Derrick Reeder, 42, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 8.
Reeder was born in New York on December 9, 1966 and worked as a nurse's aide, electrical assistant and doorman.
He is survived by his mother, Dollie Harrell; two sons, Anthony Johnson and Derrick Reeder, Jr.; four sisters, Lenore Moorer, Debroah Reeder, Darlene Reeder, and Regina Smith; brother, Kenneth Reeder; step brother, Cornelius (Yang); brother-in-law, Rick Smith; sister-in-law, Julette Reeder; five nieces, nine nephews, fiancée, Crystal Johnson (Cree) and her three children Ivan, Karia and Keith; brother, Sal and cousin Travis Johnson and a host of family and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Family Funeral Services, Arverne. Memorial service was held at Macedonia Baptist Church, Arverne. Interment was at Rosemount Cemetery, Elizabeth, New Jersey.