Darren “Mac” McIver was born on February 8, 1964, in Brooklyn, New York to Sarah and Willie McIver. He transitioned from this earthly life into an eternal one on Sunday, April 28, 2018 at 7:03 p.m., after a brief illness.

Darren spent most of his early years in New York until he moved to North Carolina, where he attended and graduated from Pine Crest High School. After high school, Darren was accepted into Shaw University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. After college, he pursued a career in his field of study at the AKC Kennel Club in Cary, NC and MCI in Morrisville, NC. He was always eager to advance in his career, which lead him to continue his studies and receive certifications in programming, information technology and cyber security. Darren was employed by Akimeka, LLC, where he used his certifications and training until his death.

Known as Mac to all his family and friends, he was a devoted son and father and loved spending time with his children. He was a good friend to many. Mac had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. He was an avid football fan but had a love for boxing for which he loved to brag about.

Mac was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry McIver and Gary McIver. He leaves to celebrate his life and cherish his memory: his father, Willie McIver (Joyce) of Queens, NY, his mother, Sarah Thomas of Southern Pines, NC; his daughter, Jabree McIver of Chicago, IL; his son, Darren McIver of Raleigh, NC; his brother, Barry McIver (Zenobia) of Lillington, NC; his grandson, Maurice Waters, Jr.; other loving relatives; and many special and devoted friends who will truly miss him.

Funeral services will take place on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the C.A. Haywood Sr. Memorial Chapel, 2415 S. Wilmington Street, Raleigh NC. Visitation will precede the service at 12:30 PM.