Darlene L. Fleming


Darlene Leretta Fleming, age 83, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017 at MT. Carmel, St. Ann’s in Columbus, Ohio. She was born on September 7, 1934 in Fleming, Ohio to Herbert Zanes and Geneva Viney.

Darlene grew up in Zanesville, Ohio and graduated from Zanesville High School.

She married Franklin Fleming in 1954 and was happily married for 22 years.

Darlene worked at Abbott Laboratories and retired as an Analyst/clerk in purchasing.

She was a devoted and faithful member of Calvary Tremont Missionary Baptist Church where she was a Deaconess, president of the nursing board, and also sang in the choir.

Darlene also volunteered at Riverside Hospital working at the visitors desk. Darlene loved being around people and helping in any way she could. She enjoyed bowling, and playing candy crush. Darlene was diagnosed with end stage renal disease in 2010. She endured a lot of pain and suffering and fought a good fight. Now all the suffering is gone.

She leaves to cherish her memory Roshelle (James) Walker, Brenda Fleming, Carmen (Michael) Dixon, Sandra Fleming, Frank Fleming Jr., Eric (Cynthia) Fleming and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will be held at Calvary Tremont Missionary Baptist Church 1255 Leonard Ave. on December 28, 2017 wake at 10:00 AM and service at 11.

Condolence Messages

  1. Ps 121: 1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

    Darlene was a 2nd Mom to me for several yrs. I spent much time in the Fleming house. Darlene was a strong mother, a sweet woman & she loved each and every child.
    I have missed the many years that have slipped by with life moving forward.
    I pray for her children that I spent so much time with, especially my dear friend Carmen.
    God is always there for you all.

  2. Chris, Serena, Ghia & Micayla Henderson

    Carmen & Michael
    We send you our most sincere condolences during this time. It’s been 17 years but I still remember your love and kindness that you shared when my dear mother passed. Please know we are praying for you and that you will continue to look to God for comfort and strength.

  3. Darlene will be missed by all that knew her. I met her many years ago at Ross as she showed me the ropes in collecting. What a jewel and friend. I am sorry for her pain and suffering while she was always so up lifting to others. Fly high Darlene, rest in the arms of the angels.

  4. Betty Cuthbertson-Fleming

    Darlene was a wonderful person, mother and friend to all. Her warm smile will be missed and her absence will be felt by all who knew her. God just needed another angel in Heaven so He chose Darlene.

  5. Sandy and Larry Heath

    All her suffering is gone and she is in the arms of our Lord. Peace be with you.

  6. Janice and Dennis Whitmire

    Dear Roshelle, Brenda, Carmen, Sandra, Frank, and Eric: What an angel the Lord sent to us when he sent your mother! I’ll be praying for all of you. I know you’ll miss her like crazy – we all will! The world will ever be the same! Our love to all of you and your families!

  7. I worked with Darlene at Ross Labs, and she was like an office mom to me. She was so sweet and genuinely caring. I consider myself blessed that I got to catch up with her at a Ross retiree luncheon several years ago. I saw then how her illness had affected her yet she remained the same sweet, positive Darlene I knew from many years ago. A loss of a mother is a difficult thing, but take comfort that she is in a better place, pain free.

  8. So Sorry for your loss Fleming family. Aunt Darlene was a very caring person and very family orientated. Her sweet spirit will be missed. God Bless.

  9. Dear family we are sorry to hear about your loss death is difficult for family and friends however the Bible holds out hope for our deceased love ones found in the Bible book of John chapter 5 and verses 28 and 29. Why not read these scriptures in your personal copy of the Bible.

    Peacefully Yours

    For additional information about the resurrection hope please refer to JW.Org

  10. To the family of Darlene, you have my deepest sympathy in your loss. Although her death is hard to face, she is no longer suffering. Our Heavenly Father promises that in the near future, there will be no more sickness (Isaiah 33:24). Isaiah 25:8 tells us “He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.”

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