Elizabeth W Diaz was born on September 8, 1939 in Everson, Pennsylvania to Clarence and Azalea (Moorhead) Ware. The oldest child, she loved and cared for brothers Jerry and Jim all the days of her life. Liz graduated from Boyden High School, in Salisbury, NC, in 1950 and later went on to study at Bible College in Tacoma, WA completing her education in 2002. Pentecostal, through and through, she was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ and filled with the Holy Ghost for over 45 years. She loved preaching from the word of God, loved people and to make conversation about the Lord, and to be a mighty witness for God.
Liz's greatest accomplishments were from the heart. She raised five amazing children; Elicia, Tonya, Wilma, Matthew, and James; put herself through school, worked several jobs to help with the expenses of her growing home, made sure her children knew the love of the Lord, and pledged herself endlessly to loving God. On May 29, 1999, she married her soulmate, Esteban Diaz. They had 21 years together and spent every day with their hearts overflowing with love. They complemented each other, made time for family, neighbors, and their church brothers and sisters. Liz spent her life taking her children to summer camps, fishing with her grandchildren, planting flowers in hanging pots, and always filling others with happiness. She and Esteban became snowbirds, traveling by motorhome to Yuma, Arizona where they spent the colder months of the year. But always they returned, home to family and home to church. Liz loved being home, filling it with laughter and the smells of a home cooked meal. She gave to the less fortunate, helped others as much as possible, was vibrant, caring, loving, and could easily make those around her feel special. She was a unique light in the world and she will be missed.
Those whose own inner light shines a little brighter for having known her are her husband Esteban; her children Elicia, Tonya, Wilma, Matthew, and James; Robert W and Julie Diaz; and her spiritual family Pastor Anthony Byrd and Sister Byrd, Bro. and Sis. Logan, Bro. and Sis. Sawyer, Bro. and Sis. Barbour, Sister Joe Fox, Bro. and Sis. Jimenes, Bro. and Sis. Long, and Bro. and Sis. Shelley.
Liz will be privately interred at Tahoma National Cemetery.
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