Diane H. Mac Neish

October 15, 1945 - August 19, 2014
Diane H. Mac Neish


Diane Hammond MacNeish, age 68, of Wilmington passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at her home.

Diane was born in Wilmington, NC on October 15, 1945, the daughter of the late M.E. “Ed” Hammond and Elizabeth L. “Beth” Hammond. She was preceded in death by her beloved sister, Linda H. Butler and brother, Mac Hammond.

Diane lived most of her life in Leland, NC and was a member of Leland Baptist Church. She was a stay at home mom and spent many years volunteering in Dixie Youth Baseball and school events with her children.

Diane was a beloved Wife, Mama and “MeMe” to her family. She will forever be remembered for her singing, her laughter, her generous spirit, her unwavering faith and love for her Lord.

Surviving are her loving and devoted husband of 18 years, Lachlan J. MacNeish Sr. of the home, her beloved children, Chris Thomas, DeAnna Thomas Brown (Kenny) and Curtis Thomas (Candice and her daughter Samantha Jordan) all of Leland and her precious grandchildren whom she loved deeply and was so incredibly proud of, Justin Brown, Logan Brown (whom she lovingly called “Squeek), Morgan Thomas, Jordan Thomas and Cody Thomas; and brother, Jerry Hammond. Also surviving are special nieces, Melissa Soles and Valarie Davis and stepsons, Lachlan MacNeish Jr. (Jennifer), Tom MacNeish and Doug MacNeish.

A celebration of Diane’s life will be held 2:00pm Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel, 1535 41st Street, Wilmington. A reception will follow the service at the chapel.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Wilmington, 2405 N. 23rd St, Wilmington, NC 28401 or Calvary Christian School, 425 North 23rd St. Wilmington, NC 28405.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099

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  • August 22, 2014
    Lynn Filipowicz says:
    I am so sorry for your loss, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, may God give you peace and comfort. Lynn

  • August 23, 2014
    rusty tinney says:
    chris, Deanne,curtis, so sorry for your loss, haven't seen your mom in many years, but have a lot of wonderful memories from years gone by, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • August 22, 2014
    Frank King says:
    Sorry for your loss. Sounds like Heaven has received a very special soul. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • August 22, 2014
    Paul & Deavon Schoenwalder says:
    Thoughts and prayers for the family and friends. May The Lord bless thee and deliver comfort during this time.

  • August 22, 2014
    Debbie Hooks says:
    My prayers to all, she was a very special lady.