Derrick Jeron Burks

March 01, 1969 - November 21, 2022

Derrick Jeron Burks

March 01, 1969 - November 21, 2022


Derrick Jeron Burks, affectionately known as “Uncle D” was born March 1, 1969 to Billy and Marion Burks.

Derrick attended Eugene Fields Elementary School, Clinton Middle School and Webster & Central High School.

He enjoyed playing pool and working at the community center where he lived, serving lunches through the summer program, under the leadership of the late Robert Fairchild. He also enjoyed playing ping pong at Lincoln Park trying to beat his cousin MeMe.

He worked for Safeway & Homeland groceries, Alphs, Target, Midwestern Manufacturing, Pepsi, Aaon, and Paragon Industries Inc.

Uncle D was a homebody person who loved music, movies, documentaries, and his family. He was a giving person, living his life unselfishly. Anytime anyone needed anything, you could count on him to be there for you.

On November 21, 2022 God said come to heaven and take your rest, you have fought the good fight and kept the faith.

He was preceded in death by his father Billy Joe Burks, Sr. To cherish his memory, he is survived by his mother, Marion Burks/Burch and her companion, Jimmy Lewis Jr., two brothers Kemuel Burks, Billy Joe Burks Jr., and sister Urshala White. Grandmother Mae Dell Harrison, uncle George Marshall Jr, aunt Nanette Griffin, and great aunts Alva Johnson & Mazella Claytor. He has five nieces Kayla, Kyra, Nkenna, Nivea, and Raelynn. He has four nephews Keenan, KJ, Keemon, and Amande. Three great nieces Amira, Ezra, and Deonnie. Five great nephews Kayson, Uriah, Josiah, Donte, and Kannon. His ride to die cousins “Donnie Boy” Johnson, Keisha Thorps, and Bre Nichols. Moreover, he also has a host of relatives and friends that will miss him deeply.

Special Thank You to Rick and Debbie Boreland. We also want to thank Butler-Stump & Dyer.

A final farewell visitation for Derrick will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 from 1PM-8PM at Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home.

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3 responses to Derrick Jeron Burks

  1. Sending our deepest condolences and prayers to the entire family. Love from Otis and Cheryl Surratt, Sr. And family.

  2. JD Goff says:

    Rest Well Cousin Derrick. Prayers for My Family.

  3. My deepest condolences

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