Diana Knight

Knight, Diana photoLansing, Michigan

Age 63, passed away in Lansing on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. She was born August 11, 1953, in St. Clair, Michigan, to Donald and June DeGriselles.

Diana was born and raised in the Detroit area.  She was an accomplished vocalist and musician playing the violin, piano, and guitar. She worked in banking as a mortgage officer.

Diana is survived by her children, Eric (wife Novi) Knight, Douglas Knight, Heather Knight, Michael Knight, Kristy Knight, seven grandchildren, siblings, Danny (wife Sharon) DeGriselles, Doug (wife Mary) DeGriselles, Duane DeGriselles, and sister-in-law Joyce DeGriselles, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother David DeGriselles.

There will be a memorial visitation held 4:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, August 18, 2017, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Michigan Chapter, 21311 Civic Center Dr., Southfield, Michigan 48076. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and donations may also be made online. Checks may also be made out to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and mailed to Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, 325 W. Washtenaw St., Lansing, Michigan 48933.

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Linda Mawle Rowley Agren
August 11, 2017 at 9:27 am

I am so sorry to hear about Diana’s passing. My condolences to her family.

Heather Knight
August 18, 2017 at 11:45 pm

Thank you, Linda. We appreciate your words.

Terri (King) Doepker
August 11, 2017 at 3:39 pm

I am signing in to share my sadness having heard that Diana passed. My name is Terri King and Diana was babysitter to me and my five siblings. She was so kind, warm, and caring; like a big sister. She also shared a wonderful dose of humor — a healthy trait for babysitting six kids. I looked up to Diana.
My father “Skip” Julian King and my mother Gail King enjoyed Diana’s parents so much. I recall Don stopping by for quick cup of coffee and enjoyed his presence. My dad worked at Jewel Tea Company, so Don and my dad must have shared similar experiences.
All the family are special folks that bring fond memories of having grown up in Detroit on Ferguson (same street as Diana’s family) until I was 14 years old.

Please know that my parents, Skip and Gail and I send our heartfelt sympathy. What a wonderful person, Diana, and fine family — many condolences from all of the KINGs. Prayers and thoughts will be with all of you.

Heather Knight
August 18, 2017 at 11:46 pm

Terri, warm regards to you and your parents. Your words are greatly appreciated.

Susan Mendenhall
August 11, 2017 at 4:58 pm

I am surprised and deeply saddened by the passing of this tender soul. She was talented and loved more than she knew.
My profound and sincere condolences to her children and siblings.

Heather Knight
August 18, 2017 at 11:47 pm

Thank you, Susan. My mom was a tender soul and we appreciate your words.

Gary and Mary Redfern
August 11, 2017 at 5:46 pm

Sorry to hear about Diana’s passing. She was a good friend and she will be missed! Heaven will be happy because another angel has joined their ranks.

Heather Knight
August 18, 2017 at 11:49 pm

She missed her two close friends dearly, and did express her regrets at missing your calls and losing touch. Thank you

Dina DiVitto Shutt
August 13, 2017 at 12:27 am

I am so shocked and saddened by the passing of Diana. We had just rekindled our friendship after years we were neighbors and good buddies. We lived on Ferguson in Detroit. We walked to Crary Elementary School everyday , singing with our other friend Hillary Murt, we all were in choir. Diana played violin beautifully even way back then. We were supposed to have all gotten together over a year ago, but her health stopped our reunion. We were both pretty ill, I have serious RA and of course the horrible illness of the Degriselles family, we talked many times but never saw each other. I know how proud she was of her children, and family. I will always remember the music we all enjoyed at the Degriselles family home. The band was wonderful Danny played the drums. I will always remember the music. Diana, Rest In Peace old friend. Always love from you dear friend Dina

Heather Knight
August 18, 2017 at 11:49 pm

Thank you for your kindness, Dina

Eric's TNS Buds
August 17, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Eric Knight & Family

We are so sad to hear of your Mom’s passing. We are hear for you and are so sorry for your family’s loss.

Your TNS Buds!
Bill, Shelley, Jon & Todd

Heather Knight
August 18, 2017 at 11:50 pm

The family appreciates your words. Thank you


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