FAIRBORN — "Dee Dee" Deanna Nicole Brackett, age 12 of Fairborn, passed away Monday, January 13, 2014 at her home. She was born February 23, 2001 in Dayton to her parents, Matt Brackett and Heather Brackett and special father, Tyler Schum. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Don Brackett; uncle, Richard Gilbert; aunt, Helen Gilbert and cousin, Richard A. Gilbert, Jr. She is survived by her parents; sister, Caitlin Brackett; maternal grandparents, John and Rose Love; paternal grandparents, Clara and Bobby Davis; aunts and uncles, Amanda and Brad Crabill, Gwen and Roy Mayne, Amanda Hofferbert, Sandy and Steve Wilt, Becky Thompson and Rick Massie; great aunt, Nila Kaempf; special cousins, Johnny Kaempf, Jenna Mayne and Miley Crabill; cousins, Jon Weaks, Robert Deese and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends. Dee Dee participated and enjoyed being in Special Olympics and had a special bond with her teachers and classmates. She liked balloons, bubbles, lights, car rides with her family and playing at the park. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Newcomer Funeral Home, North Chapel, 4104 Needmore Rd. Family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Greene County Special Olympics, in Dee Dee's memory. Condolences may be made to the family at www.newcomerdayton.com.