Elizabeth Dianne Hooper
September 24, 1946 – May 25, 2019
Elizabeth “Dianne” Hooper, 72, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at her home on Saturday, May 25, 2019, after a long battle with cancer.
Dianne was born in Jackson on September 24, 1946, to Katherine and Buck Kelly. She attended Pearl High School.
Dianne married Don R. Hooper in 1988. She had three girls from a previous marriage and Don had two girls from a previous marriage, making the Hooper’s parents of five girls. Dianne worked in customer service and enjoyed traveling. She and Don visited all 50 states except Hawaii, which she did not wish to see. She was happiest on the road sightseeing, and often said that every state had something beautiful to see.
Dianne is survived by daughters, Tracy D. Prouty (Tommy), Mary Beth Brown (Jim), Rhonda Jo Ezell, Melissa Stonestreet Paxton, and Michelle Hooper Porter (Russ); siblings, Denise Shearer Record (Tim), Joe Kelly (Judy), Kenneth Kelly (Susan), and Brenda Kelly; grandchildren, Justin Higgs, Kristen Stonestreet, Brooklyn Paxton, Sarah Miller, Riley Ellis, Evan Ellis, Madison Ezell, and two great-grandchildren.
Dianne was predeceased by her loving husband, Donald Ray Hooper; brothers, David Johnson and Devlin Shearer; as well as her parents.
Dianne was such a humble woman, never realizing how many people she touched and how deeply all that knew her loved her. She was a loyal friend and a wonderful mother to her girls, which were her world even up to her passing. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends, especially her best friend, Judy Hooper.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm, Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Visitation will be held immediately prior to the service beginning at 2:00pm.
Memorials may be made in Dianne’s name to C.A.R.A.
- Tracy D. Prouty, Daughter
- Mary Beth Brown, Daughter
- Rhonda Jo Ezell, Daughter
- Melissa Stonestreet Paxton, Daughter
- Michelle Hooper Porter, Daughter
- Denise Shearer Record, Sister
- Joe Kelly, Brother
- Kenneth Kelly, Brother
- Brenda Kelly, Sister
- Seven Grandchildren and Two Great-Grandchildren
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Elizabeth Dianne Hooper
May 28, 2019
The title says "Share a Memory",
How can one filter through 51 years of memories to share just one here?
The first time I met Dianne was through her brother David. I was only 18 at the time, but I clearly remember how welcomed she made me feel and how warm and genuine her affection was towards her brother. It was clear to me that those two shared a close bond. A while later, I learned that Dianne was David's protector. David evidently would get himself into trouble with the older boys at school and Dianne would step in and fight the fights for her younger brother. But not only was Dianne the protector for her brother David, she was a secondary mother to her brother Devlin and her sister Neisi.
Tracy, Beth and Rhonda, I know your hearts are heavy but she is now in the arms of our lord. Just stand still, take a deep breath and you will feel her presence and love.