On October 11, 1956, Darlene Agnes O’Brien was born to Charles & Lula May O’Brien in Baltimore, Maryland. She was adored by her older brother, Charles. Darlene was a Marylander through and through, very much enjoying crabs and the Ravens and Orioles. Her favorite pastime was playing bingo and going on adventures with her kids and grandkids. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, especially to those she unofficially adopted. She is often referred to as “the mother she didn’t have to be.” She loved dancing and the band, Alabama. Her favorite place she visited was Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia. She made it a point to live life to the fullest, and even as her health started to fail her, she strived to be present for all family events, birthday parties, karate graduations, etc. She was a long time resident of Glen Burnie, Maryland, up until her death on September 28, 2022.
Darlene is survived by her beloved husband, Russell “Lee” Walters Jr., and her brother Charles O’Brien. She is also survived by her daughters, Valerie, Kelly, and Misti. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kala. She was proudest of her title as Gramma and Gommy to Kristina, Chelsey, Dakota, Jason, Chase, & Aiden, as well as her great-grandchildren Joseph, Gunnar, and Kaydence. Visitation will be held at Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services, 1 2nd Avenue SW in Glen Burnie, Maryland, on October 2, 2022, from 2:00PM to 4:00PM and 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Funeral service to be held on October 3rd at 1:00PM, followed by a graveside service at Glen Haven Memorial Park, also in Glen Burnie.
In lieu of flowers (since Mom was HIGHLY allergic), we ask that donations be made to the charity of your choosing.