Christy Darnell, age 81, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. She was born on July 19, 1935, in Pikeville, Kentucky, to the late Efford and Claire (Coleman) McCoy. Christy worked with the Chicago School District as a Teacher's Assistant for over 25 years. She was very committed and dedicated to her career, which she spoke of with fond memories. Christy was very prideful of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Christy will be sadly missed by her children, Tim Darnell, Deborah Darnell, Gregory (Tonya) Darnell; grandchildren, Jessica (Raymond) Day, Donna Darnell, Christopher (Ginny) Darnell, Jennie Mendoza, James Hickey, Nicholas Darnell, Alexandria Darnell, Leo Darnell, Karina Darnell, Isaiah Darnell, and Cassandra, Tanisha, and Laurie; sisters, Norma Jean (Ted) Farmer, Martha (Bobby) Tubbs, and Linda Lou (Bill) Willis; son-in-law, William Hickey; and many great and great-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Christy is preceded in death by her husband, Leston Darnell; daughter, Sandra Hickey; grandson, Christian Darnell; and brother, Donnie McCoy.
Visitation will be on Monday, April 3, 2017, at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Ave., from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service at 6:00 p.m. Rev. Stephanie Lorenz, Chaplain from Southern Care Hospice, will be officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Two Rivers. In lieu of floral expressions, donations can be made to Autism Speaks.
Christy's family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff and Chaplain at Southern Care Hospice for their continuing care and support, as well as the staff at Lyndahl Funeral Home.
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I met Christy when her son married our niece Tonya.I was amazed at how she just naturally accepted me as if we had known each other for years. I got a kick out of her and enjoyed visiting with her. She really loved to ta... more