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Diane Harlow August 1, 1953 - June 3, 2019

Diane Coleman Harlow, a resident of Hamilton, MS, lost her battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 65. She died at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle on Monday, June 3, 2019, with the love of her life, Bill Harlow, by her side. She was born August 1, 1953, to Fay Coleman and Ethel Coleman in Aberdeen, MS. Diane was a hairdresser for 33 years and then worked at Pioneer Medical Clinic in Hamilton, MS. for 7 years before retiring in 2013. She was a member of the Hamilton Presbyterian Church in Hamilton, MS.  Diane enjoyed camping, working in her yard, reading, going to the beach and spending time with her fur babies, Lucy and Willis. She loved the Lord and it was her faith in the Lord that helped her through each day. She became a Christian at the age of 14 and was raised in a wonderful, loving, Christian home. She was blessed with a wonderful life and spent the last 29 years with the love of her life, Bill Harlow. She and Bill played the part of Santa and Mrs. Claus at Christmas for many years bringing joy to so many. Diane lived a life in the spirit of the Lord with love, joy, and peace. In her relationships with others, she brought patience, kindness, and goodness. In her, we all saw faithfulness, meekness, and self-control. She knew that God was bigger than her cancer but she knew that either way she would win, either to be healed of cancer or be in heaven. She will be missed greatly by her family and friends who all loved her dearly.  Survivors include her husband, William (Bill) Harlow, one son, William (Trey) Harlow and wife Katie, 2 grandsons, William Fredric Harlow IV (Beau) and Walton (Everette) Harlow of Seattle Washington, one sister Susie Pittman and husband (Jerry), one sister in law, Brenda Sue Coward Coleman, one niece, Stephanie Walters, and husband (Richard), three nephews, Sterling Coleman and wife (Leah), Issac Smith and wife (Tiffany) and Benjamin Smith and wife (Jessica) as well as 8 great nieces and nephews and 4 great-great nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Ethel Coleman and William Fay Coleman, one son, Justin Harlow and one brother, Tommy Coleman.

A funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen, MS. Visitation is scheduled at the funeral home for Friday, June 7 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Brother Robert Moore, pastor of Hamilton Baptist Church will be officiating the service. Burial will be at Center Hill Cemetery in Hamilton, MS immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to either Hamilton Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 95, Hamilton MS. 39746 or Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS. 39703. Pallbearers are Sterling Coleman, Richard Walters, Issac Smith, Benjamin Smith, Curt Vickers, and Bennie Coleman.  Honorary pallbearers are members of the Hamilton Presbyterian Church.


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    Patsy Shannon says

    I don’t have the words, but I pray to Father to wrap you up and comfort you. In the days ahead when healing begins you will have all those wonderful memories to reflect on and cherish. They will help until you are together again. Nurse Patsy

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    No words, to come close to saying how sorry I am to see this. I am glad her suffering is over. Sending prayers to you and the family.

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      Mary Dean Robertson says

      Bill I am so sorry for your loss. She was a fine lady and you were blessed to have her. She in Heaven now and no pain but you have your memories and that is a good thing. Your in my prayers

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    Susan K Gallion says

    Bill, I know you must be lost right now. She was a beautiful woman, inside and out. She fought hard. Just know she’s at peace now. We will see her again.

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    Tim and Sheila Hamilton says

    Bill,so sorry to hear of your loss. She always had a smile and a kind word. She fought the good fight. Now shes healed. Praying for you . She will be missed.

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    Cathy Hubbert says

    Bill, I’m so sorry to hear of Diane’s death! Mom, Dad and I loved her so much! I know they were there to greet her! Love you and praying for you!

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      Jane and Johnny Perkins says

      Prayers for you Bill and all the family. So blessed to have known Diane.

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    Jimmy Artie Williams says

    Everyone Loved Diane. God Bless Yall !

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    Mike & Vickie Holman says

    Bill just know that we are praying for you and your family. We loved Diane and she is at peace and not hurting Many good memories of her. May God comfort you as only he can.

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      Jerry & Holly Wilson¹ says

      Bill, Jerry and I are saddened over your loss. Diane was a precious person and what a love you shared for each other.
      Keeping you covered in prayers.
      Much Love

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    Chaplain Phillip Carter says

    Bill please know that you and your family are in my prayers during this difficult time of loss. Diane was one of my first girl friends when we were in high school together in the late 60’s and 70’s. Diane was a very terrific lady and I can fully understand why you chose her as your wife. May God comfort you and give you peace as you process your grief during this time.

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    Ken and Glenda Owen says

    Bill so sorry for your loss. we are praying for you and your family. We loved Diane and her family . Diane was a wonderful person and will be missed by all who knew her. God comfort you as only he can.

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    Ronnie Gallion says

    Bill, we are heartbroken. Diane was one of the most caring, loving and happiest people I have ever known. I know you and her have been through so much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. She is in the arms of the Lord Jesus now and the pain and suffering are no more. God Bless.

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    Allan Williams says

    Although we live in Valdosta, GA, we always keep up with all our friends, the good, bad, happy and sad. Pam and I are praying for you and your family to find comfort and understanding during a very difficult time. God bless all of ya’ll.

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    Dorothy Frembgen says

    So sorry for your lose Bill. Diane will be missed by all that beautiful smile and sweet soul.

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    Peggy Schmidt says

    A wonderful woman. May God comfort you with your memories and your hopes!

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    Brenda Johnson Marion says

    Bill, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Diane was such a sweet soul, and she will be missed by many…

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    Devy and Donald Ferguson says

    I will always remember her smile and her wonderful laugh. Diane was such a sweet woman. We are thinking of you during this sad time, Bill.

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    Yevonne Prewitt says

    Condolences to Diane’s family and friends. I remember Diane from many years ago as a vibrant, outgoing and sweet young lady. Her parents and siblings were all so nice to our family when we lived in Hamilton. May God bless you all.

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    Candi Knight says

    I am so sorry for the loss of Diane. I always loved your “love story”!! I never heard you or her say one cross word to each other. I admired your love for each other!! Please know Steve and I will be praying for you and thinking of you.

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    Sue Hill says

    I only met Diane once and that was with a group of ladies who joined at her home to talk with her and to have prayer. She was a true Christian lady and now she is suffering no more. Praying I. The name of Jesus that He will give the family the comfort and peace they need at this time.

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      Renee Vineyard says

      Prayers for you. May God be with during the coming weeks and months.

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    Tracy Murff says

    Sending prayers ? for the family.

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      Donna Lucas says

      My heart is sad to hear of Diane passing. She had a smile and personality that was genuine. She has struggled for so long and now she is perfectly whole without pain. Lifting your family up in prayer, may your memories console you in the days ahead.

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    Mike Morris and family says

    Bill, my heart is saddened for you and your family as I give thanks for the witness from you and Diane. I am blessed to hear what a wonderful woman she is. Her witness carries to those who have never met her. While she has been made perfect, obviously you will miss her presence until reunited. May you feel the love of the Lord and the love of all those who share your love for the Lord.

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