Diane Dillard Armistead


Pastor Diane Dillard Armistead, age 62. Sunrise December 23, 1954 and Sunset February 1, 2017.

Diane was a graduate of South High School and retired from Diamond Innovations. She was Founder and Pastor of Step By Step Trinity Ministries and Reach Out And Touch Teens & Youth. Diane was preceded in death by her parents Imogene and Theodore Dillard Sr. Left to cherish her memory, husband, Malcolm Armistead Sr.; son, Malcolm Armistead Jr.; daughters, Malissa Holmes, Malrissa J. (Richard) Jones and Malcrissa D. Armistead; brothers Walter Dillard, Theodore Dillard Jr., James Dillard and Robert (Wendy) Dillard; sisters Doris Dillard-Goodwin and Carolyn Coles; 11 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation 11:00am and Home Going Service 12:00 Noon, Monday, February 6, 2017 at Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies 870 St. Clair Ave. Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Condolence Messages

  1. Columbus South High Alumni Association

    The South High School Alumni Association and its Board of Directors want to express our sympathy and send condolences at the death of your loved one. Our entire South High School family is diminished by her passing.

  2. ~Don, Becky, Devon Marie

    For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. Romans 14:8
    Our thoughts, prayers and love to each of you.

  3. To The Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss and wish to extend my condolences. Death is our enemy at any age and was never a part of God’s original plan for us. He has promised through his word the bible at Revelations chapter 21 verses 3 and 4, to eliminate death along with pain and sickness forever. The resurrection that his son Jesus spoke about in John chapter 5 verses 28 and 29 which reads, “All those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out,” is soon to take place and will allow us the opportunity to welcome back all of our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death, to awaken on a paradise earth and to enjoy life forever upon it. Psalm 37 verse 29. May these promises form the bible bring you a measure of comfort at this time.

  4. Words cannot express how I feel I loved you so much you were my true angel here on earth and I know you will continue to be my angel. I feel so empty knowing that you are no longer here with us but with all that you have taught me I will always remember. When I feel like my world is crumbling I will reflect on everything you have said to me and with that and knowing God I will know I will be able to carry on until we meet again I will forever and always miss and love you. I thank God and Mama Jene for making us sisters. You were truly a devoted sister to me and a devoted Aunt to my children.

    Love Your Sister,

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