Donna Diane "Diana" Council Harrell Slaughter

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Donna Diane Council Harrell  Slaughter, 72, passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014, in Crawfordville.
"Diana" was a native of Crawfordville. She moved briefly to Jacksonville, Tallahassee, and North Palm Beach, and returned to Crawfordville in her later years. She had a tremendous love for gardening, music and reading. She was also known for her delicious baking and cooking. She was  a loving and  selfless friend, wife, and mother and she was an adoring grandmother and great-grandmother.
A visitation at Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville was held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Services were held at Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. Burial followed at Council Cemetery.
Diana left a legacy of generosity to her friends and family. Her family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd, Tallahassee FL 32308 or St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept.142, Memphis TN 38148-0142.
Survivors include her husband of 24 years, Frank W. Slaughter. Other survivors include her beloved girls, her daughters, Stephanie Harrell Cash (Jimmy) and Sonja Harrell Marguin (Rick), and step-daughters, Taija Slaughter (friend Janet Conner) and Kristina Slaughter Petrandis (Jonny II); granddaughters, Tara Kirchgessner Collins (Joe), Anna Kirchgessner, Claudia Marguin, Amelia Marguin, Sophia Marguin, and Adeline Petrandis; and great-granddaughters, Darcy Kirchgessner and Ella Collins.
Diana is also survived by two sisters: Sandra Mock of Tallahassee and Sue Lovett of Woodville; and a brother, Edmond "Pappy" Council of Tallahassee.
Preceding her in death are her parents, Eugene "Buck" Council and "Orlene" Council; and brothers, Luther "Sonny" Council and Dennis Council.
Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville is assisting the family with arrangements (850-926-3333 or
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Published in The Wakulla News on May 1, 2014