Diane C. Nash

Hollywood Baptist Church Cemetery

        Diane C. Nash, born May 20, 1953 was called to her heavenly home on December 15, 2002 at MCV Hospital. She was preceded in death by a loving mother, Prudence Carroll. She was baptized at an early age. She later joined Hollywood Baptist Church where her husband was a member. She later joined Emmaus Christian Church where she was active in the Women's Group and Youth Department.

        She was a graduate of Powhatan High School in 1971. She continued her education by obtaining an Associate Degree in Business Administration from John Tyler Community College.

        Diane was employed with Dupont for 9 years, and later employed with Powhatan Sheriff Office as a dispatcher. With a longing desire to be her own boss, she started her own business "RoadRunner" courier service.

        Her zeal for life and desire for helping others lead her to become a member of the Powhatan Rescue Squad and work with the Habitat for Humanities Organization.

        On November 10, 1972, she made the biggest commitment of her life, she married the love of her life, Harold S. Nash. From this union, two children were created. Shane (lovingly called "Nash") and LeTroy (lovingly called "Troy"). She leaves to cherish her memories, two grandchildren, Darius and Aaron and one daughter-in-law, Tamara. Also, her father, Leroy Fleming, Sr.; five brothers, Henry and Robert Earl Carroll, Leroy, Jr., James and Kenneth Fleming; one sister, Carolyn Fleming; a host of aunts and uncles; three brothers-in-law; nine sisters-in-law; a host of devoted nieces and nephews; great nieces; great nephews; cousins and other relatives and friends.

God knew that you were so tired,
And a cure was not to be,
So He put His arms around you
And whispered, "Come to Me."

The Golden Gate stood open
God knew you needed rest,
His garden must be beautiful
For he only takes the best.

Although we cannot touch you
You're never really gone,
For in the hearts of us who love you
Your memory lives on.

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