Mrs. Diane Denise Strange-Harris
A Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Friend
Diane Denise Strange-Harris:
A Life of Love, Faith, and Resilience
Diane's life began on March 27, 1956, in Boston, Massachusetts, where she was born to Dorothy Ann and Joseph Bennie Strange. As a child, Diane's vibrant spirit manifested in her love for people, joy in art, finding freedom outdoors and cherishing moments spent with her mother.
Her educational journey led her to Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Dorchester, Massachusetts, where her artistic talents flourished. She excelled in various art forms, demonstrating her passion for fashion, and gracing the bible club and choir with her presence.
Diane's pursuit of higher education reflected her desire to make a positive impact on the world. She embarked on a business degree, demonstrating her acumen and dedication to her chosen field.
At the age of 22, Diane's life was forever transformed by the birth of her beloved daughter, Kimberly Antoinette Satchebell. Diane's unwavering love for Kimberly was the cornerstone of her life, driving her to create a brighter future for her family.
In 1993, drawn by cherished memories of her time with her grandmother in Shreveport, Louisiana, Diane made the courageous decision to relocate to Houston, Texas. This move marked a new chapter in her life, as she embraced new opportunities and created a fresh start for herself and her daughter, Kimberly.
Despite the challenges of relocation, Diane remained steadfast in her pursuit of her passions. With unwavering determination, she returned on the journey of higher education, all while cherishing her love for textile art, graphic design, and the noble cause of animal rescue. Her professional path steered her towards excellence in executive administration roles within the healthcare realm, particularly in the fields of physical therapy and psychology, where her exceptional organizational skills, compassionate nature, and tireless dedication to serving others shone brightly.
In 1999, Diane's life took a beautiful turn when she met Aron Harris Jr., the man who would become her soulmate and lifelong companion. Their bond blossomed into marriage in 2006, and Aron became her devoted confidant and best friend. Diane's love for Aron mirrored the profound wisdom of 1 Corinthians 3:7-9 her love was unwavering, demonstrating the enduring power of love that never fails and bears all things.
Diane's legacy extends far beyond her professional accomplishments. Diane's faith was a guiding light throughout her life. She was a devout Christian, her beliefs deeply rooted in love, compassion, and forgiveness. Her love for God was reflected in her kindness and encouraging spirit.
A devoted wife, a loving mother, a cherished grandmother and great grandmother, and a loyal friend. Her infectious laughter, her encouraging support, and example of compassion touched the lives of everyone she encountered. She was a true embodiment of strength, resilience, and unwavering love.
Diane is preceded in death by her loving parents, Dorothy Ann and Joseph Bennie Strange and nephew Ivory Bennie Ruiz.
As we bid farewell to Diane, let us celebrate her life as a woman who left an indelible mark on all who were privileged to know her. Her vibrant spirit, her creative soul, and her unwavering love will forever be etched in our hearts. May her soul find eternal peace, surrounded by the love she so generously shared. Amen.
Saturday, November 18, 2023
Memorial Repose: 11 – 11:45 AM
Celebration of Life : 12 PM
N. L. Wright, Sr. Chapel
8619 Windswept Lane
Houston, TX 77063
Pastor G. E. Hill, Officiating