Diane Wheatley

Published 7:11 pm Thursday, December 14, 2023

Our dear, sweet Diane went to be with her heavenly father on the evening of December 12th She leaves behind her husband of 49 years (Rick), her mother (Sue), sister (Jan), niece (Courtney) and a host of very close friends. Diane worked at the East Alabama Medical Center for over forty years, starting in the ER when there were only two rooms. She finished her career in the Home Care Hospice division of the hospital.

Throughout her life, Diane was faithful to her Lord and Savior and always kept her devotional book and bible close by. She was always quick to offer words of comfort to those who were in need and always took a genuine interest in whatever someone was doing, offering words of encouragement. Most of all, she was a loving and supportive wife, daughter, sister and friend. She always ended her phone conversations by saying “I love you and I’ll be praying for you.”

In the latter years of her life when her health began to fail, she never once asked “Why me?” She faced adversity head on, relying on her Heavenly Father to give her strength, comfort and peace.

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She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, but we take comfort in knowing that she is with her Heavenly Father, and that we will be reunited with her one day.

The family would like to express their thanks to all for their love and support during this difficult time. 

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023, at Trinity Church, with visitation beginning at 9:30am prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Trinity Church music ministry.