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Darien Lee Black

January 28, 1966 ~ October 15, 2020 (age 54)

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DARIEN BLACK was know to most people as "Crack" or "Fat Cat." He was a father, friend, confident to many. He had a way with people that made him a friend to everyone he met. He never met a stranger; all that encountered him was a friend by the end of the conversation. He was always joking around and was known to be the life of any gathering. He loved horses and often bragged about having a winning horse that always won races. Fishing was one of his favorite past times and telling outlandish stories was his other.

He loved children and had a bond with his baby boy that surpassed all understanding. He was a mama's boy and loved his mother unlimitlessly. He worked at a Special K Service Group Home as a personal care attendant.

He leaves behind to cherish loving memories: his wife, Gwen Dunn Black of Siler City, NC; his sons, Earl Jefferson of Ramseur, NC and Quentin Black of Liberty, NC; his mother, Phyllis B. Shoffner-Smith of Liberty, NC; his father, Wayne Glover of Statesville, NC; a grandmother, Inez Glover of Statesville, NC; his grandchildren, Kady and Zamari of Ramseur, NC; four sisters, Justina White (David) of Liberty, NC, Swanneatta Shoffner of Greensboro, NC, Wanda Peoples of Greens boro, NC and Dora "Gay" Carter of Statesville, NC; three brothers, Wayne Swaringer of Charlotte, NC, James Swaringer (Wanda) of Richmond, VA and Wayne "Man" Glover of Greensboro, NC; Patricia Ann Jefferson of Asheboro, NC and Denise Headen of Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.


Darien was known by many names. One was Happy Jack. He was always joking around and making others laugh. He had a very jolly spirit. Darien loved the Word of God and loved to challenge your knowledge of the Word. This helped him with his own under standing of the Word. His favorite pastime was fishing. He loved food and enjoyed a good meal. His favorite color is purple, and he loved all genres of music. He did not like sitting around the house. He always had to be out doing something. "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave ...." Ecclesiastes 9:10 NKJI was asked what I would miss the most about him. I think it would be; Darien being himself and all the many characteristics of his person ality. I thank God for our time together. 

-Gwen B. Black

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 Service Program


Funeral Service
October 23, 2020

3:00 PM
Amos Grove Cemetery
4369 Starmount Rd.
Liberty, NC 27298

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