Darlene Annette McPherson, 49, of Orange, passed away Saturday, May 25,  in Orange. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with Deacon Eddie Blankenstein officiating.

Born in Orange on April 2, 1964, Darlene was the daughter of Francis and Billie J. (Funderburk) Tucker. Darlene was a wonderful wife, mother and daughter. She was a kind person who cared more for others than herself. Darlene was a very strong person and stayed busy all the time. Her daughter, Tara, was her life. She treasured her nephews and she had a special place in her heart for Owen. Darlene loved being outdoors and cherished the time spent with her family at the lake.

Preceded in death by her grandfather, Charlie McClain, Darlene is survived by her husband, Kenneth McPherson; daughter, Tara Lynn McPherson; parents, Francis and Billie Tucker; and grandmother, Ruby Jean McClain, all of Orange.

Darlene is also survived by her sister, Tammy Tomplait and husband, Todd of Orange; brother, Troy Tucker and wife, Kim of Bridge City; nephews, Owen Tucker, Brandon Tomplait, Derrick Tomplait and Doug Sartin; and niece, Macie Myers.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Todd Tomplait, Troy Tucker, Brandon Tomplait, Derrick Tomplait, Cody Gordy and Devin Gunter-Tucker.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary School, 2600 Bob Hall, Orange, Texas 77630, or a charity of your choice.