On May 7, 1953 she united in marriage with Claude Elburn Denney, who passed away March 28th, 1998. To this 44-year union two children survive: June Pitman and Chad Denney both of Monticello. Surviving are grandchildren: Jason Pitman, Shannon Bell and Chloie Denney; and great grandchildren: Aaron Crabtree, Kaeli, Kason and Keeton Pitman, Allison and Abigale Bell.
Also surviving are her siblings: Erma Laws, Helen Dowdy, Ronnie, Kirby and Billy Thompson. Her siblings: Eldon, Dallas and Irene Thompson precedes her in death.
As a young lady, Darlene accepted Christ as her Savior and was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church at the time of her passing.
Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hickey and Son Funeral Home.
Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Church with burial in Denney Cemetery.
Hickey & Son Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.