Diana Louise Jones

Born: Fri., May 26, 1961
Died: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Dec. 28, 2017
Location: Ebenezer Baptist Church

Going Home Service

11:00 AM Thu., Dec. 28, 2017
Location: Ebenezer Baptist Church

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Diana Louise Jones went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.  Diana was born on May 26, 1961 in Mount Vernon, NY, the daughter of Joan Elizabeth (Hutner) Jones and James Henry Jones.  She was predeceased by her mother, Joan Elizabeth (Hutner) Jones in October, 2004 and her father, James Henry Jones in August, 1988. 


Diana was educated in the Wappinger’s Central School District, where she graduated Roy C. Ketcham High School in June of 1979.  Diana was an avid sports enthusiast and an excellent basketball player, and she played basketball on the Roy C. Ketcham girl’s basketball team. She then attended Dutchess Community College, where she was recruited and received a basketball scholarship to play at Marist College, in Poughkeepsie, NY, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications.


Diana was a woman of faith, and after completing her degree at Marist College, she was chosen to play semi-professional basketball in Europe, this was before the days of the WNBA and she was a coach for a woman’s basketball team in Ireland.


Diana had various successful careers and was employed at Verizon Wireless as a Business Sales Coordinator.  She was an excellent employee and won numerous awards for selling the most accessories and was recognized many times as employee of the month.


Diana is survived by her best friend, of over 25 years Jacqueline Reilly, the daughters she raised Tiffany Lawrence and Clavia Jourdan.  Her four sisters, Carolyn Jones, Joanne Jones, Laura Virginia Lee Jones, and Naomi Jones, nieces Alexa Griffin and Elizabeth Nelson and her godson Andrew Parker.


On Thursday, December 28, 2017, the viewing will be held at 10 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 15 Smith Street, Poughkeepsie, NY.  The Interment follows immediately after at Union Cemetery, 1076 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park, NY  12538. Arrangements are entrusted with Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home Inc. 39 So Hamilton St Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 845-452-1840. To send an online condolence, please visit www.darrowfuneralhome.org

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   Posted Sun December 24, 2017
To the family and friends of Diana, I'm sorry for your loss. It is my hope that you can find some comfort in God's promises for a time when he will wipe every tear from our eyes and death will be no more neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore Revelation 21:3,4

Liat Dohan
   Posted Tue December 26, 2017
I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Diana for over 2 years and she brightened up everyone’s day with her smile, and her contagious laugh. What a wonderful person she was. I am so very glad our paths crossed and that I had the privilege of knowing her. The world was a better place with Diana. She will be missed by many people, but her smile and kindness will linger on forever.

shanti moore
   Posted Tue December 26, 2017

TRADITION AND SPLENDOR was sent by Verizon Wireless CBO.

With our deepest sympathy from Verizon Wireless CBO team

   Posted Tue December 26, 2017
From my family to yours we are so deeply sorrowed by your loss, take comfort in knowing that God has called and received one of his most precious angels home to sit in Glory with him. She will forever be your angel and will provide comfort for you and your family to help overcome this great loss. Many blessings on everyone during this time.

Janice Daley
   Posted Tue December 26, 2017
Carolyn and Family, sorry to read about your sister Diana. My prayers are with you and all the family. Haven't seen you in awhile but still remember you from Spackenkill. I didnot know Diana as well as you but do remember reading about her. Again, I will be praying for all of you.

Janice Daley