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Dianne Billingslea Mansell
October 10, 1957 ~ July 3, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Dianne Billingslea Mansell was born October 10, 1957, and died July 3, 2023, in Canton, MS.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 6, 2023 from 5 - 7 pm at Breeland Funeral Home. Private graveside services will be at Concord Cemetery.
She is preceded in death by her mother, JoAnne Robinson Billingslea, sister Billie Jo Arnold, and nephews Cal and Tee Foy.
She is survived by her father William “Billy” Billingslea and her loving husband of 45 years, E.D.(Dick) Mansell, Jr. Daughters Courtney Mansell, Ashley Mansell Chisolm (Dusty), and Catherine Mansell, her sweet and loving sisters Vikki Foy and Shelly Pittman, and so many nieces and nephews.
She was known to most as Aunt Dianne. She was always quick with a hug and a fierce spades player, and she had a hand in raising so many people.
She was “Granny” to her beloved grandchildren, Collin Dale, Natalie Dianne, and Claudia Mansell Smart who will miss her deeply.
She loved the beach and enjoyed going every year. Her love of the beach started with her mom and dad taking her and her sisters to Florida, then to the years when she and her sisters took their families. A years’ worth of memories were made each summer.
She always made sure to call everyone to sing happy birthday- EVERY SINGLE YEAR. Her calendar at home is filled with names for birthdays and she made sure she got in touch with everyone.
She will always be remembered as being able to cook anything and make it taste good. She was the best cook, especially when it came to her Holiday Dressin’, and she wouldn’t shy away from letting you know what you were doing wrong or how to fix your dish to make it better.
She wasn’t just the life of the party; she was the party. If you were with Aunt Dianne, you knew you were going to have a good time.
Hanging by “the pool” where everyone was invited is a memory that many, many of us share and will hold close to our hearts forever.
To know her was to love her. She will be deeply missed by so many.