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Thelma Fay Darling

October 25, 1949 ~ December 21, 2021 (age 72)

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Thelma Fay Ferguson Darling, 72 of Milano, was born on October 25th, 1949, to Henry Alton Ferguson Sr. and Jo Ella Ferguson. Thelma was born and raised in Houston, Texas but always said you couldn’t pay her enough to move back. She resided in Milano for approximately the last 35 years.

Thelma loved decorating her church with the beautiful flower arrangements that she created. She was a faithful member of Friendship Baptist Church in Caldwell for many years. Thelma was a true Baptist, and always had food ready for any church gathering. Thelma had a love for, and a knack for sewing and crafting, with piles of supplies.

Thelma was a people pleaser, a peacemaker, and always apologizing for everything.

Kayla, her daughter, was her best friend, and her whole world. They loved sharing and reading books, and watching Gilmore Girls on repeat, as well as Hallmark Christmas movies.

Thelma passed away on December 21st, 2021, at St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan, Texas.

Thelma is preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Linda Jo.

Thelma leaves behind a daughter, Kayla Morris and husband Lincoln, a son, Shawn Darling, Sister; Henri Ferguson, Brother; Henry Alton Ferguson Jr. and wife Michelle; grandchildren Colton Darling, and Angelica Briggs, her beloved grand cat, Toffee, and numerous nieces and nephews.


If you’d like to make a contribution in memory of Thelma, please consider a donation to her church, Friendship Baptist Church of Caldwell.


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December 27, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Strickland Funeral Home~Caldwell
530 Hwy 36 South
Caldwell, TX 77836

Funeral Service
December 28, 2021

10:00 AM
Milano City Cemetery
256 CR 360
Milano, TX 76556

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