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Ronald McKinley Darden

January 8, 1950 ~ December 30, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Ronald Darden Obituary

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son,

that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”    John 3:16

     Ronald M. Darden was born on January 8, 1950 to Alex Darden, Jr. and Mamie Ruth Adams and raised by his grandparents Elliott and Rosa Darden in Pitt County.  He departed this life on Saturday, December 30, 2023.

     Ronald graduated from C.M. Eppes High School in 1967.  He attended Elizabeth City State University where he played football and wore the number seventy.

     Ronald was employed and retired from the Greenville Police Department.  He later worked for the Correctional Department and Burroughs Welcome, which he also retired.

     Ronald was a sweet, loving and kind person who loved the Lord.  He was caring and thoughtful.  Ronald had a smile that lit up any room he entered.

     Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, Alex Darden, Jr. and Mamie Ruth Adams: his siblings, Douglas Walter, Daisy Walter and James Darden.

     Ronald leaves to cherish his memory, his fiancee’, Ernestine Rowe Wilson of Greenville, North Carolina; his daughter, Cassandra Darden Bell (and husband); his son, Christopher Darden of Greenville, North Carolina; his daughter, Rhonda Darden of Raleigh, North Carolina; seven grandchildren of Greenville, North Carolina; siblings: Ann Hines, Brenda Darden, Wiley Darden of Greenville, North Carolina; one aunt, Kadora Williams of Raleigh, North Carolina; nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.

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Celebration of Life
January 7, 2024

2:00 PM
Progressive FWB Church
1503 Hooker Road
Greenville, NC 27834


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