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3129 Perry Avenue
BRONX, NY 10467
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Lorraine Darden

Lorraine M Darden

Saturday, March 30th, 1946 - Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
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Lorraine M. Darden was born March 30, 1946 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. She was the only child of Samuel Bullock and Willie Mae Melton. She was brought to New York State as an infant and spent her childhood in the borough of Manhattan.

Lorraine has always excelled in school. In elementary school her IQ was measured at 123. In Junior High School she was on the Honor Roll and was the valedictorian of her graduating class. In High School she was part of the ARISTA Society. In her senior year of High School she was fully employed in a Cooperative program and was the valedictorian of her graduating class.

Lorraine was married to Shaunalt Darden on September 18, 1965 and took up residence in the Bronx. This union, was later ended in divorce, produced one child, Lamont Deon Darden who was born June 18, 1966.
Lorraine pursued her education and obtained a B.S. Degree from Mercy College on May 30, 1986. She graduated Suma Cum Laude.

Lorraine was employed by N.Y.C. Human Resources Administration for 30 years. During that time, she was promoted to 5 positions. Her last position was as Director for the Concourse Job Center.

Lorraine’s hobby was sewing. She had a passion for cloths. She loved to ski and take site-seeing trips. She loved being around people. Her greatest love was helping others either through training, or counseling.
Lorraine served on the Concourse Village Board of Directors for a combined total of 8 years.

Lorraine was Baptized on August 20, 1995 and became a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She served on both the Choir School and Sanctuary Choir’s for several years. Through the church, she was able to attend the Annual Hampton University Ministers and Choir Director Conferences. She attended the conferences for 12 years.

Lorraine would like to be remembered for Love. For her love of God, her love of life and her love of people. She was able to see God and goodness in everyone and everything.

by Frances Faulin:

Should I pass
From the earth today
Should they wonder
Simply Say,
“She knew love”
Love was mine
To give and receive
Tell them
There’s no need to grieve.
Should they ask you why
Just tell them,
“She knew love”
Should they search
For credits by my name,
Look for signs
Of wealth or fame,
Should they question you again
“She knew love”
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Lennie Brockington

Posted at 05:02am
Lorraine I miss you sooooo much. Rest in peace, my life changed from the day that I met you for the better. Love you much

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