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Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home

3321 Glynn Ave, Brunswick, GA

OBITUARY

Michelle Mae Joli Neige Dittrich

3 December , 19783 November , 2019
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Michelle Mae Joli Neige Dittrich, 40, of St. Simons Island departed this life Sunday, November 3, 2019. Born December 3, 1978 in Kansas City, Missouri to Thomas A. Dittrich and Josephine Mae W. Dittrich. When she was 15 years old, she moved to Milan, Italy to model and graduated high school early. Her creativity, charisma and aptitude took her to New York City where she continued developing in her field, becoming the favorite makeup artist to celebrities. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from The School of Visual Arts, NYC. In 2013, she moved to St. Simons Island, Georgia, where she began a career in real estate, working as a commercial realtor with Don Wright and Associates. She was also a member of Christ Church Frederica. She was a radiantly beautiful, free-spirited, kind-hearted and incomparably sweet woman. She was highly intelligent and creative and found and made beauty everywhere she went. She was loving, funny, strong, spiritual, and her engaging and powerful personality drew people toward her; she never knew a stranger on this planet and was an ambassador of love. She brought joy and love to so many. She was a talented artist and painter, gemologist and jewelry maker and loved creating art of all kinds. Michelle was a gifted athlete and outdoorsman. She enjoyed golfing and mountaineering, having successfully reached some of the highest summits in the world in Bolivia and Africa. She loved the ocean, tried to never miss a sunset, and will be forever remembered and missed by all who cherish and love her. Survivors include her mother, Josie Dittrich and her mother’s companion Ned Gross of St. Simons, her father Tom Dittrich of Colorado, her sisters, Renee Bettag and husband Andy of Savannah, Leanna Dittrich of Castle Rock, CO, and Eva Dittrich of Moorpark, CA, her two nephews, Sam and Luke Bettag, and many other friends and family who held her dear. The family will receive friends Friday evening, November 8, 2019 from 6PM until 8PM at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home (3321 Glynn Ave., Brunswick, GA 31520). www.edomillerandsons.com Funeral services will be conducted at 2PM Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Christ Church Frederica (6329 Frederica Rd, St Simons, GA 31522) with Father Tom Purdy officiating. A reception will follow in the Parrish house at Christ Church Frederica.

  • FAMILY

  • Thomas A. Dittrich, Father
  • Josephine Mae W. Dittrich, Mother
  • Ned Gross, Friend
  • Renee (Andy) Bettag, Sister
  • Leanna Dittrich, Sister
  • Eva Dittrich, Sister
  • Sam Bettag, Nephew
  • Luke Bettag, Nephew
  • Many other family and friends also hold Michelle dear.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, 8 November , 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, 9 November , 2019

Memories

Michelle Mae Joli Neige Dittrich

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Cheryl Quinn

10 November 2019

Michelle was one of my best friends during our time at Barneys. We had so much fun and laughter during those 2 years. I will never forget her immensely creative spirit and kind heart. She was so real and down to earth and we had much in common being from the Midwest. I am forever grateful to have known her and for the memories I have.

Cheryl Quinn

10 November 2019

Michelle was one of my best friends during our time at Barneys. We had so much fun and laughter during those 2 years. I will never forget her immensely creative spirit and kind heart. She was so real and down to earth and we had much in common being from the Midwest. I am forever grateful to have known her and for the memories I have.

Sandra Todaro

7 November 2019

Such a beautiful soul.
She will be missed.
My deepest sympathy to all she touched

Charna Margulies

7 November 2019

Michelle radiated the most incredible energy- I met her through Meredith in NYC and have the fondest memories of her. She was gorgeous inside and out- and had a smile that lit up any room. She welcomed me with open arms to a new group of friends and was funny, caring, and I always looked forward to seeing her. My sincerest condolences to her family and friends. May her memory be a blessing for many generations to come.

Mindy Marie Roberts

7 November 2019

My heart goes out to you all during this time. I have very fond memories of Michelle and the Dittrich family from grade school. I haven't even talked to her in the last 10 years and haven't seen her in over 20 years and I still feel profoundly saddened by this news. My heart aches to think the world is now missing her presence. I'm happy to have known her free spirit and creative soul. I posted some old school pics from the Flint crew. She will always be remembered by many. She was definitely a special human and a good friend. She was always fun to be around, witty, and kind. My love and condolences to all of you. I hope you remember the good times and hold on tight to each other. My heart aches.
Much Love,
Mindy Roberts

Rachel Carmichael

6 November 2019

Rachel Carmichael

6 November 2019

Love you Michelle....

Nancy Avery

6 November 2019

Michelle was such a dear friend. We shared so many interests: Art, Real Estate, Fun, and many chats. There is a large hole in my heart. I am very sad. I will miss Michelle.
Josie please get in touch with me. I dint have your contact information.
Nancy Avery
912-223-3094

Bill Chambers

6 November 2019

Josie- my condolences on your loss . I only know her through Billy who has always spoken very highly of her. I hope the pain of her passing is tempered by the memory of her life. God bless you and your family. Bill Chambers

Sharon Messinger

5 November 2019

I remember when the girls were younger & I stopped at the grocery store at Quivera & SM Pkwy.
As I am walking in the store this grocery basket came zooming around with the cutest girls giggling, at least one in the basket, I recognized it was Rene, Michelle, Leanna & Eva😂🤣>grocery shopping!! They were having more fun! Eva looked like an Angel.

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