Diann Moore Castleberry

Diann Moore Castleberry

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Diann Moore Castleberry, 70 of Charlotte North Carolina, formerly of Richmond Virginia, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 6, 2017 with her daughter by her side. She was born in Halifax County on October 19, 1946, daughter of the late Isaac Cecil Moore and Helen Keesee Moore.Diann Castleberry Charlotte Carolina Cremation Charlotte

Diann retired from Henrico County Public Schools in Richmond, VA after a 30 year career, where she is fondly remembered by colleagues, administrators, and former students as an exceptional educator. She cared deeply for her students and was the best kickball player in the history of the school. She adored her grandchildren, and they have wonderful memories to cherish of their beloved Gran Gran. Diann also loved reading, wine, smoking, friends and family, orchids, The Tarheels, animals, shoes, The Red Lobster, banana pudding, Law and Order, and laughter. Her favorite shirt read, “I’m only here to establish an alibi,” and as a final query she posed, “But did they get my jokes?”

Diann Castleberry Charlotte Carolina Cremation CharlotteShe is survived by her daughter Michelle Castleberry Vigor with whom she had a deeply loving and complicated relationship; her son in law, Drew Vigor, of Charlotte whom she adored for his love of family and sarcastic wit; three precious grandchildren, Porter Kennedy, Cameron Vigor and Hadley Vigor; three nephews, Billy Moore of Winston Salem, NC, Ricky Moore of Butner, N.C., and Adam Castleberry of San Francisco, C.A.; one niece, Regan Castleberry Cain of San Francisco C.A., a loving and attentive brother in law, Michael Scott Castleberry, and a wonderful group of honorary daughters in Charlotte N.C who filled the darkest days with love and tenderness. She was preceded in death by her brother, Bill Moore, whom she loved dearly.

The family would like to thank the nursing and medical staff of Mecklenburg Medical Group and CMC Mercy, specifically the ICU team, for providing a level of care that exceeded expectations; the clergy, staff, and members of Myers Park United Methodist Church; our kind friends and colleagues for their support; Diann’s colleagues from Longan Elementary School; and the team at The Levine & Dickson Hospice House at Southminster who are truly angels.Diann Castleberry Charlotte Carolina Cremation Charlotte

Memorial services will be held at Myers Park United Methodist Church onThursday, May 11 at 2 pm. Memorials may be directed to Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte, the ASPCA, or Classroom Central of Charlotte.

Carolina Cremation of Charlotte and Salisbury is serving the Castleberry family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.

 

Diann Castleberry Charlotte Carolina Cremation Charlotte


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  1. Linda & Buddy Peace says:

    We attended Halifax County High School with Diann. She was always friendly and lots of fun. We are sure she will be missed by all of her loving family. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of those who loved her.

  2. Tom and Judy Fernald says:

    Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your beautiful Mother. Our love and prayers are with you, Michelle, and all of your family. May God comfort you with His grace, love, and peace. Diann was such a good friend when your family lived here in Henrico County. She was an outstanding teacher. Michelle, our family loves you so much, too. We are so sorry for your loss. In Christian Love, Judy and Tom Fernald, Sarah, and Brad

  3. Michelle Kitt says:

    I have nothing but good memories of Mrs. Castleberry as my third grade teacher – the year I learned multiplication facts and cursive, and the only year I earned straight As every marking period. Love and condolences to Michelle and Mrs. Castleberry’s family.

  4. Jean Covington says:

    We are so saddened to hear about Diann. Even tho we had lost contact since she moved to Charlotte, we have many wonderful family memories from years past as we know you do also. Bob and I send our deepest sympathy.