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Derrick Williams

December 21, 1984 ~ January 4, 2019 (age 34)
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Derrick D-Dubb Williams son of the late Robin Anette Williams was born December 21, 1984 at Raritan Bay Medical center in Perth Amboy NJ. He departed this life on January 4, 2019 in Newark NJ

Derrick was raised in Perth Amboy and was educated in both the Perth Amboy and Edison public school systems he earned his GED from the Perth Amboy Adult School

Derrick received his Christian education at St James A.M.E. Zion church in Perth Amboy It was there he attended Sunday school and was a member of the youth choir

Derrick loved sports, as a child he would often play baseball inside with his beloved” pop-pop while watching the Mets on television. He began playing little league at the age of five. In his formative years he played football for William C. McGuiness where he earned the record for rushing yards which still stands today. He also played for the Red Raiders and both Perth Amboy and JP Stevens high school’s varsity football teams. As an adult he participated in a semiprofessional league. Being the superior athlete he was Derrick could often be found enjoying leisure time on the baseball of football field with his friends. He enjoyed sharing his love of sports with his son

Derrick was stylish even as a child, he participated in the annual Easter parade on Sadowski parkway in Perth Amboy and won first prize for best dressed on more than one occasion. He could often be seen mimicking his grandfather with wide brimmed hats and a smile on his way to church

Derrick loved all forms of dance especially Salsa and Bachata, which he performed flawlessly as if he were born with dancing shoes on. He spoke and under stood Spanish fluently and could hold a conversation with anyone who was born with Spanish as their first language

 Derrick had a smile that could light up a room; and an infectious laugh. He had the gift of gab and could talk himself out of most any situation with ease Debbie often told him you should have been a lawyer or comedian .He also loved to cook which was likely a result of sitting at his “dada’s” feet while she cooked He worked for a period of time at the theatre at Menlo Park as a cook Derrick also worked in the fashion industry for Jeff Spade at South Paw vintage 

He was predeceased by his loving mother Robin A. Williams. His older brother Cameron Williams, maternal grandmother Mamie Lois  “Da-Da ”Williams his maternal grandfather Walter D” pop-pop” William, his uncle Clifford Williams and two of his best friends Sergio Soto and Richie Pryce

He leaves to cherish his memory his sister Cortney. S. Williams of East Orange, his aunt/mother Debra B. Williams of Sayreville another Aunt Charlene Williams of Georgia, four sons Isaiah Ramirez, Dyson Williams, David Martinez, Jeremiah Williams and a stepson Hansel Munoz, and one niece Kaleigh L. Williams. He also leaves his ex-wife Kathy Jaquez (Williams)    and a host of other family members and friends

 

Derrick was a true friend, unselfish, a talented athlete, ”he was a rock star” , a different breed, energetic, and loving--------------------------From his friends

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