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Derrick Demetrius Lawson


Sunrise: April 18, 1980

Sunset: April 13, 2018
Derrick Demetrius Lawson was born on April 18, 1980 in Norfolk, Va. to the late Curtis Herring & Rita LawsonDerrick graduated from Norfolk Preparatory High School in 1998. After high school, Derrickworked many different jobs and worked at his last job Tidewater Staffing for many years. At Derrick’s last job he helped a lot of people with getting employment and he took pride in doing what he loved  to do.
Derrick had a love for his motorcycle, crabbing, cooking on the grill and spending time with his family. Derrick was a great father and step father. Derrick loved spending time with his nephews. Derrickwas a well rounded individual who would do what he could to lend a helping hand. Derrick loved his family.
Derrick departed his life on 4/13/18. He leaves to cherish his memories- his dear mother, Rita Lawson, 4 brothers, Roderick Lawson (Ginny), Curtis Lawson both of Norfolk, Va., Antonio Spain (Veronica) of North Carolina, & Curtis Williams of Georgia, one step sister, Trenelia Owens of Norfolk2 sons, Jirah Johnson & Isaiah Shoulders; 2 step sons, Kharee & Zykier Johnson;  fiancé Sauda Johnson; special friends, Rick, Markita,Myron, & Bernie. Derrick leaves a lot of Aunts & Uncles who adored him-Cora Holmond, Nancy Weatherless, Keith Taylor, Arlethia Lawson-Watson, Ronald Bell, James Lawson, Stephanie Brown, James Melvin Lawson Jr. , Yvette Bias, Terrashae Burgos, Marva Tatem, Joseph Lawson, Natika Woods, Tasha Jordan, James Jordan, Jasmine & Kayla Welch. He leaves a host of nephews, cousins, nieces and many close friends.
Predeceased by: his father Curtis Herring, maternal grandparents, Florine Grooms & James Melvin Lawson Sr.; paternal grandparents, Charles & Evelyn Herring.
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    Anthony Ralph says

    Thank you homie for helping people in they time of need. We miss your laughter your smile and especially your love for them bikes. Take them 2 wheels and ride away into the sunset in peace. Rest in 2 wheels lil homie.

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    wendy nelson says

    its nice to none you derrick ,,,you will be missed god blesss

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    Christine Phelps says

    Thank you Derrick for finding me employment,it’s nice to have met you,you will be missed by everyone that needed employment,you’ll be missed by your Co-workers and your loved ones. R.I.P. Derrick taken away to soon and never forgotten.

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    Halloween says

    The family is in our prayers. From Halloween and family

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    MARCIE JOHNSON says

    GOD NEEDED YOU, MORE THAN WE DID. I PRAY THAT ONE DAY WE WILL MEET AGAIN UNTIL THEN, REST IN PARADISE DERRICK.

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    Bridget Freeman says

    You will truly be missed by many who love. No one can replace a warm heart who believe in second chances. When I call on you for help for my returning citizen, you was there. Rest in peace my friend and one day we will meet again.

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    Niesha battle says

    Me and the kids ? you and the crew mykeasha,beanie,myron,tommy,eddie jessie are crew will miss you swisher life lol love you derricj

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    Katie Smith says

    My friend, now one of my angels, I miss with every thought, I pray for understanding and that your kids, wifey, mom and brothers can find some comfort in knowing that you did a lot of good here on this earth
    I love u, Katie

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    Jeff Hall says

    Derrick was a exemplary worker who always had a smile on his face and something nice to say. He was loved by his coworkers at Tidewater Staffing and his passing has caused a sorrow within the company all week. He will be missed and remembered as one of us who try to help people find work every day. May he Rest in Peace. Please accept my sympathy during this very difficult time. It was my honor to have worked with Derrick and a it was blessing to have worked with him on a daily basis.

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    concepcion islasrodriguez says

    please accept my sympathy during this difficult time. i have a great time working with derrick have fun fishing he show me how to fish crag . i will miss him and my mariatelma that he love her so much i no he love that other kids in his building he always tell me that at work . i’m going to miss him a lot.. with love connie ..

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