ForeverMissed
Diane Williams was our mom and best friend.  Words will never be enough to express the impact she has had on our lives and on the lives of those she touched daily.  She was passionate about everything - her family, her life and her work.  On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, Diane lost her 7-year battle with colon cancer.  She fought till the very end.   We will forever be thankful for her presence in our lives, and have faith that she will continue to be part of all that we do.  She is watching over us; she is all around us and she will remain in our hearts indefinitely.  Her memory will continue to live on in those she held closest - her children (Michael, Drew and Amanda) and her grandchildren (Spencer and Elijah).

Our family will not be holding a memorial/funeral in the traditional sense; our mom did not want this.  Instead, we will be holding a private burial-at-sea in Fort Lauderdale, Fl, her home for over 25 years.  We will spread her ashes in the ocean as living in FL, the beach was one of her absolute favorite places.

Diane wished that in lieu of flowers/gifts, donations of any size be considered in an effort to continue funding colon cancer research and also to help those currently fighting the disease.  Colorectal Cancer Alliance
Posted by Mercy A-A on May 27, 2020
I had so much respect for Diane not because of her age but because she gave it in return. It was such a joy and an honor working with her. She was definitely the standard to live by, she made it a point to know every caregiver on a personal level and never omitted any details when giving out case information and I know caregivers appreciated this. She was not just a co-worker she was a mum. She would gently correct you and give advice freely even if you did not ask for it lol. My heart goes out to you, Amanda, and to all the caregivers…”Sleep well”, Diane, till we meet again in the presence of God.
Posted by Karin Martinez on May 27, 2020
I was heartbroken to hear about Diane's passing. She was, sincerely, one of my favorite people at FNC. 
I loved interacting with her, as she was always so easy to talk to and I appreciated how always genuine she was and how real she kept things. She also gave really good hugs. I admired her because her work ethic was outstanding and she was super smart about people.
Her love for her children was inspiring, also. She told me once, and I am sure told you, that you three were her rock.
I’m hoping for you, that rock strength right now. Her spirit was strong and so bright, so I know that will remain with you and with us, always.
Sincerely, Karin
Posted by Sherry Peach-Walker on May 27, 2020
Diane and I worked closely together when we were both doing on-call years ago. As I was reflecting on that time… what I can say I admired most about Diane was her consistency. She passionately showed up for work all of the time and offered such stellar service. Not only was she reliable and a colleague that you could always count on --- she shared an unwavering passion for doing the right thing for our clients and caregivers. She had this amazing gift of understanding and valuing both the client and caregiver needs.   
Diane was so easy to talk with; so warm and genuine as a person. She often would talk of her kids - it was obvious she was so proud of them. My condolences to her family. May the happy memories you hold in your heart bring you comfort. -Sherry 
Posted by Paula W. on May 27, 2020
Diane, it was such a pleasure working with you. You brought positivity to my days when I needed it the most. I wish I was able to send you those treats you asked for. Sending my deepest condolences to Amanda and the rest of your family. You will be missed.
Posted by Nancy Bilotto on May 27, 2020
Diane, you will be missed. I feel fortunate to have had the privilege to know you and to have seen your contributions and all the lives you touched. May you rest in peace.
Posted by Sylvia Aidoo on May 27, 2020
My Sincerest condolence on the passing of your beloved mother Diana. She was a very special person and will be missed by many. Sending my prayers and sympathy to the entire family especially Amanda Williams. May her gentle soul rest in peace.
Posted by Kadiatu Lowe on May 26, 2020
Rest In Peace Diane

One of the best supervisors I’ve ever had in my 25+ years in this field. Always so sweet, informative, and helpful. May God welcome here with open arms into heaven.
Posted by Hisanatou Pio on May 25, 2020
Ms Amanda

