Darlene DeRossett Patten

Born in Rockwood, TN on May 8, 1953

Departed on July 22, 2020 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Ms. Darlene DeRossett Patten age 67, of Hendersonville, TN, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

Ms. Patten was born in Rockwood, TN, on May 8, 1953, the daughter of the late Dallas DeRossett and Anna Opal Monday DeRossett. She lived in Hendersonville for fifty-seven years. Ms. Patten was a member of Hendersonville Missionary Baptist Church. She was part of a gospel album at the age sixteen and continued singing throughout her life. Ms. Patten will be remembered most for loving her family and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by twin sisters, Bonnie and Connie DeRossett.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Jason and April Travis; grandson, Jacob Travis; granddaughter, Gabi Travis; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dale and Diana DeRossett and Lawton and Susie DeRossett; and two sisters, Anita Kirby and Ramona DeRossett.

A service will be held at later date.

Visit the online obituary www.hendersonvillefh.com to post tributes and share memories.

13 Comments to Darlene DeRossett Patten

  1. Elaine Fox
    July 25, 2020 9:01 am

    Lawton, Susan and Family, We are very sorry to see of your loss of your sister. Our condolences and prayers are with you and your entire family.

    Blessings,
    Elaine and Rick Fox

  2. Elaine and Rick Fox
    July 25, 2020 9:05 am

    Dear LAwton, Susan and Family,

    We are so sorry to read of your loss. Our prayers and condolences are with you .

    Blessings,

    Elaine and Rick Fox

  3. Pat Vizueth
    July 26, 2020 2:47 pm

    Our prayers are so with the family. Darlene was a joy and so loved and loved the Lord and her earthly family. Sure going to miss Darlene we loved her dear. I

  4. Debbie Greene
    July 27, 2020 12:31 am

    Lawton, Susie and family. We are heartbroken over the loss of your sister. May God give you peace and comfort. We love you. The Greene Family.

  5. Doug Parker, Carol and Adah
    July 27, 2020 6:23 am

    Lawton and family. So sorry to hear this news. You are in our thoughts.

  6. Sheila DeRossett
    July 27, 2020 7:12 am

    Travis, Lawton, Anita, Mona, Dale and Families I am so sorry for your loss. Love my Nashville family.

  7. Betty DYE
    July 27, 2020 10:57 am

    God Bless you all our prayers are with you all praying will miss talking to her love everyon

  8. Audrey Colston
    July 27, 2020 1:19 pm

    For those reading this, I am Audrey, Aunt Darlene’s niece. I wanted to say a few words about her. She was always my spiritual cheerleader, knowing I was in the trenches with motherhood and homeschooling. Gone are the morning phone calls I will get asking about my daily plans and our conversations about how good the Lord is and a few politics mixed on here and there, always an invite and an I Love You at the end of our call. Gone are her delicious sausage balls and ambrosia and rice pudding. Gone are the simple tea parties and lunches we used to have. Gone are the first hand stories about summertime and Christmases at my Great Grandmas in the hills of Tennessee. The stories others had long forgotten but she held onto and remembered. The loss of my sweet Aunt Darlene is heavens gain. She has her sight back, she is walking on streets of gold, praising our Lord and talking with the saints gone on. She now has rest, complete joy and never another worry or tear. I will have my selfish cry here and there but I also know I have the assurance of seeing her again. God is so good, Darlene would be the first to remind you of that, no matter her circumstance. I will miss the encouragement she gave me every time we spoke. Blessings come in disguises, I am so glad that I listened, took the time, and cherished my time with her. It is these moments that will bring smiles to my face and fill my heart and mind. I will always remember and think of her. Here’s to a great life lived! Until we meet again. To God be the glory!

  9. Doris Barnes
    July 27, 2020 2:06 pm

    I only found Darlene a couple of years old through a mutual friend. Darlene loved the Lord and was an inspiration to everyone she met. I will miss her and her trust in the Lord. Happy trails to you, Darlene.

  10. Eugene
    July 28, 2020 7:38 am

    Hey cuz . that’s how e mails would start .then she would tell me how everybody was doing . talk about grandma and grandpa’s house coming to visit . sometimes we talk on phone.gonna miss that very much. Sorry for our loss and to jason and his family lawton dale anita mona . gonna miss my cuz. Love you all Eugene cuz

  11. Tonya Gregory
    July 28, 2020 10:46 am

    Friends are far and few between as they say these days. But I Darlene was one of those true friends that you could trust and tell anything to her and you knew it would be kept a secret.
    Words cannot describe how much she meant to me as friend and sister in Christ. I always tried to help her as her health became poor, but she helped me more than I can say. When I needed a prayer warrior, she was there. When I needed someone to cry with, she was there. When I needed someone to listen, she was there. When I needed a good laugh, she was there. I could go on and on about her, but in other words, she was one of the finest women I have ever known.
    I know she is shouting all over Heaven now with her parents and sisters and loved ones. She is not saying now “girl I just can’t see good today” anymore!
    Till I see you again one day, I love you heart heart!

  12. Tonya Gregory
    July 28, 2020 11:03 am

    To have had a friend like Darlene in this world is very rare. A true friend that was always there for whatever you may need. She was my prayer warrior when I was burdened about something. If anyone could reach God’s throne, it was Darlene. She was always so patient and I loved all our conversations and laughs we had.
    I always tried to help her as she had her health issues, but she was the one that helped me.
    I will so miss our little shopping adventures, my church buddy, my sister in Christ.
    Our church will not be the same without her.
    Rest now Darlene. We will see each again one day.
    I love you! Heart Heart

  13. Kathy Stringfield
    July 28, 2020 7:48 pm

    Dearest Darlene, you will always be remembered as the one that was encouraging everyone, no matter what your circumstances were at the time. I remember the days that she suffered with asthma. I didn’t understand it then as we were children, but I do now because I am asthmatic. She loved jewelry and the last time I saw her she was wearing a necklace I had given to her. Some time ago she and her friend came to visit the little church we attended at grandma and
    grandpa’s house. I walked in and couldn’t believe my eyes. So wonderful to see her there, and her voice was the voice of an angel. When I would visit her in her home, she was always comfortable with me sleeping a little later than her. But I would wake up to the smell of coffee and her singing. We would talk and laugh for hours, oh, that laugh of hers. I’ve always said cousins make the best friends. I’m so sorry I didn’t get to visit in your new home; I know you loved and appreciated it. She told me one time that she dreamed that my mom, Aunt Imogene and her mom Opal was standing by the lake fishing and laughing in heaven. Darlene loved to fish as well and I’m sure she is there fishing with them and laughing like crazy. Rest sweet lady in the arms of Jesus.
    Love always,
    Cuz Kathy

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