Diana Lynn Kirkland, 61, went home to be with her heavenly father on Thursday May 17, 2018. She was born in Gaston County, daughter of the late Jack and Iva Jean Kirkland. She loved listening to Southern Gospel music and spending time in the company of friends and family. One of her biggest joys was her grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter Jennifer (Doug) Queen of Gastonia. 3 grandchildren Cassie Lynn, Gypsy-Rose and Eliza Marie Queen. 2 sisters Patricia Kirkland and Ruth McAllister both of Stanley. A nephew Casey Dellinger (Jenna), a great nephew Liam and a special friend of over 20 years Dillard Bryant.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Ms. Kirkland will be held 2:30pm Monday, May 21, 2018 at Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church with Pastor Sherman Branch officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00-2:30pm prior to the service at the church. The family will receive friends at other times at the home of Patricia Kirkland 105 Woodhaven Park, Stanley, NC.