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Derrick Hamilton Humbles, Sr
February 16, 1961 ~ December 24, 2023 (age 62) 62 Years Old
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Derrick Hamilton Humbles, Sr. also known as “Super D,” and “DChyl” is the beloved son of the late William and Tina Brown Humbles; born on February 24,1961 in Hot Springs, VA. Derrick had a deep love and respect for his mother who raised him, the 7th of seven children in Brooklyn, NY. Derrick Humbles was a graduate of James Madison High School in Brooklyn, NY where he excelled in athletics and academics, his earliest valedictorian experience in sixth grade at P.S.156.
Derrick Humbles, Sr. worked for many years for various companies, including Coca-Cola, Bob’s Furniture, Union Carbide, Kimberly Clark and most recently, Shred-It of Southington, CT. Derrick served in the U.S. Air Force briefly before summoned home for a family emergency.
Derrick excelled in whatever endeavor he put his mind to, and his positive outlook, sense of humor and sharp perspective caused him to be sought after for advice, wisdom and fun. He was very competitive when it came to sports and was a valued member of the Mark Fasano Sunday Morning Doubles bowling league. During the years that Derrick bowled, he always wanted to score the perfect game and he did so twice, and sported a ring engraved with the number “300” marking this achievement.
He also really enjoyed walks in nature, artwork, taking photos, grilling, trading “snaps” with his cousin, Steve, and his nephews, and before Google, debating facts with people – after Google, he just would say “look it up!” In the last several years, Derrick’s fervency for his faith in Jesus Christ, for well over a decade, reached an all-time high. And it was normal to hear him share his faith regularly with others. God’ love for Derrick transformed him and his outlook on life. Family and friends recall Derrick saying more than once, "If I went now, I’m good!” And he meant it. God knew in his sovereignty that Derrick was ready to come home.
Derrick always thought family was important and he showed his love of family by his trips to family get togethers, or create his own, celebrate birthdays with flower shop deliveries and make phone calls just to check on you and make you laugh. Derrick could take any situation and have you look on the bright side or have you crack up with one of his funny observations or “snaps”, which he always had at the ready.
Derrick is predeceased by his Mother, Tina Brown Humbles and His oldest Brother, Terrance Ray Humbles. He leaves to mourn him: His beloved partner of twenty years, Bernadine Dunn, His three precious adult children, Derrick Humbles, Jr. (Payal), Shavonna Humbles, and Davon Humbles; His three sisters, Joanne O’Neal, Pamela Vazquez (Gilbert), Paula Shaikh (Nissar), and Jerri Stibich (Michael) and one brother, Michael Humbles. Two grandchildren: Niam and Sianna, Two uncles, Kenneth Brown (Lillie) and Andrew Brown (Tina), One Aunt, Patricia Conway; Also survived by his children’s mother Brajena Harrison, and GraceLynn Haymer, and a host of close cousins, extended family, wonderful friends and co-workers.