Diana Marie Ross, died after a long battle with Covid, in New Smyrna Beach, on January 21, 2022, at the tender age of 45.
Diana is survived by her mother, Donna Marie Boggan; her sisters Jennifer Ross and Delia Ross; her children Ivana Capps, Emma Kalliainen, and Elijah Gabriel Engle; a niece, Isabella, her aunts Elaine Boggan, Charlotte McKay, Ann Benett, Carolyn Monroe, Anita Faye Murphy, Linda Lott; her uncle Ernest Boggan; her cousins Mark Boggan, Jimmy Boggan, Wayne Boggan, Caroline Boggan, Lori Boggan, Amanda Mora, Tim McKay, Angela McKay, Sylvia Newell, Kristie Lott, Shay Earnhart, Glenda Upchurch, William Trainer, Dena Knight, and Bryan Monroe.
A few words to describe Diana were passionate, tender, warm, and selfless. All were seen, heard, and warmly welcomed by her. As a recovered addict and someone who struggled with depression, she never turned her back on others who were suffering. She was devoted to God and would often reference The Bible in her photographs and posts as well as when she prayed with the homeless.
Diana was devoted to her children. They were in her every waking thought, conversation, and memory. There was not a day that went by that she didn’t strive to be better for them-to be the example and the light.
She was passionate about our planet. Her free time was spent cleaning up the littered beach, gazing at and photographing the moon in all its phases, and catching blooms in just the perfect light. Other loves included music, animals, and clowning.
All who had the privilege to know her, adored her. She was a tender heart and today we weep. We weep our loss. We weep a world without her.
Diana, your absence now leaves a gaping hole in our hearts. We will remember you in the flowers. We will remember you in the music. We will remember you as we gaze at the moon and as we walk the beach. We will remember you and carry you in our hearts always. Fly high sweet girl.
A private service for family was held on January 26th. A beach memorial for friends and family will be announced. The family would like to thank the staff at Advent Health NSB for caring so diligently for our sweet Diana and for their sacrifice during these uncertain times.
“Nothing you would take. Everything you gave. Hold me till I die. Meet you on the other side.”