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Elder Nathan C. Darden, Sr

February 9, 1951 ~ November 26, 2018 (age 67)

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"But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing."

II Timothy 4: 5-8

We, the Staff & Management of Charles Edwards Funeral Home & Cremations, mourn with the Darden family, in the death of Elder Nathan C. Darden, age 67, who transition on Monday, November 26, 2018. 

Nathan C. Darden was born February 9, 1951 to the late Moses and Mary Staton-Darden.

Nathan attended H.B. Suggs in Farmville, NC and he also attended Edgecombe Community College to become a certified insurance agent.

Nathan was employed by Collins & Aikman in Farmville, NC and also Grady White Boats in Greenville, NC until his health declined. 

He pastored several churches in the Northwest “B” Conference. He served on the investigation committee.

Elder Darden was known for his famous words and quotes...“Be Real or Be Still,” “A Bell Is Not A Bell Until You Ring It,” “A Song Is Not A Song Until You Sing It,” and “Love Is Not In Your Heart To Stay, It’s Not Love Until You Give It Away.”

Elder Nathan C. Darden leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 45 years, Patricia Darden; three daughters, Terry Baker Darden (Anthony) of Clayton, NC, Lashawnda Darden Edwards (Kendall) of Kinston, NC and Talanda Darden of the home; one son, Nathan Jr. of Greenville, NC; two grandchildren, Kemyia and Kevon Brownridge of Kinston, NC; two brothers, James Earl Darden of Winterville, NC and Larry Darden of Utah; one sister, Brenda Darden of Raleigh, NC; three godbrothers, Thurman Wooten of Hookerton, NC, Robert and Willie both of Washington, DC; two godsisters, Debra Ann Williams of Snow Hill, NC and Bertha Hardy of Parestown, NC; three special godmothers, Mother Noami Hamilton of Goldsboro, NC, Mother Rose Davis of Kinston, NC, and Mother Corinth Horton of Kinston, NC.


Condolences may be faxed to 252-746-0990 or emailed to

Please keep the Darden Family in your thoughts and prayers during these days of bereavement! 

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Inspirational Wake
November 30, 2018

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Victory & Dominion World Outreach Center
1438 US-258
Snow Hill, NC 28580

Celebration of Life
December 1, 2018

12:00 PM
United American Free Will Baptist Denomination Headquarters
1011 DR. J E Reddick Circle
Kinston, NC 28501

Interment following funeral service
December 1, 2018

Crestlawn Memorial Gardens
4965 Us Highway 258
Farmville, NC 27828

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