OBITUARY

Ruth Esther Marie Darden

January 13, 1942June 28, 2019
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Preceded in death by parents Arthur and Fannie Mae Sledge; brothers Claude, Arthur Lee, I.V., Frank Sledge; sister Mildred L. Brown. Survived by husband of 18 years, Junius; children Agatha Meeks, Keith Ellis, Franchelle Darden, Sonja Darden, Tasha Ellis, Jaquan Darden; 18 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; siblings Joe (Theresa) Sledge, Samuel Sledge, Ruben (Beverly) Sledge, Paul (Joan) Sledge, Leon Sledge, Betty Jackson; a large extended family and many friends. Visitation will be Fri, July 12, at Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home from 5-8pm. Celebration of Life will be at Antioch Church of God in Christ (3654 Miami St) on Sat, July 13, at 11am.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Douglas Sledge Jr. , Pallbearer
  • Duane Brewer, Pallbearer
  • Anthony Sledge, Pallbearer
  • Steve Sledge Jr. , Pallbearer
  • Rodney Murrell, Pallbearer
  • Andrew Cobb, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 13, 2019

Memories

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Bernice Zachary

July 15, 2019

To a kind hearted friend whom I will always remember deep in my heart.

Gail Mosley

July 13, 2019

To Ken, Pat, and family - we extend to you our heartfelt sympathy. Although we didn't know Ruth, from what we hear she was a beautiful person,
May your aunt rest in peace in the Lord's Kingdom!
We have you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Love,
Gail, Shaunielle, Shannon, and Braylan Mosley

Beverly Johnson

July 11, 2019

TO: The Family of Ruth Darden, our wonderful friend and Auxiliary Sister,

She will always be within our hearts and in the hearts of the many others who loved her . Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

May loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.

Our deepest sympathy and may loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort. Saying goodbye to someone we love is heartbreaking.

May you find comfort in all the special memories shared. May the comfort of God help you through this difficult time.

From: Beverly Johnson and her children: Joneva Moody, Terral Moody Moore , Patricia Moody Lindsey, Darwin Johnson, and Dwayne Moody.

Patricia Lindsey

July 11, 2019

To the Family,
May the constant love of caring friends soften your sadness, let the cherished memories bring you moments of comfort, may the lasting peace surround your grieving hearts.

Those we love are not so far away, they walk along beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear.

Love,
Cookie

Dr. Victoria Myles -King

July 11, 2019

I remember Mrs. Ruthie as very loving warm person , and bringing Agatha to our rehearsals Velvet And The Crystals.

Carol Strong-Larry

July 10, 2019

Deepest sympathies to my Sledge family in your loss. My heart , prayers and love go out to you all.

Arnita Valentine

July 9, 2019

she would always make sure i knew peach cobbler was there. Nia would have to call me. she will be missed. another angel has gotten her wings

Brandy White

July 1, 2019

My Auntie Sis was a beautiful person inside and out. I am praying that God bring comfort to those of us who knew and loved her. She will be missed.

Leotha Weeks Ramsey

June 30, 2019

Family I am so sorry to hear about Sis; I am a childhood friend ;she was always a beautiful person ; may the peace and love of our creator keep you Leotha

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