Name: Mr. David Ladd

Date: January 30, 1992 - July 1, 2021

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Mother: Saundra K. Ladd

Father: Darryl Ladd

Special notations: DAVID LADD’S LIFE STORY Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1-2) In Miami, Florida on January 30, 1992 (ahead of schedule), Darryl and Saundra Ladd welcomed their youngest baby, David Anthony Ladd, born at 26 weeks and weighing 1 lb 10oz. David was born struggling and hence he was named David – for the warrior within and to win life’s battles. In 2003, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior, was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, and subsequently received the gift of the Holy Ghost. David was educated in the Fairfax, Virginia School District where he graduated in 2010 from Fairfax High School. Although David was small in stature, he was competitive and excelled in several sports – including baseball, football, and track where he ultimately broke several county and regional records in Virginia and was a 3-year letterman in Track & Field. While a 10th grader, a local news outlet in Washington D.C. took note of David’s skills and enquired and did a special sports story on how such a small runner could consistently “knock off giants” on the track. After the story was carried, the station received multiple requests to re-air it and a longer version of the story was later aired. His athletic skills secured him a spot on the NJCAA Championship track team at Southern Plains College in Levelland, Texas. David often referred to the track as his “office.” After leaving South Plains College, David continued his college studies at Brookhaven Community College (Dallas, Texas) and Collin County Community College (Plano, Texas) where he pursued his passion of Culinary Arts. David was an excellent cook and was very meticulous and creative in the kitchen. He was always “all smiles”. You couldn’t look at him very long without him handing you a smiling face. No matter what David was facing, he was always helping others. His aunt mentioned how he would call his cousin to help him get on the right path. He even wrote out a plan and delivered it to his house. He loved his cousins, and they loved him. David surely acquired some attributes from his grandfather, the Late Suffragan Bishop Art Ladd, Sr, as well as his own parents in helping others. On July 1, 2021, God called David home to a better track and field – one paved with gold where he will never get tired of running. David will be remembered not only for his talent, but for his kind and loving heart. David was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Suffragan Bishop Art L. Ladd, Sr.; maternal grandmother, Bernice Sutton; Aunt, Gloria Sutton. Those who survived to cherish the sweet memories of David: parents, Elder Darryl R. Ladd, Sr., and Saundra Ladd; two brothers: Darryl Ladd, Jr (Shareese); Michael Ladd; paternal grandmother, Marva Ladd; maternal grandfather, Fred Sutton, Sr.; two nephews, Braylen and Darryl III; and a host of family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that cards and letters of condolence be sent to the family at: 11901 Blue Moon Ave, OKC, OK 73162.

Visitations: 1pm-4:30 pm Friday, July 9,2021

Cemetery: Trice Hill Cemetery, 5101 N. Coltrane Rd., OKC OK, 73136

Services: *Private Family Service* Greater First Deliverance Temple, 2101 N. Bryant Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73121

Services date and time: 11am Saturday, July 10, 2021

Affiliate Services: Wake Services, EM Temple Memorial Chapel

Affiliate Services date and time: 4:30pm-6:30pm Friday, July 9,2



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(2021-07-06 3:32pm) CONSTANCE LADD wrote:
Jesus said I AM THE RESURRECTION AND LIFE. David knew Jesus and you will see him again! Jesus bears your pain. Love you all and praying!

(2021-07-06 6:48pm) Gwendolyn Wallace wrote:
My deepest sympathy.

(2021-07-07 7:31am) Dena Sutton Grissett wrote:
My deepest sympathy.

(2021-07-07 11:26am) Kim Parker wrote:
Love you family , praying for you Saundra

(2021-07-07 12:02pm) Linda Finley wrote:
My deepest sympathy.

(2021-07-07 1:36pm) Cortney Runnels wrote:
You will always be remembered and loved. You will always be my brother/ cousin. And I can’t wait to be able to see you again David . I love you man and I’m sorry I was there for you enough fam... Your and a great place now. 🥺🥺😌😌 love you aunt saundra and unc Darryl!

(2021-07-07 3:07pm) James & Marcie McGee wrote:
May God comfort you today.

(2021-07-07 3:46pm) Linda Wright Eakers wrote:
My prayers for your family during this change of season. Love, Linda

(2021-07-07 4:35pm) Stephen Grissett wrote:
The promises God made are all true.

(2021-07-07 6:07pm) Iva Houston wrote:
May you feel his loving presence.

(2021-07-07 6:24pm) Virginia R Killings wrote:
My deepest sympathy.

(2021-07-07 6:42pm) Ruby McClure wrote:
I'm so sorry for yall great lost. He is in the masters hand now! All we need to do now is live this life just to live again to see him walking the streets of gold! Love yall and praying for strength.

(2021-07-08 7:40am) Sandra L Currin Moore wrote:
To the Ladd Family, you all are.in my thoughts & prayers

(2021-07-08 8:42am) JACINTA"PUDDIN" BRAXTON wrote:
MY CONDOLENCES TO THE LADD FAMILY.

(2021-07-08 9:50am) Linda Finley wrote:
My deepest sympathy.

(2021-07-08 2:40pm) Shelley Jones wrote:
In your moments of deepest sadness.

(2021-07-09 12:46pm) Carol Nash-Lester wrote:
My thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the days ahead. May God's love uphold you, in this difficult time.

(2021-07-09 2:15pm) Roland Garrett wrote:
My deepest sympathy.

(2021-07-09 8:09pm) Ben & Gloria Barry wrote:
Our heartfelt sympathy to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

(2021-07-10 7:52am) Dr. & Chief Master Sgt Carolyn & R Craig Brooks wrote:
You are in my prayers. May God comfort you today.

(2021-07-10 8:07am) Bishop & Lady Marsha Ladd-Guthrie wrote:
Our deepest thoughts and our prayers are with you! May God comfort your family during this most difficult time. Please know that we Love you! ❤️

(2021-07-10 9:14am) Terrie Francis Johnson wrote:
You guys are in my prayers. Please know that our family is thinking and praying for your family and we love you very much.

(2021-07-10 10:10am) Dionne Millings wrote:
My deepest sympathy to such a loving and wonderful family. May God continue to bless and comfort you in your time of sorrow. Love Dionne and Ahmad.

(2021-07-10 10:21am) Anthony Fonteno wrote:
The promises God made are all true.

(2021-07-10 5:34pm) Terrie Francis Johnson wrote:
You guys are in my prayers. Please know that our family is thinking and praying for your family and we love you very much.

(2021-07-11 12:44pm) Mary Lucas wrote:
My deepest sympathy.

(2021-07-11 12:46pm) Edward & Monte Rucker Sr wrote:
You are in my prayers.