Rhodes & Northern, Owners
 -Family Owned and Operated-




VISITATION Friday, September 26, 2014
5:00 - 8:00 P.M.
FUNERAL SERVICE Saturday, September 27, 2014
11:00 A.M.
The Center for Manifestation
3102 East Lake Avenue
4900 East Chelsea Street
Tampa, FL 33610

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Mrs. Diane Yvette Robinson, 5004 32nd Street, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 27, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Center for Manifestation, 3102 East Lake Avenue, Dr. Mark Jones, pastor, with Reverend Ale Gallon, officiating.  Interment will follow in Orange Hill Cemetery.

The daughter of the late Clayton and Mildred Robinson, Mrs. Diane Yvette Robinson was born March 23, 1957 and raised in Tampa.  At age 13 God sent her Mazie Watson as a replacement mother.  Attending school in Hillsborough County, Diane graduated from Franklin Adult Center and received a two year scholarship to Hillsborough Community College, where she earned a degree in Business Management in 1978.  She later returned to HCC and also received a degree in Accounting and a Certificate in Business Management,  Occupation and Business Specialist.  Diane made her home in Tampa and had been employed at Tampa General Hospital for 35 years, four years of which were for Compass/Morrison Health Group.

She was preceded in death by her birth mother, Mildred Robinson; father, Clayton; grandparents, Tom and Arrie Bell Robinson, Ulysses and Ella Mae Solomon; uncles, Robert Solomon and Warren Watson; brothers, Kenneth Watson and Sammy Muldrow; and aunts, Erma Bennefield and Fannie Watson.

Diane leaves behind five children, Gregory Spears (Cindy), Darryl Robinson, LaTrina Robinson (Robert Daniels), Shawnta Davis (Christopher Bell), Astley Willis, Jr.; mother, Mazie Watson; sisters, Anna Cutler, Annette Myers, Sylvia Hart, Kaylene Robinson (friend Robert), Torrie Robinson of Tampa, FL and Connie Hart of Atlanta, GA; brother, Von Watson (Danyel) of Clearwater, FL; aunts, Ollie Mae Mutcherson (Ollie) of Brandon, FL; Patricia Solomon of Tampa, FL; uncles, Richard Solomon (Marylin), Leroy Robinson of Tampa, FL, Elbert Watson; grandchildren, Gregory Spears, Jr., Shaneice Spears, Darryl Robinson, Jr., LaShawndra Julmist, Tanisha Daniels, Maggie Daniels, Robert Daniels, Vanessa Daniels, Rodmann Daniels, Diane Daniels, Rodney Daniels, Roderick Daniels, Chrishonta Bell, Christopha` Bell, Chrishawnti' Bell, Zyon Willis, Janyla Renteria, Ashley Willis, Erica Taylor, Juawanza Huggins, Micquira Jackson and LaKyra McDonald, all of Tampa, FL; great-grandchildren, Gregory Spears III, Devanta Spears, Jurnee Spears, Nayla Wells, Eric Barnes, Jr., and Taeshod Andrews, Jr.; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; childhood friend, Patricia George; and friends, Sarah Austin and Lesville James.

The remains will repose after 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 26, 2014, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue. 

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301 N. Howard Avenue 
Tampa, FL 33606-1508
Phone:  813.253.3419 
  Fax:  813.251.4912
Email:  raywilliamsfh@verizon.net         
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