Neal, Diana I, 67, of Lakeland Fl, passed away on October 4, 2018. Diana was born in Gladwin, Michigan and raised in the small town of Beaverton, Michigan. Mom loved to laugh, craft, sew and watch her children grow. She met her best friend and former partner Charles Glenn Savoie in 1970 and they raised their family in Waggaman, LA. Diana is survived by: her son, Charles J. (Shayna) Savoie, and her daughter Monica (Brian) McGaughy; grandchildren , Brian McGaughy II, Jacob (Hanh) Savoie, Sheila McGaughy, Wyatt Savoie, and Cohen Savoie; great grandchildren ,Emma Savoie, Nova Champagen, and Ella Savoie; sister, Linda (George) Romatz, nephew, Tony (Autumn) Romatz, and other great nieces and nephews. A private celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
Diana was a very dear friend, a 48 year long best friend, and the Mother of our children (Charlie Jason and Monica Lynn). It’s with an empty heart that I realize that we can no longer share our hours-long phone conversations, thoughts about our friends and family, laughs and giggles about some silly joke and far too seldom visits. My only solace in that she was called home quickly, not lingering in discomfort. She is now gone……. but she will never be forgotten.