OBITUARY

Darlene Iva Worsham

October 8, 1937November 24, 2018
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Of Jackson, passed away at the age of 81 on Saturday, November 24, 2018 under the care of her family. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Ann; her grandson, Raymond Gene Worsham; two brothers, Ronald Smith and Gerald Smith; as well as a niece, Ruby Ann Smith. Darlene will be remembered by her three children, David (Elaine) Worsham, Raymond Worsham, and Vicki Fairchild; eight grandchildren, Sarai Worsham, Joel (Megin) Worsham, Daniel Orris, Crystal (Joseph) Fiero, Brianna Miller, Rebekah Fairchild, Natalie Fairchild, and Brian (Carla) Fairchild; nine great grandchildren; four sisters, Gloria (Paul) Johaanson, Carolyn Smith, Sandra (Alfred) Braybrook, and Diane Stevens; as well as many nieces, nephews, loving family members, and friends. Darlene was born in Jackson on October 8, 1937 to Llewellyn and Virginia (Sweet) Smith. She is a 1955 graduate of Jackson High and retired from State Prison of Southern Michigan. She had a strong faith in the Lord and she accepted the calling to attend Elim Bible Institute in New York, then became a missionary and served in England. She had a passion for music and taught her children to appreciate and play the piano. Darlene touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed. According to her wishes, cremation has been chosen and a Celebration of her Life will be held at Jax Naz Church (3905 Clinton Road Jackson, Michigan) on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions to assist the family will be greatly appreciated.

  • FAMILY

  • David (Elaine) Worsham, Son
  • Raymond Worsham, Son
  • Vicki Fairchild, Daughter
  • Sarai Worsham, Granddaughter
  • Joel (Megin) Worsham, Grandson
  • Daniel Orris, Grandson
  • Crystal (Joseph) Fiero, Granddaughter
  • Brianna Miller, Granddaughter
  • Rebekah Fairchild, Granddaughter
  • Natalie Fairchild, Granddaughter
  • Brian (Carla) Fairchild, Grandson
  • Gloria (Paul) Johaanson, Sister
  • Carolyn Smith, Sister
  • Sandra (Alfred) Braybrook, Sister
  • Diane Stevens, Sister
  • Llewellyn & Virginia (Sweet) Smith, Deceased Parents
  • Darlene was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Ann; her grandson, Raymond Gene Worsham; two brothers, Ronald Smith and Gerald Smith; as well as a niece, Ruby Ann Smith.

    She is also survived by nine great grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews, loving family members and friends.
  • DONATIONS

  • To the Family

Services

  • Celebration of Life at Jax Naz Church Tuesday, December 4, 2018
REMEMBERING

Darlene Iva Worsham

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Teri (Koker) Jones

November 28, 2018

Your family was such a part if my childhood. Many great memories! I'm so glad I was able to see Darlene again when we were at church after all those years past. She was as sweet as I remembered with an even sweeter smile. May God comfort your hearts now in a way only He can do. 🌹
Love, Teri

Magi (Robinson) Yarbrough

November 27, 2018

I am sorry to hear of your mom's passing. We had some great moments together at Harmony Baptist & Bambi Lake. She gave me advice I took and used. A great woman who has received her rewards in heaven.

Mary E. Melling

November 27, 2018

What a privilege to get to know this wonderful woman and her family. So much love in this home and I know it will continue in her children. My prayers are with you all and I believe we shall all meet again after death.

tammy alger

November 27, 2018

Im so sorry to hear of your mothers passing she was a great woman of God, she was a blessing to have known her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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Biography

Of Jackson, passed away at the age of 81 on Saturday, November 24, 2018 under the care of her family. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Ann; her grandson, Raymond Gene Worsham; two brothers, Ronald Smith and Gerald Smith; as well as a niece, Ruby Ann Smith. Darlene will be remembered by her three children, David (Elaine) Worsham, Raymond Worsham, and Vicki Fairchild; eight grandchildren, Sarai Worsham, Joel (Megin) Worsham, Daniel Orris, Crystal (Joseph) Fiero, Brianna Miller, Rebekah Fairchild, Natalie Fairchild, and Brian (Carla) Fairchild; nine great grandchildren; four sisters, Gloria (Paul) Johaanson, Carolyn Smith, Sandra (Alfred) Braybrook, and Diane Stevens; as well as many nieces, nephews, loving family members, and friends. Darlene was born in Jackson on October 8, 1937 to Llewellyn and Virginia (Sweet) Smith. She is a 1955 graduate of Jackson High and retired from State Prison of Southern Michigan. She had a strong faith in the Lord and she accepted the calling to attend Elim Bible Institute in New York, then became a missionary and served in England. She had a passion for music and taught her children to appreciate and play the piano. Darlene touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed.