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1952 Diane 2015

Diane Rutledge

June 18, 1952 — July 16, 2015

Diane Rutledge was born to the parental stewardship of Monroe and Catherine
Wilcox on June 18, 1952 in Fitzgerald, Georgia.
She commenced and concluded her formal education in the public schools of
the FIDC, graduating from Fitzgerald High School in 1969.

As a passionate person with an enormously unique interest in people, her life bore the fruit of an inseparable relationship to people of all walks. Her pursuit of employment was sovereignly sanctified by God to transport people from place to place as an honorable employee of Hill Country District Transportation. To be certain, her job was more than a matter of constant and consistent activity. It was a conscious assignment to be a conduit of comfort, strength and encouragement to people of all walks.

On May 21, 2000 she met the very Source of Life and Love when she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. Her life would never be the same as her passionate love for her Savior gave simultaneous birth to an equally passionate commitment to live under His Lordship. This was evident beyond adequate description to her pastor and Saints of the Marlboro Heights Missionary Baptist Church by her insatiable appetite to learn, serve, worship, praise and glorify God. Remarkably, her witness and testimony were always in alignment to each other; never to be perceived independent of each other.

Everything about her life in Christ as a believer affirmed her personal persuasion to live it to the highest of its potential! She was not satisfied with the status quo commonly perceived of the average Christian who may be present for church every Sunday, dressing the part of the dimmable devout. Her life was "Living to show others the Light of Christ." This she exercised through her weekly participation in worship, Sunday School, Shift, Bible Study, Mission /Discipleship Studies and Teaching. Among her greatest enjoyment in service to
the glory of God was conducted in Ushers Ministry and Bus Ministry. As an Usher, she was an officer of order embracing the joy of assuring people's acquaintance with Marlboro; equally inspiring them to make the most of their experiences with God in His house.
On July 16, 2015 Diane Rutledge was peacefully summonsed to exit this earthly realm, to enter her Lord's eternal residence. Life for her now is as it has never been before as she lives it to the fullest beyond the earthly shores.


Among those who preceded her earthly transition are her parents: Monroe and Catherine Wilcox and siblings: Willie Wilcox, J.C. Wilcox, Revea Wilcox, Odessa Wilcox, Earnestine Whitman, Eddie Wilcox and James Wilcox.
Among those who remain to embrace the blessed assurance of an inevitable reunion with her in the eternal Presence of our Lord are her two loving and devoted daughters: Catherine King of Killeen, Texas and Rhonda Black (Tommie) of Cedar Hill, Texas; siblings: Areatha Stephens of Fitzgerald, Georgia, Monroe Wilcox (Marie) of Fitzgerald, Georgia and Hazel Jackson or Kenesaw, Georgia; three grandchildren: Daryle Alan Evans Jr., Darius Letrayal King and Tommie Dwayne Black; and a host of other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Visitation


Harper-Talasek Chapel
506 N. 38th Street
Killeen, TX  76543
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
6-8 p.m.

Service


Traditional

Marlboro Heights Missionary Baptist Church
2901 Illinois Ave.
Killeen, TX  76542
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
11:00 a.m.

Cemetery


Killeen City Cemetery
2800 E. Rancier Ave
Killeen, TX  76543
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