Darlene Daniels Mansfield, 62, of Flintstone, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017.
She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga Valley and Flintstone areas and was of the Baptist faith. She was born in Fort Oglethorpe on Jan. 15, 1955 and attended Chattanooga Valley elementary, middle and high schools. Her first employment was at Mar-Mode Hosiery Mill, before changing to Tipton Steele Erectors for several years. She was later employed by Chattanooga Crane and Rigging for more than 12 years and was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local #917.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Eugene “Gene” Mansfield; mother, Ruby Jo Morton Daniels; grandparents, E.C. and Ella Daniels and Orville and Lessie Morton; step-sister, Crystal Long; aunt, Hazel Morton; and very special uncle, Gene Daniels.
Survivors include her loving companion and caregiver of 13 years, Steve Watson of Flintstone; father and step-mother, Charles and Linda Daniels of Grandview; brothers, Alan (Selina) Daniels of Rossville, Shannon Daniels of Grandview and Chuck Daniels of Soddy Daisy; sister, Elayne Blansit of Hixson; step-sister, Tara Braden of Palm Bay, Fl.; aunt and caregiver, Virginia Daniels of Flintstone; her double first cousin, Mike (Cece) Daniels of Hixson; much loved step-children, Kathie and Mike Conry of Chattanooga, Karen and Lamar Robinson of Ooltewah and Tim and Karin Mansfield and two boys of Charlotte, NC; and a large number of cousins and extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13 in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with Pastor Matt Logan officiating. Burial will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 4 p.m. Thursday and prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416, 423-892-4289.
Online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by W. L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe.