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1 of 9 | Posted by: Eva G. Sanchez. - McAllen., TX

“So sorry for everyone's loss. Condolences for each and everyone. I know Mary was a good person and a great friend to have. May her gentle soul rest...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Theriot - Franklin, LA

“Sincere condolences on your loss. May fond memories and loving words comfort your family at this difficult time. Isaiah 57:15. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Lynn L

“So sorry for yall lose.. Mrs Mary was such a sweet and loving person.. I am realky glad to have known who she was.. I am lifting the family up in...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Tina Charpentier - New Iberia, LA

“I Am very Sorry for your Loss. Your mom was a very good mother and lived an overall good Life.Her memory will be a lovely one that will carry on. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Virgen Sanchez - Mcallen, TX

“Sorry for your loss. God bless ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Elaine Berard - Friend

“U will be missed i wasnt married to ur daughter but u still treated me like a son in law thank you for that ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Jonathan louviere - charenton, LA

“Rest In Peace Mary , you were always one of my favorite , oh how seeet it is to fly high Until we meet again. ❤ ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Rebecca Marcotte - Jonesville, LA

“Offering our deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. May Mary Ann rest in God's eternal peace and may our...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA

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Funeral services will be held Friday, March 3, 2017, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charenton during a 1:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Ann Darden Black. She will be laid to rest in the Chitimacha Mausoleum. Father Cedric Sonnier will be the Celebrant for the Mass and conduct the services. Serving as pallbearers will be Brian Darden, Scottie Black, Pavel Sanchez, Jose Sanchez, Miguel Sanchez, Kyle Darden, and Brandon Darden. Honorary pallbearer will be Caleb Darden.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Ibert's Mortuary on Thursday, March 2, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and again Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of dismissal at 12:30 p.m.

Mary Ann was born in Franklin and was a lifelong resident of Charenton. Some of her favorite times were spent enjoying music, fishing, putting together jigsaw puzzles, growing and tending to her flowers, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, who were the light of her life. She took great pride in her part of keeping the Chitimacha culture alive through creating tribal bead work and worked for many years for Cypress Bayou Casino, until her health wouldn't allow it anymore. She passed away at the age of 57 in the early morning hours of Saturday, February 25, 2017, at New Iberia Manor North. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her four children, Brian Darden and his wife Cathy Darden of Charenton, Maxine Darden Sanchez and her husband Pavel Sanchez of Lafayette, Scottie Black and his fiancé Emmie Poirrier of Charenton, and Tiffany Darden of Charenton; ten grandchildren, Alysha and Paige Darden, Jose and Miguel Sanchez, Isabella Palma, Isaac Black, Kyle and Caleb Darden, Lance Jr. and Madi Dardar; six siblings, Huey Darden Jr., John Paul Darden Sr., Patrick Darden, Glenn LaRive, Paula Darden, and Melissa Darden; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son, Alcide P. "Lil Rebel" Darden; her parents, Huey Paul Darden Sr. and Mary Aline Cole Darden; her brothers, Billy Wayne Darden (infant) and Bobby Ray Darden; and nephews, Kerry Ty Martin (infant) and Eric Brown.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to help alleviate funeral expenses.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5426.