Dianne D. (Johnson) DillardApril 16, 1945 ~ November 29, 2019 (age 74)
Funeral services for Dianne D. Dillard, 74, of Norfolk, will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 4, at the Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue. Pastor Jerome Wilson will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Home for Funerals is in charge of the arrangements.
Dianne was born on April 16, 1945, in Santa Barbara, CA, the daughter of Robert Davis and Carrie Johnson. She was raised in Santa Barbara and graduated from high school.
In the mid 1960’s, Dianne married Ventura Hunter. They lived in Santa Barbara and had five children. Ventura, Sr, died on February 14, 1989. On December 31, 1994, Dianne married George Dillard in Reno, NV. They lived in Sacramento. Dianne earned her Associate Degree in Child Care and operated a daycare.
In 2002, they moved to Norfolk, where Dianne operated a daycare. They return to California and adopted five children before coming back to Norfolk in 2011.
Dianne is survived by her husband, George; her children, Rodney Hunter, of Sacramento, CA, Sereen (Quinn) Flowers, of Norfolk, Anthony Hunter, of Sacramento, CA, Darleen Hunter, Sacramento, CA, Thajanae Dillard, Dallas, TX, Ashanti Dillard, Norfolk, Tatiana Dillard, Norfolk, Elijah Dillard, Norfolk, Thomas Dillard, Norfolk; 35 grandchildren and 98 great grandchildren; her siblings: Carolyn Brown, Los Angeles, Rodney Davis, Berkley, CA, and Sharleen Madison, of Tennessee.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Ventura Hunter, Sr and her son, Ventura Hunter, Jr.