Qiana “Qi” Lancaster, 39, transitioned peacefully on January 17, 2019, after a courageous battle with leiomyosarcoma, surrounded by friends and family. “Qi”, as she was affectionately known, was born in Wilmington, DE on September 24, 1979, to Elaine Lancaster and the late Norman Bartley. In 1998, Qiana graduated from Delcastle Technical High School. She later went on to graduate from Cecil College with a degree in Nursing. Qiana worked as an Med-Surg nurse at Union Hospital and was known by her colleagues for her tireless energy.
Qiana was a devoted mother of two children, Daqira and Bryce Lancaster-Navarro, whom were a constant source of pride and happiness. She enjoyed supporting her children’s educational endeavors and being a proud basketball mom. Besides spending time with her family and friends, Qiana had a passion for reading, solving puzzles, music, and being feisty! Qiana had a bright and cheerful personality and was known for her free spirit and acts of kindness.
Qiana is survived by her children, Daqira Lancaster-Navarro and Bryce Lancaster-Navarro; Mother, Elaine Lancaster; Sister, Shanda Lancaster and Princey Hall; Brother, Tyrone Hall and Kiwan White; Aunts, Deborah Bartley, Porsha Bartley, and Gloria Horsey; Uncle Sonny (Gail) Bartley; Niece, Ajae Lancaster; Nephew, Terrence Lancaster; Devoted companion, Tron Robinson; Devoted Friends, Shakema Lett, Donnie Collins, Sharronda Hunton, Daynell Wright and a host of cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved Grandmother, Helen Lancaster; Uncle, Alphonso Lancaster Sr; Aunt, Minnie Lancaster; and Father, Norman Bartley
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