In Loving Memory of Diane (Velvet Diana Copes, 2/1/48 – 12/26/19)

Diane with her good friend Margaret Ann Harris at the 2015 No Limits Christmas party

No Limits Eastern Shore is deeply saddened to report the passing of our longtime member and beloved friend, Velvet Diana Copes. Diane, as she was known, was a strong, kind, and fiercely determined woman who fought mightily to retain her independence and did so with grace, dignity, and love. Her laughter and her compassion will be greatly missed by all who had the honor of knowing her. Diane was an advocate, a volunteer, and an excellent friend who loved and was loved by her family, her church, and her community. There will be a Memorial Service held at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Wardtown, VA, on Saturday, 1/4/19, at 11 am. Her obituary can be found here:

Diane ringing the bells for the Salvation Army in 2012 with Maryann Brittingham and the late Isaiah Reid
Diane with friends at a Delmarva Shorebirds game in 2012
Diane on her birthday in 2017
Diane ringing the bells! December 2016
Diane with Bob Gelhard in the No Limits garden in 2010
Diane with a fish she caught, 2010

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No Limits Eastern Shore is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of survivors of brain injury on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Virginia. In September 2012 we were awarded a contract by the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services to operate the No Limits day program in Onancock, VA.

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