Catherine Diane Smith

October 26, 1945 - July 11, 2018
Catherine Diane Smith

Catherine Diane Larson Smith age 72 passed away on Wednesday July 11, 2018.  She was born October 26, 1945 to the late James Larson and the late Allene Todd, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Sandy Larson and her brother Pat Larson.

Diane was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She devoted her life to her family and faithfully served with her husband in ministry as a Pastor’s wife.  She also had a heart for children’s ministry. She was a member of Castle Hayne Advent Christian Church.

She is survived by her husband, William Randall Smith; her daughter Sandy Gerstenmier (Steve); son William Randall Smith, Jr (Mary); daughters Susan Clay (Russell) and Sherry Pitcher (John); and “adopted”daughter Missy Mitchell (Steve); 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; sister Sylvia Holleman and brother Larry Larson (Lori); sister in law Kay Larson and numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday July 15, 2018 at Castle Hayne Advent Christian Church 2710 Hermitage Road, Castle Hayne, NC with Pastor Steve Spearing officiating.  Visitation with family to immediately follow the service.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington NC 28403.



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  • July 13, 2018
    Wendy Adams says:
    My Aunt Diane has been in my life for 50 years. She was an excellent role model. She loved God, she loved family and she was so dog gone funny. We have spent a many of times laughing about times gone by.Coolest Aunt ever. I will miss you dearly but as you have taught us that we will be together again. Love you

  • July 13, 2018
    Joe & Neta Dixon says:
    We are so sorry for your loss of Diane. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. May God surround each one of you with His loving arms and give you peace and comfort at this time in your lives. You all have many wonderful memories, of her, to carry in your hearts forever. May God fill the void place in your hearts and mind, that you are going to feel, with His Holy Spirit. We love you and may God Bless You!

  • July 13, 2018
    Alan and Wendy Kelly says:
    Pastor Smith, Sandy and family...may the Lord bless you with peace, strength and comfort during this difficult time.

  • July 13, 2018
    Jackie Gross says:
    Sandy, I am so very sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I pray that God will give all of you comfort, strength and peace during this difficult time.

  • July 13, 2018
    Patti Robbins says:
    May the love and memories of Dianne give you strength and comfort in the day's ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. Pay and Family