Darlene F. Taylor

Darlene F. Taylor

MORATTICO—Mrs. Darlene Freeman Taylor of Morattico, formerly of Chesterfield County, entered into eternal life in heaven on March 10, 2022. 

Darlene was a retired legal secretary having worked for the office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney in both Henrico and Chesterfield counties.

She is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, John Henry Taylor, a retired police sergeant of the City of Richmond.

She was predeceased by her parents, John Moore Freeman Sr. and Mary Louise Chamberlayne Freeman.

Also surviving her are sister, Anita Cheryl Freeman; and brother John “Jay” Moore Freeman Jr. (Jim Contoris), sons, Julian Dean Gilman Jr. and Justin Shawn Gilman (Alyssa); grandchildren, Julian Dean Gilman III, Brooke Gilman and Karissa Gilman; stepdaughter, Jane Nicole Taylor Woodward (Griffin); step grandsons, Ryan Clyde Penglase (Amy), Andrew Sutherland Penglase and Zakary James Woodward; step granddaughter, Taylor Nicole Penglase Griffin (Timothy); and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Darlene was an active and dedicated member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church and the Emmanuel United Methodist Women. She held memberships in the Richmond Stonewall Jackson Chapter #1705 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Friends of Belle Isle State Park, the Lancaster Moose Lodge # 2579 and the Morattico Waterfront Museum.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday March 19, at the Bethel United Methodist Church, 142 Old Bethel Road, Lively. The Rev. Evelyn Penn will be officiating and Currie Funeral Home in Kilmarnock will handle the arrangements.