Claudia Dianne Kington

June 23, 1950October 13, 2021

Claudia “Dianne” Harris Kington peacefully left this earth on October 13, 2021. Born to Ralph and Eloise Harris on June 23, 1950, Dianne spent her life tirelessly working as a dedicated loving mother and teacher throughout Hardeman and Shelby County Schools.

Dianne was born and raised in Bolivar, Tennessee where she attended Bolivar Central Highschool and went on to obtain her Masters in Teaching at Memphis State University.

Dianne was a dedicated loving mother who treasured her role in life most to being Mimi to her grandchildren Hayden Marie Kington, John Michael “Eoin” Kington III, Brooklyn Moss and Paxton Moss. Her life was a testament to her favorite Bible verse, Ephesians 4:32, “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God forgave you.”

Her loving personality lives on in her surviving family, sister Carolyn Harris Moss, her son John “Jay” Michael Kington II and daughter-in-law, Dr. Daniella Barker Kington, her daughter Jennifer Kington Moss and son-in-law, Ronnie Moss Jr.

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Carolyn Moss

October 19, 2021

I've lost my traveling companion and confidante . We did almost everything together and I will miss her forever. My sustaining thought is that she isn't suffering any longer and is now in God's care. My heart goes out to her children, Jay and Jennifer and their families. They've lost a bit of sunshine from their lives. I pray for their comfort and strength during this time of sadness.
I love you, Sis. Till we meet again...