Darlene Twyla Parker

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Darlene Twyla Parker, 55, passed this life Sunday, December 4, 2022 at OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital surrounded by family. Darlene was born on May 3, 1967 to the late Donald Brown Roane and the late Lillie Bell Parker, both of Mansfield. In her youth, she was an active member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. She was a proud graduate of Malabar High School, class of 1985. During her time there, she was a fun, charismatic student that participated in band (clarinet), majorettes, and Latin Club. As an adult, Darlene was the “Crusin’ Diva” that loved to cruise anywhere at anytime. She often said, “Don’t wait for anyone else to take you somewhere…take yourself”; This she did, while introducing many others to her passion for cruising. When she was not cruising, she was watching cruises, HGTV, or doing numerous home projects. When anyone said she could not, she did. Darlene loved to bake and planned various events. Darlene was a faithful member of Shiloh Baptist Church, where she served as the church secretary, youth praise dance leader (Jesus Jewels), and participated in many church events.
In the Mansfield Community, she could be seen many places from: feeding the Tyger football team, teaching flag corps, twirling fire with the Alumni Band, or helping to coordinate the city’s Juneteenth celebration. She was a dedicated 31-year employee, that has survived the many iterations, of what is now Lumen Technologies. Darlene is survived by three sons: Javar (Aaron) Parker, Atlanta, Georgia; Sergio Parker, Jacksonville, Florida; Dominique Carter, Tacoma, Washington; sisters: Catha Parker, Jacksonville, Florida; Tressie (Jarvis) Allen, Jacksonville, Florida; Marsha Scott, Columbus, Ohio; Deanna Brown, Richmond, Virginia; Brothers: Lash Parker, Jacksonville, Florida; Kevin (Cara) Parker, Reynoldsburg, Ohio; Donnie (Tick) Roane, Roswell, Georgia; 1 granddaughter: Payton Parker, Jacksonville, Florida; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, Darlene was also preceded in death by her brother, Larry Grayer; sister, Delphine Roane; niece, Tiffany Parker; and Special Mother, Precious Carter. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Oasis of Love COGIC, 190 Chester Ave, Mansfield, Ohio, 44903; Bishop William W. Morris, Jr. Eulogist. Viewing and visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service. Interment at Mansfield Cemetery. Please send flowers and well-wishes c/o Darlene Parker to the Marlan Gary Funeral home: 753 McPherson St., Mansfield, Ohio, 44903 (formerly Williams Funeral Services). To offer condolences to The PARKER Family, visit www.TheChapelofPeace.com

Condolence Messages

  1. Kim Hairston-Dismuke & Family

    Darlene was a very caring person. She helped any and everyone. I will always be thankful for the kindness she showed my daughter Ashley for her 28th birthday by going to Las Vegas. She will be missed. Praying for the Family.

  2. So sorry for your loss.

  3. Ashley Santia Dismuke

    i am sorry about your lost i love mrs darlene going to miss her so much

  4. Jacqueline Fanning

    Praying for her Sons,for strength and peace..My sincere condolences to her Family..

  5. Debbie S Jefferson

    Dear cousin gone 2 soon rest in paradise was such a beautiful woman

  6. R.I. H My friend

  7. Twyla D Wilkins Hood

    Little Twyla I’m certainly gonna miss you. We’ve had several fun times together laughing and eating. Oh and the gifts and trinkets especially my Disney Ears. MAN DOWN (inside joke with my Family your other Family)
    Thank You for being my Friend. Soar on like the Eagle you are.

  8. Charles and Patti (Cash) Ray

    Praying for the Family.

  9. Dr. Monica Kaye Harris

    My heartfelt condolences to the entire family. Rest in Paradise Darlene and give my girl Delphine a big hug for me. May God comfort you all and the ones who loved her during this time. You will remain in my prayers. Malabar Falcons Forever.

  10. To the family od Darlene Parker. You all will continually be in my thoughts and prayers. Hold on to God’s unchanging hand. God bless.

  11. I never met this wonderful lady but I know I missed out on knowing her. She seemed to have a love for life that many have missed out on. I offer my sincerest condolences to her friends and family. May she rest in peace.

  12. Gwendolyn Waller

    Darlene rest well my friend

  13. Tasha Sutton-Parker

    I’m so happy that I have got to meet you cousin. When we first met we clicked…. And from then on it was on. You will be missed and loved dearly. Get your rest and tell auntie Rosie and dad George hi.

  14. Terri (Grose) and Sayers family

    Our deepest condolences for a beautiful soul gone to soon!
    I will miss you my sweet friend.
    May God give you all comfort and peace during this difficult time.

