OBITUARY

Diana Kingsley

March 26, 1959October 6, 2020

Diana Amy Dukes Kingsley, 61, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at Beacon Place Hospice.

Diana was born March 26, 1959, in Ogden, Utah, daughter of David and Gwendolyn. She was a graduate of the University of Maryland and worked for a period of time as a medical technologist. In 1975, Diana married her high school sweetheart Tom, who served his country in the United States Army. Army life allowed them to live in various states, including Georgia, Louisiana, and Alabama. They finally settled with their two children, Mark and Katie, in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Kingsley’s enjoyed visiting the mountains, hiking, and trips to the beach.

Diana is survived by her husband, Thomas E. Kingsley; father, David V. Dukes; mother, Gwendolyn A. Kingsley; son, Mark Kingsley; daughter, Katie Campbell and husband, Kevin; siblings, Michael Dukes, Karen Pruett, Terry Dukes, Allan Dukes and two grandchildren, Madison and Silas Campbell.

A celebration of Diana’s life will be held at a later date when it will be safe to do so. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Diana’s memory to the charity of one’s choice. Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel is assisting the Kingsley family. Online condolences may be shared by visiting www.haneslineberryfhsedgefield.com.

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Dottie Kula

October 17, 2020

I was so sorry to hear of Diana’s passing. She was a fighter. It was great to have known her and Katie. I worked with Diana at GAA . Please accept my condolences she and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dottie Kula

Greensboro Auto Auction

October 13, 2020

The entire Greensboro Auto Auction wishes to express our deepest sympathies to Katie and rest of the extended Kingsley family. We loved having Diana work with us in the auction business in various roles. She will be forever missed!

Sharleene Sievers

October 13, 2020

Diana was so special and a blessing to be around. She was the hardest working, strongest, funniest person and simply a joy to work with. I will miss our shenanigans at GAA... I will miss her so very much and am so happy I was blessed to call her friend.

Cindy Sechrist

October 12, 2020

Strong, compassionate, friend, that was Diana!!! My Monday's will never be the same without my friend sitting in front of me. We shared stories, laughter, hopes, wishes and pain. She was always so positive and strong, never an unkind word or doubt that she would not be healed. But God had other plans....I miss Diana and love her dearly. On a happier note...I guess I'll have to pull for UNC over DUKE this year!!!

Cindy Sechrist

Kathy Whattam

October 11, 2020

Diana, you were my beautiful(both inside and out) sister-in-law! We enjoyed so much fun together - good food(mostly yours), chats with a nice glass of wine and walks around the lake, just to name a few things. On our last walk together we agreed that that sisters-in-law did not adequately describe our relationship...we were SISTERS! I will always love you, Dear Sister!

Robert Wood

October 11, 2020

Fierce loyalty is how many describe Diana’s emotional commitment to her friends and family. She was creative, witty, genuine, and authentic. Diana’s presence in our lives will be sorely missed. We remember fondly our hiking adventure in the Smokey Mountains in the Fall of 2016. We still chuckle over having to park a mile away just to start hiking the trail. When we think of Diana we will celebrate all the good memories we have of her over the years.

Cindy Thomas

October 11, 2020

Diana,

To my wonderful and beautiful friend. I love you. You were an amazing woman of such intelligence and grace who was completely devoted to your family. You set the high bar for wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend. A woman of such faith and strength passed down from generations passed to the future. And you could fix, create, repair, clean anything, just anything.

An unwavering and fierce friend, we were lucky to know you. You will always be my angel friend and I will miss you so very much.

Kacy Newton

October 10, 2020

Dear Tom, Katie and Mark -

I was so honored by Diana’s friendship both at GAA and within our faith community at First Lutheran Church.

I will always remember her bustling around at GAA, getting the job done and helping whoever had a question. No matter the situation, she was never rattled. She was amazing!

“Keep the door to her life open. Though your loved one has died, take continuing joy not only in the reminiscences from the past, but in the extension of the person’s spirit into your ongoing lives.”
Quote: Martha W Hickman

With love and prayers,
Kacy

Nokie Ford

October 9, 2020

Dr. Kingsley and family,

I am sorry to hear of Diana's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Cherish your memories and each other during this difficult time. Please let us know if need anything. (You will always be considered family at Eagle Guilford College)

Jeannie Martin

October 9, 2020

Dr Kingsley ,I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Diana. I got to meet her a few times when she came in the office at Guilford College.
It helps to know that caring thoughts are near and may your special memories be a comfort to you and your family and keep the one you loved so much very close to you.

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