Miss Diamond was born to Ms. Felicia Crosby on October 30, 2002, in Flint, Michigan. Diamond recently graduated from Central High School. Her mother accepted her diploma in her honor. Diamond loved school, life, her friends, family, watermelon, and most of all she loved to smile, it was contagious! Miss Diamond never spoke a bad word about a soul. She was always respectful to everyone because that was how she was raised.
Miss Diamond leaves to cherish her long lasting memory to her loving and devoted mother, Ms. Felicia Crosby; father, Mr. Devon Francis; brothers, Jeremiah Francis of Knoxville, and Nathan Francis of Jamaica; grandmother, Roylene Bennett of Knoxville; aunties, Joyce Francis and Beverly Francis-Spence of Jamaica, Natalie Francis of England, Monica, and Eureka Bennett; uncles, Eva Spence of Jamaica, and Clarence Bennett of Knoxville, as well as the Becerra Family. Diamond leaves to cherish several cousins in Flint and Jamaica and a very special cousin Nachelle Wilson that came to her aid.
Diamond was a very bright student. She was very diligent about completing her school assignments on time. There was one time, she cried because she got a C on her report card. Nonetheless, she was encouraged and advised that it would be alright. She loved people, especially children. In the 5th grade, Diamond traveled to Washington D.C. with the Safety Patrols. She has enjoyed trips to Universal Studios, Disney World, Myrtle Beach and even Jamaica.
Diamond left a mark on everyone she encountered, and she will forever be etched in our hearts.
Saturday, June 12, 2021, a public walkthrough is scheduled from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Payne Avenue Baptist Church, 2714 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, Knoxville, TN. Social distancing and face coverings are required. A service to follow for immediate family and close friends. Pastor R.S. Brown is the eulogist. Flowers may be delivered to the church the afternoon of the walkthrough. Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD 1-800-824-8283 or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com.
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