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Dexter Ndengabaganizi

September 6, 1989 ~ September 1, 2020 (age 30)

Obituary

Dexter Kwikiriza Ndengabaganizi was born on the sunny Wednesday afternoon of September 06, 1989 at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama. His middle name means “FAITH” and his family name, “CONQUEROR”. Since childhood, Dexter was always full of energy, and was a go-getter. A man full of ambitions! Not even the sky was ever a limit. Dexter was someone who was always striving to reach higher grounds. He had so much he wanted to accomplish in life and pushed himself to achieve anything he set his mind to. He desired perfection in everything. His family and friends will tell you that he was a loving and caring person who brought people together with his warmth. He was introspective and thoughtful, and gave big hugs to his loved ones. Most of all, he had an infectious smile.

Dexter was an international scholar. He went to Berrien Springs High School in Berrien Springs, MI, and then to Michigan State University in Lansing Michigan graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. He was a true Spartan! Most of his education was from abroad. He went to the University of London in the UK where he did Economics of Law and Public Policy, and then to University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan. He then went on to Columbia University for graduate school. Dexter was a multi-linguist, fluent in Japanese. He worked in the Houses of the Oireachtas: Dàil Éireann (the Irish National Parliament) in Dublin, Ireland as an intern in European Economic Policies, used by members of the Irish Parliament. He worked in the US Embassy in Singapore as a US Commercial Service intern, where he conducted trade promotions for more than 1,300 American companies and products, and consulted on trade exports aided in establishment partnering of more than 100 multinational American corporations with their Singaporean counterparts. He also researched export/import transactions and hundreds of US export laws and regulations. Before graduate school he worked at the counsel on Foreign Relations in Washington D.C., and has quite a number of publications. Dexter was constantly working to better himself and his perspective on life. He used that perspective to help others find their path. Once he decided on something, he committed to it fully. He was interested in so much and constantly focused on learning new things.

Dexter is survived by his mother Camille Archer, father Israel Ndengabaganizi (Nipress), his right-hand brother Drew Ndengabaganizi, and sisters Nondumiso and Zodwa. He is also survived on his maternal side by uncle Gene Archer, aunt Charmaine Archer, Ann Marie Archer, and grandfather Joseph Archer; on his paternal side by grandmother Ruth Ndengabaganizi, aunts Jane Tindyebwa (Enoch), Margaret N. Turner, Annet Ndengabaganizi, his uncles Isaac Ndengabaganizi (Winnie), Elijah Ndengabaganizi
(Joyce), Daniel Ndengabaganizi (Regina), Noah Ndengabaganizi (Rosemary) and Emmanuel Ndengabaganizi (Justine). Cousins Diana, Susan, Bridget, Julia, Peggie, Sean, Asher, Jace, Kyra, Ethan, Sasha, Ella, and many more currently residing outside the United States.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
September 6, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Affinity Memorial Chapel
1166 Parsons Avenue
Columbus, OH 43206

Funeral Service
Sunday
September 6, 2020

12:00 PM
Affinity Memorial Chapel
1166 Parsons Avenue
Columbus, OH 43206

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