Tey’Honnah Lynette Dye, beloved daughter of Tameka Smyre and Tyrone Lemans Dye, was born in Iredell County on March 14, 2000. She departed this life on Saturday, March 28, 2020, unexpectedly.

She was a 2018 graduate of Statesville High School, where she cheered for four years, and was a loving mother. She loved her son, and loved doing things with family and friends. She loved to make people happy and was the “twerk” Princess. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Janie S. Smyre; great grandfather and grandmother, Willie and Ulla Belle Swift; uncles, Jemond Carson, Early Vince Booe,III, Edward Swift, D. L. Swift, Eugene Swift and Gregory Swift; aunts, Berthine (Ford) Revels, Andera Jordan and Elizabeth Booe; cousins, Hurel Jr., Joe Jr. Joe Anthony and Vince Deshawn Parks.

She leaves to cherish the memory of her life, her son, Ty’Hon Jamire Ali Dye of the home; her special friend, Terry Lee Roseboro; her mother, Tamika (Marvin) Smyre-Caldwell of the home; her father, Tyrone Lemans (Brittany) Dye Sr. of Taylorsville; her godparents, Candice Pinkney, Edna Parks and Keenan (Frank) Mack; her brothers and sisters, Tylonda (Quintin Sr.) Smyre, Sailon (Kendra) Tucker of Statesville, Teykian (Tia) Dye of the home, Tyrone (Kourtney) Dye Jr. of the home, Tykeiva Swift, Lanyah Clark, Ja’Riyh Hall, Ty’Shyiah Dyre, Tynavijah Dye, and Ty’Quize Dye, all of Statesville, Tyrek Dye and Seven Dye, both of Charlotte; her grandparents, Shelia and Larry Seymore, Joseph and Penny Mauney, Jannie Smyre, and James Clark; her uncles and uncles, Manika Nichols, Roderick Mauney, Justson Mauney, Joseph Dye, Tre Mauney, Tony Swift, John (Tia) Smyre, Tina (Robert) Dalton, Brian (Ashley) Smyre, Robert (Victoria) Smyre, Corey Smyre, Roy (Serena) Smyre, Natasha (James) Smyre, Regina (Joe) Parsons, Calvin (Jada) Smyre, Thomas (Darnus( Swift, Anthony (Jasmine) Smyre, Sara Moss, Felicia Brown, Talicia Brown, Mary Moss, Latiasa Turner, Shannon Brown, Robin Freeman, Delisa Caldwell, Marcus Brown and Leroy Turner Jr.; a special aunt, Angie Workman; a special cousins, Donald Carson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, neighbors and dear friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Saturday, April 4, 2020, at Christian Outreach of the Piedmont at 1 p.m. Pastor Glenn Usry will officiate and burial will follow in the Sherperd Church of God Cemetery in Mooresville.

There will be no public visitation; however general public viewing until the service on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 12 noon prior to the service.

Unfortunately, with the COVID-19, Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, along with other funeral homes across the country, has been issued a mandate to limit the number of family and/or friends at funeral services. You can only enter the funeral with a pass, which will be given to the family.

Rutledge & Bigham is serving the family.

49 thoughts on “Tey’Honnah Lynette Dye

    • Lawanda Kendrick says:

      I just want you to know Moobie that you are in my thoughts and Prayers! I pray and ask God to give you and your family Strength and Healing from this pain!!!! She will forever be loved and missed by many who knew her and didn’t know her!

  1. Gretchen Parker says:

    Praying for you, Moobie. I Love you and am sorry for your loss, baby.
    Murt and family.

    • Delisa Caldwell says:

      S. I. P babygirl…. Auntie loves you…. It’s just so sad that I can’t see that candlelight smile you always had or the laugh when you talking junk… Gone but will never be forgotten baby 😘😘😘

  2. I Lovvve Yooouuu, Baeebeeee! NEVER FORGET THE True love we had for one another. I love you, baby girl! Rest Easy! ♥♥

  3. Tracy Ramseur says:

    My heart really & sincerely aches on this known fact. I don’t wanna say it & still won’t say it, but know that imma miss seeing that pure smile & joyful Nankee that will make a person smile & brightens ur day … watch over us & stay close to ur son. He will NEVER forget u BabyGirl!
    ( Mrs. Jannie & My Mother 4 Me tho)

  4. My condolences to family and friends! This young lady touched many lives in a positive way. This will hurt, but just know that she is safe in His arms.

  5. Carolyn Ferguson says:

    Praying for you Moobie and your family that God give you strength of comfort at this tragic time … I love you and God be with you always.

  6. I didn’t know you, but everytime I seen you baby girl you had a smile and that’s how I’ll remember you. Fly high, baby. You will be missed. Moobie, I love you baby and I’m sorry for your loss. May God be with you and tha family. Keep y’all head up. She watching over y’all now. Praying for y’all.

  7. One of my babies … loved her as I would love my own … Aunt Angie will always remember you … I love you, Nakee!

  8. Tisha Anderson says:

    Rest in heaven, babygirl. I know u are probably dancing and smiling right now … For the Smyre and Dye family.

  9. Quiana Fitzgerald says:

    My condolences and prayers to her baby, mother, father, siblings, family and friends.

  10. Chantel Stevenson says:

    My condolences and prayers goes out to the family and friends and especially the son. I didn’t know her but my son did. May you sleep in peace. Such a terrible loss .

  11. Beautiful young lady gone too soon. GOD doesn’t make mistakes. Sending prayers and condolences to Moobie and family. May GOD continue comforting you all.❤️

  12. Zuriyah Murph says:

    Every time I seen u we would always fight and laugh and have a good time. I will never forget those day💜🕊 Praying for the family.Love you guys🤍, LLN💜🕊

  13. Rest In Heaven, Nakee. You’re Gone So Soon But I’m Not Going To Question God. You Now Are Looking Down On Us 👼🏽🕊 Watch Over Us While We In This Crazy World We Live In. You’ll Never Be Forgotten 💕 LONG LIVE NAKEE! 🤎💜

  14. R.I.P., big cuzin. I love you so much it’s crazy bc they aint gonna see that baby grown and be like where is my momma?

  15. Praying for you Moobie!!! Love you cuz 😘 and praying for the family 🙏 that God wraps his arms around everyone!!!RIP beautiful angel 😍😘🥰🦋🐞

  16. Death is never easy! Praying for you Mobie, lil man, and the rest of the family. Sleep well. beautiful.

  17. Such a beautiful spirit and smile each time I saw her. My heart aches for the family. Such a senseless tragedy. Keeping y’all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Nunu and Tiffanie Sharpe

  18. Keshia Mack says:

    I’m very sorry for your loss. She was such a beautiful person. Praying for you and the family. Fly high, sweet soul! 😇

  19. Praying for your family sweet girl. RIP and fly high beautiful. You were one of our favorite customers at dollar general. Always came in with your beautiful smile. Watch over us all baby girl.

  20. Shakari Steele says:

    If she says she a Smyre then she’s family. It suppose to be Family Over Everything no matter what so everybody come together as one in Jesus Mighty Name. I pray for strength —Lord God wrap your arms around my family, the loved ones, her Mother and not only her but her child. God, oh lord, I was the same age as her son when I lost my father. So God allow everyone to step up and come together in honor of this beautiful young lady, my little cousin Tye. So sad. Nobody deserves this, but we give it to God. I know it’s a lot of hurt so let these women of our family join together to fill her son’s heart and the immediate family with nothing but LOVE because my soul hurts. Today, Lord, Help the Smyre Family. We done lost three in a roll. This should be an eye-opener right here … FAMILY SHOULD COME TOGETHER & PRAY & LOVE ONE ANOTHER 💜💙❤🧡💛💚🙏 Rest In Paradise, babygirl.

  21. Shamaica parks says:

    I LOVE MY FAMILY!!!!! LONG LIVE THE TWERK PRINCESS! Keep your head up. God will see you through every step off the way!

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