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VISITATION Tuesday, May 14, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 P.M.
FUNERAL SERVICE Wednesday, May 15, 2019
11:00 A.M.
St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church
(Port Tampa)
7221 S. Sherrill Street
INTERMENT Rest Haven Memorial Park
4615 East Hanna Avenue
Tampa, FL 33610

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05/13/2019 10:19 PM


Sister Cynthia Diane Farmer of Tampa passed away Monday, May 6, 2019.  Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 15 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church - Port Tampa, 7221 S. Sherrill Street, with Reverend Correggio Reaves, Pastor, officiating.  Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery.  

Sister Cynthia Diane Farmer lived a life dedicated to family and helping others.   She was a native and resident of Port Tampa and was educated in the public schools of Hillsborough County, graduating from Robinson High School, Class of 1968.

She furthered her education and attended Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University (FAMU), where she earned her​ Bachelor of Administration degree in Business Administration  in 1972.  Her career development then led her to live and work in Kentucky, Gainesville, Jacksonville, and Ft Myers prior to relocating back to Tampa to continue her career as a  Retail Supervisor. She was employed as a Retail Manager with Maas Brothers, Burdines, and ultimately Macy​​s, from which she retired in 2012.

She joined St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. 

"Diane" as she was known to most was preceded in death by her loving parents, James C. Farmer, Sr. and Dorothy Rawls Farmer. 

Diane is survived by: six brothers: James, Jr.; Kent (Joyce); Stephen (Carolyn); Donald (Anita); Gerry (Joyce), and Gerald (Lisa);  nieces and nephews,  Tracey Farmer Arsenault, James Neal Farmer III, Cassandra Farmer Germain (Troy), Danielle Farmer Gordon, Kandace Farmer Flythe (Jimmie), Stephen Tim Farmer (Tina), Erica Farmer, Melanie Farmer, Joshua Farmer (Kaylah) and Jasmine Farmer; great-nephews, Al-Lateef, James IV, Stephen III, Christian, Jordan, Jalen and Jrue; great-nieces, Tranae, Kendall and  Kori; an aunt; a host of cousins, extended family and friends, Ladine Munford, Al Lewis, Betty Lewis, Carolyn Harris and many church members and neighbors of Port Tampa.   

The visitation will be held Tuesday May 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue.

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301 N. Howard Avenue 
Tampa, FL 33606-1508
Phone:  813.253.3419 
  Fax:  813.251.4912
Email:  raywilliamsfh@verizon.net         
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