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Obituary – Darlene (Pope) Wood (1950-2022)

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Darlene Wood, 71, of Waldron, AR, passed from this life on February 1, 2022 with family at her side. Darlene was born on April 25, 1950 in Lampasas, TX.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Southside Baptist Church in Waldron. She was an active member of her church, loved photography, and dancing to the music of the band, where Dale played bass guitar. Known as Mama D by friends and family, she had many bonus kids and grandkids that she claimed as her own, and will be dearly missed by all.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years Dale Wood, son Kevin (Kimberly) Wood, daughter Chrissy Wood, sister LaJuan Wheeler, brothers Mack (Nancy) Pope and Harvey (Janet) Pope, sisters-in-law Jennie Pope, and Bernice Wood, grandchildren Alex (Summer) Mashburn, great-granddaughter Avery Mashburn, nephew Robert (Lisa) Wood, niece Cassie (Bill) Coben, great-nieces Bethany (Keith) Brigance, Danica (Guy) Taylor, and multiple other beloved nieces and nephews. 

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, John and Leila Pope, father and mother-in-law Arvel and Adell Wood, son Tony Wood, brothers Gene (Imogene) Pope, Rayford (Byrdie) Pope, Kenneth Pope, Boyd Pope, and brothers-in-law James Wood and Dean Wheeler.
 Darlene was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She doted on her family and was loved in return. 

Visitation with family will be Friday, February 11 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron.

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  1. Darlene was one of the sweetest and most interesting friends I I have ever known, in fact she was my very best friend. We talked almost daily mainly about birds! She loved those birds! I will forever cherish those memories we created birding together all over Arkansas! Darlene helped me spiritually time and time again. Her tremendous faith in our Lord l helped me with mine. Rest In Peace girlfriend. My condolences to Dale, Chrissy, Kevin and Kim.