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Deidre Moneta Comara
December 25, 1962 - January 20, 2017
In Loving Memory of Deidre Moneta Comara
“A friend loveth at all times….” (Proverbs 17:17)
Diedre Moneta Comara, affectionately known as “Dee,” passed away at her Indianapolis home on January 20, 2017. Family and friends will remember her as a loving mother and daughter, known for her kindness, warm personality, and for being a most loyal and caring friend.
Deidre was born on December 25, 1962 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the second child of the late Rev. Robert and Charlene Hudson. Deidre accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at an early age, joining Mt. Paran Baptist Church, where her lifelong unwavering faith in Christ began.
Deidre was educated in the public school system of Washington Township and was a 1981 graduate of North Central High School where she was a member of the speech team and playwright of the original musical, “My Way.” Upon graduation, Deidre was named a Hoosier Scholar and a recipient of a Distinguished Scholarship to Indiana University-Bloomington. While in college, she was active in several organizations. She was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Young Democrats of IU, and the Association of Minority Journalists. Dee earned her Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications in 1986.
After college, Dee went on to work for Resorts Condominium International, a Wyndham Worldwide group. At the time of her death she was employed at Allegion, PLC as a Customer Care Manager. Dee worked extremely hard at her job, garnering accolades and the admiration of her colleagues. Poised, no-nonsense, and about business, yet warm, caring and confident, Dee exuded strength and always got the job done.
Deidre married her former husband, Hibrahim Comara, in 1992; to this union was born their lovely daughter, Lillian Xenod.
Dee was a very creative person and a wordsmith at heart. Her many poems, sketches, song lyrics, and her original musical attest to her creative genius, which she used to bless others.
Well-versed in national and world affairs, Deidre relished a good political debate and could successfully argue any issue. She could discuss national and world politics well into the night, which she often did with friends, associates, or anyone else who was courageous enough to take her on. A true pragmatist, Deidre was blessed with the ability to figure out multiple solutions to any problem or manage any crisis. She also had the gift of making everyone around her feel comfortable and special.
Deidre was always up for a good adventure—which was often with her dear friend and Soror, Candis (Driver) Smith. Dee and Candis planned parties, outings, and toured the South. One of their favorite pastimes was singing show tunes and re-creating lyrics to established songs, which they sang together for years afterward.
When her parents fell ill, Dee lovingly cared for them; when Rev. Hudson passed in 2003, she moved her mother into her home, where she cared for her until her passing in 2013.
Deidre was the most patient, caring, and loyal friend one could have. Ever the optimist, Dee was always there with a smile, encouraging word, or Bible verse, quick to remind you to look for the bright spot in everything, even when things looked dim. She was always available to listen and assist in the lives of others, often while dealing her own pain and hardships.
The morning of January 20, 2017, the Lord called Deidre home to Heaven, where she is reunited with her grandparents, parents, and sister, Desiree. She leaves to cherish her memory, daughter, Lillian Xenod Comara, and a host of relatives and friends. This faithful mother, daughter, and friend will be dearly missed.
Services will be held at Crown Hill Funeral Home on Saturday, February 4th at 12 pm with a calling two hours prior.