Cedric Nigel Duren

Passed November 19, 2021


Obituary For Cedric Nigel Duren

Cedric Duren, 49, was taken too soon after he endured a hard-fought battle with cancer. He passed peacefully but never gave up the fight. He was a hard worker who was always good for a laugh as well as lending a hand when needed. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, a good cocktail, and was known for his love of grilling where he would share his famous ribs with family & friends.

He leaves behind his wife, Cathy; sons, Dontè and Cedric; daughter, Aliyah; dog, Zoey; and three grandkids: Dontè, Jr., Makayla, and Amariah. He was the son of Kenneth and Shirley Duren and brother to David, Kenny, and Petra.

At this time there will not be a Memorial Service. In lieu of flowers, if desired our family has a GoFundMe to support medical bills, anything is appreciated but not expected.

Cedric's Medical Expenses GO FUND ME

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  • 12/06/2021

    I am truly saddened to hear the new of Cedric's passing. I will always remember his BIG SMILE and his good nature. Sending prayers of comfort and peace to his family and to all who knew him. Rest easy friend. --Raina Vedell, RTI

  • 12/02/2021

    Cedric was such an energetic and positive spirit. Each interaction I had with him at RTI was lively and enjoyable. My deepest sympathies.

  • 12/02/2021

    I met Ced while employed at CMS and Piedmont Service Groups. He was one of the most knowledgeable people I ever met in the HVAC field. I worked alongside him on many projects. He was willing to teach you and answer any questions that you had pertaining to the job. He always had something going on joking and laughing. It was an honor to meet such a man. Definitely gone to soon but God is control and had bigger plans. My condolences to the family. Ced the Entertainer will be greatly missed.

  • 12/01/2021

    Cedric always wore a smile and it was great to hear his laugh. He will me missed. I am glad I was able to work with him at RTI International and get a chance to know him. Clay Thaxton

  • 12/01/2021

    I'm saddened to hear this news. It seems like it wasn't that long ago that I was talking with him in the hallways of Bldg 11 at RTI. He used to ride my vanpool to work a few years ago and he was always so sweet and has such a kind heart. My sincere condolences to his family. Michelle McCombs

  • 11/29/2021

    Cedric was an amazing man. I'm thankful that work introduced us years ago. He was always someone I could count on and he knew he could count on me. He will be missed, greatly. To his wife and additional family I am sorry for your loss and you are in my prayers. And just like I was for Cedric, I am one call away. With love, Coy Jr Parker

  • 11/26/2021

    No words can describe the sadness I felt when I heard the news. We all loved him!!! We had some great and memorable times together. I'll remember his laugh and smile the most. Praying for every one of y'all. All My Love, Teresa Lampp

  • 11/24/2021

    Cedric was a great person to know and work with. He loved his family a lot. May he have peace in heaven. Wayne H.

  • 11/24/2021

    I have to share one memory that we still to this day laugh about me and my mother did not know Cedric and his wife very well when we had our first holiday dinner at his house with his family what made it really special and memorable was how Cedric took so much pride in making the dinner especially using his new cooker when he was slicing the turkey he shoved a piece of turkey in my mom's mouth without warning as if he had done it before that right there shows you the kind heart he has and by him doing so made us feel so much at home we still laugh about it to this day because it just shows how he treats new people to his family as if they were part of it again you couldn't ask for a nicer Kinder gentler man we are sincerely going to miss him deeply God is with him now and I'm sure Cedric he's making him laugh and have a good time

  • 11/24/2021

    When we first met Cedric we were surprised to see how young he and his wife was we were very impressed to meet such a kind warm-hearted person soon-to-be the father-in-law of our grand daughter / niece and as we became closer we realize he's family to us and we pass our sincere sympathies to the rest of family members because they lost a very valuable asset Cedric was the bomb you could not ask for a better person father companion all we can hope is that the rest of the family seeks comfort with all the memories and the pictures and all the good times that he gave to all who knew him God has him in his hands now we all just need to keep him in our thoughts and memories with love and sincere thoughts from Ione and Wayne black

  • 11/23/2021

    I was saddened to hear of this unexpected news. I worked with Cedric at RTI International and I respected him for his technical know how and his complete dedication to his profession. Cedric cared greatly about his family, a topic which always came up when we talked. He will be missed by so many. May Cedric's memory live forever in the hearts of those who loved him.

  • 11/22/2021

    He was a great friend and a great worker .He loved chillers and will be missed very much. Prayers and love and comfort to his family! Love and prayers, Don Teasley

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