Darla Lynn Brown, 61, of Galesburg, passed away at her home on Thursday, November 26, 2020, 2:02 PM. Darla was born on October 14, 1959 in Galesburg. She was the daughter of William F. and Melba R. (Buzbee) Brown. She is survived by her children, Raymond F. Levey, John D. Gibbs, Jr., Talia Gibbs and Vanessa Gibbs all of Galesburg; siblings Mark (Ruth Ann) Brown of Abingdon, Carlene “Linda” (Dennis) Rice of East Galesburg, and Robert (Sarah) Brown of Galesburg; three grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and friends. Darla was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Debbie; niece, Cherish Faye Gray; nephew, Jacob Allen Gray; and her special friend, John Gibbs, Sr. Darla is a 1978 graduate of Abingdon High School. She worked for Pizza Hut for a number of years, St. Mary's square and DD homes. Darla was a former member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Darla loved to drink her ice water while watching her TV shows. Always had an open door and smile on her face for visitors. Darla was so stubborn she thought she could drive a tractor, even though she couldn't. No matter what Darla was always happy, always smiling. Her heart was as big as her wild, spunky and tenacious personality. She loved her family deeply, Boogs will be greatly and forever missed. Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of Darla’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted with Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes and Crematory, Knoxville. Expressions of sympathy may be left to the family at www.hurd-hendricks.com.
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