Diana Volson Jefferson-Harris

Diana was born one beautiful spring day to Mattie Lee Volson and the

late Mark McCoy on March 26, 1952. She was the 4 th of 13 children born

to Mattie. Only July 16 th , 2022, God called one of his special Angels and

told them, I miss my daughter Diana, “Go down and get her and bring

her and bring her home to me, and being an Obedient Child, and without

taking any of her Earthly possessions, Diana departed this old life for a

new and better eternal life with her heavenly father.


Diana was born to be a special child, one who love people of all

nationalities and ages. She never met a stranger. She enjoyed and

respected her elders. She greeted everyone with her beautiful smile and

warm hello.


Known to her friends and co-workers as D, Lady Di, Princess Di, and

Pumpkin. She waited for a long time to be called by her favorite name,

grand Mommy, a name she wore with pride.


Diana was baptized in March 1958 at the age of six by the late Rev. J.J.

Johnson who called her, his little girl and she hoped that he wouldn’t pick

her first out of a group of about 50, but guess what? He picked her first.

She became a member of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church and grew up in

the church. She later moved her membership to Mt. Triumph Baptist

Church in Alexandria, LA, Rev. R.R. Perry, Pastor. In 2004, her soul

longed for the little church she grew up in an she moved her

membership back to Mt. Hermon.


Diana loved her Cousin Pastor Randle, and her church family. She was

so happy to be back, and she served faithfully until her death.

Diana was a graduate of A. Wettermark High School in Boyce, LA and

wore the title of “Miss Wettermark” several times. She was also a

graduate of Delta Business College, and was enrolled in Light University,

a Ministry of the American Association of Christian Counselor

Foundation where she was studying Biblical Counseling and Women’s


Ministry. Diana was united in marriage to Eddie R. Jefferson in 1971

and to this union, one son , Anthony Tyrone Jefferson was born. She

later married Bobby Harris in 1990.


She was employed with Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital for over

thirty-four years as a Certified Health Unit Coordinator. She helped to

organize the first Chapter of Health Unit Coordinators in the State of

Louisiana, and she was Vice President Elect of that organization. Diana

worked in the Cancer Center and later transferred to the Administration

Office. Diana was also an Ambassador for Christus St. Frances Cabrini

Hospital and was also a member of CLA Diversity and Inclusion Council

at Cabrini Hospital.


Diana was preceded in death by: Her husband, Bobby Harris, Her loving

mother, Mattie Lee Volson Battles, Her loving father, Mark McCoy, her

maternal grandparents, Silas and Susie Quinney Volson, her paternal

grandparents, Newton & Sarah Valley McCoy, her Godfather, MSGY

Andrew Jones, Three sisters, Patsy Ricks Hickman, Susie Volson

Carter, and a newborn sister, Alice Vallery. One brother, Wilbert Volson,

Her nephew, Donald Lamond Carter, Brother-in-law, James Russell Sr.,

Seven aunts: Louise Volson Wright, Effie Ellis, Luria McCoy Johnson,

Marie McCoy, Bertha McCoy Thompson, Emma Volson Cobb and

Lucille Rowan. Four uncles, Columbus Volson, Mack McCoy, Willie

McCoy, and Herbert McCoy, Sr. and a dear sister friend, Lou-Ann

Sanders-Reynolds of Alexandria, LA.


Those left to cherish her memories are (One) loving son, Anthony

Tyrone Jefferson (Latrenda) of Alexandria LA, her loving Godmother,

Mrs. Mary K. Jones of Alexandria, LA, Grandchildren, Little Miss Atalya

Jolie’ Jefferson and a Little Hunter Ashton Jefferson whom she loved

dearly and are spoiled rotten.


Brothers, Robin Volson (Becky) of Alexandria, LA, Silas Volson (Brenda)

of Colfax and Elmer Volson (Detra)of Taylor Hill, LA, Sisters, Helen V.

Russell, and Nancy V. Wilson (James), Deselle Volson Humphrey all of

Alexandria, LA, Beverly Battles Banks of Lawton, OK and Mildred S.

Carter Sylvain (Kenneth) of Baton Rouge, LA. Her nephew Jackie

Beverly of La Place, LA and Norsey Williams of Alexandria, LA. Her

niece, Attorney Tamara S. Battles, 2nd mother, Myrtle B. White and a

host of nieces and nephews.

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