In Loving Memory of Derrick Best

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Gifford,SC-Derrick Lamont Best was born the son of the Mrs. Vivian Best Murdaugh and Mr. John Williams Sr. Derrick "Head" or "Sly as he was affectionately called, was a devoted son to his parents, a loving brother to his siblings, but most of all he relished the role of “father” to his beloved daughter daughter, Kiyah . Derrick was nurtured in the home of his grandparents the late Mr. Willie and Mrs. Ionia Best.
Derrick received his education in the public schools of Hampton County and was a 1993 graduate of Estill High School. He furthered his education at Denmark Technical College and Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College, Orangeburg, South Carolina. Derrick attended worship services at Miller Swamp Baptist Church,Sycamore,South Carolina.

Derrick was employed with the family business, Lowcountry Medical Transport Services,Varnville,SC

On Sunday,November 17, 2012 our heavenly family called him home to rest .He is preceded in death by his grandparents, the late Rev.Jake and the late Mrs. Doretha Williams.

Loving memories of Derrick ,will remain in the hearts of his parents: Vivian (Alvin Sr.) Murdaugh and John E. (Peggy) Williams Sr., , loving daughter Dekiyah K'ionia Doctor, Hampton SC., four brothers: Brian Murdaugh, Gifford SC, John Williams Jr., Antoinio Williams, and Corithian Williams, Brunson SC., one sister, Yvette (Rishaun) Pringle, Columbia SC. step sister, Pandrea (Jamie) Creech, Fairfax, SC, and one step brother, Alvin Murdaugh Jr, Hampton, SC, ,grandfather, David Murdaugh Sr., sixteen aunts; Dottie (Ronnie) Jackson, Allendale SC, Carolyn (James Jr) Risher, Jacquelyn Lee, Veronica Best, Gifford SC, Lizzie Best, Pennsylvania, Alice Tolan, Maryland, Darie M. (Kenneth) Burgess, Deborah A. (Henry) Singleton, Kathleen Mitchell, Beverly J. Williams, Gifford, SC. Belinda C. Williams, Loretta Williams, Dawson, GA, Brenda G. (Charles) Deloach, Patricia D. Crittington, Brunson, SC, Hattie (Shelly) Askew, Varnville SC, Catherine Williams, Charlotte NC.Fifteen Uncles: Kenneth (Louise) Best, Henry Best, Dwayne Best, Gifford SC, Willie (Willa Mae) Best, Estill SC, Carol Mc (Jackie) Williams, Gastonia, NC., Ray A. (DeNeane) Williams, Fairfax, SC., 1st Sgt. Retired Cautey R. (master Sgt. Retired Cynethea) Williams, Denver, NC., Sgt. 1st Class Rodney L. (Sarah) Williams, Varnville, SC., Arthur (Peggy) Vaughn Sr.,Hampton SC, Leroy Gantt Sr.,Hampton, SC, Frank (Yvonne) Gantt Sr., NC, Johnnie (Thelma) Murdaugh Sr., Orangeburg SC, David (Mechel) Murdaugh Sr., Charlotte NC, Johnathan (Jackie)Murdaugh Sr., Fairfax, SC.Eight Great aunts: Thelma Johnson; New Jersey, Beatrice Smith, Hardeville, SC, Rosena Robinson, Fairfax, SC, Janie Sue Smart, Lakeland, FL., Peggy (Lonzo) Henderson, Queens, NY, Alice Bradley, Petersburg, VA., Carrie B. Chisolm, Chiefland FL., Earlean Smith, NC.,five Great uncles: Authur (Etta Mae) Chisolm, Newland, NY, John F. Bradley, Faifax, SC, William Aiken; New Jersey, Edward (Dorothy) Murdaugh Sr., Theodore (Betty) Murdaugh Sr., Hampton SC.,five nephews; Aidan Pringle, Columbia SC, Corithian Williams Jr., Treyvon Williams, Jaishon Williams, Brunson SC, Quayshon Williams, Varnville SC.six nieces; Yinasia Williams, Demetria Williams, Tyjae Williams, Brunson SC, Nicole Patterson, Denmark SC, Justina Patterson, and Bryttani Patterson, Columbia SC. a host of cousins,special cousins Antrone (Shamika) Williams, Estill SC, Antron (Latoya) Williams, Jarod Taylor, Pamela Singleton, Laquann Mitchell, Andretti Williams, Gifford SC.,a devoted friend: Dwana Doctor, Hampton SC,special cousins/caregivers Jamian (Rachel) Risher Sr., Jessica Lee, and Brittany Lee, Gifford SC,special friend/caregiver: Kazia Hill, Hampton SC,special friends: Nakina Alexander, Sheila Gray, and Marvin Williams, Gifford SC, Ivan L. Wesly, Memphis, Tennessee, other relatives and caring friends.


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Death: November 17, 2012

Place of Death: Residence

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