Dianna “Double D” Wyche


We all know her as Dianna “Double D” Wyche! Like her mother, Dianna was a huge pillar in the community. Folks would line up to place orders during the holiday season for her homemade cheesecakes. Every year Dianna would say “no more” but she always came through as she did not have the heart to deprive families of that holiday goodness!

Born November 16, 1956, in Columbus, OH and the third oldest of eight children. Dianna saw herself as first in command of the “Wild Bunch”, a clan she formed with three sisters and an auntie. It is believed that the name “Double D” was given to Dianna because she was able to morph from the kind gentle hearted lady who would give the shirt off her back to a complete stranger into a strong pimp walking ruler in the blink of an eye.

The ladies of the Wild Bunch were peaceful and their goal was to simply enjoy life. But they were enforcers and held folks to the high standards required to mingle with the family and their closest friends. Dianna loved life and she enjoyed sharing it with her family and friends. Dianna worked at the Holiday Inn for many years. She shared a love of reggae music with Chop, her soulmate and if you heard her sing, you would have thought she was her favorite artist, Anita Baker. BUT her favorite place in the world to be was BINGO. Dianna was so faithful to the bingo halls that you would have thought it was her religion or her second or third job. Three to four nights a week and some weeks daily she would grab her bingo bag and “go clean them out” as she would say.

After many years of battling an unknown illness that slowly snatched life from her hands, Dianna was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis “ALS”. ALS is rare with maybe twenty thousand cases per year and there is no cure. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord and affects control of the muscles needed to move, speak, eat and breath. Despite the harsh effects of ALS, Dianna continued to be the life of the party, laughing and dancing even though it was painful to stand and she could barely lift her arms.

Blessed with sixty-six years of life, Dianna was called from labor to eternal rest on Sunday, April 2, 2023. Dianna was preceded in death by her parents; Gladys “Ms. Lucy” and Frank William Wyche Sr, life partner; Garold (Chop) Cheatham, brother; James Wyche, sister; Laverne “Boobie” Jessie, aunts; Yvonne “Inky” Mathis, Kathleen “Kitty’ Perry, Margaret Ann Perry and close family friend; Meko Cheatham.

Left to cherish her memories are her three children; Fawn Wyche Latham, Michael (Angel) Wyche and Robert Wyche, grandchildren; Terry, Keneice, Jasmyn, Jamie, Tayvon, Michael, Robert and 10 grandchildren, brothers; Frank Wyche Jr, Jeffrey Wyche, Frank Wyche III, Earnest Wyche, Chris Wyche and David Evans, sisters; Annette “Buckles” Wyche, Linda “Pooh” Wyche, and Lisa (Marc) Hoston, aunts; Bonnie Bryant, and Laverne Perry and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Saturday, April 15, 2023 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery.

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  1. RIH Mrs. Dianna…. you were a beautiful person and a mom to all who knew you from the neighborhood.


  2. Dorlisa Storey

    Sending my love and condolences to the Wyche family. I am praying for your strength and peace during this time.

    Love you, Dorlisa

  3. I miss you aunt I will always love you

  4. Shawntell Jordan

    To The Wyche Family,
    May God’s grace be a constant source of faith and favor during this difficult time.

  5. Joshaya Stewart

    Rip my great grandma we will truly miss u ️
    From joshaya.

  6. Mark Oden brother of Michael Oden

    While I was not fortunate enough to get to know Diane the way in which I would like to,I was blessed to be the Uncle to daughter Fawn and great uncle to Fawn’s children. She will be sorely missed, but certainly not forgotten. The Creator has already opened the pearly gates and is eagerly awaiting Diane’s arrival…Rest in Eternal Peace Diane.

  7. I send my deepest sympathy may you get through this difficult time, through prayers & the comfort of family an friends

    You will be truly miss

  8. Thank you for accepting me even in my worst times. We’ve always had great times when we saw each other. Your smile will be missed. Sending prayers to The Wyche family. Rest peacefully sis.

  9. My condolences to the family RIH beautiful queen ❤️

  10. Sending prayers and condolences to the families.

  11. my condolences to the entire family, very nice neighbor, she will be missed!

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