Remembering | Honoring Denai Downs Vaughn
At 2 am, I was ready to retire for the day. After a long day of working diligently in my home office, I was tired and looking forward to stretching and relaxing with a good book. But wait, I thought to myself. Just before I go, let me have a peek at my facebook timeline for the latest news. And that’s when I saw it….
Dear friends – it is with great sorrow that I write this. My dear friend, Denai Downs Vaughn, lost her life in a tragic auto accident about 4 hours ago. Those who knew Denai know how much she loved life. She was so passionate about her family, her friends and her faith. We have truly lost an incredible woman and heaven has gained an angel. I spoke with her father and he asked that we all pray for Tim and Victoria (Tori). I have no words. Rest in peace sweet Denai. You will be missed.
Oh my God… how can this be? No! Not Denai… How could this woman of God, who was serving him so faithfully be gone? Denai who lived life “OUT LOUD?” This bundle of energy, the Woohoo Girl… Well, no sleep for me on this night – I spent the rest of the night reading her latest posts, looking at her pictures and videos. Remembering…
We skyped for the last time about 4 months ago. We had fun, we both couldn’t sleep and we chatted long into the night about our goals, our dreams, our faith. I can still hear her soft giggle as we clowned around. Such a precious memory.You see, I got to know Denai one faithful night when my facebook had gone awry. She noticed and sent me an inbox to see if I could use her help. That was Denai. Always reaching out. That night, we became friends. I worked with Denai for 6 months on one of her projects, The Royal Networker, The Elite Networker & The Protege Club. We got to know each other really well as we skyped and sent each other messages. What a beautiful person she was.
Denai was HONORED to be nominated for America’s Most Influential Business Connector for the 2nd year in a row on October 25. She wore many hats; here are a few…
- The NETWORKING Queen / Savvy Entrepreneur / The Woohoo Girl
- Host of Excellence Worx / Only 3 Degrees / Blog Talk Radio
- The Royal Networker / The PROTEGE Club
- Thrive with 5 / iFBtv Network / RAW Woman Tv
- Author, Weak Brands Promise, Strong Brands Deliver
- Public Speaker / Influencer / Teacher
- Friend / Daughter / Mother / Wife
- Follower of Jesus
- Her presence was felt all over the net…
Who do YOU want to be like MOST?
Listen to Denai as she shares.
“You’ve got options, but there is only one BEST option. Do you know what that is? Watch and Discover… ~ Denai Vaughn”
Denai recorded this video, OutliveYourLife on November 7, 2010
“We aren’t promised tomorrow, but we do have today. How will YOU make today more meaningful and purpose-filled? Who needs to hear you say that you care through a phone call, text, email, video, or visit? Don’t wait for a wedding or funeral. Do it TODAY. ~ Denai Vaughn”
Grief – Loss of a Spouse, Parent or Child
And here is her last recording on Excellence Worx, wrapped up a couple of hours before her death. So prophetic…
Listen to internet radio with Excellence Worx on Blog Talk Radio
That was my friend Denai. She had heart and she had faith. She loved life, she loved her family and she loved God. She knew her purpose and lived life to the fullest. She was loved all around the world. Always full of big visions, full of big dreams. Sharing. Taking action. She was the Royal Networker & the NETWORKING Queen.
Denai was & will continue to be an incredible light in the world. I am forever changed for having known her. My heartfelt sympathies to her husband Tim, and her daughter, Victoria (Tori). Please continue to share her videos and her message. She lived a life that definitely outlived her life and we can all learn a huge lesson from her.
♥ Denai, love you my sweet friend!
Until we reconnect one day in heaven…♥
Remembering | Honoring Denai Downs Vaughn
“Do more. Be more. Achieve more. YOU ARE WORTH IT!” ~ Denai Vaughn
My definition of “WOOHOO” : Winning Others Over, Helping Others Out ~ The Networking Queen
May you have a “WOOHOO!!!” day. YOU ARE WORTH IT! ~ Denai Vaughn
”I choose not to waste my time on negativity & close-mindedness. There’s too many optimistic & like-minded people I desire to connect with.” ~ Denai Vaughn
➽ Please leave a comment below to celebrate & honor Denai’s life… Thank you. ❥
In Gratitude, Norma