April 1, 1955 - January 28, 2020
Diana Lynn Banks was born April 1, 1955, in Tutwiler, Mississippi, to Maggie Banks and Ceotias Givens. As a young child, Diana; along with her mother and siblings migrated to Jackson, Michigan, where she spent a significant amount of time with her maternal grandparents, Embra and Minnie (Tutson) Banks. Diana was introduced to the Lord at an early age. She attended Faith Temple and Lily Missionary Baptist Church during her years in Michigan. In June of 1972, Diana married Robert March, and to that union two children were born; Alan Banks and Sharmika March (Ramon Hill). Some years later, Diana relocated to Chicago, Illinois where she worked long hours to support her children at Scholle’s Corporation. In 1988, Diana (along with her long term partner, William Joiner) returned to Jackson, Michigan, and eventually married in March of 1992. To that union are seven adopted children; Lunya, Maurice, Deontae, Tasha, and Shavontae Cosey-Banks and Albert and Krystal Hill-Banks. As well as two step children; Martell Williams and Jamelia Pierce. Diana was always known to have countless other children in her home; related and unrelated, including special nephews Terry and Martel Reddick. She positively touched everyone she met. Diana started a new journey that we all must take alone in the early afternoon of January 28, 2020. She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents; Embra and Minnie (Tutson) Banks, paternal grandparents; Brank and Annie Belle Givens, mother; Maggie (Floyd) Johnson, maternal aunts; Laura Banks and Sarah Scott, paternal aunts; Vera Thompson and Della Starnes, maternal uncle; Sam Thomas, paternal uncles; Albert, Levi, Cedell and Nathaniel Givens, sister; Lucy Hill, nephews; Aaron Dillard (aka Travis Hill); Marshawn Worthey, Bryce Givens and Marcel Hill, husbands; Robert March and William Joiner; and a special friend, Celeste Landrum. Diana is survived by her father and stepmother; Ceotias and Thelma Givens, maternal siblings; Robert, Albert, Dinah, Brenda, and Herbert Hill, a special stepbrother; Pastor Darius (Mia) Williams, paternal siblings; Cleotha (Beverly) Nickles, Steve (Virginia) Givens, Donald (Donna) Givens; Craig (Tante) Givens; Erick (Angela) Givens, Duane Givens, Annette Givens, and Michelle Atkinson, maternal aunts; Minnie Johnson and Dorothy (Banks) Harrington, paternal aunts; Leola Boyd and Annie Givens, maternal uncles; Embra (Laurel) Banks, Jr., and Barnie Banks, paternal uncles; Phillip, Michael, Larry, Sylvester, and Verman Givens, children; Alan Banks, Sharmika (Ramon Hill) March, Lunya, Maurice, Deontae, Tasha, and Shavontae Cosey-Banks, Albert and Krystal Hill-Banks, stepchildren; Jamelia Pierce and Martell Williams, grandchildren; Marquita, Desire, Alijah and Tierra Banks, ShaTai and TyKyRri Brown, Ramon Hill, Jr., Lamon Williams, Jr., Jamir and Jamaal (Jr.) Hunt, Lataveon, Lariiah, Lauren, Avery, and Trayvon Cosey, Mason, Carter, Brandon, and Julian Hill, Jazzlyn Hubbard, Malachi Cosey, MagGinae Jackson, AreVon Thomas, Tyzae Harris, Anajha and Ayeshaa Abdullah, Josiah and Shaun (Jr.) Williams, great grandchildren; Julian, Keyon, Yodonis, Treniece, and Iyonna Wrotten, Desmond Hall, Avionna Bell, London Hannah, Millan Gibson, ShaTai (Jr.), Quade, and Aunceo Brown, Sarai Pierce, a special friend Harland Jewell, and a host of extended family members and friends.
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