Dianne Marie (Gerring) Call

August 28, 1947December 30, 2020

Dianne Marie Call (73) was born on August 28, 1947 to Marjorie Marie Burns and Eldon Ray Gerring in Cadillac, MI. She entered her Heavenly home on December 30, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She grew up in Byron, MI with two brothers and three cousins, Pam Warner, Molly Camp and Shelley Warner who all considered themselves sisters.

Dianne graduated in 1965 from Byron High School, then attended Mr. Armand Cosmetology School, and later became an instructor. She always put others before herself and especially enjoyed sewing clothes for her daughter and grandchildren, as well as baking, canning, cross-stitch and floral arranging and in later years loved “The Facebook”.

Dianne has left behind her sweetheart and loving husband of 51 years Cecil Roberts Call Jr. of Elkton, Va; her mother Marjorie Gerring of Silver Cliff, CO; daughter Traci Dyann Pitts & Marty of Locust Grove, VA; 5 grandchildren, Heather Pitts Metcalf & Patrick of Dahlgren, VA; James Brenton Pitts & Taylor of East Stroudsburg, PA; Madison Grace Pitts of Lynchburg, VA; Jamison Garrett Pitts of Lexington, VA and Alexis Lynne Pitts of Locust Grove, VA; great grandchildren, Emmalin Grace Metcalf and Owen James Metcalf. Brothers Richard Gerring & Jennifer of Cotopaxi, Co and Eldon Gerring Jr. & Shelly of Reed City, MI, as well as many loved nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at Cecil and Dianne’s home on the Shenandoah River in the spring.

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Sandy Burner-Cave

January 8, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.
Sending our heartfelt condolences,

The Kindred Hospice team

Patricia Szymchack

January 3, 2021

Happy journey "Lady Di". We hoped you would move to our neighborhood. My hugs and thought are CJ, Traci and the family.

Joan Oliver

January 2, 2021

I remember Diane from school days, she was always so sweet to everyone, and very talented. Not only could she cook, and do hair for her high school friends, she was a very talented actress in high school. God Bless her family, friends, and all those that were blessed to have known her. <3

Danny Burns

January 1, 2021

Dianne was a great Cuz and I am grateful to have known her. She was always eager to join in on our childhood games. Our prayers of comfort go out to the Gerring and Call families in this time of morning. Remember Dianne is rejoicing with her Heavenly Father pain and worry free.

Prayerfully Danny and Nancy Burns.


December 31, 2020

My memories of Aunt Dianne will always be of her passion for cooking and travel, for being the family cheerleader to anyone in the family trying something new, a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and the person who introduced me to a Keurig. We can all aspire to live as she did. She didn’t strive to make her presence noticed, but how her absence will be felt. ❤️

Christopher Call

December 31, 2020

Aunt Di told me several times that she was traveling vicariously through me, and I think she was sincere in saying so. She followed my travels on my blog and on Facebook, leaving many comments and questions for me over the years. She was definitely one of my most interactive Facebook friends. I didn’t visit enough, but it was a pleasure to see her on the occasions when it worked out. She will be missed.