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Darlene Abernathy Bolden Baggett, 67, of Rockford passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Born May 21, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, MO; the daughter of Charles and Opal (Bishop) Abernathy. She graduated from Roosevelt High School. She married Jimmy Bolden July 5, 1968; he predeceased her; married Charles Baggett in February 1998. Darlene retired from Midwest Packaging in Machesney Park. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her children, JoAn (Richard) Steede, Helen Teran, Charles (Renee) Bolden Sr., Harriet (Michael) Paniuski, Todd Gorzynski, and Vincent Teran; grandchildren, Sarah, Lucas, RJ, Rhyanna, Samantha, Aliyah, Charles Jr., Korbyn, Justice, Christian, Joseph, Jordan, Jimmy; three great-grandchildren; and siblings, Robert Abernathy, Dorothy Collins, and Kenneth Abernathy. Predeceased by her parents, brothers and sisters, Jimmy Bolden and Charles Baggett.
Memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Rock Church, 6732 Harrison Ave., Rockford, IL 61108. Visitation will be Saturday from 12 to 2 p.m. prior to the service in the church. Memorials can be made to the family.

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  1. candy Olson

    I just now found out about this is so heartbreaking,u will be missed ur was very loved the day u passed we had a new niece ,her daddy passed away 2 hours before she was born mom and dad's first grandchild I'm sure ur with them and cooky and everyone we all love and miss can u give them a hug and kiss for me cause I didn't get a chance to give u one so I know they will for me back I love u and always will I'm so sorry for ur loss guys I do know ur pain it does hurt last year was not good on us we lost dad in June 27th a day after my daughter's 18th birthday and Cooky passed on August 22 she's really hard to talk about so I love and miss u all

  2. Samantha

    I'll forever miss you until we meet again granny....

  3. Aliyah Teran

    I miss my best friend everyday

  4. Yolanda Benitez

    Prayers for the Family my heart is with you and yours

  5. Jerry and Anita Stanfill

    God bless you all. So very sorry. She was a very special person. She will be missed.

  6. Diana sikes

    Sorry for YOUR loss kids YOUR mamma was a good WOMAN LOVE y'all

  7. Julie Sandall

    No words can say how very sorry I am for the loss of your beloved Mother / Grandmother / Great Grandmother Darlene. She will be forever missed But never forgotten. Thinking of you all.

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