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Evelyn Nanette Darden

January 1, 1943 — December 1, 2020

Evelyn Nanette Darden

Funeral services for Evelyn Nanette "Nancy" Darden will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Grayson Baptist Church, 915 Hwy 850, Grayson, LA with Bro. Rick Crandall officiating assisted by Eugene Dunn and Nick Rushing. Interment will follow at Welcome Home Cemetery, Grayson under the direction of Riser and Son Funeral Home, Columbia. The family will receive visitors at the church on Friday, December 4, 2020 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The service will be streamed live and can be viewed at 10 AM Saturday by clicking the following link: http://youtu.be/nT_xk2EWIVc It is requested that masks be worn by anyone attending the visitation or service. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Nancy was born April 27, 1943 and went to her heavenly home on December 1, 2020 at the age of 77. She was an active member of Grayson Baptist Church. Nancy worked for many years, along with her husband, as an owner and manager of Darden's Dry Goods in Columbia. She loved to read, play dominoes, travel, and play golf with friends. Her passion was her family. She spent every spare minute attending any and every activity her family was participating in, whether it be some type of ball game, a play day or dance recital. If one of her children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren was participating, she was there cheering them on. She was loved deeply and will be greatly missed by family and friends alike. Nancy was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Odis Randolph "Butch" Darden; her mother, Minnie Marcelle Steele Brown; her father, William Simmons; and her son, Charles Edward "Eddie" Crockett. Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters: Tammy May and Lori Broussard (Greg); her sons: Butch Darden (Vicki), Johnny Darden (Cheryl) and Deno Darden (Cheryl); her sister, Karen Ezell (Ray); eleven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, as well as an endless circle of friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Nick Rushing, Dylan May, Cameron May, Dolph Darden, Randy Parker, and Ashton Cruse. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Mark Roberts, Willie Hines, Dennis Dannehl, Chuck Cruse and Andrew May. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Schepis Museum or Caldwell Parish Library.
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Visitation

Friday, December 4, 2020

5:00 - 8:00pm

Grayson Baptist Church

915 LA-850, Columbia, LA 71418

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Starts at 10:00am

Grayson Baptist Church

915 LA-850, Columbia, LA 71418

Interment will follow at Welcome Home Cemetery, Grayson.

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