TUSCALOOSA – Shelly Marie (Kincaid) Darling, age 34, beloved wife, daughter, and friend passed away at Lake Tuscaloosa on Friday, April 14, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Chris; her father, Stephen Reese Kincaid (Leslie Owen) and her mother, Shirley Ragland Kincaid; her brother, Reese Jordan Kincaid II (Megan) and their children, Hunt, Hayes, and Anna Clark; grandmothers, Gwendolyn Whatley Kincaid and Kathryn Werner Ragland, all of Birmingham; her grandmother-in-law, Dr. Elizabeth Cleino of Tuscaloosa; in-laws Edward C. Daring Jr. of Duncan, Okla., Jeanne C. Perkins (Jerry) of Naples, Fla., Edward Scott Darling (McKaye), Aniston, Bennett, and Campbell of Alexandria, Va., Edward Grant Darling of Madison, Miss., Holly VanVuuren (Deon) and Chloe of Naples, Fla., Valerie Perkins, Sofia and Lidia of Florence, Italy and Glynn Cooper of Stillwater, Okla. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Reese Jordan Kincaid and James Denver Ragland of Birmingham; grandfather-in-law, Edward Henry Cleino and Bill Cleino; and beloved dogs, Sam and Rollie. In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by many close relatives, innumerable friends, and her dogs Max and Annie. Shelly was raised in Vestavia Hills, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor's degree in both Communications and Marketing. While in college, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Shelly and Chris were married on August 19, 2006 in Birmingham and resided in Washington D.C. where she obtained her law degree from George Washington University. She was employed by The University of Alabama as a Clinic Staff Attorney and was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church. Shelly will be remembered for her quick wit, creative spirit, and tender, loving heart for all of God's creatures. She. Was. Awesome. Funeral services will be held today, April 20, 2017 at 1 p.m., at Christ Episcopal Church located at 605 Lurleen B Wallace Blvd N, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401. In lieu of flowers, please direct gifts to any of Shelly's favorite organizations including Crossing Points, Adopt a Golden of Birmingham, or the Discretionary Fund of Christ Episcopal Church.
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