Dianna Lynn O'Rear


Dianna Lynn O’Rear of Carbon Hill, AL. quietly went to be with the Lord on September 6, 2018. Dianna was 59 years of age and loved by all who knew her. Dianna was born December 5, 1958 to Amos and Johnnie Johnson. She grew up in Carbon Hill, AL and graduated from Carbon Hill High School in 1977. Dianna met her husband Ronnie in 1973 and later they married in 1979. Together they had two children, Brooke and Bart. They were married for 39 wonderful years. Dianna loved being a mother and later a “Nana” to her 5 Grandchildren. Dianna was a teacher at Carbon Hill Elementary for 25 years. Dianna loved teaching, but it didn’t stop in the classroom. Her compassion for people, all, people, was incredibly selfless. She had a gift for making people feel like they the most important person in the world. If anyone ever needed her for anything, she wouldn’t let them go it alone. Her most favorite thing to say was “make memories”. She loved making memories with everyone around her and she did it well. She doted her loving home with pictures of all of those fond memories. She leaves behind a legacy of unconditional love and unbelievable perseverance. She was a wonderful friend, an amazing Mother, an adoring Nana, a caring sister and a devoted and loving wife.

She is survived by her loving husband, Ronnie O’Rear; siblings, Maria Lively (Joe), Michael Johnson (LaRhonda), and James Johnson (Salinda); children, Brooke Wright (Jeff), and Bart O’Rear (Kristy); her grandchildren, Ella Reese Wright, Parker Wright, Emerson Wright, Brayden Puckett, and Heidi Puckett; nieces, Mackenzie Johnson and Tori Pettit; and nephew, Lee O’Rear.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Amos and Johnnie Johnson; and her grandparents, Andrew and Martha Johnson, and John and Edna Eaton.

The family will celebrate her life with a private visitation ahead of the service.Friends of Dianna are invited to gather with the family for a graveside service on Sunday, September 9, at 2:30 p.m. at Shiloh Cemetery in Kansas, AL.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to Walker County Needy Children Fund through United Way in Dianna’s honor.

Kilgore-Green Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-9503