Mrs. Darlene Karen Spath, 64


September 19, 2022

 Mrs. Darlene Karen Spath, age 64 of Buford, passed away on Monday Morning, September 19, 2022 after a long courageous battle with cancer.  She was surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 11:00 am in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with interment to follow in Memorial Park South Cemetery, Flowery Branch.  Mr. George Lee, Mr. Rob Eberhardt and Miss Audrey Fuller will officiate.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am, prior to the service, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Spath was born on March 7, 1958 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to the late Samuel Chaudoin and Clara Burt Chaudoin. Darlene was raised in Cottondale, Alabama until she married Curt at the age of 23. Life led them to Houston & Austin, Texas, Elizabethton, Tennessee, and finally Buford, Georgia, where she resided for over 28 years.  She was a devoted, loving wife, mother and grandmother “Mimi”. While she will be remembered for being an avid gardener, talented artist, and for her sense of humor, her big heart, contagious laugh, and ability to make even a stranger feel loved, she will be most remembered for being a pillar of faith. She made her choice to serve God at age 16 in June of 1974. This faith carried her through countless experiences, including her 16 year battle with breast cancer and the great loss of her daughter, Heather, in 2005.
Mrs. Spath is survived by her husband of 41 years, Curt Spath, of Buford,  daughter, Jaime (Tim) Drew of Clarkesville, son, Cameron (Riley) Spath, of Smyrna, South Carolina, and her four very loved grandchildren, Ava Drew, Cayden Spath, Liam Drew, and Tinsley Spath, her  siblings, Debbie (Jorge) Torres, of Hoschton, Terry Chaudoin, of Cottondale, Alabama, and Tom (Tammy) Chaudoin, of Cottondale, Alabama, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  30504 is in charge of arrangements.

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Eric Hahn 2022-09-19 16:28:43
Darlene was a Godly lady that as the obituary says, had a way of making everyone feel loved. She was a fighter in every way and I'm glad to have known her and for her & Curt's welcome into their home where the fellowship with God was abundant.
Celeste Shaver 2022-09-19 16:54:28
I am so sorry for your loss. Darlene will be missed but we know she is in a better place. Hugs & luv
Verby & Jody Van Houten 2022-09-19 16:55:09
Curt, you may not remember us, close friends to your parents in Albuquerque many years ago! We were saddened to hear of the loss of your wife, but grateful that there is help and comfort available in times like this! Our thoughts will remain with you through the days ahead!! - Verby & Jody
Paul and Lynn Bartlett 2022-09-19 17:37:30
Darlene fought a brave battle with cancer and may have “lost” that battle, but feel SOO thankful she never lost her eternal spiritual battle and has been able to hang her shield of faith in victory. Have wonderful memories of times spent together. Our sincere condolences to all the family.
Sara Salley and Leroy Husers 2022-09-19 18:28:49
Sweet sweet Darlene. Home sweet home now. Love to all
Joyce DEEL 2022-09-19 18:46:44
I am so very sorry about the loss of your wife, and your children's dear mother. I knew her through Chattie Martin. Please accept my condolences, and know I will be thinking of you all. ❤ Love in His name, Joyce Deel...Roanoke, VA.
John and Jhane Mecimore 2022-09-19 18:50:43
We are great full to have known Darlene. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. We love you all and will be praying for everyone!
Amber Renteria 2022-09-20 07:49:37
My condolences to the family. Prayers, hugs, and love. Darlene was a very special lady and very thankful I got to meet her and worship with her.
Brenda and Keith Brown 2022-09-20 11:54:30
Darlene, you fought the battle against cancer with all that medicine had to offer. But you fought the battle to remain faithful to God with all the power of heaven. Thankful for your testimony of a life lived as a child of God. You can rest now in peace. To Curt, Jaime, and Cameron and families - the loss of Darlene leaves an empty place on earth. But your hearts can be filled with her love and joy.
Everett and Carol Perry 2022-09-20 12:08:16
So sorry about Mom. She will be missed and so glad we were able to meet with them a few times in mtg, Thoughts are with you all. Hugs
Brenda and Keith Brown 2022-09-20 12:11:15
Darlene, you fought the battle against cancer with all that medicine had to offer. But you fought the battle for your soul with all the power of heaven. Thankful for your faithful life and beautiful spirit. Curt, Jaime, and Cameron and families, this is a difficult time, even though it was expected. Darlene's passing leaves an empty place on earth. But your hearts can be full of her love and joy. May the God of all comfort draw near to you.
Vita 2022-09-20 19:10:24
I took care of Ms. Spath in infusion. She was such a sweetheart. We all loved caring for her. Her determination was inspiring to all of us. God bless your family. I will keep you in my prayers
Jeb and Laura Gerhardt 2022-09-20 20:25:14
We will always remember Darlene-her warm welcome and big smile! Our thoughts, hearts and prayers are with the family!
Andy and Patty Rosehill 2022-09-20 21:50:46
Darlene was a special lady. Her loving spirit radiated to all who knew her. She left an indelible mark on our lives and a beautiful testimony of grace under pressure. Now she is safely home and at rest. Deepest sympathy to the family with our love.
Nieves Barber 2022-09-20 23:11:51
Darlene my sweet friend! You fought hard my pink friend! I know you are in a better place and close to Heather. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family! You were always a great friend! Until we see each other again…
Amy Andrews 2022-09-21 07:42:18
May it help to know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Lisa Trent 2022-09-21 08:48:11
I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of sweet Darlene. What a wonderful wife, mother, and friend. My love and prayers to Curt, Jaime, Cameron and your families as you go through this difficult time.
Joan Self 2022-09-21 15:08:19
Curt, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Darlene. I know she is walking among the flowers and butterflies in Heaven. She was a special lady.
JoLena Epps 2022-09-21 20:45:16
Darlene fought a courages battle with love and joy pervading. I’m so thankful for her faithful example.
Karen Ellis 2022-09-24 08:28:51
My prayers are with you all during this time. Mrs. Spath was always kind and she inspired us all by her faith and courage. She will be missed at the infusion center.
Charles and Cathy Turner 2022-10-04 02:42:17
To young to leave her sweet family and friends, Darlene made an influence in life and death. She will live forever in your hearts, and she always believed in life… for those she left, and her eternal life. I hope her faith is a condolence to her well loved family. Thinking of you all in your deep loss.
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