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Dianne "Diney" Kennard Dickerson


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Dianne "Diney" Kennard Dickerson

Dianne "Diney" Kennard Dickerson, 79, was called home unexpectedly to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, March 19, 2020, at her home in The Woodlands, Texas.

She was born Nov. 29, 1940, in Baton Rouge, La., to Zelton and Dorothy Stringer. She attended Louisiana State University, where she studied piano.

She donned many hats during her lifetime: loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, pianist, philanthropist and seamstress, to name a few. She loved to quilt and sew, and she took her sewing passion from hobby to career. She started her own business, and for many years made beautiful drapes, bedspreads and other home décor. She also used her talents to make her granddaughter's smocked and embroidered clothing, including the most exquisite flower girl dresses.

She was a member and one-time president of Baton Rouge Trianon, an organization supporting children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She was also a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, in which she served as 2nd Vice Regent in Brevard.

Through the St. Philip's Episcopal Church of Brevard, she volunteered at the Boys & Girls Club, dressing as Mrs. Claus at Christmas.

Known as a loving and accepting woman, she was a source of comfort to family and friends in times of need. From stray animals to neighbors, her warm heart and home were always open to all.

She was an exceptional pianist, bringing life to the works of composers from Beethoven, Mozart and Bach to Gershwin and Bernstein. She was an avid bridge player and an ardent sports fan. She experienced the joy of seeing the LSU Tigers win a national championship in football. Her two favorite teams were the Tigers and the Texas Aggies.

Her most recent sporting events included her great-grandchildren's tee-ball and lacrosse games, where she was the most enthusiastic spectator. On her list of favorite memories and things she enjoyed most was watching her two boys play sports as they grew up, especially baseball.

Her family and friends will remember her as a ray of light that brightened even the darkest of days. She had numerous, deep and loving friendships and touched many lives throughout her lifetime.

She is survived by her loving husband, Lemmie Dickerson; two sons and their spouses, David and Tanua Kennard, and Darin and Aimee Kennard; her sister, Debra Stringer Parker; brother, Byron Stringer, and wife, Fran; seven grandchildren, Ryan Kennard, Coby Kennard, Madison Thomas, Kendyl Fuller, Emily Stavinoha, Jeanne Lea Delahoussaye and Harper Delahoussaye; four great-grandchildren, Aden Thomas, Logan and Landon Fuller and Kaia Kennard; and stepchildren, Lemmie Dickerson Jr., Kristen Delahoussaye and husband, John Paul; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by A.J. Kennard, loving husband and father to David and Darin Kennard; mother and father, Zelton and Dorothy Stringer; maternal grandparents, Robert and Dena Wolsefer; and paternal grandparents, Travis and Nora Stringer.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Heart Association, or Trianon of Baton Rouge supporting ARC.


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