James Michael Darden
January 18, 1959 – January 3, 2021
James "Mike" Darden, age 61, resident of League City, TX, beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away peacefully in his home on January 3, 2021. Mike was the beloved husband and life-long partner of Cindy DeBautte Darden for 38 years. He was the loving father of three daughters; Jamie L. (Stephen) Gilley of Pearland, TX; Kristen M. (Stefan) Darden-Lewis of Corpus Christi, TX; Rachel A. (Ernest) Neelon of Friendswood, TX. He was the beloved grandfather of five grandchildren. Mike is survived by his father, James E. Darden, of Andalusia, AL, and one sister, Patti D. Morris of McKenzie, AL. He was the son of the late Jimmie Sue Darden. Mike loved vacationing with family and friends and playing with his grandchildren. He was an amazing man and will be greatly missed! A celebration of his life will be held at a later date due to COVID.
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James Michael Darden
January 24, 2021
It was my good fortune to be able to have the chance to work with Mike once again after first meeting him back in Purvis, MS almost 35 years ago. Then and now, despite all the challenges and frustration of the work that we do, I will always remember how Mike could come up with a witty quip our joke to defuse the tension and the hearty laughing that followed.
He was a good soul and a good friend. I will miss him.
My sincerest condolences.
January 22, 2021
Dear Cindy and Family,
Mike hired me at Hess in Purvis MS in 1990. He was highly respected and a good man, great to work with. On rides to lunch Mike introduced me to Rush Limbaugh :), and I'm still a fan. We lost touch over the years unfortunately.
Our deepest sympathies to you. May you find comfort in family, friends, faith and many wonderful memories.
Neil and Stacy Stanton
January 18, 2021
Dear Cindy and family - we are all so very sorry for your loss. Mike was a wonderful person and I am blessed to have known him beyond just as a coworker, but as a neighbor all those years ago, and enduring friendship with your entire family. Mike had a certain kind of sly grin and a wonderful laugh that let you know he loved life. May your memories bring you peace and comfort.
With love from the Faulkners
January 14, 2021
WHAT A AWESOME FAMILY MAN....SHARED HIS HAPPINESS WITH ALL HE KNEW.....LOVED A GOOD CIGAR AND SCOTCH WITH HIS FRIENDS ON A REGULAR BASIS AT HIS HOME BY THE POOL...HE HAD ZERO ENEMIES.... AND A BEAUTIFUL WIFE AND DAUGHTERS THAT SUPPORTED HIM THROUGH THICK AND THIN....RIP MY FRIEND ...YOU WILL BE MISSED BY MANY...YOUR IN THE ARMS OF OUR LORD AND NO MORE PAIN AND WORRY....GOD BLESS AND R.I.P.
PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES FOR ALL THE FAMILY IN YOUR TIME OF GRIEF..
January 8, 2021
Cindy praying for all of Mike’s family and you so blessed and grateful to have been a friend. If there is anything I can do just let me know. Mike will forever be in my. thoughts and so many memories of a kind caring and welcoming man. God bless you and your family ❤️🙏
January 7, 2021
I’m so sorry Cindy. Mike sure will be missed. I pray for your family’s Pease and understanding. If there is anything you need don’t hesitate to call. God bless.
Debbbie Landeche Schmit
January 7, 2021
Cindy and Family,
I am saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Memories we all made with Mike will not be forgotten. May the love of God and his peace guide you through these difficult times.
Debbie Landeche Schmit, LaPlace, LA