February 12, 1961 ~ May 27, 2021

Born in: Charleston, SC
Resided in: Conyers, GA

Darlene Stapp

February 12, 1961 – May 27, 2021

Darlene Sara Stapp passed away on Thursday, May 27th at her home in Conyers, GA at the age of 60.

A fierce, vivacious woman, Darlene was full of life and had the most magnetic blue eyes any woman could only dream of having. She spent her entire life in the Metro Atlanta area, growing up in Tucker, GA and attending Shamrock High School. Since 2011, she had resided in Conyers, GA. Anyone who knew or came in contact with Darlene quickly knew she was an immensely strong woman who achieved and conquered any burden she faced in life.

She loved palm trees, the beach and the sound of waves crashing in the ocean. Her favorite place to vacation was Clearwater Beach, FL. A huge fan of the game of baseball, she passionately rooted for the Atlanta Braves. She also loved music and she liked it loud – especially classic rock. Some of her favorite artists were AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Michael Jackson and Eric Church. She also loved spoiling her beloved dogs, Molly and Pickles.

The pride and joy of her life was her son, Preston Bonner. They had an inseparable bond that any mother would be envious of and spoke multiple times every single day. Preston was very much looking forward to taking his mother back to Braves games this summer as well as resuming their annual trip to Clearwater Beach this September.

Darlene was diagnosed with Stage III lung cancer in July 2019. She took the battle head-on and at the time of her passing, the cancer was stable and she was in very high spirits, a testament to her inner fight and belief in the “Wellness Program” that she and her son set in motion soon after her diagnosis.

Darlene will be missed tremendously by all that knew her. The world has lost a true lion of a woman.

Darlene is survived by her loving son Preston Warren Bonner, of Alpharetta, GA; her long-time partner Robert “Mitch” Mitchell, of Conyers, GA; her beloved cousin Chris Butler as well as many other friends and family members.

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  1. CandleImageA wonderful mama and a true friend that we will miss forever. I smile at the memories we made! Christmas was especially important to her and she was great at decorating, wrapping and making us feel special. She made a huge difference in this world and had such a fun impact in the family. ♥️

  2. CandleImageKnowing Dar was very special. The ups and downs we shared were many. Things we shared, things we fought for, all kept us tightly bound. Time would pass but in the long run of life I am proud to have called her family, friend and partner in many a path. Her spirit will always remain. Love you Preston Mitch and Chris yall remain in my prayers. Pickles and Molly too…

  3. Preston – we loved Dar! She and Aunt Dale had a special relationship, especially in raising you. She let us keep you as often as we wanted. She was so proud to be your mom! You are truly her knight and shining armor. I’m sorry that you had to lose her at such a young age. I am confident that you will carry on her legacy of fierceness and love! We are praying for you all! We love you! Holli,Bryan, Connor and Jacob – Uncle Bobby and Aunt Dale

  4. CandleImageHeaven got a Beautiful Angel and She is and will forever live in all of our Hearts & Minds …. She was more than My First Cousin … We truly were like Brother & Sister . We always looked out for each other . She left us way too soon but our lives are all the more richer for having had her in it ….. Journey well my Sweet Sister and I will meet you in the Light……………..Preston & Mitch I am always here for you ….. We all now have a Beautiful Angel guiding and watching over us named Darlene ……..!!!

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