Diane Hempel Shipper "Mama Dee" died Saturday, April 20th at CarolinaEast Medical Center. Diane was born in Mineola, NY September 19, 1941 to the late Karl and Florence McCarthy Hempel. In her past time, Mama Dee loved to paint and loved to spend time on the beach. She was a retired LPN from Kings Mountain Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, David Shipper of the home; 2 sons, Wayde Ledbetter, and his wife Teri, of Kings Mountain, and Dale Ledbetter, and his wife, Myra, of Monroe; 2 sisters, Joyceann Robertson of Milford, PA, and Karleen Conine of Wildwood, NJ; 4 grandchildren,Tosha Stroup, Kaylin Ledbetter, Ashley Ledbetter and Devin Ledbetter; and 2 great grandchildren, Baylee and Gabe.
A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Monday, April 22, at Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service.