Darlene Crowder-Hamilton, a cherished wife, mother, grandmother, and daughter, passed away on July 8, 2023, just days shy of her 58th birthday. Born on July 28, 1965, in Washington, D.C., she was the loving daughter of Dorothy and the late Willie Crowder. Darlene, known for her generous, loving, and thoughtful nature, cultivated a life marked by unwavering love and support for her family. As Maya Angelou once said, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Darlene, through her actions and words, made everyone around her feel cherished and valued.\n\nDarlene was an accomplished Administrative Executive Assistant within the government sector, demonstrating her supportive and determined demeanor. Her work ethic and commitment to her profession were admirable, yet it was her family that mattered most to her. In every role she undertook, whether as a wife, mother, grandmother, or daughter, she was the embodiment of love and kindness. She was the anchor that held her family firm, her love a beacon that guided them through life.\n\nDarlene is survived by her husband, Steve Hamilton, and their beloved daughters, Debohnei Reed, Destanei Reed, and Stevahnei Hamilton. She also leaves behind her treasured son, Philemon Green Jr. (Tangela Green), and her adored grandchildren, Anthony Reed, A'viahn Reed, Christian Green, Kenneth Barrow, and Xavier Barrow. Additionally, she is survived by her caring mother, Dorothy Crowder and her loving godchildren Kamarie Jefferson and Tamia Watkins. Darlene's spirit and love continue to live on in her family, each of whom carry a piece of her generous and loving heart within them.\n\nIn remembrance of Darlene Crowder-Hamilton, we invite those who knew and loved her to share their precious memories and photos on her memorial page. As we celebrate her life, let us remember her not only for the love she had for us, but for the unique and thoughtful ways she touched our hearts. To quote Helen Keller, "What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Darlene's spirit will forever resonate within the hearts of those she loved and those who loved her.