Diana Tyler

Sunrise: July 19, 1961

Sunset: January 29, 2019

Diana Tyler, affectionately known as Diane, Lady Di, Dot and “Dot Dot with the bad back”, went from labor to reward on January 29, 2019. She was born to the late Christine and Roy Tyler, in Norfolk, VA. Educated in Norfolk Public Schools, she was previously employed by Marriott and Hampton Inn hotel chains, as well as the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Diane was known for her cleanliness and cooking skills, mastering those dishes passed down from her mother.

The epitome of living life like it was golden, Diane was considered the life of the party! She enjoyed life to the fullest. She would be one of the first ones to grace a dance floor with her signature “Robot” and “Turtle” dance moves. She supported all events of her family and friends without hesitation. Never one to shy away from a camera, she was very photogenic. Her smile always radiated in every picture. The biggest part of her life was her family. She loved her daughters and son, as well as her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was supportive in all areas of their lives. She cheered for them during their academic achievements and sporting and competitive events. She enjoyed road trips and outings with her sisters, as well as other siblings and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents, as well as her brother, Timothy Key. She leaves to cherish her loving memory two daughters, Divonda Tyler and Donnisha Tyler McKelvin; one son, Donyelle Tyler; one son-in-law, Alphonso “Ellis” McKelvin; three sisters, Yvonne Parker, Rosalyn Fountain and Christine “Pat” Tyler; five brothers, Ryland Key, Leroy, Bobby, Barry and Christopher Tyler; 14 grandchildren, Delvontae, DaJuan, Deontae, Demontae, Donmanisha, Daiveontay, D-eonna and D’Shailah Tyler, D’Kheriyon and Alaisjah McKelvin, D-Nilyah Wilson-Tyler, Adriel and Abryon Massey and Da-Naisa Wilson; four great-grandchildren, D’Maya and D’Mia Tyler and Messiah and My’Ziah Taylor; Blount siblings; nieces,
nephews and so many other loving relatives and friends.

Viewing Friday, February 8, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, February 9, 2019 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Debbie says

    I would like to express my sincere condolences to The Tyler Family. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal. Praying for your strength during this difficult time. Ms. Tyler was a beautiful person inside and out. Gone but never forgotten!!

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      Poolou says

      Thanks you so much

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    Joyce James says

    Condolences from the James family. You are I’ll be truly missed. Love always

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    Jewell Tyree Jones says

    Rest In Peace to the Tyler family
    You all are in my prayers.

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    Brent, Jeanette, & Jimmy Harris says

    Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    The Harris family

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    Tina Corbett says

    Sending my prayers and sincere condolences to the Tyler Family. Praying that God give you all the strength and comfort at this time of sorrow. God Bless You All.

    Tina Corbett/Mason

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    Yvonne Key-Parker says

    My little sister, I can’t believe you are no longer here. Yet I know that God’s time is not our time. You always had that take me as I am attitude. You loved to smile. You will definitely be missed.

    Love You!

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    D.C. Key says

    Aunt-this is still unbelievable. This pain is something I’ve never felt before. I wish I could bargain with God to bring you back! I pray that you knew that I loved you. For I know that you loved me. You were truly 1 of a kind! None can compare to you. Just wanted to tell you that I loved you. And in true Diane fashion…PEACE OUT!

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    karen yvette hunter says

    such a Beautiful soul inside and out….you always had this beautiful smile …rest on fam…..love always Bea,Joan ,Wanda and Yvette. mom Harriett

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    Katherine Jeanie Kittrell says

    My friend, since R A Tucker elementary-Ms. Womack 6th grade class. So many years filled with so many memories. This hurts so bad but GOD will take care of the loved ones that you left behind. I have to trust and believe this and keep holding on to his unchanging hand. I love you Diana Tyler and as you would always say after our phone conversations “Peace out”.

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    Tracy Henderson says

    Diana had been a very good worker since i had knew for many years since working on Base. I trurly know she in a better place with the lord. She gone not forgotten. She will be missed by many people who loves and knew her.
    Fly higher Dot
    We will meet again soon some day

    Tracy Lee. Henderson

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    Latoshia says

    My condolences to the Tyler family

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    Mary Lawrence says

    I would like to extend my heartfelt Condolences to the Entire Tyler family. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray you all find comfort and peace during this difficult time.

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    Julia moody says

    My God strengthen and comfort the family in their time of sorrow..Hold on to God unchanging hand weeping may endure for a night but joy will come in the morning light… be blessed!

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    DeVida Spencer says

    Lady Di… I’m going to miss you loving me, staying with me, and conversations that lasted all night… my Fridays will never be the same…thanks for being part of my life…God give the Key & Tyler family strength…may heaven shine upon you all…Love u DT❤️?? Peace Out✌️

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    Tonya Alston-Carroll says

    To The Tyler Family, Continue to Be Strong through this Difficult Time. God will take care of you. To Diana’s children may God provide you with Love and Strength. Lady Di, Job Well Done, you had a Kindred Spirit and a Smile that Lights Up a Room. Rest Well.

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    Deborah Seymour & Family says

    Our sincere condolences to the Tyler Family during this time of bereavement. We will truly miss Diane’s beautiful smile. We will continue to keep the family in prayer.

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    Jackie Taylor says

    I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family I’m praying for you all

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    Zynea Lloyd says

    I no it’s not a word to easy y’all pain. She with God now looking down over yall. I love y’all and I’m going to keep your family in my prayers

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    Kya says

    My thoughts and prayer to the family.

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    MissC says

    Sorry for your loss from the deepest part of my heart. May God be with you and comfort and heal your hearts.

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    frankie andrews jr says

    im truly so sorry for your loss my mother passed so i understand the pain and hurt rest in peace diana

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