Emma Ray-Ann Darling

December 10, 2004 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 19) 19 Years Old

Emma Darling Obituary

Emma Ray-Ann Darling, of Coloma was born on Dec. 10, 2004, in Watervliet, to Michael Darling and Nicole Summerton. Emma passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in her sleep, at the age of 19, on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024.

Emma was a ray of light to her family and friends. She was always smiling and making everyone laugh. Emma so loved being an aunt to her nieces and nephews; she enjoyed attending their recitals, sporting events, and spending time at the park. She was an avid animal lover; she enjoyed riding horses, cuddling with her dogs, and raising guinea pigs. Emma loved camping with her dad, grandfather and many siblings, sitting by campfires and making s’mores. Emma shared a special bond with her mother, excited to share everything with her. Emma enjoyed going shopping, and gambling at the casino with her mother. Emma was very close to all of her best friends, always going above and beyond to help anyone in anyway she could, touching the lives of everyone who knew her. She was a beautiful, happy, loving young lady who will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Emma graduated from Watervliet High School and recently became a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Emma leaves behind to cherish in her memory: her father, Michael (Jennifer) Darling; her mother, Nicole Summerton; her siblings: Alexis Darling, Breanna Darling, Carina (Brayden) Moore, Devonn Darling, Kyle Sisson, Austin Conklin, Lilie Darling and Anthony Darling; her grandparents: Paul (Nikki) Darling, Becky (Jim) Slaughter, Janice Summerton and Dennis (Carla) Summerton. She is also survived by her beloved nieces and nephews: Mario, Romeo, Jovanni, Landon, Elliana, Karleigh, Gracie, Xavier, Riley, Nevaeh, Braydon and Jackson; her aunts and uncles: Jennifer (Steve) Moss, Paul (Kristin) Darling Jr., Kippie Marbut, Dennis Summerton, Jacob Summerton and Amanda Summerton; as well as many loving cousins and friends.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m., on Monday, Feb. 12, at the Full Gospel Assembly Church in Hartford, where the service to honor Emma’s life will follow. As per Emma’s wishes, cremation will take place after the service. In lieu of flowers, any donations may be made to the family. The family has entrusted the Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford, with arrangements. Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at

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February 12, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Full Gospel Assembly Church
55921 County Road 681
Hartford, MI 49057

Funeral Service
February 12, 2024

6:00 PM
Full Gospel Assembly Church
55921 County Road 681
Hartford, MI 49057




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