by Sharon Rondeau
(Jan. 18, 2023) — On Tuesday, the official Twitter account of the Trump-supporting phenomenon, “Diamond and Silk,” tweeted that a “celebration of life” for “Diamond,” or Lynette Diamond Hardaway, will be held in Fayetteville, NC at 4:00 p.m.
The venue is the Crown Theatre at Crown Complex located at 1960 Coliseum Drive in Fayetteville.
Diamond passed away unexpected on January 8 at the age of 51.
Steeped in history and settled by Scottish immigrants, Fayetteville is named after the Marquis de Lafayette, of whom the Complex website states:
Out of the dozens of U.S. cities and counties named after the Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette, Fayetteville, NC was the first, and it is told, the only one he actually visited. Forty-two years after its founding in 1783, Lafayette traveled to Fayetteville in a horse-drawn carriage and was welcomed by residents. (The very same carriage in which he arrived is on display at the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry Armory & Museum.)
Up to five tickets may be requested by each mobile-phone number, the registration page states, and attendees will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
On Wednesday, Trump appeared in a video message in which he confirmed his presence Saturday and lauded the sisters for their support “from the beginning.”
“January 8, 2023: the world lost an angel and true friend, Lynette Diamond Hardaway; she was great,” Trump said. “…The legacy she leaves behind will forever remain in our hearts…Please join us on Saturday, January 21st in Fayetteville, NC…as we celebrate the life of Diamond…We’re going to have a wonderful celebration and ceremony…They were with me from the beginning and they never wavered…See you in North Carolina.”
In an interview Friday with Dr. Gina Loudon of Real America’s Voice (RAV), Trump suggested he would participate in the planning of Diamond’s memorial service.
Earlier Wednesday Silk posted a photo of herself indicating it is her birthday but focusing on inviting the public to attend her sister’s service.