Danita Kilcullen…Tea Party Leader and American Patriot

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Obituaries

If you didn’t know Danita personally, but you are a patriot, you might be able to grasp what sort of person she was.

A lot of people talk about what it is to be a patriot; maybe they do some of the outward stuff like wear a flag pin and thank a veteran here and there, and that’s all good, but Danita was a whole different breed of patriot.

She was a co-founder and instrumental in the founding of, and was the glue that held together the Ft. Lauderdale Tea Party; the oldest continuous Tea Party group in America.  When a situation called for it, she was as tough as nails; however she was also as caring and loving as a Guardian Angel.  One could expect to find her either in attendance or as a speaker at any gathering of patriots almost anywhere from South Florida to Washington, DC and beyond; and she never shied away from standing head to toe against the domestic enemies of our beloved country either.  In short, she was in the fight, and was a champion of the cause up to her final breath.

Had she lived during the time of America’s founding, her name would have been in the history books alongside the likes of George Washington, Betsy Ross, Abigail Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, Crispus Attucks, and countless other men and women that she would have certainly been a friend of.  When the real history of today’s Tea Party movement is written, her name will stand out as one of the driving forces among the current defenders of our liberty and freedom.

She was also a wife, mother, great friend to many, and a woman with unwavering faith in our Lord Jesus.  Danita Kilcullen went home to be with Him early Sunday morning after losing her fight with cancer.  While she will be sorely missed by many, I know that she has stepped into Eternity in His Presence and her pain and suffering are no more.

Rest well Danita Kilcullen, job well done.  Thank you for picking up and carrying the torch and leading the way for so many.