Frances Loretta (Wilkes) Darby

Born: Sat., Nov. 13, 1937
Died: Thu., Oct. 22, 2020


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sat., Oct. 24, 2020
Location: Vidalia Chapel

Funeral Service

4:00 PM Sun., Oct. 25, 2020
Location: Vidalia Presbyterian Church

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Mrs. Frances Loretta Wilkes Darby, age 82, of Vidalia, died Thursday afternoon, October 22, 2020, at her residence after a sudden illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Toombs County. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was also a member of Vidalia Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Lloyd H. Darby III; and her mother, Loree Sapp Wilkes.

She is survived by three daughters, Pam Darby Davis and husband Steve of Pine Mountain, Jennifer Darby Stancill and husband Brian of Hoschton, and Leslie Darby Miro and husband Paul of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl.; two sisters, Elaine McSwain of Gainesville, and Joan Davis of Dawsonville. Eight grandchildren, Amanda Miro Bishop (Chad), Frances Miro Rollins (Robbie), Matthew Darby Miro, Loree Anne Thompson Paradise (Scott), Sara Davis Mack (Logan), Darby Thompson, Abby Davis Brown (Austin), and Luke Davis; and seven great-grand children, Audrey Rollins, Christian Rollins, Bowen Bishop, Bryce Bishop, Elizabeth Mack, Blake Darby Bishop, and Loretta Claire Paradise also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Loretta Wilkes Darby will be held Sunday, October 25, 2020, at 4:00 pm at Vidalia Presbyterian Church with Reverend Russell Gladding officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at Ronnie L. Stewart Funeral Service Vidalia Chapel from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Vidalia Presbyterian Church, 400 Church Street, Vidalia, GA 30474.

Ronnie L. Stewart Funeral Service Vidalia Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Sue Rustin Grisham
   Posted Fri October 23, 2020
Oh My, Loretta was such a sweet, friendly and precious lady!! I SO enjoyed seeing Dr. Lloyd and her around town in past years! Family, cherish all the happy memories of life with them. God bless you all.

Debra Wrenn White
   Posted Fri October 23, 2020
Jennifer I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family now and in the coming days and weeks ahead. God Bless each one of you.

John & Judy Talton
   Posted Fri October 23, 2020
Our neighbors for so many yrs. So many memories of Loretta. One in particular, that I reminded her of it often. She was a special lady. We could go months without seeing her & always caught up. So sad to hear but rejoice at the same time-United with the love of her life. To Jenny, Leslie & Pam, May God hold you close in the coming days. We loved her too!

Jack and Marianne McMillan
   Posted Fri October 23, 2020
Jenny, Leslie and Pam, We are so sad to hear of the death of your precious Mom. We always enjoyed seeing her around town. We was a sweet and loving person and was loved by all. We will hold you girls and all of the family in our prayers.

Sherri F. Cooper
   Posted Fri October 23, 2020
So very sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Bobby and Trisha Perry
   Posted Sat October 24, 2020
We are thinking about you precious girls that we had the pleasure of watching grow up down the street! Your mom and dad were such wonderful role models for all of us. Their love and devotion for each other was always present! Loretta will be missed by all of us but her memory will bring a smile to our faces! Love all of you, Trisha Perry

Jackie and Harry Moses
   Posted Sat October 24, 2020
Your mother was a special and happy person. You three daughters and your children and now their children were the joy in her life. We are thinking of you all.

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