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Obituary – Virginia Mae Diamond



Virginia Mae (Lang) Diamond (Mrs. W.T. Diamond, Jr.), age 96 of Jackson, passed away on October 18, 2021 in Jackson. Virginia was born and raised in Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia. She is preceded in death by her husband, W.T. Diamond, Jr.; her mother and father, William S. and Clara S. Lang; two brothers, E.W. Lang and R. P. Lang and two sisters, Shirley Ann Wyant and Ruby Campbell.

Upon graduation from high school, she began working in the family business, F.N. Lang Plumbing and Heating as an office coordinator. She enjoyed attending the University of Virginia's football games and taking part in all of the fun activities on UVA's campus. She loved to dance! In 1945, she met "the love of her life," Bill Diamond, while he was attending law school at the university. They always said it was "love at first sight." They married on November 6, 1948 in "the biggest church in Washington, D.C.," Calvary United Methodist Church. They moved to Jackson after marrying in order for her husband, Bill, to begin his law practice, Fonville and Diamond, in his home town.

She became active in the Jackson Cotillion Club and other social organizations until having their first born child. She and Bill were founding members of Forest Heights United Methodist Church. They raised their children in Forest Heights, attending Sunday school and church services every Sunday!

Virginia's love and devotion to her family was unsurpassed. Her family was her greatest joy in life. She and "her Bill" were married for 62 wonderful years.

Survived her are her five children, Clarenita Hamilton (Howard), Jenny Fields, Clark Diamond (Mia), Steve Diamond, and Billy Diamond; ten grandchildren, Lauren Hamilton, Jenna Hamilton King (Chris), Anna Myers (Jon), Chase Diamond, Carlee Douglass (Christopher), Ali Diamond, Stephen Diamond (Meagan), Tyler Diamond (Hannah), Morgan Wilson (Andrew), and Randilee Fields; and seven great grandchildren, Kaylee Diamond, Grayson Diamond, Remington Diamond, Charlotte Ann Wilson, Crews Douglass, Cylas Douglass, and Slayton King.

There will be a private service for family on Friday, October 22, 2021 at Hollywood Cemetery. Virginia's son, Clark Diamond, will lead the service.

Pallbearers will be Christopher King, Patrick Hewitt, Howard Hamilton, Pete Louvaris, Stephen Diamond, Tyler Diamond, and Jesus Aguirre. Honorary Pallbearers are Chase Diamond and Christopher Douglass.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations e directed to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.GeorgeASmithandSons.com for the Diamond family.

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