Claudia Diane May Bigbee, of Merritt Island, passed July 25, 2018. She was born to William and Lena May in Soddy, TN, and moved to Orlando at an early age. A Boone graduate, Diane enjoyed a long career with Southern Bell and AT&T. After Diane’s retirement from AT&T, she became co-owner of Bigbee Marine Merritt Island for 10 years, specializing in chartering offshore and island fishing trips.
She loved working in her yard, shopping, cooking, traveling, boating, and spoiling her only grandson, Chase.
Diane was predeceased by her parents, husband of 39 years, Ronald D. Bigbee, stepson Todd Bigbee, and granddaughter Jessica Henderson. She is survived by her daughter, Kimberli M. Bell of Orlando, stepdaughter Sheri (Frank) Hicks of Taylorsville, GA, sister Victoria Simmons, of Longmont, CO, brothers William E. May Jr., of Allen, TX, and Christopher Eric May, of Altamonte Springs, FL, and most importantly, her adored grandson, Chase Copeland Treska, Orlando, FL.
A private service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of personal choice.