Diane Bates Rickwood of Lilburn, Georgia passed away Thursday, July 19th, 2012 at the age of 69. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Kevin; sister, Elizabeth Carol Bates, of Perth Amboy, New Jersey; sons Preston and his wife Elizabeth Farling, and Matthew. The family will welcome friends for visitation on Monday, July 23rd between 5 pm and 9 pm at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway in Lawrenceville, Georgia. A Funeral Mass will said on Tuesday, July 24th at 2 pm at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 319 Grayson Highway in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30046 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com

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  1. Diane went out if her way to do things for her family. I remember when she spent hours sewing costumes/armor for Matt and I. She wanted us to look good and have fun.

  2. I was saddened this morning to read of Mrs. Rickwood’s passing. She left this earth much too soon.

    My deepest condolences to the Rickwood and Bates families. I didn’t have the good fortune of having her as one of my teachers, but I remember her. I will always remember her beautiful smile.

    With deepest sympathies,
    Judith Wojcik Brandenburg
    PAHS 1968

  3. To Diane’s family, thank you for sharing this on line. I worked with Diane at Biolab and truly enjoyed her humor, stories and friendship. My prayers are with you.

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