Diane Justice


Mrs. Diane Ward Justice, 69, wife of Barron P. Justice for 50 years, passed away peacefully Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, at Shore Health Rehab Center in Parksley, with her loving family by her side.

Born Oct. 10, 1954, to the late Wesley and Myrtle Ward, Diane was raised in Wardtown, where she also built a life with her husband, Barron, and children. Her greatest pleasure was taking care of family and others in need. Diane had a heart of gold and would give her last dollar or even a place to stay to anyone in need. She was the happiest when she was surrounded by loved ones, especially her grandchildren.

Diane is survived by her husband, Barron; sons Billy Justice (Brandy), Bryan Justice (Kimberly); and daughter Ashley Singleton (Rojohn); brother Tommy Ward (Angie); sisters, Dixie Greer (Doug), and Deborah Mears (David); grandchildren, Sean Justice, MaKaila and Lauren Sawyer, Mackenzie Justice, Mason Justice, Asher Justice, Haylie Justice, Reagan Justice, Isaiah Singleton, Kasai Abbott, and Lyndsey Finney, whom she loved as her own; great-granddaughter, Noemi Justice; a loving sister-in-law, Georgette Press (Gary); and numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

She was predeceased by her parents, Wesley and Myrtle Ward of Wardtown, and her loving father-in-law and mother-in-law, George and Vivian Justice.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, Dec. 18, 2023, at 2 p.m. at Doughty’s Funeral Home in Exmore, with Pastor Mike Muender officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Diane’s memory may be made to support Central Accomack Little League, P.O. Box 486 Onancock, VA 23417 and also Operation Christmas Child, Maranatha Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1423 Exmore, VA 23350 c/o Karen Darden.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.doughtyfuneralhome.com

Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.

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