Calling hours (10 people at a time) Wednesday, December 23, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at White's Chapel (50 maximum). Private family service at 11:15. Masks and tickets are required upon entry. The private service will be live streamed.
Darla Black McCauley was born May 25th, 1960 in Jacksonville Florida to Elenora Celestine Black. Darla was the eldest of two children. Darla transitioned to be with the Lord on December 15th, 2020 at 10:57 am in her place of residence. Darla was a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church for most of her life and was baptized in faith at an early age. She was an active member and supported many church activities fundraisers and youth programs and was an ever-present contributor as a child of God. Darla is a believer and never ceased to not believe even in her final moments.
Darla, although small in stature was a highly competitive athlete and earned the nickname amongst her athletic peers of “Boom Boom.” She played Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, and Track. No matter what you called her, she was the same, either way. From a tender age, she experienced and excelled at whatever she placed in her mind. She was a secret weapon that nobody challenged: on the softball field to the sidewalk racing her brother. Susie was known for her intense charisma and open heart. Learning her took time and consistency. She was selective with her love, but not limited. Managing to take on roles that the recipient did not realize she was embodying until they were vulnerable. As we gather today, let us reminisce on one of the roles that she represented in our lives and cherish it forever.
Left to cherish fond and loving memories of her love and sacrifice of self. Her brother Darnell Black sister in law Maureen Black and niece Darian Onetha Black. As well as immediate family members, Irene Whetsel, Bill Allen, Danielle Jordan, Renee Penick, Demetrius Sullivant, Brian McCauley, extended family, and friends. All touched in ways that will be carried for life.
Impacted by her infectious smile, bright eyes, and enthusiastic character. Those that knew Darla have expressed how she has impacted their lives personally, professionally, and lovingly. She was selfless, committed, and true to who she was. She loved life, loved the Lord, and loved helping and doing for others. For that, she has left a legacy of self-sacrifice, and love for others. She said in her final days that she knew God was not done with her, and she survived what was said she would not by her doctors for a reason. That reason was later learned, to bring together her life’s work of impacting lives as her life was expiring, facing pain and dissolve, to show anybody that questioned, love, is real!
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