Funeral services for Jimmie David Darden, 69 of Saint Joseph,LA will be held at St. Patricks Catholic Church in Ferriday, LA at 10AM on Thursday, August 24, 2023 with father Paul Kunnumpuram officiating. Interment will follow at Christ the King Catholic Church Cemetery in Simmsport, LA at 1:30PM under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.
Jimmie was born on Sunday, June 06, 1954 in Ferriday, LA. and passed away Sunday, August 20, 2023 at his home. He was a resident of Saint Joseph, and a member of St. Patricks Catholic Church in Ferriday. Jimmie was a dedicated man to his family, his career and his community, He was passionate in everything he did, and always did it with a sense of humor. Jimmie took pride coaching and mentoring children in softball leagues for many years. His goal in life was to help people, and that he did. He was president of LA Investigators and Forgery, Ferriday Rotary Club and Head of Concordia Parish Special Response Team. After a fufilling career, it was his family time that he enjoyed most. The long days and late nights of playing music, boat rides, spoiling his grandchildren, and wonderful memories will be cherished forerver.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Darden, mother, Willie Mae DeLaughter and her husband Bennie, brother, Ernest Darden, and his sister, Jo Ann Cassells.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 48 wonderful years, Cathy Darden of St. Joseph, LA, daughter, Becky Darden of Baton Rouge, LA, grandsons Christopher Darden Stephenson of South Korea, Maddox Cruz Darden-Johnson of Baton Rouge, LA, granddaughter, Carly Darden Trisler of Baton Rouge, brother, Joseph Darden (Beverly) of Vidalia, LA, and special nephew Paul McLaurin.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Raven, Dr. Bob Webber, Steve Dean, Guy Cross, Derrick Carson and David Hedricks .
The family will receive friends at Youngs Funeral Home in Ferriday from 5PM til 8PM on Wednesday, . To leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.youngsfh.com.