Darlene Wiggs Wells

June 11, 1952 - January 12, 2024
Darlene Wiggs Wells

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Darlene Wiggs Wells, a beloved mother, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away on January 12, 2024, at the age of 71. She was born on June 11, 1952, in Wilmington, North Carolina, to Donald C. Wiggs, Sr. and Esther Parker Wiggs.

Darlene spent her professional career mostly as a Professional Hair Stylist and Cosmetologist, and later as an Administrative Assistant at various companies, most recently with American Distillation Inc. in Navassa, where she showcased her exceptional organizational skills and dedication to her work. Her contributions were valued, and she will be remembered for her unwavering commitment.

Darlene grew up in Sunset Park and graduated from Hoggard High School in 1971, and later graduated from Mr. David’s School of Hair Design. She cherished her time in school and made lifelong friendships during those formative years.

In her personal life, Darlene was a loving and devoted mother to her daughter, Jennifer Lynn Wommack Rooks. She was also a caring sister to her brothers, Donald C. Wiggs, Jr., and Wayne Wiggs, as well as her sisters, Marie Wiggs Male and Kay Wiggs Malpass. Darlene’s love extended to her nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members, who will deeply miss her presence in their lives.

A time to honor and remember Darlene will be held from 6-8 pm on Friday, January 19, 2024 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Darlene Wiggs Wells will be forever remembered for her kind heart, dedication to her loved ones, and her commitment to her work. She leaves behind a legacy of love and will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.




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  • January 31, 2024
    Steve Campbell says:
    What a shock! Was looking to your next visit to the HARP to share some gossip! Just know Mr. Mayor will miss you!! Lynn my thoughts & prayers are with you & your family!! Take care.

  • January 26, 2024
    Gale Fincannon says:
    Lynn, I have you in my heart and my prayers as you travel this path of life without your mother, a path no one should have to travel. I know she loved you dearly. Darlene was a good friend and a great coworker to have many years ago. We remained friends all these years which were many! Take care of yourself sweetheart knowing there is no one that will ever love you like your Mama. Keep all your memories of her fresh in your heart and in your mind. There will be nothing sweeter to get you through the hard days ahead. Much love, Gale Fincannon ❤️

  • January 26, 2024
    Terry Alyce Strandquest Wynne says:
    Dear Family, I remember Darlene from Sunset Park Junior High and John T Hoggard High. She was a sweet and lovely person to be around. I have not seen her in years. There are never any right words to say to someone who has lost a piece of their heart, but I pray you will take comfort in knowing that our God, our awesome loving God has welcomed Darlene into His Kingdom with open arms. Lifting you and your family up in prayer, thanking the Lord for making good on His promises of eternal life in His Kingdom. I ask the Lord to give you the peace, love, and strength you so dearly need at this time. As always, I ask that my prayers be heard in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen

  • January 24, 2024
    Lexie & Neil Winsten says:
    Lynn We are thinking of you and sending warm hugs and love as you mourn the loss of your sweet mama. We hope you find peace and comfort in your memories of her. She lives on through you and all she taught you . With love and sympathy, Lexie & Neil ❤️

  • January 19, 2024
    Deborah and Howard Estes says:
    WIGGS Family, We are so sorry for the loss of your loving sister. She was a special cousin full of life and fun. When we would visit you all, Darlene was so sweet and kept us laughing. She will be missed, but she’s now in good hands with the Lord, and we are sure that Aunt Esther and Uncle Donald are embracing her in their loving arms. Please accept our condolences. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Deborah and Howard Estes