So sad we lost Ms Diane !
May her soul rest in peace!
My condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.
Diane your mother was so kind with the caregivers and we like to work with her.  
Her memory will live forever.
Pio
Posted by Therese Tene on May 25, 2020
i am so saddened by the news. Ms Diane was a very loving and caring person.
My condolences to the family.
Posted by Ali Tarfa on May 25, 2020
I am so saddened to hear the passing to glory of our beloved Diane Williams.
Diane was dedicated, hard working, gentle ,caring and pleasent person.
I will miss her soothing voice on the phone when ever she called me for assignment and Family and Nursing care as a family will miss her greatly also.
May the gentle soul of Dianne Rest In Peace and may the Good Lord comfort the family for this irreplaceable loss.Amen.
Posted by Pamka Johnson on May 24, 2020
Accept my sympathy you will be surely missed.
Posted by Felekech Mohamed on May 24, 2020
I am deeply saddened by Diane's passing away. My prayers and condolences to the family. I will miss her very much. May God bless her family and give them strength. She was a caring and loving soul and will be missed greatly.
Posted by Hyacinth Gordon on May 24, 2020
My condolences to Diane’s family.
Diane will be greatly missed and always remembered. She was one of family &nursing care’s exceptional coordinator. she would always listen whenever I called and gave advice on my case. she was such a people person with a pleasing personality and very understanding as well. We will all miss Dianne. She represented Family &Nursing with a high standard as a coordinator. As a care giver, whenever Diane called, it felt as if I couldn’t say no to working any case she asked me to. I am grateful to have had the chance to have known her. May Dianne’s soul Rest In Peace and may her kids find comfort knowing she is in heaven.
Posted by Wobalem Taye on May 24, 2020
Ms Diane I will miss your nice and soft voice forever but you are in my heart forever. You are someone's I will love to work with every day but you are gone and I believe you're in better place free of worries, struggling, and pain. May your beautiful souls rest in peace.
My sincere condolences to Amanda, to her family and to F&NC for the lost of the lovely Ms Diane.
Posted by Georgette Fetmotat on May 24, 2020
My sympathies to Diane family, I am deeply sorry very very sad New, I am going to miss you so much Rest In Peace May God protect all family
Posted by Keith Sullivan on May 23, 2020
My sweet Sister-in-law Diane, you don't know how much you mean to your sister,Lisa. I will be here for her daily to help her thru your passing. You will be missed every day. I know that you are not in pain anymore. Pain that you faced daily for years. Pain that you didn't let change your sweet soul. Reading these tributes,it shows how you touched everyones life in such a positive way.❤️ Go and rest pain free,Diane you will be sorely missed.
Posted by Francois Kpetemey on May 23, 2020
Did I know May 14th would be the last day, I would hear Ms. Diane’s soft and kind spoken voice?

I learned as a child that all human being are to be treated with respect no matter our differences or whom we are. Ms. Diane never failed to treat anyone with respect and consideration. Not only did she display these traits everyday, she was the embodiment of the word humanity; the humanity we all should strive to show other daily.

My heart still aches at the thought of such a beautiful soul departing us way too soon. Although, she is no longer with us, I truly believe that she is no longer in pain and she is now in God's arms and watching over us. Words cannot describe how much I will miss her and until we meet someday in that final destination where happiness abounds and never-ending love, may you rest in peace.

