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Sherrill Diane Peters was born in Griffin, Georgia on December 1, 1952 to Robert and Betty Brown. She and her sister, Phyllis Terrell, spent most of their childhood in Griffin, Georgia. Diane met the love of her life, Donnie, while grocery shopping at the A&P. Donnie was too shy to approach her, so he sent a friend over to see if she would be interested in a date. The rest is history and Donnie and Diane were married in an intimate ceremony on June 21, 1971. They honeymooned at Disney World the very year it opened. Diane and Donnie welcomed a daughter, Lauren Elizabeth, in 1978 and a son, Wesley Robert, in 1990. She had one grandchild, the apple of her eye, Elijah Gray. Diane and Donnie were married for 52 years.
Diane was a phone operator for five years after she married. After having two children, she began her career in the dancewear industry. Affectionately known as “Miss Diane,” she fitted many talented dancers for pointe, ballet, and tap shoes over the years. In 2007, she opened her own store “All That and Jazz” and helped both the budding ballerina and advanced dancer have everything they needed.
Diane was a member of Eagle’s Way Church and The First Assembly of God. Her faith and the close relationships with her church family were immensely important to her. Even after her diagnosis, she made sure that we all knew she was at peace and had no fear of dying. Diane was a dedicated wife and mother, a hard-working entrepreneur, and a loyal friend. We will miss this true southern lady–her voice, her laugh, and even her temper. She tirelessly fought her disease right up until the end, thinking only of those around her. When she was ready, she made the brave decision to cease treatment and meet her heavenly Father.
Diane passed away peacefully at home on January 14, 2024. She is survived by her husband, Donnie Peters, two children Wesley Peters and Lauren Frutiger, son-in-law Nick Frutiger, grandchild Elijah, sister Phyllis Terrell, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family plans to have a celebration of her life at a later date.
The Peters family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation – Fayetteville. Messages of condolence may be left at www.georgiacremation.com.