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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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