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Darius Exavier Peterson

September 5, 1971 ~ November 13, 2020 (age 49)


Darius Exavier Peterson, 49, died Friday, November 13, 2020 at Duke University Medical Center's Intensive Care Cardiac Unit (ICCU) in Durham, NC.

Darius, the son of SSgt Leonard B. (USMC deceased) and Meredith Brown Peterson, was born September 5, 1971 in Bethesda, MD.  He grew up in the Washington, DC and Philadelphia, PA metropolitan areas, before moving to Greensboro, NC in 1982.

While attending Walter Hines Page Senior High School in Greensboro, Darius was a member of the baseball team and played outfield and "cleanup hitter" positions.

After graduating from Page High School, Darius attended North Carolina Central University, as a Business Major, and became a staunch "NCCU Eagle".

Darius, known to his friends as "DP", was a "fanatic" for professional wrestling, The Washington, DC  football team, Good Food and music.

Darius inherited a talent for retail sales from his father and worked in a number of retail roles in the Greater Durham and Triangle areas.

At the time of his death, Darius worked for Spectrum™, as a Retail Specialist in Raleigh, NC. 

In addition, he and his wife were innovative entrepreneurs who launched "Bartending Unlimited" in 2004.

"Bartending Unlimited", a hospitality company, delivers high-end "mobile" beverage services for clients across the Mid-Atlantic States. Darius was extremely proud of the Company's accomplishments.

Darius was a loving, funny, stylish and opinionated son, brother, friend, husband, father-figure and the "fun uncle" to his many nieces and nephews.

Darius is survived by his beloved wife, Contonna Jacobs Peterson; son, Jerry Barbry, III; mother, Meredith Brown Peterson; brother, Ramsey M. Peterson (Telisa W. Peterson) and aunt, Maxine Brown Davis (Dr. Derick Davis, Jr.).

He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Apostle Ravonda S. Jacobs (Apostle Dennis R. Jacobs, Sr., deceased); sisters-in-law, Ravonda "Pinky" Jacobs (deceased) Sheena D. Jacobs and Brittany J. Robinson (Tarnaus Robinson); brother-in-law, Dennis R. Jacobs, II; nieces, Taryn Desiree' Peterson, Imani L. Jacobs, Azurah C. Faison, Morriah Robinson, Sanai Heath; great niece, Skylar Jacobs; nephews Destin Jacobs, Asa Jacobs, Levi J. Evans, Titus D. Robinson, Abram Heath and Ahmon Heath; Special Baltimore Cousins, Sharon Moore and Calvin Wilson, as well as the rest of his Baltimore Peterson Family members.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private in-person Family Tribute will be held Saturday, November 21, 2020 in Durham, NC. The Tribute will be viewable through links provided, on Darius' social media platforms, prior to November 21, 2020.



The Family Request: Instead of flowers, and other traditional expressions of sympathy/condolences, please show your love/support/caring for Contonna & Darius with financial contributions to Contonna to help her manage the financial impact of Darius' death.

Online Contributions can be made through: Contributions can be mailed to:


Recipient ID:

Contonna Peterson

P.O. Box 51745

Durham,NC 27717

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