1917 - 2009
Vesta Diamond, 91, of Chumuckla passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2009.
Mrs. Diamond was born on September 18, 1917 in Montgomery, Al. but lived most of her life in northwest Florida. She attended Florida State College for Women and taught school in Santa Rosa County. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed cooking, working in her yard and vegetable garden. Mrs. Diamond was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and a present member of First United Methodist Church of Pace.
She was preceded in death by her parents Lovick & Tommie Kimbrough; and four brothers, Rev. Lloyd Kimbrough, Fred Kimbrough, Pete Kimbrough and John Kimbrough.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 73 years, T.L. Diamond; a son and daughter-in-law Jerry and Carolyn Diamond of Pensacola; four grandchildren Jodi and Mike Suchan of Jacksonville, Fl; Cheryl and Tommy Raines of Pensacola; David and Helen Diamond of Atlanta, Ga; Kevin and Mandy Diamond of Pensacola and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters and one brother; Katherine James of Chumuckla; Betty and Ralph Hendricks of Pensacola and one brother Jack and Betty Kimbrough.
The service will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Lewis Funeral Home of Pace with Rev. John Webb officiating. Interment will be at Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jim Kimbrough, Billy Kimbrough, Danny Holt, Ronnie Diamond, Kevin Diamond and Tommy Raines.
A special thanks to Jim Kimbrough, Billy Kimbrough, Bonnie Holt and their families for all their love and help, and to the nursing staff of Bayside Manor for their care and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: First United Methodist Church of Pace at 4540 Chumuckla Highway - Pace, Florida 32571.
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 8/5/2009