and was baptized.

Dicty enlisted active duty in the United States Army in April 1971. He retired as a CSM (E9) after 30 years of meritorious service. In 1992, he completed the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy in Fort Bliss, Texas. During his extensive military career, he was awarded numerous decorations, medals, badges, citations, and campaign ribbons: the Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Good Conduct Medal (9 awards), and many additional commendations of military service. He also held a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from McKendree College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

He married the love of his life, the former Vivian A. Wormack (Babe), on August 30, 1980. To this union, one child was born, his princess, Mikaela Dominique’ Viviane Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his Father: Robert B. Missouri, Mother: Cecilia Missouri, and Brother: Robert Franklin Missouri.

He leaves precious and blessed memories with those who love him. A loving and dedicated wife: Vivian Missouri, an adorable daughter: Mikaela Dominique’ V. Missouri, two sisters: Laura Thomas (Willie O.) and Mary Missouri, one brother: Jimmy R. Missouri (Minnie), Sisters-In-Law: Gladys R. Missouri, Louise Meadows, Doris Wormack, Shannon M. Wormack, Constance I. Starks (Franklin), Christi L. Bennett (Victor), Rev. Stephanie W. McGhee (Terry), and Yolanda K. Womack, Brothers-In-Law: Richard B. Wormack, Rev. Willie L. Wormack, Donald W. Wormack, David M. Womack, and Samuel L. Womack; one devoted uncle: Rev. Johnny M. Blair (Ethel), four nieces: Shirley Missouri, Sherika Missouri, Dedra Missouri, and Laurette Thomas, seven nephews: Leroy Christopher, Gregory Lamar, Darryl Christopher, Robert Missouri, Jr., Michael Price, DeAndre Missouri, and Rafi Revis, a host of other relatives and sorrowing friends, and two very dear and close friends: Frank Charles Schmidt of Germany and Dr. Marsha Atkins (his trainee) of Woodbridge, Virginia.

The funeral service for Dicty Lavant Missouri will be held 11:00 am Saturday, December 7th, 2019 at the Hopewell 3990 Loretto Road Jacksonville, Florida 32223. The visitation will be 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Friday, December 6th, 2019 at the Funerals by T.S. Warden 4315 North Main Street Jacksonville, FL 32206. Interment in Florida National Cemetery. Please sign the family guest book and view the video tribute @ www.tswarden.com. Arrangements in care of Tyrone S. Warden, FDIC, 4315 N. Main Street, 765-1234

In lieu of flowers please send donations to The Wounded Warrior Project.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 6th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Funerals by T.S. Warden
    4315 North Main Street
    Jacksonville, FL
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    Friday, December 6th, 2019
    5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Hopewell
    3990 Loretto Road
    Jacksonville, Florida
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    Saturday, December 7th, 2019
    11:00am
  • Interment

    Monday, December 9th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Florida National Cemetery
    6502 S.W. 102nd Avenue
    Bushnell, Florida
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    Monday, December 9th, 2019
    2:00pm

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Theresa Alwood

Prayers to all. I wish words could comfort in a time of loss but we know that is not possible. Just know he is with our heavenly Father and was a joy it is for Dicty to go home. Hugs.
Comment | Posted at 11:46am via Condolence

Carie Brown

Vivian and Mikala,
I pray God gives you all the strength needed to endure your lost.
Nita Brown and Family
Trilby, FL
Comment | Posted at 10:32pm via Condolence
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CSM(ret) Larry d. Hester

Dicty Missouri, my friend, my brother and my mentor today I thought of you, from this point it want be nothing new. I thought of you yesterday and the day before that too. After hearing of your home going, I find myself smiling as I think of old times, and saying some of the things you would say. As I look at Old pictures which gave me flashes of great memories, I now keep those picture in a frame, because I know your memory is a keepsake from which I will never never part. My brother, God has you in his arms and I will always have you in my heart, rest CSM.
Mrs Vivian and Mikayla, I am praying for you both, You both have my deepest sympathy.
CSM (Ret) Larry and Karen Hester
Comment | Posted at 06:43pm via Condolence
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Myra L. Mayes

Extending our deepest sympathy to Vivian and Mikayla and praying for comfort and strength at this difficult time. Good memories with Dicty at Fort Knox. God Bless!
CSM(Ret) James and Myra Mayes Jr.
Comment | Posted at 04:15pm via Condolence
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Kimberly King

Dicty Missouri will be sorely missed in our neighborhood! Our condolences to the Missouri family. Mark & Kimberly King
Comment | Posted at 12:48pm via Condolence
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