Bonnie Diane Chatman Alvarez


MRS BONNIE “DIANE” CHATMAN ALVAREZ – life began on February 22, 1943 in West Point, Georgia to the late John Henry Walker and Minnie Kate King Walker.  On Thursday, July 22, 2021 she peacefully passed away surrounded by family.

Diane graduated from Harrison High School, West Point, Georgia.  Soon afterwards moved to Columbus, Ohio where she raised five children.  Diane worked in the care giving profession for over 50 years, including 15 years with Villa Angela Care Center receiving a certificate of appreciation.

Diane was a faithful member of the Union Tabernacle of God, where she was a Deaconess, served on the Usher Board and a member of the Women’s Gospel Choir.  Diane had made many life-long family and friends through her years of fellowship. She loved sports.  Her favorite was basketball, specifically the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James.  She loved spending time on her computer viewing and interacting with family and friends.  She was a avid shopper and enjoyed relaxing in her hot tub.

Diane was preceded in death by Son, Danny Lamar Cumberlander; Sister, Christine Snell and Brother Rev. John Henry Walker Jr.   She leaves to cherish her memories:  Husband, Roderick “Rod”; Sisters: Jewel (Jessie) Lyons and Mary Frances (George) Milton both of Lanett, AL; Sister-in-law Lula Mae Walker, West Point, GA ; Daughters:  Wendy Gina Cumberlander-Jones, Panama City, FL, Lisa (Robert) Cumberlander Moseley, Stockbridge, GA; Step daughter Jacqueline (Kevin) Trapp, Mareno, CA; Sons:  Walter (Vera) Henry Lee Walker, Howard Bruce Cumberlander both of Columbus, OH; Step sons: Paul Alvarez, Belize, Romel (Shazzon) Rodriquezs, Winconstin, Edward (Victoria) Alvarez, Rockingham, NC, Floyd Crawford, Greensboro, NC, Nekeya Alvarez and Eddie (April) Alvarez, Greensboro, NC; Grandchildren: Daydren (Renatta) Cumberlander, Columbus, OH, Karon (Sharanda) Johnson, Columbus, GA, Talicia Danielle (Brandon) Hunt, Columbus, OH,  Asia Cumberlander, Sugar Hill, GA, Ashley Weatherspoon, Columbus, OH, Airika Cumberlander, Dallas, GA, Amber Pratt, Smyrna, GA, Allysa Bythe Crews, Huntington, WV and Phillip Cumberlander, Stockbridge,GA; Great-Grandchildren:  Adrianna Kist, Panama City, FL, Renee Johnson, Stockbridge, GA, Akyra Polk, Antonio  Polk, Lutravian Conerly all of Dallas, GA, Imonee Evans, Daydreonna Cumberlander, Isaiah Evans, Ivan Evans, Daymya Cumberlander, Sattyn Medley, Braylin Hunt all of Columbus, OH, Isaiah Cumberlander, Anthony Pratt Jr. both of Smyrna GA, Jeremiah Cumberlander, Sugar Hill, GA, and Nova Jane Crews-Claypool, Huntington, WV, special nieces Kela and Crystal Lyons, Lanett, AL, cousins of the Walker family and a host of other cousins, nephews, nieces, and other relatives and friends.

Visitation 9:00am and Funeral 10:00am Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Union Tabernacle of God, 1345 Atcheson St.

Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery.


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Condolence Messages

  1. Melodee Kornacker

    May her memory be for a blessing.

    • Wendy R. Cumberlander Jones

      Oh thank you so much. I was just trying to look up your contact information today. I wanted to reach out to you and let you know about mom because I know my mom was way more than your employees. She was family. She helped raise David & Molly and she loved you all so much. Thank you for all you do. You are such a good person. We love you, Wendy

  2. My condolence to my co-worker Rod i will be praying for for you and your family God has you all in his hands please know you have my deepest sympathy

  3. Sharon Fricke

    So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Airika “Dink” Cumberlander

    I love you so much grandma. You were such a strong woman. I will miss you. R.I.L ❤️❤️

  5. Daydren Cumberlander

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

  6. Asia Cumberlander

    R.I.L. grandma. I know your in a better place. Tell Poppie I miss him! Until we all meet again. ❤ Love always Asia Deborah “Ninnie” Lenise Cumberlander & Jeremiah Samuel Cumberlander

  7. So sorry for your family’s loss prayers for you and yours

  8. Gloria Grantham

    My deepest condolences to Rod and the family. I will keep you all in prayer.

  9. Wendy Regina Cumberlander Jones

    I love you so much mommy and I’m really going to miss calling and talking with you everyday. But I know that you’re in a better place and God needed another Angel so he chose you. As you would always tell me “ I love you, you’re my baby and don’t you ever forget. I’m just so heartbroken and I remember all the talks that we had. You told me that you would always be with me no matter what and I know you will. I still feel your presence, see you in my dreams and talk to you whenever we need to. Rest well mommy kick your feet up and let Danny, and Poopie take of you. You will be truly missed. Rest in Paradise.

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