Rebecca Diane Petty Suggs
God saw she was getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so He wrapped His arms around her and said "Daughter come home with me." With tearful eyes we watched you suffer, and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands laid to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us that He only takes the best.
On Saturday December 28, 2013 at 8:15pm, Diane, age 57, of Evansville, IN gained her wings and transitioned home to be with her Lord and Savior surrounded by her loved ones at Deaconess Hospital.
Rebecca "Diane" Petty Suggs formerly of Sturgis, KY born on April 25, 1956 to Virginia & Arthur E. Petty Sr. She graduated from Union County High School. She then went to further her education at Ivy Tech Community College where she received her Associates Degree in Business Administration. She was employed at the University of Southern Indiana in the Human Resources Department until her recent illness for 25 years. "Auntie Di" as she was called by many was an avid cook. She was well known for her Signature Casseroles and her Chocolate Chess Pie. In her spare time, she loved spending time with her family, spoiling her grandchildren, and she loved shopping. She had a very peaceful spirit and was not a woman of a lot of words but the Matriarch of this family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and her brother Arthur E. Petty Jr.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories: Husband, Jack Suggs; Son, Anthony Jerome Hardin; Daughter-in-law, VaSheena Hardin; Three Special Nieces: Takeda LaVette, Shonna LaShelle (Loren), and Rasheda Leatrice;
Seven grandchildren: KeVondra, Terrell, and Ahmir Hardin, Jeremiah and Xavier Thomas, Shalexia Tyler and Jeniah Thomas; Three great nephews: Manuel, Macoyion, and Micah Brown; Two Stepdaughters, Sherra J. & Savedra L. Suggs; One Uncle, Reverend David Pettie Sr.; and a host cousins, extended family & friends.
Special thanks to the entire U.S.I family for all the love support you showed to her. Also special thanks to Dr. Lofti Hadad & staff, to Deaconess Hospital 4500 Unit & the Deaconess Hospice Care.
A Celebration of her Life will take place Friday, January 3rd 2014 at 11:00 am and Visitation will be held Thursday January 2nd from 6pm- 8pm at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church 701 Oak Street Evansville, IN 47713. Mason Brothers Memorial Chapel in charge.