Darrell Wayne “DW” Ladner, age 72, of the Necaise Crossing community, passed away on May 18, 2023.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James B. and Margaret Ladner; his grandparents, Felix “Bill Cap” and Ethel Patton Ladner, and Armadee Anastasia Saucier Ladner; and a granddaughter, Abigail Ladner.
“DW” is survived by his wife, Marsha Ladner; his children, Karen Favre (Jonathan) and Darren Ladner (Christine); his step-children, Tina Toups Dwight), Greg Bowers (Jodi), Keith Ely, and Christopher Ely; his siblings, Sandra Garriga (Ernest), Brad Ladner (Annie), Keith Ladner (Kari), Junior Necaise (Geraldine), Kenny Necaise (Diane), Averil Necaise (Kathy), and Pat Necaise (Paulette); his grandchildren, McKenzie Favre, Madison Favre, Lakyn Favre, Ethan Ladner, Connor Ladner; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Ladner was a native of Dedeaux and a longtime resident of Necaise Crossing. He was a graduate of Hancock North Central High School. He was a pipefitter foreman for most of his working life in multiple shipyards across the coast, later retiring from Avondale Shipyard in New Orleans. He wlso worked as a farm hand in his younger years which likely fueled his passion for working on his own farm.
“DW” loved to cook and liked to make sure everyone was well fed. He was an avid fisherman, loved to camp, and liked working with his hands in his shop. Most important, he loved spending time with his grandchildren and trying to teach them the way of country life and all that it entails. He was a member of Crane Creek Baptist Church in Steep Hollow.
The family would like to sincerely thank all of the doctors and nurses who have helped care for “DW” especially Dr. Marath and Fresenius Dialysis Clinic in Gulfport. While he may be gone from us now, we know he is at peace. He left behind memories and love that will last until we meet again.
Visitation will be on Saturday, May 20, 2023, from 9 - 11 am at Crane Creek Baptist Church, 30040 Crane Creek Road, Perkinston, MS 39573. The funeral service will be at 11 am in the church. Interment will be in Saucier Cemetery at a later date.
The Riemann Family Funeral Home, Kiln DeLisle Rd, is serving the family and online condolences may be offered at www.riemannfamily.com