Born Darla Wadine Ficklin on June 27, 1957, was called to her heavenly home on May 4, 2022, surrounded by her loved ones. Darla loved to crochet, play dominos with family, delighted in a great mystery, appreciated the challenge of a difficult puzzle and loved snuggling with her dog, Gracie. She was always ready for an adventure and never hesitated to tackle a project with the kids. Although Darla never had children of her own, she loved her nieces and nephews with a mother’s heart. The love she expressed was beyond measure and she was loved equally in return. They were her sunshine. She is survived by her husband, Paul Horner; brothers, Leo Ficklin, Jr, Bryan (Tina) Ficklin, Sr, and George (Melissa) Ficklin; sister, Donna Kay (Ronnie) Forsythe; brother in law, Sam Speligene; nieces and nephews; Jennifer (Derek) Forrest, Brandy Patin, Bryan (Katie) Ficklin, Jr, Ashley (Eric) Carruth, Courtney (Cody) Carter, Darren (Monica) Speligene, Paige (Kevin) Diez, Angi (Darrell) Langlois, Haley (Keith) Ante; great-nieces and nephews, Nicholas &Matthew Andrews, Jordon & Rhylie Patin, Beau Ficklin and Charlie & Case Carter, Madison Carruth, and her best friend, David McDempsey. She is preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Evelyn Atkinson Ficklin; sister, Paula Speligene and sister in law, Lynda Ficklin.
Services will be held on Monday, May 9,2022 at Little Prairie Baptist Church, Hwy 42, Prairieville, LA. Family and friends are invited to gather from 11:00am until Celebration of Life Service beginning at 11:30 am. Church Funeral Services St Amant in charge of arrangements.