George Darden

Passed 11/20/2019

Obituary for George Darden

In Loving Memory of George H. Darden, Esq.

George Harry Darden, Esquire was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on November 20, 2019. He was born on March 14, 1934, in Cadiz, Kentucky. George leaves to mourn but to cherish his precious memories: Devoted wife, Gwen Darden of Johns Creek, GA; one son ,George H. Darden II (Andrea) of Columbia, MD; three daughters, Tiffany Darden (Bo) of New York, NY; Nicole Washington (Calvin) of Johns Creek, GA, and Josette Darden-Obi of Columbia, MD; 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Betsi Darden-Jones (Anthony), formerly of Versailles, KY. He is predeceased by his parents, Belknap and Sammie Darden, his brothers B.F. Darden, Levi Darden, and Norman Darden.

Homegoing services for Attorney Darden will be held as follows: Friday 11/29/19 Visitation from 2-5 pm, Omega Service and Wake from 5-7 pm at Smith, Dennis -Smith Funeral Home, 3041 Cambellton Rd. Atlanta, GA.

Saturday, 11/30/19, 10:00 am Public Viewing, 11:00 am Funeral at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 101 Jackson St. Atlanta, GA.


Guest Book

Dad,you have always been my hero! I loved when you took me to see Frank Robinson and the Reds and Oscar Robertson and the Royals when I was a kid in Cincinnati! I am so proud of your professional accomplishments, but I mainly loved you as my Dad! I will try to be the best George Darden I can be! GII

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My Brother, My Brother, My Brother!!! George, aside from the many wonderful memories I have of our times together, nothing stands out like the many times we flew, First Class, all across the country conducting Attorney Interviews because there were just not enough Black Attorneys in the General Counsel's Office. RIP!!! Maxine

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My grandfather was amazing in so many ways. His huge smile he'd give me, our conversations, his annual birthday song and just being a special part in my life. I'll miss you. Love you always, Grandad. May your spirit and legacy carry on forever always!

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George Darden was an extraordinary man and brother Rest in peace. Carlton R. Stewart

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From Friend Janet Turner

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Dear Friend Gwen and family, George was a very special friend 6o our group. He was always generously willing to share the Darden's beautiful, well organized space with us. Dennis and I will miss his sly smile, hardy laugh, funny jokes and expressions, intellectual pontifications, smart recital of facts from a famtastic memory, great knowledge and his reading consumption! George was a great man and a great man. The world is a better place because he was here. May the peace of the Lord and the mercy of His spirit always be with be with you, and all the Darden family.

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My condolences and prayers to Mrs Gwen and the entire family. I remember George to be so very kind and welcoming. Find peace in knowing that he resides alongside our Heavenly Father. ~Tyran Washington-Heilig

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Mrs. Darden, your husband's kindness was so very special. All the children at your Music Studio just adored him, especially my son David, who loved him like a Grandfather. Our LOVE and PRAYERS are with you. Sandra James

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My prayers, love, and condolences to the family of George Darden, Sr. Love ones may leave us, but their memories will forever be in our hearts and prayers . Much love to all of you, from Beverly Morgan .

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I will always remember G-daddy George as a role model as far as being a father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and husband. His legacy will always be felt throughout the family. Rest easy. Jakobi Mansaray

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Can’t ever forget the time Mr. Darden came to our defense immediately after the “check” episode. Professional, not judgmental. Partying with him and Abby Kendrick. Listening to Ray Charles. Will not forget the patriarch. Beloved and missed. BTW (If you don’t know what the “check” episode was ask G.)

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Mr. Darden, you always made me feel like one of the family. I’ll never forget you singing “I Did It My Way” at your retirement party! Well, you lived your life “your way” and we are all the better for it. May God’s love sustain your family until we all meet again in a better place. Sabrina Holcomb

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Cousin George was a kind, thoughtful, fun, jolly,and a helpful soul. I miss him and I know he is with our God now. Love you!

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Mr. Darden was an extraordinary man, so welcoming and kind to everyone he knew. Peace and love to the Darden family. —Kim Powell

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I pray the Lord keep in peace, serenity and im strength to all the members of Mr, Smith. Jo the Lord keep you in his hands in this difficult time. Love you sister. Julia

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Prayers for comfort and strength during this time. You have my condolences Darden family!! Charlotta Cummingd

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George Darden is one of the greatest man I've ever known. Rest in Peace Mr. Darden! You will be missed. Tecumseh

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My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Suzanne Harris

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Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.

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