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Eddie Frank Darden

June 11, 1947 ~ December 5, 2022 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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     Eddie Frank Darden, was born on Wednesday June 11, 1947 in Southampton County Virginia to the parentage of the late Hollie Darden, Sr. and Mary Anna Drew Darden Bryant.

     ‘Frank’, 'Godfather', ‘Big Man’, ‘Uncle Frank’ or ‘Frankie’, as he was affectionately called, united in Christian Fellowship with Rising Star Baptist Church, Branchville, Virginia, under the pastorate of the late Rev. Shands. He was educated in the Southampton County Public Schools; graduating from Riverview High School of Courtland, Virginia. After graduation, Frank relocated to Petersburg, Virginia, where he became employed with Fort Lee Army Base. After working there for a few years, he relocated to Brooklyn, New York, where he resided with his brother Sam and met a close family friend, Sammy Fredrick, who helped Frank gain employment with the Maimonides Medical Center.

     Frank worked there for 42 years, before his retirement in 2009. While there he was afforded the opportunity to meet lots of people from all walks of life. This brought Frank great joy, as he was a people’s person. Although he worked the evening shift, he would wait for his coworkers, who he drove home, every night, in his old van. Many would complain, “Frankie, you don’t have any heat.” He would stop and say to them, “The bus stop is across the street.” Of course no one got out. “Okay y’all ready to go?”, as he would proceed with his old music playing. He loved Roy C!

     In 2010, Frank returned to Branchville, Virginia, where he made his home, until God called him home on Monday, December 5, 2022. In addition to his loving parents, he was preceded in death by: his siblings, Lonnie, Samuel II, Herman, Hollie Jr., Adell Richardson, Eugene, Michael, Howard Bottoms, Joan Small and Ruby Wright.

     Cherished memories will forever remain in the hearts of: three sisters, Ernestine Henderson of Brooklyn, New York, Joan Ann Whitehead of Branchville, Virginia and Azalia Darden of Brooklyn, New York; one brother, James Birchett of Asbury Park, New Jersey; brother-in-law, Jack Wright of Neptune, New Jersey; his loving friend, Ivy Henry of Queens, New York; children-at-heart, Simone Henry, Carline Henry and Douglas Henry all of New Jersey; goddaughter, Shakera Smith; godson, Kawan Smith both of Brooklyn, New York; his co-worker friends, Curtis Jones, Jessie ‘Cookie’ Scott both of Brooklyn, New York and George Singletary of Clinton, North Carolina; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

 

 

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Services

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Friday
December 16, 2022

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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Seaboard, NC 27876

Celebration of Life
Saturday
December 17, 2022

11:00 AM
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301 Park Street
Seaboard, NC 27876

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
December 17, 2022

Rising Star Baptist Church
30277 Little Texas Road
Branchville, VA 23828

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