In the birthplace of Harlem Hospital, Diana Thompson was born on February 6, 1956. Her parents were the late Flossie Jones and David E. Thompson.
From her birth to her rest Diana loved the outdoors. Hopscotch and riding bikes were among the many activities she enjoyed, while being outside.
Diana spent her educational years in the Bronx, New York at P.S. 30, Alexander Burger’s I.S. 139 and Walton High School. During these times, she built strong bonds with childhood friends, who became family. Before finishing the 12th grade, she decided to start a family of her own. Over the next few decades, Diana birthed and adopted several more children.
On February 6th, 1986, she married Phillip A. Harrison. Several years later, they decided to change boroughs and move to Diana’s Forever home of Coney Island. During her time here, she became a grandmother to 35 grandchildren and obtained employment as a bus matron for nearly 15 years before retiring.
As a confidant and a friend, Diana helped many people being the pillar of Coney Island. Her favorite table on 25th street, became a place where she made helping people a job. Diana had no problem lending her giant hands of love to those who needed it. One of the ways she chose to show this love was cooking. Her fried chicken and collard greens were famous to everyone who knew her. Bonds were made with anyone who was around her , especially the individual ones she built with her grandchildren.
Diana gained her wings on August 19th, 2021. She will be joining the many others who preceded her in life, and those of us she leaves
behind will continue to miss her. She leaves to celebrate her life, her husband Phillip A. Harrison, her four daughters, Lisa, Nicole, Neda, Kelly,, five sons Carl Jr., Alonzo, Darrin, Davon and Donnell , 35 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, one sister Cheryl, three sons-in-law, three daughters-in-law, a very special friend of fifty years Rosa Grant (Cuda), a host of nieces, nephews, friends and many godchildren.