Frances Darleen (Moore) Holland, age 77, went to be with her Savior Jesus Christ on September 23, 2021 at Community Hospice Truman House, New Philadelphia, Ohio. Darleen had battled COVID and its complications for a year. Darleen was born March 4, 1944, in Dallas, Texas to the late Foy J. Moore and is survived by her mother, Nettie Mae (Cauthren) Groves, age 102. On June 15, 1962, Darleen married her high school sweetheart, Earl Dean Holland, who survives. She was in the Irving (Texas) High School Class of 1962.
Darleen had a full life of service to others and consistently volunteered assisting the homeless and providing for the women’s shelter through her church. Her love of service was centered on the Samaritan’s Purse Project, Operation Christmas Child (OCC). She was a year ‘round volunteer on the Ohio East Area Team of OCC where the opportunity to make toys for children and pack shoeboxes to be sent to children around the world, was a great joy. Darleen enjoyed sharing God’s love through the shoebox gifts and felt it was God at work, reaching out with the Good News of Jesus.
Darleen had a successful career in the food service industry and was promoted to the executive level in food service management for Sysco Foods, Dallas, Texas. As “MiMi”, she was a loving mother and grandmother to her family, with whom she enjoyed spending time fishing, shooting, and cooking out. Darleen was quick to keep up with Facebook and TikTok and followed member postings closely on the New Philadelphia Nazarene Facebook page. Darleen was clearly a Proverbs 31 woman.
Darleen is survived by their daughter, Dana H. Milarcik (Allen) of New Philadelphia; two most precious granddaughters in the world, Megan Abigail Milarcik and Melissa Faith Milarcik, both of New Philadelphia; cousin (who was more like a sister), Jacklyn M. (Larry) Jasper of Irving, Texas; brothers, John W. Moore of North Richland Hills, Texas, and Jack C. (Denise) Groves of Quinlin, Texas; many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life is being planned for a future date and is delayed due to the growth of COVID.