Diane Letrece Washington was born on July 31, 1969. She was born at Christian Welfare Hospital in East St. Louis, IL. She was the first born to Betty Jo Cooper and Elmer Futrell. She attended East St Louis District #189 completed the 12th grade at Lincoln Senior High in 1987. She received her Bachelor in early Speech Pathology and Audiology and her Master at SIU Edwardsville in Early Childhood and Elementary Ed. She started working at Cahokia School District in 1992 which she served for 9 years. After leaving Cahokia she went to work at Madison School District for one year, after she went on to work at Thurgood Marshall four years after the school closing, she went on to work at Little Angel for 4 years. She came out of education to work at her present job Veteran Affair Administration for seven years. She was united in holy matrimony to Kenneth Dwayne Washington November 27, 1993. To this union 2 children was born. Diane confessed a hope in Jesus Christ and baptized at Calvary Baptist Church , later the family move to Centerville Church Christ in Centerville which she serve in teaching , hospitality, Dorcas ministry. Diane had a passion to bring life into the room. The nieces and nephew would love being around her because of her sweet spirit and funny ways. She had friends wherever she going because of her sweet nature to connect with people. She had such a warm and fun spirit. Even through her sickness the smile never left. On May 16, 2017 Diane made her transition from time to eternity on Tuesday at 11:30 surrounded by her loving mother and son. Diane leaves to cherish her memories, her husband; Kenneth Washington of O’Fallon, IL. two sons; Kaleb Denzel Washington of O’Fallon, IL. and Kenny Washington Jr. of Fairview Heights, IL. one daughter; Kennedi Latrice Washington of O’Fallon, IL. her mother; Betty Jones of Belleville, IL. and father; Larry (Margaret)Jones of Cahokia, IL. Four brothers; Larry Jones Jr. of Centreville, IL, Mario Jones of Fairview Heights, IL. Langston Jones of Cahokia, IL. and Arnold(Nikia) Tutson of O’Fallon, IL. Four sisters; Harriet Jones of Belleville, IL. Raven Jones of Swansea, IL. Langdia Jones of Cahokia, IL. and Diane Futrell of Indianapolis, IN. and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and other friends.