Daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, child of God, and dear friend Darlene Elaine Starnes passed away the morning of Tuesday, November 14th from complications related to Sickle Cell disease. Darlene has battled the disease since she was 5 years old, and was told by doctors since then that she didn't have long to live. Yet, she overcame the illness and so many other obstacles in life countless times, always achieving the impossible. Sadly,at age 59 and after a rich and full life that daily overflowed with love and care for others, she has been called to rest and is no longer suffering.
Our hearts are heavy but we are overwhelmed by the prayers and love pouring in from the many lives she touched. We appreciate your continued support as we prepare for this next phase and will give updates on homegoing arrangements as soon as possible.
Please use this page if you would like to make contributions to the family to assist with funeral and memorial expenses as we celebrate her miraculous life. We appreciate any assistance you can offer and are so grateful for all the love that continues to shine on her.
Page info: This page is set up by Darlene's children: Alicia Starnes and Stephanlee Starnes of Morristown, NJ and Blair Zaid and Carolyn Murphy of Lansing, MI. The money you have so graciously contributed will go first to assist with funeral, burial, and repass costs, then moving costs, and lastly our open Thanksgiving day dinner to celebrate Darlene's love for providing food and fun for all of us!
Sincerest gratitude and Love,
Alicia, Blair, Carolyn, and Stephen, and grandchildren Camden, Gabriel, Kiluna, and William and Family
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