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Ira Darden, Sr. Ira Darden, Sr. was born on July 18, 1950 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 in the Austin community. He was a part of the Agape Family of Churches. He served as Senior Pastor of Rivers of Joy Temple of Worship for over 15 years in Lockhart. 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 to whomever he met. 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. His four sons Ira (Angela) Jr, Karsten Darden, David (Mary) Bryant, and Jason Bryant he leaves behind. He also leaves behind four daughters Keshah (Perry) Walker, LaTanya (Keith) Brown, Felicia (Ervin) Jackson, and Karma (Tarik) Sykes. He has 8 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 10am Saturday, July 13, 2013, 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 in Austin, Texas. Services entrusted to Barry J.W. Franklin, CFSP, @A Life Celebration By Franklin, Taylor, Texas.

Published in Austin American-Statesman on July 12, 2013
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