OBITUARY

Dianita Adriana Lagman Broad

March 5, 1935December 2, 2018

Dianita Adriana Lagman Broad 83 years young December 2, 2018

Dianita Adriana Lagman Broad was an avid traveler, lover of fine foods and an all around sweet, caring and beautiful person. She first emigrated to the United States from the Philippines in 1967 with her late husband Joseph Paul Broad, who was a serviceman in the U.S. Navy. They lived in Johnstown, PA then moved to Lakehurst, New Jersey before eventually moving down South to Jesup, GA. and finally settling and retiring in Atlantic Bch., FL. with her family. She was known for her excellent Filipino style home cooking. She was an active member of the St. John's Catholic Church and was a devoted Christian and a student of the Bible. She was an Avon sales representative who won many awards and accolades. She was very involved in every activity with her family and well cherished. She is loved and adored by her family and was taken care of by her daughter Catherine. She will be so very missed by all who knew and loved her.

My mother was a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and best friend. She filled every role with grace, kindness and courageous strength. She was our water, our bread and confidant. She was our shelter from the storm. She was comforting as a gentle rain and never was a cross word uttered in vain. She was our giving tree. She gave all that she had so we can be free. She was better than diamonds, purer than gold. She was our reason for living. She was our world, our breath and the light in our eyes, the heartbeat in our chest. No one will ever fill the space that belongs only to her. We wanted her to stay with us and could not part to let her go, but Jesus called her home because he also loved her so. She will be forever missed, and forever thought of. Maraming salamat Inay.

Her father was the late Mateo Sarmento Lagman, her mother was the late Paula Vidaniz Mataro, and she is survived by her daughter Catherine M. Lagman (Atlantic Beach, FL.), her son Pablito Amodo Jr. (Philippines), her grandchildren Ian Garth Oliver, (Atlantic Beach, FL.), Joseph Donny Oliver (Drummonds, TN.), Deanna (Cameron) Hardiman (Jacksonville, FL.), Mitchel Ray Hardiman (Memphis, TN.), Rizalito Amodo Jr., Karen Madrigal, Paulo Dela Cruz Amodo (Philippines) and 10 great grandchildren along with a sister, cousins, nephews and nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces and great grandnephews and great grandnieces. Please Sign the guestbook at www.Hardage-GiddensChapelHills.com HARDAGE-GIDDENS, CHAPEL HILLS FUNERAL HOME, 850 St Johns Bluff Road North is serving the family.

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Dianita Adriana Lagman Broad

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Ian Oliver

February 3, 2019

My grandmother had a feisty appetite, she had a love of every food she could eat. One thing she did well was prepare her home-style Filipino (Pinoy) cooking, whether it was adobo, afritada, lumpia, mungo, pan de sal, sio-pao, puto or pancit. She knew how to cook and season her meals with love to perfection. When she wasn't eating, me and her would go places to eat and to talk about current events. I celebrated her birthday with her every year on March 5th by taking her out to celebrate. I will miss this in the coming years as I will continue to miss her terribly.

I still and will always love you, Grandma.

Ian Oliver

January 27, 2019

This picture was taken near a Filipino dance group in Bradenton, FL. in 2014. My mother and grandmother had an excellent time.

Mona Bratcher

January 20, 2019

Mrs. Broad was always kind to me. She is missed. Especially by her daughter Catherine who cared for her mom for many years until she passed. Her body is no longer here but her spirit and memories will never leave those who loved her. Rest in peace Mrs. Broad ♡

Ian Oliver

January 13, 2019

I've known you for almost 40 years, Grandma. We go back so long you and Grandpa were there for me and Joe and my mother since the very beginning. Going to church, going out to eat as a kid at the long gone breakfast Nooks restaurant or the V.A.'s restaurant, I was there. Later as I got older, you made sure I had a ride to school if I needed one and made sure I had my priorities right. I thank you for that. As I got older, I made sure you were taken care of and protected as well. You were a best friend of mine I could talk with about anything and that's important in this world. Even in this horrible ending, you've still taught me a lot about what matters. Like I told you that fateful day in December, Grandma: "I love you, forever."

John Martin

January 13, 2019

A VERY CARING AND PROTECTIVE INDIVIDUAL.

Catherine Lagman

January 12, 2019

Mothers Day. She was so tickled pink by the surprise of a lady's English tea luncheon. She could not stop smiling. I love you Mom, more than words could ever express. Nothing compares to you.

Catherine Lagman

January 12, 2019

Mother is another word for God.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY