Obituary of Ivy W. Darlington
Mrs. Ivy Darlington, 93 passed away peacefully on October 14, 2023 at the Stewart Center of Cypress. She was born August 25, 1930 in Manchester, England where she lived until she and her husband Frank came to the United States in 1955. While in England, she was baptized along with her husband on August 15, 1951, becoming a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She spent her entire life as a dedicated follower of our Heavenly Father. As a member she served for decades as a Sunday school teacher, Relief Society President and a Relief Society teacher. Teaching the ladies of the church lesson about the gospel as well as interior designing and homemaking classes. At the young age of 6 she taught her self how to knit and do needlepoint, making many sweaters, hats or slippers for her family or friends. Ivy was a loving and faithful wife to her husband Frank for 57 years at his time of passing in 2007. Along with their love of the gospel, they shared many years of traveling through out Europe. After moving to the US, she spent many years joining her husband on business trips all over the world, sometimes enjoying an original Broadway play or production. In 1955 she was asked by the Charlotte Observer to do an interview for the “For and About Women” section. The article gave an insight into how she and Frank traveled from France, Switzerland, Germany and Italy for only $900 via hitchhiking and staying in Youth Hostels. She was contacted again by the Observer in 1977 for the “Food Guide Page”. Where she shared the process of how she taught herself to make yogurt from scratch. Once she had children she spent several years traveling with them to England and Ireland to visit family. Her favorite past times were going to the beach where she loved to walk for hours, doing jigsaw puzzles or making jewelry for family and friends. Ivy was a loving wife and mom who spent her life raising her 2 children. Once a grandmother of 4 she loved to share time with them, be it doing her puzzles, sharing her life stories or words of wisdom. Later on some of her greatest joys were the times she spent with her great grandchildren, while singing a special song.
Ivy is preceded in death by her late husband Frank Darlington of Charlotte and her sister Elsie Warburton of Manchester, England. She leaves behind her son Peter Darlington (wife Treva) of Weddington and daughter Pam Berg (husband Dwight) of Charlotte. Granddaughters Brittany Moore (husband Andrew) of Monroe, Shannon Goodson (husband Justin) of Waxhaw, Patricia Duval of Charlotte and grandson Alexander DuVal (wife Alexandra) of Florida. Also two step grand sons, Bryan Thompson of Albemarle and Tim Thompson, Jr. of Gastonia and 5 great grand children Rhett Moore, Austyn Moore, Sadie Moore, Harper Goodson and Easton Goodson.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Hankins and Whittington, 1111 East Blvd., Charlotte, NC, 28203. Visitation will be held at Hankins and Whittington on Friday October 20, 2023 from 6:00-9:00pm. The Funeral service will be held on Saturday October 21, 2023 at 11:00am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 5815 Carmel Road Charlotte, NC 28226. A graveside dedication will follow at Forest Lawn East Cemetery 3700 Forest Lawn Drive, Matthews, NC 28104.
For those unable to attend Ivy Darlington's funeral service at 11:00 A. M., Saturday, October 21, 2023, the event will be livestreamed. The livestream may be viewed by clicking here - www.tribucast.com.
The family would like to thank the doctors and all staff members of the Stewart Center of Cypress in Charlotte for their amazing care, love and kinds words given to Ivy while she was there. You were loved so much by her and over time became her second family. We would also like to extend our gratitude to the Hospice of VIA for making her final days comfortable and peaceful.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ivy Darlington, please visit Tribute Store