OBITUARY

Diane Y. Saxon

February 11, 1953September 7, 2020

SAXON, Diane Yates, 67, of Richmond, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Doris “Dot” B. Yates and Ryland “Skinny” Yates. Left to cherish Diane’s memory are her husband, Mark A. Saxon; daughter, Nikki S. Jones (Chad); granddaughter, Addison Jones; siblings, Linda Hardy (Tom), Ryland “Dickie” Yates (Marie) and Anthony “Andy” Yates.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 10, 2020, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va. 23231, where a service will be held on Friday, September 11, 2020, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Washington Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be made to www.nelsenrichmond.com.

  • FAMILY

  • She was preceded in death by her parents, Doris “Dot” B. Yates and Ryland “Skinny” Yates. Left to cherish Diane’s memory are her husband, Mark A. Saxon; daughter, Nikki S. Jones (Chad); granddaughter, Addison Jones; siblings, Linda Hardy (Tom), Ryland “Dickie” Yates (Marie) and Anthony “Andy” Yates.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 10, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, September 11, 2020

  • Interment

    Friday, September 11, 2020

Memories

Diane Y. Saxon

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Sherman&Brenda Burwell

September 16, 2020

Mark and your daughter and the rest of the family we want to convey our sincere condolences to you and the family . We were shocked and saddened to hear of Diane's passing. If there is anything we can do during this difficult time please do not hesitate to let us know. We been knowing you two for over 45 years and considered you family, our love and prayers are with you ....💞

ron burnett

September 14, 2020

Mark ....... I haven't seen you in years, but I am so sorry to hear of your loss. God Bless!

Linda Smith (Morris)

September 11, 2020

Mark, time has drifted me away from you and Diane but I have so many great memories of when we were neighbors. I'm saddened of the loss of her on this earth but rejoice of her being in a better place. My prayers are for you and Nikki and the family to have the strength to get through each day and for the memories to become happy memories as time goes on.
God Bless!
Linda Smith (Morris)

John Gathright

September 10, 2020

Mark,
I am shocked and saddened about Diane. I`m so sorry for your loss. I pray for you and your family.

Johnny Gathright

Barbara Taylor Sipe Hall

September 10, 2020

I remember Ryland (Dickie) from elementary school and just wanted to offer my condolences for the loss of his sister. Losing a sibling is such a gut wrenching loss and I’m sorry you all have to go through this. Will be praying for you all. Hold your memories close and visit them often

Connie Vaughan

September 10, 2020

There will be a void in my daily life not seeing Diane outside, piddling about in the yard. She has been such an important part of my life. I will miss our conversations that, I would joke with my husband about, when she said, "like I said . . ." for the fourth time, you knew she didn't want you to forget it!

I cannot express the joy that Addison has brought me by Diane sharing her love with me as though she were one of my own grandaughters. There is a blessing for us all in there somewhere. May she linger in the basking glow of all of the love she gave and received. I will miss her deeply.

Butch Seay

September 9, 2020

I am so sorry for the unexpected passing of my dear Aunt Diane. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. If there is anything I can do please feel free to contact me. The past two years have been so bad for everyone. Sincerely, Butch

Debbie Davis

September 9, 2020

Nikki, and family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I know that’s a very hard loss as I lost mine a couple years ago. You have lots of wonderful, sweet memories with your mom I am sure and God will get you through this. You are in my prayers.

DK Sprouse

September 9, 2020

Mark & Nikki and family,
My deepest condolences to you. My heart is so sad for your loss. I never met Diane but was fortunate to have had a nice long conversation with her recently. She was so kind. May you find comfort in God’s words.
DK

Kia Monroe

September 9, 2020

My Dearest Nikki-do and Family,
My prayer is that the "the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort" (2 Cor. 1:3) gives you and your family the comfort and love that you need during this time, and always. With my deepest sympathy. Kia

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