Darlene Wise

May 5, 1962 - July 28, 2011
Darlene Wise


Darlene Linda (Learn) Wise (49) of Southport, NC formerly of Reeders, PA passed away on July 28, 2011. Born on May 5, 1962 in East Stroudsburg, PA to Shirley (Shick) Learn and the late Darwin Learn.

She graduated from Pocono Mountain High School. She worked in the restaurant industry as a waitress/bartender in many of the Stroudsburg/East Stroudsburg restaurants and at Sanofi Pasteur in Swiftwater before moving to North Carolina. She, also, worked as a waitress/bartender on Bald Head Island, NC.

She was an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast and enjoyed working on many arts and crafts. While in Southport, she volunteered regularly for the Habitat for Humanity.

She is survived by her companion-Paul Westbrook of Southport, NC; her sons Thomas Learn (Andrea) their sons Ryan and Jared of Scotrun, PA, and Sean Cramer of Reeders, PA; mother Shirley Learn of Lumberton, NC, step-mother Claire Learn of Scotrun, PA; grandmother Emma Shick of Henryville, PA; sister Valerie Widdoss-Novack (David) of Henryville, PA; brother Douglas Widdoss of Tannersville, PA. Aunt Jeanne Blackburn of Mountside, NJ; Aunt Catherine Young (Edward) of Providence, NC and Uncle Ronald Shick (Marigene) of Henryville, PA. She is, also, survived by many cousins.

She was predeceased by her father Darwin Learn; her ex-husband Thomas Cramer; her husband Thomas Wise; and her niece Kathleen Novack.

Memorial services will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, make memorial contributions to Habitat for Humanity of Brunswick County, 4170 Long Beach Rd SE, Southport, NC 28461 or a charity of your choice.

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  • July 28, 2011
    Lisa, Nick and Kaitlyn Haak says:
    We are very sorry for your loss and our thoughts are with your family at this time of sorrow.

  • July 28, 2011
    Claire learn says:
    To my dear step daughter. I loved you like a daughter when I first met you. I will miss you so much . We had many good times. Love Teena

  • July 28, 2011
    Jamie Nauman says:
    Gonna miss ya mama. I know we weren't in touch so much the past few years, but I do have some good memories!! You'll be greatly missed.

  • July 28, 2011
    The Cardo Family says:
    Our hearts go out to the entire family. It's so sad that she was taken from all of you so quickly and so early in her life. She was a wonderful lady. We are here for all of you through this difficult time. It won't hurt less but in time it will hurt less often. R.I.P Mom

  • July 28, 2011
    Connie Keiper Hudack says:
    I'm so sad to here of your passing but love and prayers to your family Darlene. Growing up with you as my friend and all the laughs we used to have in school.I will miss you .Connie