Darlene Thomas Howell, 61, of Abingdon, Va., passed away on Friday, August 23, 2019, at her home.

She was born July 9, 1958, in Danville, Va., to the late Dale Howard Thomas, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Thomas.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by one brother, Dale Thomas, Jr. and one sister, Joyce Sullins.

Darlene loved to crochet, watch game shows and work crossword puzzles.  She attended Life Line Ministries.

Survivors include her son, John Ross Taft Howell; three sisters, Connie Mabe and husband, Robert; Robin Thomas and Libby Carnell and husband, Daniel; special cousin, Peggy Holzer; a good friend, Larry Church; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; and her church family.

A memorial visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m., Saturday, August 31, 2019, in the Frost Funeral Home Chapel.  Services will follow at 3 p.m., in the chapel with Pastor Darrell Martin officiating.