Darleen Arnold, 73, passed away on Monday, January 31, 2011 in a local hospital.
She was born in Kinder, LA and lived in Lake Charles, most of her life. She was a longtime active member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God. She worked for McNeese State University Purchasing Department for many years. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed traveling and being with her family and friends.
She is survived by her sons, Gary David Arnold and wife, Judy of Westlake, Terry Arnold and wife, Shanna of Lake Charles; daughter, Crystal Kathy Hawkins and husband, Ken of Moss Bluff; 10 grandchildren, Kimberly, Melanie, Ken, Ryan, Tyler, Austin L. Gabriel, Lex, Jared and Austin S.; 3 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie David "Dave" Arnold; her parents, Rev. Austin and Jessie Mae Langley and her brothers, Billy Langley and Reginald Langley.
Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, February 3, 2011 at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. Rev. Gary Eavers will officiate. Burial will be in Greenoaks Cemetery in Kinder. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday 8 a.m. til the start of service. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com