Dianna Stelts, 72, of Chesterfield County peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 13, 2019 surrounded by a host of family and friends.
Dianna was a devout Christian with unwavering faith for 43 years. She was a member at The Celebration Center in Richmond, Virginia. Dianna was a devoted wife, a loving mother, an exceptionally loving grandmother and most recently a vivacious great-grandmother. She was a great listener and encourager to everyone she came in contact with. Many regarded her as their second mom or the mother they never had. She was kind, compassionate and accepted others as they were. Dianna did not pass judgement but simply loved people and wanted them to see the best in themselves no matter their walk of life.
She was a telephone operator at AT&T for many years. After retiring from the telephone company she became a trainer for the catalog department at JC Penney. From there she kept herself busy working part time at her local Walmart where she was loved by her co-workers and even had favorite customers who would only come to her line. She then became the primary caregiver to her first great-grandson where she poured her heart into loving and nurturing him.
Dianna enjoyed traveling abroad which mostly consisted of cruising with her husband, friends and her daughter. She also enjoyed helping others by giving “labors of love” to include purchasing food, purchasing clothing, giving rides to work, and anything that would lighten another’s load. Dianna absolutely adored her family. They were everything to her. She walked through many trials with her kids and grandkids and always motivated them to do better and be their best. Dianna is credited for the strength and courage her family has because of how she loved and nurtured them.
She is survived by her loving husband, Richard “Dick” Stelts; her son, Richard Childers (Meg); her daughters, Wendy Holt and Debra Bonaparte; three adult step-children; her brothers, Samuel Warren (Bonnie) and Joseph Warren (Maritza); her sister-in-law, Jeannie Warren; her grandchildren, Angelica McIntosh (Joey), Dale Morgan, and Tyler Lowe; her great-grandson, Bronson McIntosh; her bestest buddy, Betty Conner; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends
She was preceded in death by her father, Charlie Warren Jr; her amazing mother, Ruby “Nanny” Courtney; and her brothers, Charles Warren, John Warren (Roberta), and Larry Warren.
A celebration memorial service will be held at 6 pm on Friday, July 19, 2019 at The Celebration Center located at 879 Research Road Chesterfield VA 23236. The family will accept visitors from 5p to 6p just prior to the service. Interment will be private.
Memorials may be made to: The Celebration Center (She loved her church and the ministry it provides)