Dianne Lynn Stripling, age 68, of Northport, Alabama passed away on Oct 22, 2019, at UAB. Services will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm at Carolwood Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Jerry Montgomery and Bro. Ricky Skelton officiating and Magnolia Chapel North directing. Burial will follow at Phillips Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00am ~ 12:00 pm at the church on Saturday.
Dianne is preceded in death by her grandparents, Jessie and Ida Phillips; parents, J.L. Lynn and Dottie Connell; brothers, Danny and Randy Lynn, and her niece, Stephanie (Lolly) Reed.
Survivors include her husband, Dwight Stripling of Northport; daughter, Felicia Collins (Scott) of Berry; sisters, Lisa Tierce (Winfield) and Wendy Lynn all of Northport; nieces, Kim Burke (Bob), Hannah Sullivan, and Cassie Delp.
Dianne was a graduate of Northside High School Class of 1969 were she was a cheerleader her junior and senior years. For 22 years she worked at Olan Mills Studio as district manager. She was currently working as a special needs bus aide for Tuscaloosa County School System. She loved them and they loved her just the same. She was a member of Carolwood Freewill Baptist Church and loved the Lord and her church family. She was very special to us and considered the peacemaker of our family. What we saw as her being gullible, naive and innocent, actually were some of her greatest strengths. She was kind an generous and saw the world and people through rose colored glasses. Felicia, her only child was her world and will never have to doubt the unconditional love that was shown through out her life. Dianne was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She will be forever missed by all that was blessed to have known her. This is not goodbye, we will see you later!
Pallbearers will be Robert Hagler, Chris Williams, Matthew Burke, Bob Burke, Calvin Stripling, Billy Stripling, Larry Stripling and Stanley Phillips.
Honorary pallbearers are MICU and Cardiac ICU nurses and doctors at DCH and UAB Hospitals, Tuscaloosa County Schools and special thanks to Lisa Watts.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations to American Diabetes Association.
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