Diane Mangham Blake, 60, went home to be with her Lord, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. Funeral services were Jan. 28 in First Baptist Church Graham. A committal service followed at the gazebo in Pioneer Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.
Diane was born March 1, 1953, in Shreveport, La.. to the late Curtis C. and Verna Craver Mangham. She married Jerry Blake on Dec. 18, 1971, in Shreveport. She and Jerry moved to Graham in 1993 from Fort Worth. Diane was a Homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church Graham. She was a devoted wife, mother, and Meme. Her love for her Lord, her family and friends and any kind of animals were known by everyone who ever met her.
Diane was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, LaReva Morton; and a brother, Jimmy Mangham.
Survivors include husband, Jerry Blake of Graham; three daughters, Whitney Strider of Lewisville, Stacy Gilley and husband Chris of Stephenville, and Amy Mairena and husband Oscar of Graham; grandchildren, Allyson Strider and fiancé’ Eddie Moore, Curtis Strider and wife Lori, William Bergeron and fiancé’ Brittney Nolen, Larry Strider and girlfriend Isamar Ibarra, Michael Gilley, Darmi Gilley, Ella Gilley, Silas Gilley, Taylor Mairena, Claire Mairena and Anna Mairena; and great-grandchildren, Blake Dean, Addyson Moore, Harper Moore, Hailey Strider and Nevaeh Bergeron.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Music Ministry or Young County Humane Society.