Dianne Allen Jackson, 68, of Smithfield, formerly of Bladenboro passed away on Friday, November 26, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur and Della Jane Allen of Pine Ridge Circle, Bladenboro. Dianne leaves behind three daughters: Michelle Behvand McIlwain of San Mateo, California, Kayla Jackson Harter of Joplin, Missouri, and Sherry Jackson of Bladenboro; two sisters: Marilyn Wald-Jacobson of Cleveland, Tennessee, and Wanda Kicklighter of Leland; and five grandchildren: Gabby McIlwain, Laila Grace McIlwain, Suri McIlwain, Alaina Sierra and Jaelynn Harter.
Dianne cherished her family and enjoyed visits with her daughters and grandchildren. She loved to sit on the front porch and share conversations with her cousins. Dianne was a talented writer of poetry and songs. Her compassion and love of life will forever be cherished.
The family will receive friends from 9:30-10:30 am on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at the Bladenboro Chapel of Bladen Gaskins. A graveside service will follow at 11:00 am in the Memory Lane Cemetery in Bladenboro. Rev. Bobby Smith will officiate
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