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1455 N. Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
Phone: 626-798-8941
Fax: 626-798-0195
Diane Harrison

Diane Cynthia Harrison (Harrison)

Tuesday, July 29th, 1952 - Friday, May 1st, 2020
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Diane Cynthia Harrison, born on July 29, 1952, was the beloved middle child of Phillip and Frances Harrison. Diane, a true Pasadenean, attended Andrew Jackson Elementary School, George Washington Jr. High School, and John Muir High School, graduating in June of 1970.
Diane loved her Louisiana family roots, thus influencing her to attend Southern University in Baton Rouge. She graduated in May, 1974, earning a B.S. degree in Sociology. During her second year at Southern, she became a member of the Tempestuous 27 Pledge Club and joined the Beta Psi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., in the fall of 1971. Through-out her college years, Diane met some amazing fellow-students that would evolve into life-long friendships.
Upon graduation, the first phase of Diane’s employment journey included time as a Teacher/Trainer, Housing Counselor, Counselor/Trainer, Housing Specialist, and Community Relations Representative. In 1982, Diane began the next phase of her employment journey by becoming a Los Angeles Probation Officer, in the position of Group Night Supervisor (GSN), at Sylmar Juvenile Hall. She then transferred to Cantilena Metro Gang Unit and to the surprise of those who knew her, carried a gun. Later Diane was promoted to Probation Officer II, at Camp Afflerbaugh. The final position she held was as a Court Officer at the EastLake Courthouse. During her 38 years of employment in the penal system, Diane touched countless lives and nurtured many meaningful relationships.
Diane enjoyed going to the movies, visiting family and friends all over the United States, and traveling throughout the world. Many remember her flare for Louisiana cooking which included gumbo, red beans and rice, jambalaya, mac n cheese and fried turkey. Diane delighted in entertaining friends and family.
Diane received Jesus Christ at a very young age, and was baptized at Friendship Baptist Church. During her adult life, she was a member of Abundant Harvest Christian Center, and Pasadena Church. In 2003, she attended Life Line School of Ministry, and became a license minister. Minister Diane was a devoted Helps Ministry Volunteer, during her many years serving The Lord. A decade later, she received training in Florida, returned and opened a Healing Room in Pasadena, where she facilitated the needs for prayer, meditation, counseling, and the gift of prophecy. No matter the circumstance, Diane was always there to support the hurting and forgotten. She would render God’s Agape Love to so many throughout her life’s journey. Diane was a virtuous woman, who placed God first in her life.
On the evening of Friday, May 1st, Diane transitioned to receive her heavenly reward, which she so deservingly earned. She will be missed by so many, but her smile, loving kindness, caring heart, generosity, willingness to always pray for others, and gentleness, will remain in our hearts as reminders of God’s Presence.
Diane was preceded in death by her parents Phillip Harrison, Sr., Frances Devore Harrison, and brother Phillip Harrison II. She lovingly leaves to cherish her memory, her sister Phyllis Harrison, Mrs. Valerie Ackiss (aunt), Mrs. Lucille Bartlett (aunt), Ashley Davis (goddaughter), and a host of cousins and friends throughout the United States.
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    Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 11:00am
    Mountain View Cemetery - Graveside Service
    2400 N. Fair Oaks Avenue
    ALTADENA, CA 91001
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    Family will name 10 people to sit at Graveside with Social Distancing. Others can sit in their cars or stand near their cars during the ceremony.
    Pastor Kerwin Manning
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    Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 11:00am
    Mountain View Cemetery
    2400 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
    ALTADENA, CA 91001
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Family will name 10 people to sit at Graveside with Social Distancing. Others can sit in their cars or stand near their cars during the ceremony.


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Diane.."Di" to some.."Suede" to some.."Diane" to many-"between us,,my Dearest Friend,,my best friend,,my"Bestest Friend",,needless to say we coined some words,,Diane-I love you "muches",,, Diane coined "prayfess"-for pray and confess,,,Diane loved "immensely"-just to name a few of the words used between us. >We enjoyed attending church services, praising and worshipping our Lord and Savior-church picnics,,dinners,,dances>Our travels took us to Las Vegas,,Reno,,Lake Tahoe,,San Jose,,San Simeon,,San Diego,,Louisiana-AKA Boule,,New Orleans,,Canal St,,The Underground,,French Quarter,,Cafe du Monde,,Dooky Chase's Restaurant,,,>Roadtrip-Shreveport,,Scotlandville-Diane's alma mater-Southern Univ.,, and other destinations,,country roads, country stores. New Iberia-Tabasco Factory,,Houma-Diane's mother's birthplace,,,>Dining out Solvang,,Buellton,,Idylwild, Glendale-many,,many locations in LA county,,,>there are many,,many more memories I carry in my heart as I remember my "Bestest Friend on earth",,,Diane knew more about "me" than anyone on earth-yet Diane never judged me,,,I have not met another human being as kind,,as caring,,as loving,,as considerate and gracious as my "Precious Friend Diane",,,I often told Diane-"I love your mind-and more so the Spirit of God within you",,,you see Diane really "got it and believed" when her brother Phil shared the gospel of Jesus Christ with her,,,>Diane lived what she believed,,by her prayers,,by her words,,by her actions-in every way,,in every sense-all to the glory of God,,,I thank God in Christ for meeting and growing to love Diane-my "Dearest and Bestest" Friend"-who I love dearly and miss. Reginald C. Handy May 17, 2020

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