Dereck L. James, age 26

Lost to gun violence on March 23, 2018 in Warfield, Kentucky.

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  • Nickname:
    8 DJ
    3 big daddy
    2 Big D
  • Number of children:
  • Personality:
    4 loving
    4 kind hearted
    4 sweet
    1 protective of his family
    2 fun
    1 generous
    1 friendly
    1 outgoing
    2 heart of gold
    3 a true friend
    1 fisherman at heart
  • Occupation:
    2 Construction
    1 home remodeling
  • Workplace:
    1 Smith Construction
  • Schools attended:
    2 Runyon Elementary, Belfry Middle, Belfry High School
  • Comments:
    1 I love and miss you so much son!
    2 forever loved and missed
    1 loved fishing
    2 it feels like i've just lost you. i love you big brother. so much. more than rhe words i compose.
    1 Sis Sis loves you, Bub!! I miss you every day!!
    2 sending loving thoughts and prayers
    3 RIP Dereck. Forever loved and missed.
    1 As long as I live Son.. you will live, be remembered and be loved! RIP my precious angel
    2 stg i miss u D hunting season ant the same this year without u here R.I.P Big Brotha
    3 We wont stop until justice is served for you Derek! we love you!!
    1 nana loves and misses you dereck
    1 Still praying for the family. prayers for justice
    2 We miss having you coming up to Indiana and spenind time with us!
    2 sesnding loving thoughts and prayers
    1 prayera for your family and frienda derek y are missed baby i miss u so much
    1 dereck lee the babies and i love and miss you so so very much. ❤️
    1 fighting for justice baby boy🤗🤗🤗🤗
    1 I love and miss you son! I will keep fighting for justice until I take my last breath!
    2 Praying for justice soon. I wouldn't want to be in the shoes office the cold heartless murders
    1 miss you big D. 💜
    1 r.i.p derek you are very missed
    1 Love you so much my precious spoiled boy forever Mamaw💙
    1 Merry 1st Christmas in Heaven my sweet angel! I love and miss you son so
    1 Happy 1st New Year In Heaven my sweet angel! i love and miss you so much son
    1 I love you so much and miss you so bad!!!
    1 You will always be loved ans remembered as long as your family lives
    2 court again this morning son! I will fight for justice as long as i breathe
    1 I love and miss you my sweet boy! RIP until we meet again
    1 next court date is 1/2/2020 trial to start 3/2/2020
    1 i love you uncle
    1 I can't believe its been almost a year since i got to see your beautiful face son
    1 ❤️❤️❤️❤️💙💙💙💙💕💕💕🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋
    1 oh how i miss you my sweet angel! i love you baby boy
    1 Hi Uncle D, I saw you in the sky last night. I ❤️💋
    2 I miss you bub I wish you were here I think about you all the time
    1 I❤️💜💞💓💗💖💘💙💚🧡 U
    2 I love and miss you my precious baby boy! we all miss you so bad
    1 reunited with your sister 7/24/19
    2 Sawyer loves fishing just like her Uncle D
    1 prayers and hugs from iowa❤❤🦇
    2 I love and miss you son and your sister so much!
    2 Love you so much, Dereck!! 💙
    1 Praying for your Mother everyday..😭🙏🙏💞🌹
    1 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
    1 i miss and love you and Kayla so much!
    1 You and Kay .. Save A Place For Me
    1 you will be missed..rip dereck
    1 court sentencing tommorrow son! i love you and miss you so much!
    1 I miss and love you Son! 😢😢😢😢
    1 I love and miss you my sweet precious son!
    1 I just lit a candle❤. Tyreke grandma
    1 i can tell he was a wonderful man wow
    2 i just lit a candle jesus bustamante sister 🙏🙏🙏
    1 i miss you my precious son!

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