Published 4:05 pm Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Dianne Pond, 69, of Windsor, VA passed away on Friday, April 28, 2023.
She was the daughter of the late Jesse Carlise Johnson and Geneva Meade Johnson. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, George Daniel Pond. She is survived by her nieces, Jessica (Damon), Candice (Jordan), Miranda (Joseph), Jessie (Jon), Sarah (Brian), Beth (John), Kristie (Bill) and Amber (Dave); a nephew, Michael (Melissa); sisters, Julia Brooks (Eddie) and Jerianne Epps (Wayne); sister in law, Betina Kusiak (John); brother in law, David Pond (Michelle); great nieces and nephews, Wyatt, Kennedy, Prestley, Jane, Freyja, Landon, Christian, Connor, Addison, Bella, Jamie, Peyton, Gabriel, Teddy, Ollie and Lily.
Mrs. Pond was an adventurer, go-getter, caregiver, and a lover of animals- especially her dogs Buddy and Sasha, and her horses. She spent many hours “spoiling” and loving them as if they were their children. Dianne began her trailblazing career early in the times of radio and graphic design. From there, her ambition developed into a lifelong career of tech marketing and design that will better enhance generations to follow. Dianne and her late husband George shared a sacred love story that led them through a lifetime of wonders and expeditions. From California and Alaska to Windsor, Virginia they shared a love of music and adventure that gripped their hearts and enabled their focus to be on the best things life has to offer. It later encouraged them to plant roots and take their lifetime of experiences to develop a land that they loved and turn it into Wildwood Farms.
Dianne poured the last years of her life into developing a home and farm that inspired fellowship with all whom she met and loved. Anyone who has sat with her on her porch, or ate a cinnamon roll with her in her kitchen can attest to the cherished memories that have been made because of her. She loved her home. She loved her farm. She loved her family. She loved her Jesus.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 5, 2023, 2 p.m. at Littles Funeral Home, Smithfield with burial to be held at a later date at Albert G Horton Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donation be made in Dianne’s memory to, Diamonds in the Rough Equestrian, 19251 Bob White Rd, Windsor, VA 23487. Online condolences may be registered at www.littlesfuneralhome.com.