Diane Marie Petty was born March 25, 1953, to her parents William and Dora Lee Patterson in Zion, IL. She was the second born of five children. Her parents, William and Dora Lee Patterson; brother, James; and three sisters, Forsel, Janice, and Darlene all proceeded her in death.
Diane Parents moved to Chicago with her siblings where she attended grammar and high school and later on worked various jobs. She gave her life to God and attended Living Word Christian Center. In 2019, she retired from UIC hospital where she worked a number of years.
On Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at 8:50 a.m., while resting in the comfort of her own home, Diane was called to rest peacefully with her heavenly father.
She leaves to cherish her memories her two children, Van and Dorian Petty; her bonus daughter, Danielle Petty Baker “Darryl”; five grandchildren, Jamice, Van, Jaylen, Edward, and Eric; three bonus grandchildren, Destaney, Davondray, and Darrion; one great granddaughter, A’laiya Petty; six bonus great grand children; niece, Ontalisha Lawson; and a host of family, friends, and loved ones.
Diane was the shinning light at every party. She was a jokester and had a way with words. To know her was to Love her. She had an amazing and infectious personality. However she meant what she said and did not bite her words for no one.
Diane had the biggest heart and a kind and giving spirit. She loved her grandchildren and her snacks. Diane lived her life to the fullest and always did whatever she desired to do.
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