  15. Loretta Hiilliard

    Darlene Parker was a beautiful woman of God. I will never forget her kindness to me. At my 60th birthday party her and the Jesus Jewels praised danced for me. Thank you Darlene may you rest in peace in Heaven. Lots of love Loretta and Herb Hilliard

  16. Bishop and Mrs Jerome H Ross

    Our sincere prayers and condolences to the family of Darlene. Such a sweet, thoughtful, welcoming spirit.
    She is and will be missed.
    Prayers for Bishop and Lady William Morris and the Shiloh family.

  17. Darlene was a sweet person always had a smile on her face. My Deepest condolences to her family. Rest In Peace

  18. Roslyne Coopwood

    I’m so sorry for your loss, my condolence go to family, she is truly is a great woman of God and inspiration to this community, she surely is going to be very well messed.

  19. We extend our sincerest condolences to the Parker family as your mourn the passing of your sister Darlene. Beautiful picture of her…..same beautiful smile.

  20. Evangelist Dr. Ella Bond-Mullens

    Sincere condolences to the Parker Family. She was truly loved by many.

  21. I had the delight of knowing Ms Darlene since high school. We later worked together for some time. She had a beautiful effervescent smile and laugh that would light up a room. She loved her family and her children and her church very much. She also loved to go on fabulous adventures and share stories and pictures of all the places she went. I am so sorry to hear of her untimely passing. She will be greatly missed and thought of fondly.

  22. Thank you for being my friend Darlene
    To the family, you have my deepest sympathy and love. Your mom meant a lot to me and my family. She was always there during some of our darkest days to share her love and support, and laughter on sunny days. Rest well in Jesus friend. I will always hold your memory close to my heart ❤️

  23. Praying for her son’s and family. Met her during her years at Malabar when I transported students there. Very friendly and respectful. I’ll miss her.

  24. Darlene will be missed on this earth. May peace surround grieving hearts

  25. Stefanie Caldwell

    Praying for your Family. She will truly be missed . Love you Darlene

  26. My condolences and prayers to the family.

  27. To the Family of Sister Darlene, I’m so very sorry for your loss she was a very caring lady, praying for the family.

  28. Mike and Renea Collins

    Heartfelt prayers to Darlene’s family. What a gift she was to all who knew her. I always called her “Angel”. May she rest peacefully among the Angels. Praying for Bishop and Lady Morris and the Shiloh family.

  29. Janelle Schnuerer

    Darlene was one of a kind, and she had such a special soul. I pray her loved ones find comfort and peace during this difficult time. Cruise on Darlene, heaven is now your ocean.

  30. Prayers and condolences to the family of Darlene, she was such a wonderful and lovable person, I will surely miss her fun loving spirit, rest in the arms of Jesus my friend, comfort and peace to the family.

  31. I went to Malabar with Darlene…. She was a wonderful perrson! My condolences to the family!

  32. Darlene was a sweet person and always had a smile on her face. We will always remember the fun times we had at Friendly’s. Wish we could have known her in her later years. Be at Peace Darlene.

  33. So saddened by the loss of such a precious, dear friend. Praying for peace that passes all understanding as family and all who loved this dear, sweet soul, maneuver through life without her presence here. Though, I could never wish her back, as absent from the body and present with the Lord is where she is now free of all pain and sickness forever. You were always happy and joyful! My memories of your love and kindness will sustain me until we meet again. Thank you for loving my babies, Sister! G$

  34. My condolences and prayers are to the family.
    From the Dorsey’s

  35. Stefanie Kendrick Mcghee

    Condolences to my family. Darlene will Truly be missed. Continuous Prayer’s
    R.I.H Sweet Angel

  36. Pastor Henry & Elect Lady Alice Bradley


  37. Lisa V. Howard formerly Lisa V. Haynes

    My heart is beyond feeled with deep sadness. Darlene has been there for my family numerous times for many milestones. She too had become a dear friend to my mother, Mary Haynes. She truly will be missed my classmate from Malabar HS, class of 1985.

  38. Brandon & Elaine Carter

    Heartfelt condolences for the entire Parker family. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers. May your precious memories be a bright light in the days to come.

  39. So sorry to learn of the loss of Darlene, may her whole family be comforted during this time of grief

  40. My sincerest condolences to Darlene’s family. It was truly a privilege to know Darlene and experience her awesome personality! She could always manage to make everyone laugh! I just know she’s going to make all in heaven laugh and throw some great parties.

    My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

  41. Rev. Crystal J. Payne

    To Javar, Sergio, Dominique, Bishop Morris, and the Shiloh Baptist Church Family, please accept my sincere prayers and condolences.

