NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Another victim of the meningitis outbreak is from here in the mid-state. Diana Reed of Brentwood died at Saint Thomas Hospital on Wednesday.
Friends and family said they don't want to focus on how Reed died, but would rather take time to remember and celebrate her life.
"Diana was larger than life. When she came into a room, there was no doubt Diana Reed was in that room," said Pat Ward, a family friend of Diane's. "When I first learned that she was sick, she called and said she was sick and so for me, I was just expecting her to be sick for a few days and that's not how it turned out, so for me as well as for her children and for anybody who knew her, our hearts are broken,"
Many described 56-year old Diana Reed as having a big impact on her community. Not only was she an important part of the Otter Creek Church - she also worked tirelessly for the Wayne Reed Christian Childcare Center - a facility for at-risk kids that is named after her husband.
Diana leaves behind her husband and two sons. The church says members have been pulling together to support the family... just spending time with them and baking casseroles.