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Obituary for Diane Yvette "Yogy" Washington

Diane Yvette Washington, affectionately called “Yogy” by her mother and father, was born October 16, 1958, in Parksley Virginia to the late Linwood Washington and Betty R. Strand Schoolfield. She suddenly transitioned for her earthy home to her heavenly home quietly and peacefully, on Monday February 13, 2023, at her residence in Richmond, Virginia.

Diane received her education in the Accomack County Public School System. She worked at the Golden Pride Poultry Company in Stockton, Maryland until it closed its doors. She then moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia for a number of years and then relocated to Richmond, Virginia until she was called home to be with the Lord. While in Richmond, she loved to attend different churches in the area and help wherever she was needed. One thing she loved to do was serve others.

At an early age, Diane confessed her belief in God and joined the First Baptist Church in Mappsville, Virginia. She loved to go to church and loved wearing hats when she attended. Diane would always call and check on her family and kept up with everyone’s birthday. If you wanted to know something about certain dates, she was the one to ask. She loved watching television, listening to gospel music, and shopping. She will be truly missed.

In addition to her parents, Diane was preceded in death by her daughter, Camellia N. Washington Sheppard; brother, Ronnie Washington; maternal grandparents, Minnie L. Duffy and Buddy Dix; paternal grandparents, Booker T. and Australia Washington; stepmother, Delores Washington; stepfather, Willard Schoolfield; and stepbrothers, Danny, Eugene, and Charlie.

She leaves to cherish her fond memories and legacy, her son, Antwine Washington; four grandchildren, Cameron Sheppard, Brinakja, Carmel, and Sincere Washington; brothers, Pastor Calvin (Lisa), Gregory (Karen), Tonie (Tassha), and Devon (Stella) Washington, stepbrothers, Steve (Darlene) and Tyrone (Shirley); stepsisters, Rita (Relford), Valestine, and Yvonne; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives, and friends.

Sorrowfully submitted,
Her Beloved Family