  42. Kelly and I are so, so sorry for your loss. May God bless and hold you all. Sending your family lots of love.

  43. Allison Fanning Cole

    My thoughts and prayers are with Darlene’s family. What an amazing life lived and I am so grateful for 45+ years of friendship!!! I will truly miss talking to you and you remembering my birthday.

  44. What a wonderful life. You will be missed by many. God Bless and keep you safe in palm of his hand. Aunt Sheila

  45. My condolences to the family…

  46. Terry and Kay Chambry prayers going out to the family. DARLENE was a very friendly and very active person.

  47. Tashia R Beasley

    Darlene, my old friend take your rest.
    I remember the good Ole days on Franklin, we always had fun. To her family you have my condolences

  48. Isaac + Montoya White

    To our friend and fellow Scallywag, may you rest well in heaven. You were an inspiration to us all!!

  49. Deepest condolences and prayers for comfort to the family and friends of Darlene. She was a joy and I loved working with her.

  50. Nothing Is More Impressive Than A Woman Who Is Secure In The Unique Way God Made Her Praying For Her Sons, The Shiloh Family And Anyone Who Had A Connection With Her, You Will Be Missed.

  51. Heather thompson

    I didn’t know Twyla, but just reading her obituary, she sounds like the life of the party, a person you can count on, and the type of person that would make everyone feel loved and welcomed. I know her loss is felt deeply by so many people… Sending lots of love and prayers to your family during this time.

  52. Rev John Bessick & Family

    We grieve with you today! We celebrate with you today also. Heaven is already celebrating Darlene’s presence. We will see her again and we know she is in no more pain and agony. The Lord himself came to get his precious servant. We gonna miss you our precious friend. IJN The Bessick’s

  53. To the family of Darlene Parker. You all will continually be in my thoughts and prayers. Hold on to God’s unchanging hand. God bless u ALL, prayers for her 3 children during this difficult time, she was just a great WOG. she’s missed!

  54. To Jarvar, Sergio amd Dominique I’m so so sorry. My deepest condolences.. Love y’all more.

  55. Darlene and I had away of greeting each other. It was “good night.” Good night to you until we meet again.

  56. Lynnette Long-Workman

    Darlene, we have too many memories to list. You’ll be in my heart forever. What an absolutely beautiful Celebration of Life you had today. Love.

  57. Annette Brownlee

    I am sending prayers of comfort and peace to the Parker family and to all who loved Darlene. She was a beautiful soul and will be greatly missed.

  58. Karen (Payne) Heard

    To Javar, Sergio, Dominque and the rest of Darlene’s family and friends
    Darlene was a very special young lady, cared a lot about others especially the children. She will be missed, I am just so blessed to have known her and am thankful that she lived life to the fullest and deserves to get to rest with the Lord.
    You have my deepest sympathy. Praying for comfort and strength!

  59. Cindy Van Wagner-Alt

    Jarvar, Sergio, & Dominique,
    My heart breaks for you. Your Mom was a good friend, we shared many of laughs together. We met at Bank One, her a cashier & I in travel. She managed to talk me out of Delta display jet for one of her son’s. She said he loved airplanes and would really like that. She would do anything for her boys… She loved all of you unconditionally and whenever we talked, I would ask about what each of you were up to. She was one proud Mama when she talked of you! When she left a message for me at work, she would say “tell her her sister called’ or ” Angel called”. I already miss her tremendously, this was usually the time we would be making final arrangements for her cruise groups.
    May God’s Love and your very special memories sustain you in the difficult days ahead. I loved her & you young men!
    God Bless!

  60. Betty Palmer-Harris

    My heartfelt sympathy to the family of Darlene Parker. I have known Darlene since she was a little girl . I lived next door to her mother on S. Franklin St. Darlene was a very sweet young lady and will be missed by her church and friends. I will keep you in my prayers.

  61. My condolences to the family. I worked with Darlene years ago. I am saddened to see she passed away.

  62. Jeannine M Anderson

    Jarvar, Sergio, & Dominique,
    Your mother was a great friend of my mother, Mary J. Brandon. My mother use to babysit you guys and take you to the bowling alley. I am so sorry for this late post and to learn of the passing of Darlene Parker. I am sure Darlene and my mother are reunited in heaven and having many laughs. I miss seeing her posts on Facebook of her creations (beautiful, custom made cakes). I will be praying the Lord gives you comfort and strength. Thank you also for giving us the opportunity to give Darlene one last gift by contributing toward her memorial headstone. If there is anything you need, please reach out to any of us, your extended Mansfield family.

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