Friday, April 10, 2015

Thank You!

Your love and kindness have carried us on this journey and your wonderful memories of Mom make us smile and bring tears to our eyes at the same time. We are tremendously thankful for the visits, food, flowers, gifts, cards and messages. The outpouring of support for Mom helped her remain positive and upbeat throughout the past eight months and continue to brighten our days. Thank you to everyone that came to the events celebrating Mom last week. We are grateful for you.

Mom's Obituary
If you didn't have a chance to read Mom's obituary, see below. It was posted on the Jaynes Memorial Chapel website and printed in the Dallas Morning News. It was tough to describe her beautiful life in so few words, but we hope it conveyed her many loves and sweet spirit.

Video from Celebration of Life
We put together a video with hundreds of memories throughout the last 62 years for the Celebration of Life service. The two songs are Stardust by Hoagy Carmichael and Always by Irving Berlin. Stardust is Lloyd & Geraldine Coats' (Jerry's parents) song and Always is my parents' song and is engraved on their wedding bands.

{Dianna Mae Coats from Kathleen on Vimeo}

A special thank you to everyone that made Mom's service so special--Rev. Debbie Riggsby, Rev. Dr. Diana Holbert, the wonderful people at Trinity United Methodist ChurchCantiga, Polly Rains, Kyle McGinnis and everyone who attended!

Easter Service at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church
A friend of the family and former youth pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church delivered a beautiful tribute to Mom during his Easter Sunday sermon at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church. If you would like to watch his sermon, it starts around the 29:45 minute mark in the video below.

{04-05-15 Easter full service from FUMC Mt. Vernon, TX on Vimeo}

This scripture was shared on the back of the bulletin at Mom's Celebration of Life service. May God continue to bless each of us as we walk through life together and carry the spirit of Mom in our hearts. Love, hugs and peace to you.


  1. What a blessing all the way around that will continue!

  2. What a wonderful video of Dianna's life! She will be missed, but loved forever.

  3. I was a patient of Dianna. She was such an amazing person. I always enjoyed our conversations we had together. I looked forward to my cleaning and drove an hour just to see her and catch up. I just found out today at my appoinment of her passing. I am going to miss her and her hugs!