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Mrs. Joyce Quinn Diamond

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Time: 11 am
New Zion United Method Church, Columbia, MS
June 24 1951~January 30, 2017

“A life devoted to things is a dead life, a stump; a God shaped life is a flourishing tree.” - Proverbs 11:28

Joyce, born in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 24, 1951 to the union of the late Luther Quinn and Clemmie Hammond Quinn. To their union were five children. Joyce being the third and middle child entered eternal peace on Monday, January 30, 2017 preceding her siblings in death.

Joyce entered holy matrimony with Louis Diamond to their union was one son, Kris Drummond. Who blessed her with Erica Crawford Drummond a loving, beautiful daughter-in-law; three grandsons, Marquis, Chase and Landon of Houston Texas. 

Giving the glory to God with the love and guidance of her parents she confessed to Christ at an early age becoming a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in New Orleans, La. She moved to Columbia, Mississippi and joined New Zion United Methodist Church where she was an active and working member. She could fulfill her spiritual purposes in life by the works she had done. She served in many auxiliaries at New Zion United Church. She was currently serving in many auxiliaries at New Zion United Church. She was currently serving in the position as a Lay Servant. Pass position held included President of New Zion United Methodist Women, Usher, VBS Teacher, Nurture Chairperson, Chairperson of Church Council/Board, Member of the Pastor Parish Committee, Church Lay Leader, Past Brookhaven District & Local Church Social Action UMW Officer, Visitation Committee Member, Children and Youth Committee and made herself available where needed until her death. 

Joyce was such a giving and tender-hearted person, always the one with a cheerful smile and jokes that would brighten up anyone. One of her favorite things was to visit her Aunt Annie (Gram) and Uncle Dan in Columbia, Mississippi from time-to-time during one of her visits she attended school at Marion Central, later back home she graduated from John F. Kennedy Senior High of New Orleans, La in 1970. She studied at Cooking Culinary Art School, New Orleans, La; Southern University of New Orleans, La; Healing Touch School of Massage Therapy, Hattiesburg, MS; University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS; University of Colorado Boulder; Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi. She was employed by the New Haven Recovery Center in Brookhaven, Mississippi as a Counselor. She was the owner and operation of L’Quinn Therapeutic Massage in Columbia Mississippi when she retired. She decided that retirement wasn’t for her, so utilizing the Licensed Chef Credentials and open a restaurant in her home town of New Orleans, Louisiana. 

On Monday, January 30, 2017 Joyce departed this life. She leaves to cherish her love and memories to her husband Louis Diamond; her one and only son Kris Drummond, daughter-in-law Erica Drummond; three grandsons Marquise, Chase and Landon, of Huston, Texas, two brothers Melvin Quinn of Phoenix Az. And Anthony Quinn of New Orleans, La.; two sisters Sandra Quinn Oubre of New Orleans, La and Carolyn Quinn Harris of Houston Texas; a Sister-Cousin, Lorraine Harris of Slidell, La. and a host of godchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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  • Friday, February 03, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Smith Funeral Home of Mississippi
  • Wednesday, February 08, 2017
    Family and Friends of Mrs. Joyce, may your many memories bring you the comfort of our great God of comfort and hearer of prayers. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4; Psalm 65:2 My sincere condolence to all of you.
    ~ R. Faust
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    To the family and friends of Joyce Diamond, I would like to express my deepest and heartfelt condolences to you. I am truly sorry for the lost that your family is feeling. Experiencing the lost of a beloved family member is one of the hardest things that any of us can go thru. And because of that my thoughts and prayers are with your family. During this extremely difficult time, please turn to God for comfort and support. He promise to give your family the strength needed in order to endure this great lost. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) Something else that can bring your family comfort is cherishing all the wonderful memories that you have of Mrs. Joyce. These precious memories will console the family in the day's ahead.
    ~ LaToya Johnson   Baltimore, MD