My deepest sympathies to Amanda, to the entire family and Family and Nursing Care during this very difficult time.
Posted by Sandy Rampley on May 23, 2020
Diane and I were best friends in high school. We were each other's maid of honor in our first marriages. I remember going to visit her after Michael was born. She was so in love with that baby. I lost contact with Diane after she and Worth moved out of state. It was years before I heard that they had divorced. I always wondered where she was, if she was happy, always remembered her on her birthday. Two, maybe three years ago, our mutual friend, Marlena, found Diane online. As soon as Marlena gave me Diane's contact information, I called her. She told me she was dealing with cancer for the second time. But she was so proud of her children and spent most of our phone call talking about them. When I next spoke with her, things were not going well health wise and then life got busy and I didn't call her for months. When the Christmas card I sent her came back, I knew she must have moved but didn't know where. I was so sad to find out she had died but consoled by the wonderful tributes I have read online. We had so many good times in high school, lots of laughing and talking, doing really crazy things which shall remain secret. Rest in peace, my friend.
Posted by Sharon Combs on May 23, 2020
My little sister. I cannot express the pain in my heart. Loved you all your life. You left three beautiful children. The absolute joy of your life. Good rest now Diane
Posted by Tamra Yates on May 23, 2020
I will miss you so much Diane you are such a lovely person.
Posted by Nicky Gayle on May 23, 2020
Ms Diane Williams a beautiful soul, very compassionate, caring, and loving coordinator. It was always a pleasure speaking to you. Your phone calls are work related, but you always take a few minutes to encourage me and tells me how much family and nursing appreciate me as a caregiver. Diane I appreciate, love and missed you so much. I cried and then smiled when I heard you were no longer here with us, Heaven gain an angel. May your beautiful soul rest in peace. To Amanda Williams and the rest of the Family. My deepest condolences. Love always Carlene Banks.
Posted by Bibitayo Key on May 23, 2020
My heart is broken when l heard about one my favorite Coordinator Mrs Diane Williams , She is like a mother, Sister, Aunty and a friend to me , she helped me out All the time to make sure l have something especially when l don't have on ongoing case, she is there for me, l can always count on her, even though I don't feel like doing the case she offer me , but because of her sweetheart, the way she approached me with respect, she even tell me all the detailed about the case and also email me what l need to know, she is one of the best Coordinator, she have kind heart and gentle spirit, l will miss her a lot. Mrs Diane may Your soul RIP. I Love you! To the Family of Diane am so sorry for your loss especially to Amanda Williams , May her Soul RIP.
Posted by Almaz Abraham on May 23, 2020
I am so sorry for the family about Ms Diana is passing.I didn’t expect to hear the sad news. She was so nice with staff handling very good . Please Be strong Ms Amanda.
Posted by Adama Bangura on May 23, 2020
BE STRONG, AMANDA.
   Please Know That No Person
       Is Ever Truly Alone.
    Those Who Live No More,
        Whom We Loved
    Echo Still Within Our Thoughts,
          Our Words, Our Hearts.
                         My Deepest Condolences .
Posted by Dar Esh on May 23, 2020
May her Soul Rest In Peace. And my Heartfelt Sympathy to Amanda and Her Family.---- Darkedar
Posted by Jacqueline Brown on May 22, 2020
Ms Diane will surely be miss I was shock by the sudden passing of her she was a great lady \Coodinator she listened to her staff the uniqueness and humbleness of her voice u can always count on her to get a case. she is gone but not for gotten her presence lives on . For the family she's in a place of rest.      REST WELL MS DIANE.
Posted by Carine Nguewo on May 22, 2020
Ms Diane today I open my mail box I saw my lovely thank you note that you send me, thank you Ms Diane for your love , kindness, commitment and your soft and lovely voice that I keep on hear in my mind since yesterday that hear the sad new .rest in peace Mama
Posted by Fatoumata Omari on May 22, 2020
My condolences to all her family and friends. Ms.Diane was a gift from God. She was the sweetest person I've ever met. She will be missed.
Posted by Adama Dainkeh on May 22, 2020
What a huge loss! My heartfelt condolences to the family especial Amanda.I'm a caregiver ms Diane was such a sweet and caring person who's going to be missed dearly ,I pray her gentle soul rest in peace with the Lord she is in heaven now
Posted by Alyssa Nicole on May 22, 2020
Diane had an unwavering strength, resilience, kindness, and bravery, which was gracefully passed on to her children and her grandchildren. Her presence will be greatly missed by all the people she impacted throughout her lifetime. Although hearts are heavy with loss, her spirit lives in.

Rest in paradise.
Posted by Leah Namayega on May 22, 2020
I am hurt and feel so sad for Ms Diane Williams! This is a sad moment for the family, it was just like yesterday when I spoke to her, her sweet soft and pleasant voice at any time and even when I didn't want to take any case I would not refuse! No wonder she's a mom to Amanda. 
Rest in Peace Diane Williams! You will always be greatly missed by your family and friends! Leah N.
Posted by Nana Appiah on May 22, 2020
What a sad news. Diana Williams was an exceptional care coordinator. The way she talked to people under her care was very wonderful. With calm voice and with love. And I am very glad she gave her daughter Amanda that special gift. Rest in Peace Diana, Rest in perfect peace.
Posted by A B on May 22, 2020
I spoke to her just last week when she gave me that case at LW and BC. To say that I will miss her is an understatement. It was always a pleasure to call up Diana for something, anything. She would take the time to listen and never sounded rushed or impatient. So reliable, If she said she will call you back, rest assured she will call back. Her calm and reassuring voice was like a breath of fresh air to me. You will be surely missed, Diana. Millicent
Posted by A B on May 22, 2020
Will for ever miss u Diane, your soft spoken voice when ever u call me will always make me accept an assignment. RIP Mercy M
Posted by Megan Ware Pressley on May 22, 2020
I have great pleasure to say that I worked with Diane, and was so saddened to hear the news. She had such a sweet spirit and was a great team player! I always knew I could count on her, and her efforts to help never failed to amaze me!

