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Lauren Nicole Darling

January 29, 1990 — March 18, 2024

Southaven, MS

Lauren Nicole Darling, affectionately known as Colie, was born on January 29, 1990, in Memphis, TN. She unexpectedly passed away on March 18, 2024, in the same city. She was a loving daughter of John E. Keenum, III and Dina Michele Darling, granddaughter of Judy Lynn Darling and Larry Lee Darling. Lauren leaves behind her cherished sons Brayden Matthew Allen and Shiloh Hawk Johnson, whom she considered to be among her proudest accomplishments.

Known for her heart of gold and accepting nature, Colie touched the lives of many with her fun-loving and carefree personality. Her smile was described as beautiful, and her laugh was truly contagious. She excelled in sports like soccer and basketball, making friends effortlessly along the way. Lauren had a girlie side to her and could often be found enjoying activities like canoeing at the lake or simply being on the water.

In her career, Lauren quickly rose to management positions, showcasing her talent and dedication to her work. She had a knack for making friends due to her kind personality and hippie soul. Music played an important role in her life, reflecting her free-spirited nature.

Outside of work and sports, Lauren's proudest accomplishment was undoubtedly her two sons. Additionally, she took pride in having learned bible verses and earning a bible as an award—a testament to her faith and spiritual journey. She loved all animals and would occasionally bring home a stray to care for.

Among those who will deeply miss Lauren are her sons Brayden Matthew Allen and Shiloh Hawk Johnson, mother Dina Michele Darling, sister Baylee Lane Williams, aunt Cheri (Tommy) Darling-Swords, cousins Sarah Ashley Robbins, Kelsey Morgan Taff, Malorie (Colton) Elizabeth Taff, Joshua Logan Taff, Hannah Rhea Taff, as well as cousin Gabriel Jude Hawley. She is preceded in death by other close family members including father John E. Keenum, III,  aunt Lori Ann Robbins and grandparents Judy Lynn Darling and Larry Lee Darling.

In honoring the memory of Lauren Nicole Darling—Colie—we celebrate a life filled with love, laughter, kindness, and an unwavering spirit that will forever be remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
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