November 4, 1934 ~ February 6, 2019

Born in: Colorado City, Texas
Resided in: Denver, Colorado

On November 4, 1934, Darlene Taylor was delivered into the loving arms of her parents Charles B. Taylor and Melvina Johnson in Colorado City, Texas.  Darlene was raised and educated in Texas.

Darlene moved to Denver in the 1960s.  In the early 70’s Darlene met the love of her life, Samuel Triplett.  They married on August 24, 1973.  They were extremely happy enjoying their life together until Samuel’s death in 1996.

Darlene had four children, twins, Bonnell and Janell, Billy Ray and Shirley Taylor.  She was a woman of faith who worked hard to take care of her family.  She stepped up to raise three of her grandchildren when her daughter Bonnell was unable to care for them.  Family was her priority and she enjoyed four generations of children who were the light of her life.

Darlene was trained as a Health Care Worker and for over 10 years she operated a home healthcare facility. She cared for people who were unable to live independently. Additionally, she loved children and worked for Denver Public Schools Transportation Department, as a Bus Aid.  Darlene retired from DPS Transportation after 18 years of service.

God, family and friends where the center of her life.  She was an active member of King Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Alvin Gay, for many years.  She later joined Central Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Rodney Perry. She enjoyed being with her friends and family.  She often cooked on Sundays and spent time with her grandchildren.  Her sense of humor was delightful.  She loved to have fun, talk on the phone, and go to the Dog Races (from time to time).  Darlene was a kind; generous and loving woman of God and she will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known her.

Darlene was preceded in death by her four children, Bonnell, Janell, Billy Ray and Shirley Taylor, and her beloved husband, Samuel Triplett.

Left to cherish her memory is her grandchildren; Tyrone, Freddie, and Kim Polk, Beyonka, Baqi, and Ivanna Taylor, Ronnie and Netta Allen, 13 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren, devoted friends Louise Kelley and Clydene Smith, a host of other relatives and loyal friends.

I come to you lost and confused, I’m doing the best I can to live right. Because I’m too scared to lose. The world is in despair, Father Our children don’t understand. There’s a war going on was this part of your plan? People claim they believe in you. Yet put there, Faith in man you said believe in you. And the Kingdom would be at hand, blind Faith means believing in something more real than things you can see, or touch with your hand. I listen to people talk Father listen long enough and their God will unfold. They speak about their desires and riches untold, Father, I know you called my Grandmother home because her job here was done. You let her see five generations of her bloodline. If you ask me, I’d say she won. It was a tight fight at first Father, But the devil is a lie. He used our desires to make us feel good, and things that bring a sparkle to the eye. But because of the strong Taylor bloodline we made it through the storm, before you let our “Shining Star” die, Lord.  We are far from perfect, we save that title for you. So, I got to Thank You Father, for seeing my Family though all of us have our own Families now, Father and all of us are standing strong.  We just had to go through somethings.  So, we can learn somethings.  Now our struggles never last that long.  An everything we are

came from a loving God, and our “Shining Star” So from this day forth. When we look and She’s not there or when it feels like the world is on our shoulders, and nothing seems fair. When temptation is strong, and your strength seems to fade. Just look for that “Shining Star” in the sky and remember

You’re “Taylor Made”

AMEN

Services

Visitation: February 27, 2019 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Celebration of Life: February 27, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Reception: February 27, 2019 4:30 pm

Central Baptist Church
2400 California Street
Denver, CO 80205


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  1. LADY DARLENE you will be greatly miss all the good times at your home church school D P S telephone and play good people great laugh & love that you sheared with all that spent time with you to her family and friends be blessed the time she spent here on this earth she had a good time love you Renee Chiles

  2. My condolences to the family may God’s promises found at Acts 24:15 and Psalms 37:29 bring you comfort at this difficult time.

  3. I WILL MISS DARLENE SO MUCH SHE WAS MORE THAN A FRIEND. SHE WAS MORE LIKE A MOTHER TO ME. SHE TOOK ME UNDER HER WINGS AND WOULD CORRECT ME WHEN I WAS WRONG. I LOVED DARLENE AND I THANK GOD I WAS WITH HER IN HER LAST DAYS. I THANK GOD FOR DARLENE. REST IN PEACE.TO THE FAMILY MY CONDOLENCES MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP ALL OF YOU PEACE.

  4. I WILL MISS YOU MOM…YOU WERE TOUGH IN ME, YOU *NEVER* GAVE UP ON ME, AND YOU LOVED ME THE BEST WAY YOU KNEW HOW! FOR THAT I WILL ALWAYS BE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL MOM! YOU REIGNED AS A QUEEN ON EARTH NOW YOU WILL FOREVER BE ONE IN HEAVEN! IT IS MY GREATEST HOPE AND DESIRE TO DO YOU PROUD WHILE I LIVE TO BE THE BEST MAN I KNOW I CAN BE SO YOU WILL FOREVER SMILE DOWN ON ME WITH GLADNESS AND JOY!
    ETERNALLY GRATEFUL AND I LOVE YOU MOM!

    YOUR *Son* GRANDSON
    LANCE *TYRONE* POLK

  5. You loved me from start as a daughter and our relationship continued to flourish over the years. I love you for your support, love, and joy you brought into our life. RIP Momma, we will miss you and will continue to make you proud. I love you. 😢

  6. To the family of Ms momma Darlene Patterson And Sanders send our deepest sympathy to you words cannot explain how we feel the last of the Golden girls Della Clarice Georgia Darlene all together now rest in the fathers house Amen

  7. I will miss you ms Darlene you thought me a lot how to play the dogs for one even though I never Won we would talk for hours thanks for being my friend love you

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