Diane, you will truly be missed and forever remembered. My deepest condolences to the family. Rest in Peace

Posted by Amanda Schwaninger on May 22, 2020
Diane, I don't know how to put into words what I'm feeling. Working with you has been a highlight of my time at Family & Nursing Care, and I am so devastated to know that I won't get to speak with you again. In the last 9 years you have been such a wonderful colleague and friend. I used to joke that when you covered, it was the most wonderful thing - not only would all my clients be happy and comforted after speaking with you, but you'd staffed all my cases as well! More than this, your kindness and care for those around you shone through in everything you did. You always asked for Norah and oohed and aahed over her photos - it was such a joy to share her with you! I am so moved to read all the tributes from the lives you've touched. My sincerest condolences to Amanda and all the rest of your family. Your loss is immeasurable, and you will be very sorely missed. May your memory be for a blessing.
Posted by Traci Allen on May 22, 2020
I had the pleasure of working with Diane for the last 11 years. Although we didn't see each other much, we were always laughing and joking over the phone or email. I will miss her sweet voice and the calmness she had about her. The last time I saw her, she gave me the biggest hug and I will keep that memory in my heart always. Amanda and family, my heart is heavy for all of you. Sending you love and light. May her memory be a blessing.

With love,
Traci
Posted by A B on May 22, 2020
What a loss!
She will be missed by many like you said. Her love and commitment for the job and us people would make you do something you wouldn’t have done for one reason or the other. She will greatly be missed and remembered by many. May her soul Rest In Peace.
Thanks for letting us know.
- Idah Z
Posted by Hajarah Nansereko on May 22, 2020
It’s indeed sad that we have lost Diane. Her Compassion exhibited during her services will forever be missed. My condolences to Diane’s family and friends and the F&NC fraternity.
Posted by Carine Nguewo on May 22, 2020
It Is hard to believe that My Ms Diane is gone .I remember one day we spoke and I told you :Ms Diane I never met you and wish to see you ,and your respond to me was, next time when there will be family and nursing party I will be there but before that day I will let you know Now I received the mail and your pictures for the first time saying that you aren't longer be there, we not going to meet at the party.Ms Diana I will remember When I have chance to have you over the phone we talk and I will be open to you telling you about everything that i went through or going through and you will be listening to me, adverse me with your soft voice . Everytime I knew I can count on you , I talk about you to everybody because of your kindness and love to your caregiver. It was difficult to say no to you when you call for a fill in ,eventhough I was tied, because you was a woman with good spirits , I will miss you Ms Diane .My deeply condoleances to your Family. Rest in peace Ms Diane❤❤❤.
Posted by Patience Nyampong on May 22, 2020
Dear Ms Williams,
It with a heavy heart ♥ that I write this tribute. I'm shocked because, little did I know on the 05/07/20 would have been the last time I would hear your soft voice, but I'm happy i appreciated you, by saying thank you for all your advice, love, encouragement and respect you demonstrated to us( caregivers). You were one of the best coordinator and a friend that I have lost. Your patience and your passion for your job was amazing. I love you but God loves you most My sincere condolence to Amanda Williams, FNC staff and Caregivers.
Sleep well my friend.

Posted by Elijah Sallee on May 21, 2020
Dear nana,
Although your passing is hard, sad, and all of the above, i am happy that your pain and suffering is forever gone. i’m going to miss harassing you, and facetiming with you every chance we got. Your legacy will live on as long as i’m breathing on this planet. Ill always remember spending nights at your house eating all your food, playing with diamond with you right beside me, and watching the food network for hours. With great sadness but great relief, i love you nana.
-elijah
Posted by Georgia Crawford on May 21, 2020
My whole heart goes out to my niece and nephews. Diane is at rest now. Diane and I talked many days and her concern we're about her children. So stay strong and lean on each other and know that God will see you through this troubled time. I am here for you. And only a phone call away. I love you Aunt Georgia
Posted by Musu Massaley on May 21, 2020
It's so sad to hear that Diane is gone. I had been thinking about her cause I stopped getting calls from her. Asked some caregivers, but they didn't know and I didn't know she had been I'll. My first time at FNC, after the test, she scheduled my interview and interviewed me. She was a very kind and caring person. I had missed her soft spoken voice and will continue to miss it. My heart goes out to the bereaved family. Please accept my deepest sympathy and may her soul RIP and light perpetual shine upon her.
Posted by Ndeye Faye on May 21, 2020
I can’t believe my favorite coordinator is gone. Diane made me want to work as a caregiver at Family nursing. She was a sweetheart and she Always tried to do her best to assist me. Oh Diane, I never met you but you have a place in my heart forever. I am going to miss your kind voice, your kind heart, and your amazing advice. My condolences to the family. Amanda stay strong.
Posted by Spencer Sallee on May 21, 2020
Dear Nana,

