Diane Oatis, 63, passed Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Diane was born to RJ Oatis, and Vivian Odessa Reed, April 22, 1955 in Long Beach, California.
Diane attended Whittier Elementary, Franklin Jr High and Poly High School. She later graduated from Adult night school with her high schol diploma and received a degree from Long Beach City College where she studied Early Chldhood Education. Diane worked with special needs children and adults. She worked at Chandler Giibert ARC. There she worked as a transportation dispatcher.
Diane loved to sing, dance and cook. But what she was most passionat about it writing. She loved to write short stories but especially poetry. She was known to write you a beautiful poem for your birthday. Most recently she wrote a beautiful poem for her daughter Das for her wedding this past June. Diane's favorite color was blue, because she was a daydreamer and loved looking up into the blue sky.
She was preceeded in death by her mother, Vivian Reed and father RJ Oatis, twin brother Darnell Oatis and brother in-law Albert Austin III.
Diane is survived by 2 children: Dasmai Jones-Woods and Desmond Darnell Oatis. She also had 3 grandchildren; Derrick Whittaker, Davion Sumlin and Desmogreat grandchildren; Julia and Josiah Sumlin. She has one surving sibling; Prudence Austin. 3 nephews; Albert, Adrian and Arthur Austin, 2 nieces; Chi and Vivian Austin and one son in-law Thomas Woods.
She also leaves a host of famiy and friends, much too many too list.