Bishop Ira Darden, Sr.

Bishop Ira Darden, Sr.

 

Ira Darden, Sr. was born on July 18, 1950, to Leroy Darden and Ardella Patterson Darden in Bartlett, Texas. He passed away of an illness on the morning of July 4, 2013.

 

Many people knew Bishop Ira Darden, Sr. from the community in Lockhart, Texas. He served as Senior Pastor of Rivers of Joy Temple of Worship for more than 15 years. In 2009, he was consecrated from pastor to the office of Bishop in the church community. All who knew him, were impacted his presence and genuine love for others. He was an unforgettable figure in Caldwell County.

 

Bishop Ira Darden is preceded in death by his father, Superintendent Leroy Darden; his mother, Mother Ardella Darden; his brother, Johnny Darden; and his precious wife, Sherron Darden.

 

He leaves behind two great-aunts, Lucille Binder and Mother Narvel Jones; one aunt, Elizabeth (Leonard) Nash, and uncle, Charles (Georgette) Patterson; four sons: Ira (Angela) Jr, Karsten Darden, David (Mary) Bryant and Jason Bryant; and four daughters: Keshah (Perry) Walker, LaTanya (Keith) Brown, Felicia (Ervin) Jackson and Karma (Tarik) Sykes. He has eight siblings: Elroy (Erma) Darden, Mattie Darden Mathis, Claude Darden, Alice (Robert) Davis, M. Linda (Lamar) Berry, Ruth (Anthony) Darden-City, Floria Gail Darden, Ardella (Clifford) Darden-Ohueri; a numerous amount of grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

 

 Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 1812 E. M. Franklin, Austin, Texas. Entombment will follow immediately at Assumption Cemetery in Austin, Texas.

 

Flowers can be sent to King-Tears Mortuary at 1300 East 12th Street, Austin, Texas. Services entrusted to Barry J.W. Franklin, CFSP, A Life Celebration By Franklin, Taylor, Texas.

 

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Bishop Ira Darden, Sr.

Ira Darden, Sr. was born on July 18, 1950, to Leroy Darden and Ardella Patterson Darden in Bartlett, Texas. He passed away of an illness on the morning of July 4, 2013.

Many people knew Bishop Ira Darden, Sr. from the community in Lockhart, Texas. He served as Senior Pastor of Rivers of Joy Temple of Worship for more than 15 years. In 2009, he was consecrated from pastor to the office of Bishop in the church community. All who knew him, were impacted his presence and genuine love for others. He was an unforgettable figure in Caldwell County.

Bishop Ira Darden is preceded in death by his father, Superintendent Leroy Darden; his mother, Mother Ardella Darden; his brother, Johnny Darden; and his precious wife, Sherron Darden.

He leaves behind two great-aunts, Lucille Binder and Mother Narvel Jones; one aunt, Elizabeth (Leonard) Nash, and uncle, Charles (Georgette) Patterson; four sons: Ira (Angela) Jr, Karsten Darden, David (Mary) Bryant and Jason Bryant; and four daughters: Keshah (Perry) Walker, LaTanya (Keith) Brown, Felicia (Ervin) Jackson and Karma (Tarik) Sykes. He has eight siblings: Elroy (Erma) Darden, Mattie Darden Mathis, Claude Darden, Alice (Robert) Davis, M. Linda (Lamar) Berry, Ruth (Anthony) Darden-City, Floria Gail Darden, Ardella (Clifford) Darden-Ohueri; a numerous amount of grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

 Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 1812 E. M. Franklin, Austin, Texas. Entombment will follow immediately at Assumption Cemetery in Austin, Texas.

Flowers can be sent to King-Tears Mortuary at 1300 East 12th Street, Austin, Texas. Services entrusted to Barry J.W. Franklin, CFSP, A Life Celebration By Franklin, Taylor, Texas.

 

4 Comments

  1. Stella Rojas says:

    Totally in disbelief to find out of Bishop Darden’s passing. May He rest in peace and May God bless his family during their time of grief.

  2. Rev. F. Thomas Booker says:

    The Booker family offers our condolences and support to the Darden family. When Brenda and I lived in Lockhart, we visited ROJ several times just based on the love of Jesus Christ that we shared. God bless the family as well as the Greater Lockhart community that he served.

  3. LOUIS and JUNE RICKS says:

    MAY THE LOVE OF GOD BE WITH YOU’LL ALLWAYS AND KEEP YOU STRONG

    LOVE ALLWAKS
    RICKS FAMILY

  4. Pastor Regina Bowens says:

    The New Life Church Family and Apostle Bowens send our love and sympathy to the Darden family and River of Joy Church family and to Pastor Bryant we regret for not being able to attend the funeral services at during this time know that God is our refuge and strength. Bishop Darden has a great Legacy to leave behind and wonderful memories his life touch many people hearts including ours he was such a blessing to the body of Christ. He will be greatly miss.

    Love Always
    Bowens Family Round Rock Tx

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