Darlene Marie Ford, 53, of Woodbridge, VA, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018, surrounded by her family and friends. Darlene was born at West Point Military Academy in New Yorkl. She lived in Alcala de Henarez, Spain for 5 years, moved to Altus, Oklahoma, then to Virginia in 1978. She attended and played basketball at Hayfield High School, in Fairfax County, VA, and Winthrop College in South Carolina. She was a technical writer for Metrocall, Time Warner Cable, and for contractors to the Federal Government
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Darlene had a radiant smile, a loving heart and the joy and the energy she brought to everyone will be deeply missed. She loved her family, partner, friends and her beloved dogs. She loved to travel, boating, fishing, eating good food and having fun.
She is survived by her parents, Orkendell Ford and Sheila Fowx Ford of Montross, VA; partner, Belinda van Mossel; Great Aunt Barbara Starzyk, aunts and uncles, Sarah Rudolph, Shirley Williams (John), Genevieve Ford, Billie Scott (Dred), LeGrand Fowx, II (Jessica) and Francois Fowx. She is also survived by many cousins, extended family and beloved friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Katheryn Ford, Jeannette Lee, LeGrand Fowx, and Angelina Fowx; uncle, Robert Howard Ford, and aunt, Peggy Ann Ford.
A Celebration of Life will be held In the Spring.
Darlene requested contributions in her memory be sent to:
7918 Jones Branch Drive #300
McLean, VA 22102
703 506 2891 or
The Haven Shelter
102 Walnut Street
P.O. Box 1267
Warsaw, VA 22572
Or a charity of your choice that supports gay youth or battered women.