Dianne Melton Kight, 71, of Blackshear, passed away late Thursday afternoon, February 13, 2020, at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House in Waycross.

Born in Alma, April 5, 1948, she had lived in Pierce County most of her life. She was a homemaker but had worked at the Spatola Shoe Factory and Carter South many years ago.  She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, going to estate sales, and gardening and loved being on Facebook where she could keep up with everyone. She was a devoted member of Bethel Baptist Church and was a very proud grandmother to her two grandchildren.

She was a daughter of the late Jimmie Lee and Edna Earl Thornton Melton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Frank Kight and all four of her brothers, Ronald Melton, Jimmy Melton, Calvin Melton and Cecil Melton.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Steve Kight and Tony and Lisa Kight, all of Blackshear; four sisters, Lucille (Ed) Altman, Waycross, Eleanor Lange, Panama City, FL and Janice Turner and Betty Robinson, both of Blackshear; two sisters-in-law, Eleanor Melton, Blackshear and Wanda Melton of Florida; two grandchildren, Maddison Kight and T. J. Kight and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held  at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, from the Pearson-Dial Chapel.

Interment will be in the Blackshear Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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