RICHARD E. DARDEN
SUFFOLK – Richard Earl Darden, 52, of the 2800 block of S. Nansemond Drive, died Tuesday January 20, 2008, at the family farm in Murfreesboro, NC.
Mr. Darden was born in Portsmouth, VA, a son of Joan Bundy Darden and the late Roy W. Darden. He was a member of Good News Baptist Church in Chesapeake and was retired as a Nuclear Machinist from Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Denise Kimker Darden; his mother, Joan Bundy Darden of Elizabeth City, NC; three daughters, Samantha Cushing and her husband, George, and their children, Marissa and James of Gates, NC, Kimberly Darden of Suffolk, VA, and Sarah Darden of Sidney, Australia; a sister, Dana Brown of Currituck, NC, and a brother, Roy W. Darden, Jr. of Chesapeake. He is also survived by his step mother, Sue Darden of Chesapeake,; and step sisters, Shirley Johnson of Chesapeake, Carolyn Carroll of Suffolk, and Linda Albertson of Shawboro,NC.
A graveside celebration of life service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 24, 2009, at the Darden Family Cemetery in Mapleton, NC. The Rev. Mark Taylor will officiate.
The family will receive friends at Garrett Funeral Home in Ahoskie, NC, from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. on Friday, January 23.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Darden Scholarship Fund, Wachovia Branch, 3114 Western Branch Blvd., Chesapeake,VA, 23321