151 South Hwy 17-92 Longwood, Florida 32750

Kenneth Lambert Durden

Kenneth Lambert Durden

August 01, 1966 ~ January 16, 2021

Kenneth “Ken” L. Durden 54 of Sanford, FL, passed away January 16, 2021. Born August 1, 1966, in Columbia, SC, he was a son of the late Dessie and Theda Sublett Durden.

He will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know him. Kenneth is survived by three siblings, sister, Kathy (Dennis) Barnes, brothers, Jeff (Sarah), Kevin, and Karl. Niece, Kendal Barnes and nephew, James “Jeff” Durden.

Kenneth was a member of Northland Church before becoming a member at Rise Community Church where he provided sound at services and events there. He also provided special events with his “Soundmind Productions”. Music was the highlight of his life.

Overcoming many of life’s challenges, he made his home in Sanford, touching many lives, always helping as he could and encouraging others desiring to make their life positive.
We will always remember his kind spirit, beautiful smile, big laugh and just enjoying life.

The family and friends are planning a “Celebration of Life” service in Sanford soon.
The same celebration will be held in Columbia, SC
Updates pending.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Pastor Lenny Faulk, all of the friends in Sanford showing their loving support and kind words.

Those desiring are invited to send memorial contributions to the American Stroke Association www.stroke.org
Funding innovative research, advocacy, and patient support until no more loved ones are lost to heart disease and stroke.


Kathy Durden Barnes

January 27, 2021, 5:49 pm

Love and miss you brother, you are forever in peace now.


January 27, 2021, 6:36 pm

You were the best friend i ever had , im lost without you my friend..loved you like a brother your whole family was like my second family. You will be missed forever Kenneth ….

Allison Okey

January 27, 2021, 6:46 pm

Kenneth, you were John John and my very first friend. We loved you so very much!!! Rest easy and give John John a big hug for me


January 27, 2021, 6:49 pm

Breaks my heart…. much love to you all. Deborah Ridgill

Debra Bailey

January 27, 2021, 6:51 pm

Rest in peace sweet friend…..you will be missed. We love you..Rest well…see ya again some day

Lara South

January 27, 2021, 7:47 pm

Wonderful soul who I always recall with a wide smile on his face. A person who had a knack for being on the scene with a gracious heart. Although it’s been decades since our paths have crossed in person he managed to make me feel included in any old school salute that he knew of. For someone so full of life to be gone in an instant feels surreal. Love and hugs to his family and the vast amount of friends he had, for they know as I do how vacant the world seems without his essence. Take care of us Kenneth from above as you did while present among us here below. ♥️

John D. King

January 27, 2021, 7:53 pm

Love you brother. I have only fond memories of our many years of friendship. You will be greatly missed. I have nothing but respect and admiration for your dedication to hard work, willingness to help others, and your resolve in overcoming adversity and being the best person you could be. I’m saddened by your sudden passing, but comforted in the memories and your legacy. Your buddy, JK

Mark Corley

January 27, 2021, 9:17 pm

Farewell old friend, really going to miss you, till we meet again, God bless the family

Mark Morrow

January 27, 2021, 11:13 pm

RIP Kenneth, I’m so glad I got to know you a bit when you visited your brother Karl in CA back in the early 90’s. You were such a nice and thoughtful guy. I’ve really enjoyed our conversations via FB messenger over the years. Your presence will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing you but your kind spirit will no doubt live on. ❤️

Pam Wegrzyn

January 28, 2021, 12:18 am

Kathy, Jeff, Kevin and Karl, I am so very sorry for the loss of your precious brother Kenneth. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to you, Pam Wegrzyn

Park Ashley

January 28, 2021, 4:05 am

I will miss you cousin. So glad we were able to visit briefly on a delivery here in Dayton, OH a few years ago. Looking forward to see you again on the other side.


February 18, 2021, 6:56 pm

When you think of Ken, so many words come to mind to describe him; Loving, Sincere, Young, Larger than Life, Beautiful Smile, Love of Music, Hard Working, Easy Going….
It is difficult to know that he isn’t just a call away. Saying goodbye forever has been very hard for me….
I’m really NOT prepared for what happened.
I loved your loud laughter, I will truly miss you, Kenneth. Nina miss her daddy… You will forever hold a special place in my heart. Love always, Victoria

Will Lightner

February 20, 2021, 4:02 am

I met Ken Last Summer, he was kind and always had a smile. We quickly became friends and often went out for dinner or hung out at his place. He showed me around Sanford and showed me all the local hangouts. He had a way about him that is rare and you just do not find people in your life time and so quickly become friends, he cared and wanted the best in people. I will forever miss our friendship and the short time we had together. Be at peace my friend.

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