On July 8, 2021, our beloved husband, father, uncle, cousin, grandfather, brother-in-law and friend, Dwayne A. Derry heard the eternal summons from our Sovereign Lord and looked to the heavens, got a glimpse of glory, and fell asleep in the arms of God. He was born on February 10, 1965, in Trenton, New Jersey son of the late Stanley and Geraldine (Jackson) Derry. Dwayne was one of four children of this union.
Dwayne received his education in the Trenton, New Jersey Public School system.
He was an entrepreneur, strong and protective of his family. He enjoyed football and track & field which he was extremely good at. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles, racing, and working out keeping his body conditions, he is the reason his son Dwayne started working out and one of the reasons he kept it up.
His greatest passions were spending time with his wife and the kids, playing, and laughing, as well as breeding and caring for his dogs. He described changing his life and moving to FL as life change and referred to it as “living his best life.” Dedicating his life to his wife and family, working hard to make a different. Spending time with family and friends doing things he enjoyed most. Laughing and playing with the kids, enjoying his toys, and breeding and caring for his dogs.
The Love of my Life
When I first met Dwayne, I must admit he was a man that everybody felt was stuck in his ways and was never going to change but I saw a different man deep within. I definitely wanted to bring that man out! The start of our new life needed to be on grounds away from Trenton. Many said he’ll never leave but he did! They said if he leaves, he’ll be back. He never looked back only returning when a loved one needed. They said he’ll never leave the streets. But he did! We moved South and started our own businesses. He spent a lot of time with his dogs in which he loved very much as well as working out, spending time with the kids which he loved. He would light up when he was with them. It may not been easy, and we might have struggled a bit, but we struggled together, and we thrived together, he was my friend, my lover, my husband, my life.
He totally changed and became that man that I saw within him. He can lay down knowing he didn’t owe anyone anything and he lived the remaining of his life happily, peacefully, and joyfully for he lived a great life and I’m happy to have been the greatest part of his change.
He is predeceased in death by: His parents Stanley & Geraldine (Jackson) Derry, his siblings Alfred Marlin Jackson and Richard L. Bonner, Darryl Julio Warren, Stanley Derry Jr. and Edon Jones, uncles Jason Gilcrest, Donny Derry Sr., Thomas Barnes, William Derry, Robert Derry, Pete (PO) Jackson, James Jackson, aunts Carolyn Derry and Verdon Byrd and a nephew Marlin S. Bugg Jackson.
He is survived by: Besides his loving devoted wife Oweeta (Tweet) Derry (FL), he leaves to rejoice in his memory, His siblings Gregory J. Bronner, Bryan Derry, Terus Silas (Karen), Darius Silas, Deborah Perry, Sharon Alford (Paul), Shelia McDonald and Jackie Hemingway and sister-in-law JuDawn Young of Ewing NJ. His children, Tyhera Derry, Dwayne A.T. Derry, Dashawn Dickerson, Axarius Williams, Kesai Patterson, DaJawn Patterson, Tyrone Watson all of Trenton NJ, grandchildren, Lianne Marie Derry, DaJawn Patterson Jr., Axariua Williams, Mesai Freeman, Tyrone Watson Jr., father-in-law Edward Patterson, nieces and nephews, Dwayne M. Jackson, Tanee Snow, Alfred
Shaka Jackson, Tanasha Dougals, Toya Dougals, Danyell West, Trevor Dougals, Sekai Key, Y-Neque Young, uncles Percy Derry Jr. (Justine), Carl Derry Sr., Thomas Cooper (Scoogie) (CT), James Patterson, aunts Bertha Jackson of Waterbury CT, Dorothy McCoy, Barbara Derry and several cousins, special friends, Tobe Wilson, Eugene Jesse Wade, Leroy Brannon, Juan Patterson, Kereal Patterson, and a host of other friends.
Funeral service will be 1pm Friday, July 23, 2021 at Ministerios Fraternidad Cristiana, 715 Bellevue Ave., Trenton, NJ 08618. Calling hours will be 11am until the time of service. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Hamiton, NJ. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home.
Friends and family are invited to join the family for repass at The Northside Café, 901 Brunswick Ave., Trenton NJ, immediately following the internment.
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