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Diann Moore Castleberry, 70 of Charlotte North Carolina, formerly of Richmond Virginia, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 6, 2017 with her daughter by her side. She was born in Halifax County on October 19, 1946, daughter of the late Isaac Cecil Moore and Helen Keesee Moore.
Diann retired from Henrico County Public Schools in Richmond, VA after a 30 year career, where she is fondly remembered by colleagues, administrators, and former students as an exceptional educator. She cared deeply for her students and was the best kickball player in the history of the school. She adored her grandchildren, and they have wonderful memories to cherish of their beloved Gran Gran. Diann also loved reading, wine, smoking, friends and family, orchids, The Tarheels, animals, shoes, The Red Lobster, banana pudding, Law and Order, and laughter. Her favorite shirt read, “I’m only here to establish an alibi,” and as a final query she posed, “But did they get my jokes?”
She is survived by her daughter Michelle Castleberry Vigor with whom she had a deeply loving and complicated relationship; her son in law, Drew Vigor, of Charlotte whom she adored for his love of family and sarcastic wit; three precious grandchildren, Porter Kennedy, Cameron Vigor and Hadley Vigor; three nephews, Billy Moore of Winston Salem, NC, Ricky Moore of Butner, N.C., and Adam Castleberry of San Francisco, C.A.; one niece, Regan Castleberry Cain of San Francisco C.A., a loving and attentive brother in law, Michael Scott Castleberry, and a wonderful group of honorary daughters in Charlotte N.C who filled the darkest days with love and tenderness. She was preceded in death by her brother, Bill Moore, whom she loved dearly.
The family would like to thank the nursing and medical staff of Mecklenburg Medical Group and CMC Mercy, specifically the ICU team, for providing a level of care that exceeded expectations; the clergy, staff, and members of Myers Park United Methodist Church; our kind friends and colleagues for their support; Diann’s colleagues from Longan Elementary School; and the team at The Levine & Dickson Hospice House at Southminster who are truly angels.
Memorial services will be held at Myers Park United Methodist Church onThursday, May 11 at 2 pm. Memorials may be directed to Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte, the ASPCA, or Classroom Central of Charlotte.
Carolina Cremation of Charlotte and Salisbury is serving the Castleberry family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.