I will always love and miss you D’ymond as long as I live. With each breath I take I hold onto the wonderful memories you left me while I see the very bright future you had before you. You gave me so much joy; indeed you were the cement that held our family together by sharing your love and adventures. I never wanted to be called nana, but from the first time you called me nana you took control of my heart. I love you D’ymond!
— Peggy Byrd