Diana Marie Sledge

Diana Marie Sledge

January 6, 1954 – February 6, 2021

WENDELL – Diana Marie Sledge, 67, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday. She was born in Suffolk County, New York to Richard and Rosemary Martin McGuinness. She is preceded in death by her father, Richard, daughter, Sarah and brother, Timothy.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Steven Leroy Sledge, her mother, Rosemary Martin McGuinness, sons, Richard, Marcus, Joshua, Patrick, Michael, Jesse, daughter, Melissa, brothers, Richard, Michael, sisters, Virginia, Maureen, Barbara, and grandchildren, Matthew, Emma and Sarah.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Autism Society of NC www.autismsociety-nc.org/donate-online, American Cancer Society www.cancer.org/involved/donate.html, or Methodist Home for Children www.mhfc.org/donate.

Funeral Mass 11am, Thursday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. MASKS ARE REQUIRED. Rosary service will take place 1 hour prior to Funeral Mass. Livestream of Funeral Mass will be available on www.facebook.com/stricklandfuneral.


  • John and Marie Ranalli Posted February 8, 2021 4:22 pm

    An angel that went back to the angels. Diana will be remembered for her positive attitude, her smile, her laughter and grittiness. There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t tackle. Her love for her family and all of their foster children was her greatest gift. We will miss our loving cousin greatly..

  • Gary and Karen Martin Gray Posted February 8, 2021 6:39 pm

    Diana was one of those special people, who everyone that met her were touched by her kindness. Always funny, and she loved so many. We all looked up to her and she inspired us to all be better. She will be greatly missed. God Speed Diana XXOO

  • Patty MacKenzie Little Posted February 8, 2021 7:02 pm

    Sending my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. May eternal rest be granted to your wife.

  • Kim Davis Posted February 8, 2021 8:09 pm

    What a wonderful legacy to leave behind. She will always be remembered by so many with love and caring thoughts. Breathe peace.

  • Larry, And Cheryl Schug Posted February 8, 2021 8:16 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss Steve. Diane was such a giving wife, Mother.

  • Lisa Piratzky Posted February 8, 2021 8:50 pm

    Diane was a true inspiration to all moms. All the children whose lives she touched while in her care. I am truly at a loss for words, so my prayers will have to speak for me. .

  • Brian Stephens Posted February 9, 2021 7:38 am

    Words cannot describe all the wonderful things that Diana accomplished with people and for people during her time on this Earth. She will be missed by more people than anyone will ever know. Prayers for her and the loved ones that she leaves behind.

  • Kim lewis kincaid Posted February 9, 2021 9:36 am

    My prayers are with you and you family during your lost of your wife. My your memories bring comfort to you all during this time of grieving.

  • Diana Posted February 9, 2021 10:57 pm

    I didn’t get the pleasure of meeting this wonderful lady. However i did get to meet the most amazing, sweet and selfless person. Her son Josh is a dear friend of mine. He means the world to me I hate he lost his Wonderful mother. My deepest condolences to the rest of the family.

  • John & Sue Broderick Posted February 10, 2021 10:03 am

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Diane & we keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
    John & Sue Broderick

  • Pat and Ed Riker Posted February 10, 2021 2:07 pm

    Diana was one of a kind, She was really a good good person.She gave so much of herself. She will be missed

  • Karen Merritt Posted February 10, 2021 2:28 pm

    Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. Diana will be missed by your Carver family. Steve your AU friends all send our love and support.

  • Theresa Jones Posted February 10, 2021 6:04 pm

    I will always remember you Diane from morning Mass at St, Eugene. You are a special lady and now you are with another special Lady in Heaven, Our Blessed Mother.

  • Lynn Childers Posted February 11, 2021 2:27 am

    Steve I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers…RIP Diane

  • Lee Ann Humphrys Posted February 11, 2021 10:10 am

    The first time I met Diane was at a Knights of Columbus function. She had a laugh that made everyone else around her laugh with her. She was always generous in spirit and loving in nature. Our community here will miss her now that she’s gone home.

  • Lou Ann & Bill Knoth Posted February 11, 2021 11:01 am

    My BFF Diana. We always had had so much fun together. I will always have very special place in my heart for you. We will meet you in heaven one day so behave yourself until we get up there… LOVE YOU MY DEAR DEAR FRIEND… <3

  • Patrick J M Sledge Posted May 10, 2021 8:31 pm

    She raised me to adulthood and guided me through the Trump administration. Great friend and holiday host! Works amazingly with strangers, such as the children shed care for at home. Told me how to work and the way to treat people.

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