Diane Yvonne Hart Brown, 79, transitioned to be with the Lord on Friday, December 25, 2020.
She was born in Chattanooga on July 23, 1941. She was a member of Faith United Baptist Church. Diane graduated from Howard High School class of 1959. She was a devoted Howard Booster member. She played basketball for Howard.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Edwina Hart; sister, Beverly Jones; son, Wenzell Brown.
Diane is survived by her son, Fritz (Yolanda) Brown, Marcus (Shawan) Brown, and Ryan (Yolanda) Brown; brother, Larry Hart; sisters, Fredia (James) Murphy, Miya Hart; grandchildren, Aikera Pipkins, Fritz Brown II, Atorsha Brown, Wenzell Brown, Jr., Zoe Rivers, Marci Brown, Deven Brown, Ryan Brown, Jr., of Atlanta, GA; Melaine Hemphill, Reginald Hemphill; a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends; a special friend for many years Weldon Brown and Tequila Bonner.
Public viewing will begin at noon on Saturday, Jan. 9, followed by a 1 p.m. funeral service, at Faith United Baptist Church, 1800 Mulberry Street, Chattanooga, TN 37404. Interment will be in Forest Hills Cemetery.
Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.