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Diana Yvonne (Newport) Jefferson

Diana Yvonne (Newport) Jefferson, 65, of Lawton, passed away peacefully at a Lawton hospital on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at 8:45 a.m.

Memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Service. We invite all friends and family to attend and share our celebration of her life.

She was born to Dorthey Jean (Dixon) of Lawton and Raymond Keith Newport (divorced) of Tow, Texas. She was raised in Lawton by her mother and stepfather, Jerry Don Cox Sr. of Noodles, Texas, with her four siblings.

She was  a devoted mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend who enjoyed gardening, planting trees, 

spending time with family and friends and studying her Bible.

She enjoyed traveling across the country as well as spending time in France, Germany and Switzerland. Her favorite place to spend time in nature and be close to God was at the Wichita Wildlife Refuge. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Levi Alexander Pinnell (Jan. 21,1973); her father, Raymond (Dec.12, 2007); her stepfather, Jerry Sr. (Jan. 26, 2006); and her brother, Ronald Keith Newport (March 26, 2009).

She is survived by her mother, Dorthey Jean Cox, of Lawton, 83; her sister, Vicki Elaine Newport of Fate, Texas, her sister, Frankie Jean Cavazos of Lockhart,Texas; her brother, Jerry Don Cox Jr. of Lawton; her children: Johnathan Scott Pinnell of Dothan, Ala., Anthony Levi Pinnell of Womelsdorf, Pa., and Caprina Teresa Jefferson of Lawton; her grandchildren: Nicole, Johnathan, Marcus, Hannah, Abby and Xander; an uncle, Jeff Dixon of Lawton; an aunt, Anna Smart of Lawton; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was loved by all and will be missed dearly.

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