In LIEU of flowers, the family appreciates/kindly requests contributions be made in his name/memory/honor to an educational fund they created for his daughter & respectfully requests you refrain from sending flowers, & instead support his child's educational fund. PLEASE SEE COMPLETE DETAILS BELOW. Please Also NOTE that in an effort to start services timely for the family, viewing may need to end by 11:45am, so please govern yourself accordingly to your desire for that day. There will always be time later to speak with the family and/or sign the register book, but once preparation begins for the services, there will be NO more viewing at all. AND his SERVICE PROGRAM will be available here starting the day of his service, for you to see, and follow along and/or print out for yourself if you didn't get one and you're in attendance and/or weren't able to attend at all. Please See Further Below on any of the pages herein. Thank you!
Dion Jamaal Bridgers 38, of White Plains, NY departed this life on December 23rd, 2018 in Clayton County, Georgia.
He was born in Norfolk, Virginia to parents Yusef and Sharon Muhammad. He moved to White Plains, NY at an early age. He attended the White Plains School system and graduated from Ramapo High School in 1998. In his pursuit of higher education, he attended Mercy College NY, Clark-Atlanta University and S.U.N.Y.-Purchase College. He played many sports but his favorite was Basketball and he played it well. Whether in Westchester, Rockland or the 5 Boroughs, Dion was not only known for his basketball acumen, but also for his bridging the community of “Ballers” and spectators alike with his voice commentating, attractive personality and his playlist! Dion worked in the Greenburgh Central School District as a teacher’s assistant and coach. He also enjoyed serving the community as a manager for the Pick n Roll Restaurant and Lounge. His passion was being the founder and visionary, along with his brothers, of LASLAF Inc., an independent and inspirational multi-faceted production company. He loved the youth and devoted his life to teaching and guiding them. Dion always said, “the best teacher is your example”.
Dion was married to Taheera Bilal in 2011. They were blessed with 2 children: Blessing Nia and Lamar, who Dion affectionately referred to as his “SUN.”
He leaves to cherish his loving memory: his wife & children; his parents Yusef & Sharon Muhammad of Virginia Beach, VA; his in-laws Hassan & Gail Bilal of Greenburgh, NY; two brothers: Tyrell Bridgers (Camille) & Taj Bridgers both of White Plains, NY; Grandparents Albert & Juanita Rice of Virginia Beach, VA; two brothers-in-law: Hassan Bilal (Simone) of Stamford, CT; Rashad Bilal of White Plains, NY; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.
The Entire Staff of Lee's Funeral Home, LLC respects that the family of Dion Bridgers entrusted the care of their loved one to us, and that they value the level of service & attention our funeral home provides. We are honored, in turn, to provide comfort, assistance and service to the family of Dion Bridgers during their time of bereavement.
In LIEU of flowers, the family appreciates/kindly requests contributions be made in his name/memory/honor to an educational fund they created for his daughter & they ask checks be made out to: Blessing Bridgers, c/o Bilal, 5 Granada Crescent #20, White Plains, NY 10603. The family respectfully requests you refrain from sending flowers, and support his child's educational fund instead of flowers.