Rev. Andrew Darby Jr.
On Tuesday, October 11, 2016, Reverend Andrew Darby, Jr. accepted God's pronouncement- 'Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.' Reverend Andrew Darby, Jr. was born on January 4, 1930 to the late Reverend Andrew Darby, Sr. and Edna M. Darby in New Orleans, Louisiana. Reverend Darby was the loving husband of Dr. Deborah White Darby for 34 years; father of Sharon (John) Cornell and the late Andrew Darby III; brother of Edna M. Darby Cornin, the late Jerry Darby, Earvin (Josie) Darby and Reverend Herman (the late Doris) Darby; Grandfather of Kevan Johnson and Wesley Cornell. Reverend Darby is also survived by his dedicated mother-in-law, Mrs. Clara L. White, 4 sisters-in-law; 1 brother-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Reverend Darby was ordained as a Baptist Minister in 1951 and served as The 'Community' Pastor in the St. Bernard area for 48 years, including serving as pastor of St. Bernard Community Baptist Church for 33 years. He served as 1stVice-President of The Louisiana Freedmen Missionary Baptist General Association; Delegate of The National Baptist Convention of America, Inc., International; Graduate (Master's) of Union Baptist College and Theological Seminary; Founder of The Original Fairview Baptist Church Christian Marching Band. Relatives and friends, also ministers, officers and members of St. Bernard Community Baptist Church, pastors, officers and members of Greater Mt. Carmel B.C., Greater Asia B. C., Rosedale B.C., Carver Desire B.C., Pentecost B.C. and all neighboring churches, president, officers and members of The Louisiana Freedmen Missionary Baptist General Association and the National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. International and all other Associations; employees of Southern University at New Orleans and Mary D. Coghill Charter School are invited to attend the following services: WAKE- Friday, October 21, 2016 at St. Bernard Community B.C., 3938 St. Bernard Ave. beginning 7 pm. Church visitation 5pm – 7pm; CELEBRATION OF LIFE- Saturday, October 22, 2016 at St. John Institutional Missionary Baptist Church, 2538 Jackson Ave beginning 10am. Rev. Dr. Louis S. Jones presiding president, Rev. Ernest Johnson, officiating eulogist. Church visitation 9am -10am. Entombment Mt. Olivet Mausoleum. Professional Service Entrusted to: LITTLEJOHN FUNERAL HOME, 2163 Aubry Street. Cal K. Johnson, Funeral Director/Manager. Info: (504) 940-0045. Rev. Dr. Louis S. Jones presiding president, Rev. Ernest Johnson, officiating eulogist.
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