  I find it rather hard to admit to myself that you are gone. It feels like just moments ago you were sending me calls and messages left and right. But now you’re gone. I know in my heart you will never truly be gone, though. You will there with me through every laugh, every smile, and every tear stained cheek. You always knew how to brighten a room just with your presence; a cheerful smile, random dancing, or vulgar use of language. You had so many stories to tell that always made everyone laugh with happiness, and you always made sure to show us we were loved. You told us to not be sad when you passed, but to remember your light that you carried. This ambitious, undying light that would warm us through our coldest hours, guide us through our darkest storms, and at the end, brighten up our hearts with happiness. I will always remember the tale of you running down the streets shouting “My babies are coming! My babies are coming!” Or when you were told to crack the window of the car, but instead took it too literally and tried to break it with a rock. I will remember every time you baked us food, come to my football games, and called me even though I was showering. I will always love you my dear sweet nana.
Posted by Tsehay Ayele on May 21, 2020
My deepest condolences to Diane's family, friends, and loved ones. I am so sorry to hear such sad news. We have spoken on the phone several times for work. And although I've never met Diane in person, I will always remember what a sweet voice she had and how kind she was. Rest in peace.
Posted by Florence Kamuiru on May 21, 2020
I can't believe you are gone and still in disbelief. It's indeed sad to hear that you are gone. I will dearly miss your calls. I never met you in person but your soft spoken and kind. The last I spoke to you not knowing it will be last,we talked for a while and gave me encouraging words. It's hard to believe that you are gone but I know you are in better place . I pray that God comforts your family and gives them strength. Rest in peace Diane
Posted by A B on May 21, 2020
Rip Diane you were a wonderful coordinator to us have a great way we will miss you for ever - Douala
Posted by Dorothy Coleman on May 21, 2020
Diane was very special soul, I never got a chance to meet her, but she has a warm heart when we talk on the phone. I really going miss her. Prayers up for Amanda and the rest of the family.
God bless.
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Posted by Mercy A-A on May 27, 2020
I had so much respect for Diane not because of her age but because she gave it in return. It was such a joy and an honor working with her. She was definitely the standard to live by, she made it a point to know every caregiver on a personal level and never omitted any details when giving out case information and I know caregivers appreciated this. She was not just a co-worker she was a mum. She would gently correct you and give advice freely even if you did not ask for it lol. My heart goes out to you, Amanda, and to all the caregivers…”Sleep well”, Diane, till we meet again in the presence of God.
Posted by Karin Martinez on May 27, 2020
I was heartbroken to hear about Diane's passing. She was, sincerely, one of my favorite people at FNC. 
I loved interacting with her, as she was always so easy to talk to and I appreciated how always genuine she was and how real she kept things. She also gave really good hugs. I admired her because her work ethic was outstanding and she was super smart about people.
Her love for her children was inspiring, also. She told me once, and I am sure told you, that you three were her rock.
I’m hoping for you, that rock strength right now. Her spirit was strong and so bright, so I know that will remain with you and with us, always.
Sincerely, Karin
Posted by Sherry Peach-Walker on May 27, 2020
Diane and I worked closely together when we were both doing on-call years ago. As I was reflecting on that time… what I can say I admired most about Diane was her consistency. She passionately showed up for work all of the time and offered such stellar service. Not only was she reliable and a colleague that you could always count on --- she shared an unwavering passion for doing the right thing for our clients and caregivers. She had this amazing gift of understanding and valuing both the client and caregiver needs.   
Diane was so easy to talk with; so warm and genuine as a person. She often would talk of her kids - it was obvious she was so proud of them. My condolences to her family. May the happy memories you hold in your heart bring you comfort. -Sherry 
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REST WELL,Ms. DIANE.

Shared by Rose Jayne Johnson-Kanga on May 22, 2020
What a huge loss! My heartfelt condolences to the family especially Amanda.Ms Diane was such a sweet and caring person who’s going to be missed dearly. I pray her gentle soul finds restful peace with the Lord. Fare thee well, dear !!!

GONE TOO SOON

Shared by Adebisi Adelokiki on May 21, 2020
I'm so heartbroken by this news, I'm short of words! I'm a caregiver where diane worked and she was always there for me .... she made everything easy and made us comfortable working at the job.
She is one of the kindest people I've known all my life!
I spoke to her a couple of days ago but I never knew that was the last time I would hear her voice .... she is the hardest working I know and I pray she has eternal peaceful rest! Adieu dear friend - ADEBISI ADELOKIKI 

Lady Di

Shared by Robert Williams on May 21, 2020
We started this journey together and got separated along the way, but never loss the love we had for each other. You were and still are my best friend. You left me three beautiful people to remind me of you. 
I love you. Always have and always will. Rest in Paradise until we meet again.