Celebrating the Life of Diane Sisco
Diane was the second child born to the union of Alfred Edwin and Naomi Sisco in Philadelphia, PA on November 11, 1953. Diane joined Dolores Victoria, and later her younger siblings, Alfred, Jr. (who preceded her in death) and Frank John.
In the late 1950’s, Diane and her siblings were brought to Detroit, Michigan, where Diane attended Detroit Public Schools. She later graduated from Cooley High School in 1971. She briefly attended Wayne County Community College and worked at Band’s Pharmacy.
Diane later met James Edward Rivers (deceased) and in 1973, she welcomed their only child, Desiree Nichole.
Diane worked for Morris Hardware for several years and later attended Ross Medical Education Center, where she was certified as a Medical Assistant. In 1984, Diane found work at Beaumont Hospital, as a Medical Transcriptionist, later retiring in 2002.
Diane enjoyed getting together with family and friends to play cards and game nights with Desiree and her grandkids. She also loved watching movies and crime shows, including her favorite show, Law and Order: SVU.
Diane leaves to mourn: Her siblings: Dolores Victoria, Frank John, Lawrence, Jr., and Alfreda Haggard. Her daughter, Desiree Nichole. Grandchildren: Chynna Marie, Ijumaa Shabaka, and Charise Victoria. Niece: Matlynn Helena. Great-grandchildren: Makayla Joi and Maleah Jenaye. First cousins: Ricky, Jay, Cynthia, Linda, Sharon and Gina.
Diane also leaves behind a host of cousins, many extended family members (especially in Philadelphia and New York), close friends and acquaintances.
Feel no guilt in laughter, she knows how much you care
Feel no sorrow in a smile that she’s not here to share
You cannot grieve forever, she would not want you to
She’d hope that you can carry on, the way you always do
So, talk about the good times and the ways you showed you cared
The days you spent together, all the happiness you shared
Let memories surround you.
A word someone may say
Will suddenly recapture a time, an hour, a day
That brings her back as clearly as though she were still here
And fills you with the feelings that she is always near
For if you keep these moments, you will never be apart
And she will live forever locked safe within your heart – Anonymous