Oct. 16, 1959-Aug. 19, 2022
Funeral services for Darlene Cloud will be at noon Wednesday, Aug. 24 at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Shows officiating. Interment will follow at Emmanuel Cemetery in Chopin. The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23 at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 7 p.m. by Father Ferguson.
Darlene Cloud went home to Heaven Aug. 19, 2022. She was born Oct. 16, 1959, in Natchitoches to L C. and Gloria Delrie. She was raised with her three brothers, Skeet, Curtis and Vince in Cloutierville on Sang Pour Sang Lake. Darlene graduated from Cloutierville High School.
During her childhood, Darlene attended Holy Rosary Catholic Church where she received her baptismal, first communion and conformation.
On Aug. 15, 1981, Darlene married the love of her life, David Cloud. Together they had two children, Miranda Cloud McConathy and Bud Cloud. Darlene leaves her legacy to her five beautiful grandchildren, Gloria Faye Cloud, Lillian Hope McConathy, Jacob Riley Asbury, Gavin Lane McConathy and Carson Lawrence Cloud. Darlene later made a profession of faith in the Baptist church. She stood firm in her faith and love for Jesus, loving to read her Bible every night. She and David spent years together teaching and working at the church, coaching and providing a loving Christian home where anyone was always welcome.
Darlene loved her job at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center where she had so many friends she considered family. She had a passion for taking care of people. She was always cooking and caring for everyone. She loved to be surrounded by her large family full of cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
She had a very kind soul, very easy going and soft spoken. After retirement she and David loved traveling, trying lots of new restaurants and seeing new sights with their beloved dog Marcus riding right in the middle.
Darlene will be so greatly missed until we are all together again.
Darlene was preceded in death by her father and mother, Lawrence C. Delrie and Gloria Kerry Delrie; brother, Vince Delrie; and niece, Lauren Delrie.
Darlene is survived by her husband, David Cloud; daughter, Miranda Cloud McConathy; son, Bud Cloud and wife Megan Cloud; grandchildren, Gloria Faye Cloud, Lillian Hope McConathy, Jacob Riley Asbury, Gavin Lane McConathy and Carson Lawrence Cloud; brothers, Lawrence “Skeet” Delrie and wife Dale Delrie, Curtis Delrie and wife Susan Delrie; Godchild/niece, Shelly Delrie Poche; and dog, “Marcus”.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers include Jacob Asbury, Gavin McConathy, Carson Cloud, Jared Shows, Josh Shows, John Cloud, Chris Cloud and Burt Poche.
Honorary pallbearers will be Eugene Cloud, John Kaminsky, Jason White, David Brown, Justin Carwile, Roman Beebe, Allie Delrie and Lizzie Delrie.