Julia Darlene VonNida Pare

July 25, 1959June 7, 2014
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Julia Darlene (VonNida) Pare went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday June 7, 2014 at CarolinaEast Medical Center.

For the first time in over 10 years she woke up without the dread and pain of her breast cancer, no more drugs, no more scans, no more pokes and prods and no more pain. She lost the battle with the dreaded scourge but won the war as now she in glory for eternity with her Savior and with her beautiful daughter Rebecca Anne. She fought the good fight, finished the race and has been told “well done my good and faithful servant”.

Julia is survived by the Love of her life Darrell Pare, daughter Courtney Ward and her husband Jonathan Ward and the most precious Grand-daughter in the world Abigail Elise Ward in St. Charles, Missouri and the best son God could give someone, Patrick Pare at home. She is also survived by her sisters Christye Jefferson and her husband Marty of Summerville, SC and Alice Warlick and husband Doug of Pensacola, FL, Brothers Mark VonNida and Christopher VonNida of Granite City, IL. She is also survived by 13 nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends Monday June 9, 2014 from 6-8 PM at Cotten Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be Tuesday June 10, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Temple Baptist Church.

Memorials can be made to Relay for Life of Craven County North Carolina or your local Relay for Life ( Memorials can also be made to Gideons International (


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 10, 2014
  • Visitation Monday, June 9, 2014

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Murray & Paula Gilgo

June 22, 2014

You are in our thoughts and prayers. A donation has been made in Julia's honor to the Gideons. May her memory be honored through the spreading of God's word, just has she spread His word when she was with us.

Rita (Williams) Hearn

June 17, 2014

Darrell and family. So sorry to hear about the loss of Julie. God healed her - divinely! May God wrap His loving arms around you and bring you comfort. Praying for you all! BIG HUGS!

June 15, 2014

Darrell, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss. It is our prayer that the cherished memories you have of Julia will be a source of comfort in the days to come.
Maurice & Judith Phelps (New Bern, NC)

John and Tula Satterfield

June 11, 2014

Darrell, are prayers are with you and your family during this very sad time. May you draw strength from your family and friends whom God has placed in your path.

June 10, 2014

Darrell- we missed you both this year at the symposium but know you were where you should be, beside your lovely wife. Please know your friends at DHG have kept you and your family in our prayers. Godspeed.

Kathe Hoots

Darryl & Jen Radford

June 10, 2014

The Radford family holds the Pare family close in prayer now and in the coming days! Julia was a very special, a very kind, and a very sweet friend! God bless you and we love you!
Darryl & Jen & the girls

Christi & Ron Clark

June 10, 2014

Darrell and family, So sorry to hear of you loss but thankful to hear of God's blessing in Julie's life. I know you have strong faith to make it through this terrible time. Just know you are in the thoughts and prayers of Grace Baptist Church in Granite City, ILL.

June 10, 2014

Darrell - I'm so sorry to hear of this. It's been so long since I have seen you, I had no idea. May God bless and comfort you my brother.

Rebecca Childers

June 9, 2014

To the Pare and VonNida Family, god plz wrap your arms around these Family members with comfort , and guidance. My thoughts n prayers are with you all......????????

Steve Curtis

June 9, 2014

Darrell... its been awhile since I've seen you, but I just wanted to say how sorry I am to hear of your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers; lean on God to comfort you in the days, weeks and months ahead.