Bernice "Boots" Clair Diamond, 88, of Fairmont, WV died peacefully at home on April 25, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born on September 2, 1930 in Farmington, WV, the daughter of the late Carter S. and Mary Gladys Neely Priester.

She is survived by her children, Charles J. Norris, Jr. and wife, Valerie of Fairmont, WV Philip Mark Diamond and wife, Charise, of Las Vegas, NV, Diane Williams and husband, George, of Marlton, NJ, Rick Norris and Mary Williams of Collinsville, OK and Leisa Lackey and husband, Clint, of Charlotte, NC; 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband, Charles J. Norris, Sr. and her second husband, Philip J. Diamond and her brothers, Carter "Bud" Priester, Jr. and Dr. Harry G. (Jim) Priester.

"Boots", her nickname given to her by her brother Jim, attended Farmington High and Fairmont Senior High. She worked at Hartley's Department Store and Westinghouse - North American Phillips until retirement where she enjoyed working in the kitchen at the Knights of Columbus Hall. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus. She enjoyed bowling, bingo, vacations at the beach and trips to casinos. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Domico Funeral Home are handling arrangements.

A Catholic Funeral Liturgy will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 1660 Mary Lou Retton Drive, Fairmont, WV 26554, with Father Vincent Joseph as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens in Morgantown. Following interment there will be a visitation at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Fairmont, WV, WVU Medicine Hospice, 327 Medical Park Drive, Bridgeport, WV 26330 or to your favorite charity.
Published on May 14, 2019
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Lea Kisner
May 17, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. May God give you the strength to get through this with much comfort. God bless
Sandy Stingo Va Beach
May 01, 2019
Prayers and blessings to the family..........God's comfort to the family...............sandy
Lisa S.
Apr 30, 2019
To the Diamond Family, I am so sorry to read of your loss. May the God of comfort be with you during this trying time. (Acts 24:15)
Linda Paknik
Apr 29, 2019
Boots was a wonderful neighbor and friend. She will be sadly missed. Prayers for comfort to her family during this difficult time 🙏🏻.
Rose and Ron Kann
Apr 28, 2019
Thoughts and prayers for her family. So sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful person.
Carolyn Gray
Apr 27, 2019
Prayers and Condolence to all family members. I worked with "Boots" and will miss her posts on Face Book greatly. She was a beautiful, graceful, kind friend.
Debbie and Dave Merrill
Apr 27, 2019
Dear Family,

Was so sorry to hear about Bootsie. I didn’t realize she was I’ll, probably more so a “broken heart”. She will is now walking the streets of gold looking around for the ole gang! I find comfort in that, and hope you do as well. Much Love to you all,

Dave and Debbie Merrill
Paul and Debra Samargo
Apr 27, 2019
We are so sorry about your loss. Aunt Boots was awesome. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Barbara Fox
Apr 27, 2019
BOOTS was my oldest friend, so sad to lose her, been friends since we where 14years old, good bye my friend till we meet again, may God ho;d you in his arms
Patty Cinalli
Apr 27, 2019
So sorry to hear this..Bootsie was a "special" lady loved by all!! I will be out of town for her Mass but will be with all of you in Spirit. God Bless You All.
Denny Llaneza
Apr 27, 2019
Chuck, Valerie and family. So sorry to here about your mom.
My prayers will be with her and you.

Andrea Wright
Apr 26, 2019
I am so sorry to read about the loss of your loved one. I want to offer my sincerest condolences to you and your family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need at this most difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. NWT
Julia Ozie
Apr 26, 2019
Boots was a big part of your life. There will be a big emptiness that nothing can fill. You have a lot of special and loving memories to get you through this. Our hearts and prayers are with you during this time. Pete and Julia