Darlene Mann Andes, 70, of Sumerduck, Va., passed from this world to her reward on February 1, 2021.
Among her survivors are a son and daughter-in-law, Phillip Andes and his wife, Karen, of Blacksburg.
She was predeceased by her parents, John P. Mann III and Mae D. Mann, and her grandson, Noah Matthew Andes.
Darlene was born on Jan. 22, 1951, and was a 1969 graduate of Brentsville District High School in Nokesville. She also attended Bridgewater College. She was always a homemaker after her children were born. She was a strong woman of Christian faith who loved to organize a gathering or have a family meal. For many years, she volunteered at school, church and the Christian Women’s Club. Fellowship and caring were her ministry to others. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren. When the phone rang, a letter came in the mail or a care package was sent, it was always about the grandchildren first.
In addition to her son and daughter-in-law, left to cherish her memory are her husband of 50 years, Roger E. Andes; granddaughters Hope and Hannah; and son Darrell Andes, Sr. (Chanda) of Bealeton, Va.,; and grandsons Darrell, Jr., Devin, Dustin and Dylan. She always considered Chanda and Karen her own daughters. She also leaves her two brothers, John P. Mann IV and his wife Nancy, and Chuck Mann; special neighbors and in-laws Paul and Carolyn Croushorn and Wayne and Cindy Andes, along with many other extended family members and friends.
We had fun. We talked. We laughed. We cried. We played. We sang. We ate meals. We celebrated. We grieved. We prayed. We sometimes raised the roof. We always loved…together. We miss her…together.
Some of her favorite Bible verses can be reviewed at your leisure: John 3:16, John 14:6, Matthew 19:14; and ours: 2 Timothy 1:12, Revelation 21:4 and Revelation 22:5. She often wrote “Without Christmas, there is no Easter.” and “Jesus is the Reason for the Season!”
The Andes family is in the care of Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton, Virginia. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. To make a contribution to help defray the cost of final expenses, send those gifts to Moser Funeral Home, 233 Broadview Ave., Warrenton, Va. 20186.