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Shirley Mercer Darden

December 24, 1960 ~ September 24, 2018 (age 57)



Ms. Shirley Mercer Darden, 57, of 307 Jefferson Street, Wilson, NC, passed away on September 24, 2018.

The funeral service is Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Saint John Apostolic Church in Black Creek, NC.Pastor Brenda Lewis will deliver the eulogy. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, Lane Street, Ext., Wilson, NC 

A public visitation will be held on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Stevens Funeral Home, 1820 Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway, Wilson, NC.

Preceding Shirley in death were; her parents, Beatrice and James Mercer; one son, Tyrone Mercer; six brothers, Tommy Mercer, James Mercer “Buddy Boy”, John Mercer “Shaq”, Randolph Mercer “Pig”, George Mercer and Bobby Ray Mercer; three sisters, Dorothy Little, Barbara Diane Mercer and Helen Ellis; her mother-in-law, Mable Lee Towns; a special niece and nephew, Ebony Harris and Bernard Winstead; three best friends, Sheila Joyner, Inez Chatman and Mary Ann Mercer.

Shirley leaves many fond and cherished memories to; her husband, Milton Darden, Sr.; one son, Milton Darden, Jr. (Quaneisha); two daughters, Shameka Darden and Tameka Darden; nephew, Marquise Johnson; three grandson’s, Jakeim Darden-Artis, Tykeim Darden Murphy and Zykeim Darden; three granddaughters, Jazzmin Smith Ja’milya Darden-Artis and Alaysia Lucas; seven sisters, Lena Mae Morgan, Louella Barnes, Martha Inman, Mary Mercer, Josephine Mercer, Barbara Jean Smith (McArthur) and Sarah Ann Winstead; one brother, Sylvester Mercer; special nieces, Lisa Hayes, Lizzie Cooper and Brenda Batts; special nephews, Cleveland Mercer and Darnell Smith; in-laws, Vincent K.C. Darden (Diane), Stephanie Allen, Tina Sharpe (Joseph), Bernice Patterson, Pamela Towns, Tammy Towns and Robin Daughtridge (SE) and a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 


Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home, 1820 Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway, Wilson NC.

Condolences may be posted to or faxed to 252-991-5849.

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