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Darvin Hebron

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Darvin Hebron, 66, president of the Annapolis District United Methodist Men and the Conference United Methodist Men from 2003 to 2012, died suddenly from a heart attack Dec. 1. A funeral service was held Dec. 10 at St. Mark UMC in Hanover, officiated by the Rev. Herbert Watson Jr.

Darvin James Hebron was born in Baltimore May 5, 1951, the eldest son of Lillian (Lewis) and the late James H. Hebron. He was educated in the Anne Arundel County public  school system, graduating from Arundel High School in Odenton in 1969.

His parents and grandparents nurtured him from an early age in the church and a life devoted to service.

He retired as an employee at Giant Foods Corporation in Jessup after many years.

As a young adult he played baseball with the Dorsey Stars, and participated in other sports.

Hebron was an active member of St. Mark UMC, as a member of its Men’s Fellowship Choir and on the Senior Ministry Team. He attended adult Sunday School Class, and visited sick and shut-ins. At the Baltimore-Washington Conference Prayer Center, he and his friend and mentor, Curtis Warren, prayed for everyone who called in on a weekly basis.

Hebron was always active with the United Methodist Men, serving as president, on its executive boards, both for the Annapolis District UMM and for the Baltimore-Washington Conference UMM. He regularly participated in the UMM distribution of bags of potatoes.

Survivors include a son, Angelo Hebron and his wife; his mother, Lillian Hebron, two grandchildren and their spouses, and one great grand-daughter. He also leaves seven sisters and brothers, many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He shared his faith with everyone he met, telling them God loves them regardless of who they were. He exemplified what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.

Condolences may be sent to his mother, Lillian Hebron, at 7232 Race Road, Hanover, MD 21076.