January 19, 2012 ~ August 6, 2022

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Fairview, NC

Rylee Cynthia Dantone passed away unexpectedly on Saturday August 6th 2022. We are heartbroken by this loss. Rylee was so loved by family, friends and everyone she met. Rylee was 10 years old. Some of the things she loved were science, art, music, books, princess movies and some scary ones. She also loved being surrounded by her favorite people, going on trips, swimming and being outside.

Even though Rylee had physical disabilities, that did not stop her family from including her in everything that they did. Kayaking, pontoon boating, taking her on hikes, running 5k’s, cruising, seeing live music and festivals. She also loved rides on the golf cart and jet ski.

Rylee was survived by her parents, John and Danielle (Johnson) Dantone; siblings, Caroline Dantone and Grayson Dantone; grandparents, Stephanie Johnson, Matthew Dantone (Sandy Dantone), and Terry Salais (Richard Salais); aunts, Christina Johnson (James Cassidy) and Amy Wilson (Josh Wilson; and uncles, David Dantone and Doug Martin. She also has three surviving Great-grandmothers and many cousins and extended family.

We will be holding a memorial service on Wednesday, August 10th, 2022 at 2pm at Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road. We would love for you to share a couple words about Rylee if you would like to. We will also be meeting after the memorial at an undecided location. Updates will be posted on social media.

If you would like to donate to the family we will be creating a charity in Rylee’s name to donate to other special needs children. I know Rylee would love to be able to give to kids in need and make them smile.

Services

Memorial Service: August 10, 2022 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805

(828)299-4416
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

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  1. O Lord Jesus Christ, who didst take little children into thine arms and bless them; open thou our eyes, we beseech thee, that we may perceive that thou hast taken this child, Rylee, into the arms of thy love, and blessed her with the blessings of thy gracious favor; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

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  2. O Lord Jesus Christ, who didst take little children into thine arms and bless them; open thou our eyes, we beseech thee, that we may perceive that thou hast taken this child Rylee into the arms of thy love, and blessed her with the blessings of thy gracious favor; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

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  3. Dear Lord we thank you for this beautiful child Rylee. She fill the world with so much love and joy with a twinkle in her eye and the smile on her face. Lord hold this beautiful child in your arms give her a hug from us let her know that we will forever be grateful just to have had the opportunity to have known her. You will forever be a treasure in our mind and in our hearts. We love you aunt Mary uncle Ashley Frankie and Lydia

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  4. Rylee was my little angel. I was so blessed to babysit her when she was little. She was a joy to be with. I remember all the nights we would fall asleep together while Danielle was working. She was one of my babies and I know she is in a better place and having a wonderful time. She will be missed greatly. Rest in peace my angel, Mimi and papa love you. ❤️

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  5. In one of the stars, I shall be living. In one of them, I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night.

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  6. Rylee was the sweetest snuggle bunny with the most beautiful hair like her mama and blue eyes. She was born to the most loving, calm, strong, caring soul I’ve ever known. What a gift to know her and her parents. So much love and support on both sides of her family! May you all find comfort in the sweet memories of her. Love you all so much.

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  7. Sweet Rylee, I think about you all of the time. You taught me a lot in the short year you were in my classroom, and I fell in love with how spunky you could be on that tobii! I miss all of the times we read together, laid on the blue mat and watched the projector lights, and the fun walks we had where we always had to bring your sunglasses because you hated the sun in your eyes. I’m sending you and your family so much love. Forever in my heart, little girl. ❤️

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  8. I love you guys I’m so sorry your having to go thru this I will always love and miss rylee she was so beautiful and big I’m sorry I haven’t been there. But I love you all ok plz know that! Love, (Aunt dez!)

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  9. Rylee I will miss you. I enjoyed watching Harry Potter trailers with you and the way we both laughed at some of the scenes. You were the light on a cloudy day. We shared so much this past school year and all the past years we were together. You were such a beautiful soul. I love you.

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  10. Allen and I have been honored to have known you Rylee. You were a bright and shining light to this world and especially in our life. Your smile and beautiful eyes communicated so much and we loved you with all our hearts. It has been a pleasure to go boating , swimming and camping out at the TN campground with you.

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  11. Sweet Rylee it was an honor and blessing to know you. Your gentle eyes and smile communicated volumes with an intensity of happiness and joy. Especially when boating swimming or just being outside. Allen and I loved seeing and spending time with you. We love you so much. For all eternity precious little one we will miss you.

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  12. Our family is largely extended and I am glad to know the Dantone family. All of you have been special. My heartfelt condolences and love to each of you.

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  13. I’m so sorry you lost your baby. I cried because I’m a mother and I can’t imagine losing my baby. I’m so, so sorry. My condolences, thoughts and prayers are extended to you and your family .

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  14. We love seeing the beautiful photos of Rylee above and reading about her interests. What a wonderful girl. Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

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  15. Dearest John and Danielle,
    There are no words to ease your pain and sorrow. We can only say we love you and are praying for you.
    God Bless

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  16. I feel so lucky to have gotten to know and spend time with a such a special girl. I will always cherish our times we spent together. She will always be my little shopping buddy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  17. Rylee was such a joy to have at PEP. She will be missed but not forgotten. We will continue to keep your family in our thoughts.

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  18. My condolences, thoughts and prayers are extended to you and your family . Rylee was such a joy to me in the classroom she was a special girl and she will be miss.

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  19. Sharon Norton sending condolences and prayers 🙏 to your family my heart is saddened we will miss sweet rylee.😔

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  20. Dear family and friends,
    I read about Rylee’s interests, especially wanting to be on the go with family outside activities. You all participated in making a full life for her. I liked her smile too.
    Regards to all, Jim

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