Candace ‘Candy’ April Darnell Collett

Published 11:21 am Friday, December 8, 2023

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Mrs. Candace “Candy” April Darnell Collett, 48, of Dogwood Lane, Mocksville, died suddenly Monday, Dec. 4, 2023 at her home.

She was born on May 1, 1975 to Lester Franklin Darnell Jr., and Christine Lea Bodenheimer.

Her kids were her world. She coached cheerleading for many years and enjoyed watching her children dance. Candy was a caring, giving soul, who always saw the best in everyone. She enjoyed shopping and loved animals, especially her fur babies, Nala, Gavin, Bella, Thai, Roxy, and Kitty Baby.

She was preceded in death by: her paternal grandparents, Lester Franklin Darnell Sr. and Kathleen Southern Darnell; a maternal grandfather, Elon Bodenheimer; and an aunt, Kathy Darnell.

Survivors include: her husband of 18 years, Lanny Collett; 3 children, Kirstan Taylor Miller, Tristan Lilly Collett, and Cameron Lance Collett; her father, Lester Franklin Darnell Jr. (Rhonda); her mother, Christine Lea Bodenheimer; 3 brothers, Jason Michael Darnell (Kelly), Joshua Franklin Darnell (Jessica), and Jacob Tyler Darnell; 3 nephews, Hayden Michael Darnell, Jackson Liam Darnell, and Brody Franklin Darnell; a family-friend who helped raise her, Rhonda Smith; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives.

A funeral service was conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 at Eaton Funeral Chapel. Interment followed at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered for: Humane Society of Davie County, 162 Webb Way, Advance, NC 27006.

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