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Sunrise: December 11, 1998
Sunset: July 28, 2022
“We come into this world alone and we leave the same way. The time we spend in between-time spent alive, sharing, learning together…is all that makes life worth living.”
- Jean Gray (Marvel)
Jonathan Lane Craddick should serve as an example of how important it is to spend our time doing those things that make life worth living. Jonathan was born on December 11, 1998 in Dover, DE to the late Jonathan D. Johnson and Tracey D. Craddick and transitioned from the physical to the spiritual on July 28, 2022 at University of Pennsylvania Hospital.
Jonathan received his education in the Capital School District and graduated from Dover High School in 2018. While Jonathan was diagnosed with DMD (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy), which impacted his heart, Jonathan continued to do the things that made life worth living. He enjoyed traveling and was blessed to go to Disney World, Awesome Con in D.C., and South Carolina to name a few places. He was a Marvel fan, which brought him to the movie theater whenever a new movie was released, and his body allowed. Jonathan spent much of his time with his mom, sister, niece, nephew, and grandmom. To say he was a family man, would be an understatement. Most of the family would remember his bright eyes and big smile at the family events he would attend. He was always happy to spend time with family, because those are the things that make life worth living. Jonathan was not only a family man, but he was also a Renaissance man, so to speak. He could and enjoyed engaging in conversations about politics and religion. This was in between the time he spent gaming. Seeing his room would be like walking into a staged You-Tube gaming set. Being bound to wheelchair and having a mechanical heart limited Jonathan’s activity; however, he found great pleasure and joy in gaming and streaming. Again, this is what made his life worth living.
Jonathan was a son, a grandson, a brother, an uncle, a nephew, a cousin, and a friend. He will be greatly missed by those who were blessed to know him. Jonathan was preceded in death by his father, Jonathan D. Johnson, his brother Andrew D. Craddick, his maternal grandfather, Leon R. Craddick, and his maternal grandmother, Shirley Craddick.
Jonathan leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Tracey D. Craddick, his paternal grandmother, Barbara Jean Johnson, his sister, Latasha Bassett (husband John), one nephew, Steven Bassett, one niece, Serenity Bassett all of Felton, his uncle, Shawn Craddick (wife Tonya) of Texas, and his uncle, Aaron Harris of Dover. Jonathan also leaves to cherish his memories, his Godmother and aunt, Lucille Johnson Williams of Magnolia, his buddy Jerome Wiltbank aka Player of Dover, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
“Death is what gives life meaning, to know your days are numbered, your time is short.” (Marvel) Promise to do the things that make life worth living.”
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