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Elon D. Thigpen

July 2, 1966 ~ October 5, 2022


Elon “Dion” Thigpen, 56, passed away at his home surrounded by his wife, Paula Thigpen and loved ones, on Wednesday October 5th, 2022. Dion was born on July 2, 1966, in Peoria, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents, Elasko and Christine Y. Thigpen. He was also preceded in death by mother in law, Alggernora Avila and daughter, Vonshe’ Harper. Dion is survived by his loving wife, Mrs. Paula Thigpen; children, Logan, Cameron, Noah, Chycola, Ronte’, Tydrel, Algeneda, Delvina, and David; siblings, Mike, Rodney, Robin and his sister, Sidney. He is also survived by a host of grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews.

Dion, the musician, loved what he did! From singing to playing in varies bands, Dion did it all and with LOVE. He played with Swift Water, Unlimited Slip, and Fat Freddy’s Cat, just to name a few. Dion was a fan of every kind of music, and he could play it all. He was a part of numerous benefit charities, and he took pride in giving back to the community. For many years he worked diligently as a forklift operator. Dion had an energetic spirit that made people want him around. He loved all of his children and did not mind being silly at all times. Dion was a die hard Dallas Cowboys fan!

Memorial Service will be held at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home on October 11, 2022, from 5pm-7pm, 500 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, NC 28301, Pastor Cromatie officiating with words and reflections following. A gathering will take place at Louie’s Sports Bar, 2417 Robeson Street, after the services.

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