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Dianne Terry Obituary


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“Our sympathy to Nikki and her family with the passing of their loved one Diane, our prayers are with you. May GOD Bless ! Ronnie and Yvonne...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Yvonne D. Campbell - Baltimore, MD

“To Dianne's Family, My prayers are lifted to our Father who is the God of all comfort. I know that HE will continue to uphold and sustain you...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Deborah Denson-Bryant - Joppa, MD

“As I fondly remember my association with Dianne at CSX Baltimore, I pray that God will strengthen her family and grant them peace in their time of...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Nona Young - Gwynn Oak, MD

“'Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather, openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Deborah Denson-Bryant - Joppa, MD

“My condolences to the family. Diane was a wonderful spirit that walked this earth and is now walking in heaven. Cousinly, Rozenna and James...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Rozenna Peters - Washington, DC

“my prayers goes out to Linda carter and family. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: wanda mcneil - baltimore, MD

“Please accept my sympathy in the passing of Ms Terry. I was very sadden to hear of your family's loss. Your family will be in the thoughts and...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Yvonne Burger - Baltimore, MD


Dianne. 'T'CMtythe first born often children of the late Julius L Knight and Rita Bell McCoy, arrived on a sunny day, December 11, 1948 in Rocky Mount, NC Dianne affectionately called Ann by her mother, was very independent and a natural bom trailblazer. Her mother's face brightens as she reflects on her daughter, 'Ann had the most beautiful smile." At an early age, Dianne possessed the role of matriarch of her family, where she be¬gan to provide, but not limited to, unconditional love, leadership, guidance, protec¬tion, encouragement; materially and spiritually. One thing she always taught her chil¬dren was about the power of prayer. Her favorite scripture was Psalms 23, and her lifestyle exemplified every word. "Never Would Have Made ft (Marvin Sapp)", was her all time favorite song. And to have known Dianne, was to know she made it! With Christ, Dianne made all things possible! Dianne's sense of style was vibrant, colorful, and exquisite. Dianne exposed her entire family to the finer things in life through her unselfish spirit and words of wisdom. Whether it was taking the children on summer vacations, buying school clothes or providing a helping hand to all, Di¬anne was always one you can depend. Her visits to Baltimore were always a grand occasion as she made it a point to see family and friends to catch up. And No one else could say "I Love You" like Dianne. She will always be remembered for her candid honesty and the concern she had for everyone. She was often called a lawyer because of her purity for righteousness, intelligence, zeal to call things into order, and her abil¬ity to relate to everyone. We loved that about her. She was such a "Lady". Dianne was baptized and raised in church as a young child where she enjoyed watch¬ing her father's Quartet rehearse. Dianne attended public schools and graduated from Dunbar High School, Baltimore, MD. Dianne later pursued a higher education at a local community college. Upon graduating, she began working with Commercial Credit as an Accountant. August, 1974, she became gainfully employed with the CSX Railroad in Baltimore, which later relocated her to Jacksonville, Florida. Throughout her employment, she was promoted to perform numerous positions, retiring as a Revenue Accounting Service Analyst, after 38 years of service. October, 2012, Dianne retired and shortly after took ill and was hospitalized. On Sat¬urday, January 12, 2013, God heard the cry for comfort and dispatched angels from heaven to release Dianne to his glory. Dianne was a member of First Baptist Church (District 47) of Jacksonville, FL where she diligently served as a member of the choir. Dianne had such a love for singing on her choir. In her final days, she would say, "I can't wait until I am well, so that I could go back singing on the choir" as she listen to gospel tunes from her hospital bed. She will certainly be missed but always remembered for those special times. Dianne was preceded in death by her firsborn son Antonio A. Jeffries, older brother and sister Junius and Bettie Knight respectively. Dianne leaves to cherish her loving memory mother Rita Knight; one son William A. Jeffries; two daughters LaPonda McArthur and Nicole'Terry; two grandchildren Dominic Porter and Ashley Sykes (Melvin Scriber); one greatgranddaughter Alana Porter; a loving companion for many years, Ernest (Mr. Dairy!) Williams (Jacksonville, FL); two brothers, Rickey and Jeffrey; five sisters, Linda Carter; Rita Knight-Bailey; Cynthia McKoy; Brenda and Nina Knight; one brother-in-law Kenneth Carter; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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