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Diane A. Heath


Mrs. Diane A. Heath of Oxford passed at Brantwood Nursing Home on August 12, 2020 after a period of declining health. She was 77 years old. She is survived by her husband of forty years, Frederick J. Heath, her daughter Jennifer Matthews, grandchildren Jasmine and Jeremy Sessions, and stepson Shannon Heath. Her stepsons Joey and Edward Heath pre-deceased her in 2019. She is survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren on the Heath side of the family.

Mrs. Heath was the daughter of Edward T. and Lois C. Amos, of Radford, Virginia. She graduated from Radford High School in 1961, and James Madison University in 1965. Prior to becoming a mother, she was an elementary school teacher and school librarian. After she and her husband Fred moved to North Carolina from Virginia in 1981, she substitute taught in Granville County for several years, before taking a job at Roses in Hilltop Village. She later worked as a Foster Grant representative, traveling to stores throughout Granville and neighboring counties, finally retiring in 2014, at age 71.

Mrs. Heath, like her husband, was an avid birdwatcher. She enjoyed sewing, crocketing, baking special cakes and craftsmaking. She also enjoyed dining out and traveling and going on other outings with her husband. Most recently, she looked forward to opportunities to play Bingo with him during her visits to Brantwood, prior to her own admission.

Mrs. Heath was a member of Oxford Presbyterian Church. Her cremation is being handled by Eakes Funeral Home. Information about her memorial service will be announced later.


  • Marie Hobgood Posted August 21, 2020 8:17 pm

    I know you loved Diane so much and miss her. We will miss her too. May good memories and the love of God sustain you.

  • Angela Parham Posted September 8, 2020 8:31 pm

    Fred, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

  • Cynthia Newcomb Posted September 19, 2020 3:43 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about Ms. Heath. I started working at Rose’s when I was 15 and she took me in as one of hers. She was a strong, independent lady and meant what she and said what she thought. I cherish my memories of her and Mrs Oakley from those days. They taught me so much.

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