Diane M. (Codd) Qualls
Melvindale - Diane M.(Codd) Qualls, 74 of Melvindale, MI went home to be with our heavenly father on February 16, 2021. Diane has opted for immediate cremation with a private graveside service to be held at a later date. Interment will be at Parkview Memorial Cemetery in Livonia. Born Diane Marie Menard Codd on March 17, 1946 in Detroit, MI. Diane married Johnny M. Qualls on March 20, 1962. Together they raised 5 children. Diane was a retired nurse and dedicated her life to caring for others. She loved her family and cared for her father until his death in 2018. Diane was kind to everyone she knew and was always rooting for the underdog, without much thought ever to herself. In Diane's younger years she loved to re-decorate her home (often) and garden. She always had beautiful flowers and enormous gardens. One of Diane's favorite pass times was weeding the flowers. She always said it was so satisfying to get the roots out intact. Diane leaves behind her three daughters; Shannon Everson, Amy Racho, and Laurie (Richard) Manchester. 11 grandchildren; Aaron (Danelle) Qualls, Chelsea (James) Carpenter, Zachary Beck, Michael Racho, Rachel (Zachary) Benjamin, Caroline Fenner, Robert Manchester, Amber Baker, Jackie (Randy) Ancel, Diane (Denis) Kocot, Jesse (Heather) Qualls. 12 great-grandchildren, one brother Walter (Wendy) Codd, and many nieces and nephews. Diane was preceded in death by her parents, Robert V. and Beatrice Lenzy, her husband, Johnny M. Qualls, 2 sons John and Mark Qualls, her grandson Joseph S. Turon and her baby brother David J. Codd.
Diane truly was an angel on this earth and will be forever missed by all who knew and loved her.
Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from Feb. 19 to Feb. 23, 2021.