Diane Roate BRYSON

March 30, 1959September 9, 2021

Diane Roate Bryson March 30, 1959 - September 9, 2021

Diane Roate Bryson, 62, of Myakka City, formerly of Sarasota, passed away unexpectedly on September 9th, 2021. She was a cherished wife, mother, Mimi, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Blaine, mother Pastell Roate, and father Douglas Roate. Diane will be forever missed by her children Casey Laird, Kelly Joyce (Jack), Cale Bryson, and Jennifer Laird; her granddaughters Wylie and Cooper Joyce, Emma Rosendale, grandsons Laird Joyce, Blaine Demers, and Drew Rosendale; her sisters Pamela Green, Monica Middleton and Sheri Brown (Jeff); step-mother Sharon Roate; mother-in-law Mary Bryson, sister-in-laws Kimberly Kopacz (Joe), Beth Young (Gil), and Angela Bryson; nephew Charlie Green (Theresa), nieces Nicki Green, Josie Grubb (Ryan), Arianne Kopacz, and countless friends.

Diane was admired for her loving heart, poise, patience, honesty, wisdom, sense of humor, and beauty. She was a Riverview High School alumni, class of 1977. Diane was a fiercely dedicated mother to her children, raising them to go on to accomplish great things. She also enjoyed her dogs, movies, travelling, being outdoors at the beach, pool, boat, and living country life. Family came first and was above all else to Diane, a value she instilled in all of those around her. The hole left by her absence will be impossible to fill.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 AM on October 9th, at The Devyn, 7113 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231.

Contributions can be made to the family trust, made out to Pamela Green c/o Kelly Joyce, 7126 48th Ave E, Palmetto, FL 34221.


  • Pam Green Family Trust c/o Kelly Joyce



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Todd Winter

September 17, 2021

So sorry to hear this. Diane was such a sweet and considerate classmate at Riverview. Quick to smile and laugh she will be missed by all our lives she touched. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Julie Sanchez

September 17, 2021

Diane was a colleague. Her kind, professional, helpfulness will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Jean-Pierre (JP) Mesia

September 17, 2021

Diane and I were on the same team at Realogy (Coldwell Banker). She was a lovely person who would always go above and beyond to help a colleague. When Covid-19 hit and we were all sent home, it was Diane who continued to make the trek to the office every day taking on many responsibilities so the rest of the team wouldn't have to. Diane will always be in our hearts and I am glad to have known her.

Carol Weeks

September 17, 2021

My cubicle was next to Diane's. We talked everyday about our lives. what her kids & grandkids we're doing. She cherished her family. She will be missed by everyone at Coldwell Banker. May she rest in peace.

Peter & Tammy Young

September 16, 2021

Sending our deepest condolences to the Bryson family. Surrounding you with our prayers.

Julie Murch

September 16, 2021

I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Mother, Mimi, sister, aunt. I remember Diane vividly as well as Pam and Monica. We lived 2 doors down from them in Phillipi Garden. The Roate girls caused quit a stir in my house as my brother Greg had the biggest crush on Pam and would be known to sneak out the back door in the afternoon when Doug would get home from work. Your mom
Pat was a typical Gardens mom. Ya'll were thick as thieves running with the Abbeys and Jensen's. Hopefully your memories of your sister will help you through this difficult time.

Tess Voorhis

September 16, 2021

Diane, I remember the first time I saw you at work, and asked if you had a sister named Pam. Told you how I remembered "the Roate girls" from school and how pretty and popular all of you were. You said something like, well, I don't know about that, truly humble. I'm so grateful that I had the opportunity to know you, all of our conversations, your trips to the keys with Pam, the pictures, love and pride you had of your children and grandchildren. Your kindness, true generosity and heart. You truly were one of a kind Diane. Your loss was too sudden and far too soon. You will forever be missed, remembered and loved. Fly high ~ ~ ~ until we meet again

Jim Carey

September 16, 2021

Diane was a beautiful woman, but what always impressed me more than her beauty, was her intellect. She was keenly intelligent on any number of subjects. In fact, she kicked my ass at Trivial Pursuit almost every time we played.

On a more serious note, one does not need to look far to know that she was a wonderful and caring mother. Her children, Casey & Kelly, are cut from that very same cloth. Like her, they are also beautiful and highly intelligent. They are also kind, generous, loving, and amazing mothers in their own right. And while I have only met their brother Cale a few times, he is an outstanding young man that is loved dearly by his sisters. These wonderful children are a blessing to our family, to this world, and are a lasting legacy that Diane has left for all of us to cherish.

There is definitely a hole in the world today. I pray that the positive memories we all have of Diane will constantly remind us that her spirit lives on in those that she touched and loved.

Mary Ware-Williams

September 16, 2021

I met Diane when I moved to Phillippi Gardens right before the start of Junior High. We rode the same bus and ran the neighborhood together. We were classmates through High School Graduation and have kept up on Facebook in recent years. I was so sorry to hear of her passing and extend my thoughts to her family.

Christine Everett

September 15, 2021

Extending deepest sympathies to The Bryson family.