Mrs. Mamie Doris Darkes, was born in Hertford, North Carolina, to parents Mamie and Willie Simpson. She lived most of her life in Atlantic City, New Jersey and peacefully transitioned to Heaven surrounded by her family on Christmas Day, December 25, 2020, in Mt. Holly, New Jersey. Her husband of more than 50 years, Mr. Leroy W. Darkes, preceded her in death on June 13, 2013.
Mamie was a lifelong member of Jethro Memorial Presbyterian Church, Atlantic City and attended Atlantic City High School and Morgan State University. She was a founding member of Quintessence Social Organization, serving in various capacities including Secretary and President for more than two decades.
She is survived by: her four children, Mr. William S. Darkes of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, Dr. Leroy S. Darkes of Garner, North Carolina, Mrs. Lois D. Bond of Westampton, New Jersey and Mr. Matthew S. Darkes of Columbia, Maryland. Known lovingly as "Honeymommie", she will be sorely missed by: her six grandchildren, Sheldon Bond, Matthew Bond, Leah Darkes, Lindsey Darkes, Lelynd Darkes and Karen Darkes; three great-grandchildren, William and Jackson Bond,Destiny Lawrence; niece, Mrs. Yvette Dixon; nephew, Mr. Fredrick Leeper; and a host of other family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate your tax deductible support of Mamie's beloved Jethro Memorial Presbyterian Church, 423 North Ohio Avenue, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401.
Lovingly submitted by the family.