Zoey Dates (2005 - 2019)

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Service Information
Dorchester Funeral Home
7842 E Oglethorpe Highway
Midway, GA
Calling hours
Sunday, May 19, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dorchester Funeral Home
7842 E Oglethorpe Highway
Midway, GA 31320
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Our beautiful girl, Zoey Olivia Renee (Meyers) Dates, entered this world kicking and screaming on March 8, 2005. She departed peacefully on May 11, 2019 and is now with her mother, who loved her so very much, Rebecca Dates; both lost due to the injuries sustained as a result of a vehicle accident that took place the morning of April 29, 2019.
Zoey was a lucky girl who happened to be greatly loved by two special men she called dad, Franklin Swain, Jr. of Perlis, China and Anthony Dates of Nanticoke, Penn. In addition to her dads, she is also survived by the three people that miss her the most; her best friend and sister, Tatayana, and brothers, Julian and Gabriel. Their sorrow is palpable but her loss is also being greatly felt by all those who loved her, to include her grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and the many friends that considered her a part of their families.
Zoey was scheduled to complete the 8th grade at the end of the school year and participated in many activities to include cheerleading, 4-H, and volleyball. Always the joiner of group functions but found that her true love was art, especially anime. Zoey was also an avid reader and generally not caught without a book. She had one day hoped to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Zoey was also known for her hilarious sense of humor that her sister can only describe as being able to, "Brighten up a day, a mile away." She will be missed by all of those who knew her and had requested the following be noted should she ever pass, "Get on my level nerds," which was no doubt a way in which to either motivate her peers or provoke her haters. She was truly a funny, gifted and talented young woman.
Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, May 15, from 5-7 p.m. at the Dorchester Funeral Home, located at 7842 E. Oglethorpe Highway, Midway, GA 31320.
Published in Coastal Courier from May 14 to May 21, 2019
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