Darleen Arnold

January 14, 1938January 31, 2011

Darleen Arnold, 73, passed away on Monday, January 31, 2011 in a local hospital. She was born in Kinder, LA and lived in Lake Charles, most of her life. She was a longtime active member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God. She worked for McNeese State University Purchasing Department for many years. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed traveling and being with her family and friends. She is survived by her sons, Gary David Arnold and wife, Judy of Westlake, Terry Arnold and wife, Shanna of Lake Charles; daughter, Crystal Kathy Hawkins and husband, Ken of Moss Bluff; 10 grandchildren, Kimberly, Melanie, Ken, Ryan, Tyler, Austin L. Gabriel, Lex, Jared and Austin S.; 3 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie David “Dave” Arnold; her parents, Rev. Austin and Jessie Mae Langley and her brothers, Billy Langley and Reginald Langley. Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, February 3, 2011 at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. Rev. Gary Eavers will officiate. Burial will be in Greenoaks Cemetery in Kinder. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday 8 a.m. til the start of service. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


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Gabriel Arnold

November 17, 2011

I'll never forget you Grandma Arnold I Loved you so much :( Gabriel

Susan Dever

February 7, 2011

Gary, Crystal, Ken, Melanie and others, although we did not have the pleasure of meeting your mother and grandmother, we would like to share our sadness with you on the loss of your loved one. We know she is now with her maker. God Bless all of you and your families. Mark and Susan Dever (Sulphur, LA)

Sue Johnson

February 5, 2011

I cannot tell you how much I will miss Darlene. You know we had been friends since Terry and Carl Michael were 2 years old. She was a very special lady and will be missed by everyone. I send my love to all of you.
Sue Johnson, Baton Rouge, LA

February 3, 2011


Those We Love Remain Part of Us.
"Our loved ones leave the world, but never our hearts."
You will always remember. You will always love.
So much has changed, but so much will always be...
Your loved one is part of who you are, of how you see the world...
of how you live and give.
Those priceless gifts are yours forever.
My deepest sympathy in your loss.
- Gertie Rodriguez -

Terri Fontenot Fitzgerald

February 3, 2011

To the Arnold Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I've known Ms. Darlene my entire life and I have to say what a sweet lady she was. My mom was Shirley Deshotel Fontenot and I know she and Ms. Darlene grew up together in Kinder. Ms. Darlene was in my parents wedding and I do believe the one picture in the gallery she is in the bridesmaid dress she wore for the wedding. I'm she and mom are up in heaven hangin together! You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Mark Parham

February 3, 2011

Ken and Crystal, sorry for your lose but Heaven's gain. Wish I could be there to say so personally but I am still caring for my wife and the lose of her mother last week. God is adding to his choir of Angels. God bless you both, Mark Parham

Patrick Fontenot

February 2, 2011

I would like to share my condolences, along with the rest of our local GE group, for the loss of your mother. Our prayers go out to you and the rest of your family.

Patrick Fontenot &
Local Team

February 2, 2011

So very sorry for the loss of your mother. She was one of the sweetest kindest lady I ever new. Virginia McBroom & Hawk

Burnelle Taylor

February 2, 2011

Darleen was my dear friend since childhood. I never heard her say an unkind word about anyone and never heard anyone say an unkind word about her. I have many memories, but the best were at her house around the piano with her playing and we girlfriends singing spirital songs and eating her Mom's brownies. I will never hear "I've Got a Mansion Over the Hilltop" and not shed a tear that she played and sang for me on many occasions.

Becky Mestayer

February 1, 2011

Darleen had such a sweet spirit and was always so upbeat. She will be dearly missed.