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Lance E. Dillon

June 2, 1942 - October 5, 2017

Born in Lower Buchanan Grand Bassa County Liberia Preceded in death by his parents Jestina Martin and David Dillon, his Daughter Precious Dillon and his brothers Edmund Dillon and David Dillon

Lance is survived by his Wife Florence Dillon (Dorley), His two sons and two daughters and their spouses, Lance Dillon Jr. and Kiya Dillon, Zangar Dillon and Jacqueline Dillon, Fatu Dorley , Katherine Quinones and Jorge Quinones. Six Grandchildren Shante Dillon, Jorge Quinones III, Zahnirah Dillon, Isabella Quinones, Gabriella Quinones and Alexander Quinones.  And Great-granddaughter Mariah Dillon. 

Sisters Charlesetta Dillon, Ann Dillon Bright, Alumon Logan and Elizabeth Campbell and several nieces and nephews.

Lance E. Dillon Sr. , commonly called "Leo Boy" by family members , was born on June 2 ,1942 through the union of Justina  Martin and David Dillon Sr.

Lance attended The Catholic Elementary School in Lower Buchanan, Grand Bassa County and there after the Bassa High School. He then took employment with the Lamco Mining Company in Buchanan with the Iron Ore Handling Department. During this time he met and married Comfort (Roland) Pitts and through his first union they had Lance’s first son Lance Sundaygar Dillon Jr. He departed to the United States for further studies and later brought over his first wife Comfort and son Lance Jr.

In 1975 Lance returned to Liberia where he was employed with the Bong Mining Company and worked his way up to a Foreman in the Iron Ore Pelletizing Plant. He later met Florence (Dorley) who was then working as Secretary in the BMC personnel department. They married in January of 1977 in Dortmund West Germany while Florence was studying there on a company scholarship. On November 15, 1979 this union was blessed by the birth of their son Zangar Lysander Dillon.

Lance and Florence decided to migrate to the U.S and after five years of waiting for her status to be approved by the U.S Embassy, Florence then after left in 1986 with her mother Florence Lee, and children Fatu, Katie, and Zangar. Lance remained behind to take care of their business , The Kayzantu Bakery and Pastry Shop which was in Bong county, Bong Mine Liberia.

Lance later joined His family in Atlantic City New Jersey in 1987. While starting his new life with his family in the U.S he first was employed with Resorts Casino as a charismatic bus greeter. He later moved on to Harrahs Casino where he worked as a house man , and also as a second job later held a Security Guard position at the Tropicana Casino.

Unfortunately Lance had multiple health complications through the latter part of his life and could not continue to work at Harrahs and Tropicana. He left Tropicanna and continued on at Harrahs where he was forced to retire early because of health issues.

Viewing will be on November 4th from 9am -11am and The Funeral Service will begin at 11am which will be held at New Hope Baptist Church 704 Lexington Ave, Atlantic City New Jersey 08401.

The Burial Ceremony will take place at Laurel Memorial Park Cemetery, 2301 English creek Ave, Harbor Township New Jersey 08234.