Edna “Darlene” Somerville

Edna “Darlene” Somerville was born on February 05, 1948, in Houston, Texas, to parents, Lee Wayne and Edna Driskill. She left this world peacefully, surrounded by her family, on September 27, 2023, at the age of 75.

Darlene was a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a cousin, a friend, a mother, and a Nana. She will be greatly missed by everyone that knew and loved her.

Darlene is proceeded in death by her husband, Edwin “Bud” Somerville; parents, Lee Wayne and Edna Driskill; and her brother Benny Driskill. She is survived by her three children, a daughter, Christal Lapaglia and her husband Johnny, and her sons, Shawn Somerville, and Jeffery Rains and his wife Tammy;  grandchildren, Blake and his wife Vivian, Tanner and his wife Kristen, Taytem and her husband Braydon, and Jack; great grandchildren, Luke, Jake, Hank, Salem and Siren; sister, Melinda Williams and her husband Russel; special niece, Farrah Smethers; along with other family members and friends.

A memorial service in honor of Darlene will be held at 2:30pm on Thursday, October 5, 2023 in the Pace-Stancil Chapel in Cleveland, Texas

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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