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Renza (Long) DarDar

September 24, 1925 ~ November 13, 2017 (age 92)

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Renza Long DarDar, 92, a resident and native of Morgan City, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017 at her residence at 8:30 AM.

Visitation will be observed on Saturday November 18, 2016 from 9:00 A.M. until funeral services at 11:00 A.M. at the Railroad Avenue Church of Christ 1105 Railroad Avenue Morgan City, LA, with Stanley Rankins officiating the services and Kristopher DarDar, Sr. serving as the Eulogist. Burial will follow funeral services in the Morgan City Cemetery in Morgan City, LA. 

The Biography of Mrs. Renza Long DarDar
“May the Works I’ve Done, Speak for Me”


Mrs. Renza L. DarDar was the youngest daughter of the late Arthur Sr. & Viola Brown-Long.  Born September 24, 1925 in Morgan City, Louisiana, Renza was always a very curious little girl, who loved laughter, school, playing sports; in particular, basketball and roller skating.  In 1940, her mom, Mrs. Viola Long, introduced her to her future husband, Minister Johnnie DarDar, Sr. (deceased).  One year later, they married on October 4, 1941.  From that union six children were born: Emelda Jean (deceased as of 1996), Joyce (died of crib death after three short months), Johnnie Jr., Ferrell Lee (deceased as of 1995), Kirby David Sr., and Joyce Marie (named after her older sister Joyce at the request of her eldest sister, Emelda).   


Sister DarDar was a faithful and godly woman, who loved traveling with her late husband and family throughout the brotherhood sharing her love for Christ. As the First Lady, her passion for studying God's Word led her to teaching, training, and mentoring women of God, at her local congregation (Railroad Avenue Church of Christ), other congregations, national events such as the Southwestern Christian College Lectureship, and more.  All who adore Sister DarDar knew her as a very loving, attentive, caring, warmly-inviting, gentle, and encouraging mother and mother-figure who treasured all people and tenaciously fought for the foundation of family, the faithfulness of Christian living, and the unforgettable gift of a life well-lived.

Sister DarDar, was a powerful praying woman, who loved the Lord, singing, and sharing His Word, Will, and Way with all she met.  Her favorite saying was, " May the life I live, speak for me."  Truth is, her life is speaking for her each and every day.  Although in her winter years- living 92 years, she became forgetful, battling Dementia, she seemed to never forget her favorite hymns, that Sunday was a “time to go to church,” and that she forever in love with her Johnnie! 

Those she is now reunited with in spirit include: Her father and mother Arthur and Viola Long, her husband and confidant Johnnie DarDar, Sr., her sister Mildred Long, her brother Arthur Long, Jr., two daughters Emelda and baby Joyce, her son Ferrell Lee Sr., and two grandsons Troy and Ferrell Jr.

Renza DarDar leaves to forever cherish her memory and live in her legacy, her two selfless sisters Lillian and Iola; her charming children Johnnie Jr. (Cynthia), Kirby Sr., and Joyce; gifted grandchildren, David (Thaihevia), LaJohnda (Therman), Gary, Johnnie III. (Ingrid), Andre (Alicia), Shaun, Meko, Kirby Jr. (Nanette), Travis, Natasha (Tyrell), Joshua Sr., Kristopher Sr. (LaMaria), and Victoria; glorious great-grandchildren Avery, Brianna, Brittany, Chase, Dillion, Dustin, Emoni, Eren, Farrah, Ferrell, Isjhai, Jace, Jakkia, Jaylen, Johnnie IV., Joshua Jr., Kaden, Kaelani, Kaleb, Kali, Kennedi, Khloe, Khylee, Kirby III., Kyon, Lael, M’Kayah, Rendy, Rudy, Ryan, and Shaunte’; and growing, glowing great, great-grandchildren Ahnesty, Amari, Anyiaha, Audrey, Autumn, JaNiyia, Josiah, Kamryn, Kelise, Khyla, Korynn, Kristopher Jr., Nia, and N’Zyia; and  a host of nieces, nephews, and treasured friends.

Sister DarDar life’s theme and constant motto was, “May the works I’ve done, speak for me.” Her life was truly a mark of elegance, class, sophistication, modesty, godly-living, and devotion. Therefore, today we hear her singing in her pure soprano voice… 
May the works I've done speak for me.
May the works I've done speak for me.
When I'm resting in my grave,
there's nothing to be said;
May the works the works I've done,
Speak for me.

May the life I live speak for me.
May the life I live speak for me.
When the best I try to live,
my mistakes He will forgive;
May the life the life I live
speak for me.

The works I've done,
they seems so small,
Sometimes, they seem like,
seems like nothing at all.
When I stand before my God,
I want to hear Him say well done.
May the works the works I've done,
speak for me for me.


 Service Information

Visitation
Saturday
November 18, 2017

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Railroad Ave. Church of Christ
1105 Railroad Ave.
Morgan City, LA 70380

Celebration of Life
Saturday
November 18, 2017

11:00 AM
Railroad Ave. Church of Christ
1105 Railroad Ave.
Morgan City, LA 70380

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
November 18, 2017

Morgan City Cemetery
450 Myrtle Street
Morgan City, LA 70538


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