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November 03, 2014
Really don't know what to say... Miss you fam!!!!
September 07, 2014
It has been 2yrs now & I still miss you like crazy. The pain of you not being here is unreal.
August 29, 2014
I was just thinking about Derrick's smile the other day and remembering the sadness 2 years ago; but it still feels like it was yesterday. Miss you Derrick! Still saying prayers for your family and little ones.
August 28, 2014
Rest In Peace Brother (VSU teammate 1990-1993)
KB Williams
June 21, 2014
Not a single day has passed Derrick Miller...not one, just like you said. My greatest sadness is for all the people that were yet to experience you, they never got the chance to feel your sunshine. And for your baby girls...if I could ever have a word with them I might admit you were epic...irreplaceable. Glorious. I wonder why 'nothing gold can stay?' You are indescribably missed. ??
December 08, 2013
I still cant believe your gone...you was such a dear, good friend! May you rest in paradise always Derrick!
December 07, 2013
Always thinking about you! May you continue to rest in peace.
September 21, 2013
Take comfort in knowing that you have guardian watching over you and your family. Jeanette & Kadiajh Wright
September 09, 2013
Still seem unreal to me. So sad! Nan
September 08, 2013
Truly missing DERRICK'S beautiful ,kind & positive energy in my life .. My heart is still sad but my Memories keep me strong and smiling.. He was truly a great Friend ..
September 08, 2013
I can't believe a year has gone by and I miss my friend today like I did when I received the news a year ago. It is so true you don't miss someone truly until you realize you can't just pick up the phone & actually hear their voice anymore. You will always be in my heart, thoughts and prayers.
Miss you Sexy!
September 08, 2013
Remembering your legacy as one who's a "wonderful, progressive and the loving son of Ms. Cookie, your lovely and devoted mother; and as a great dad to your presious daughters, and a remarkable friend, and one of Steelton's greatest sportsman. May God continue to keep your loved ones in perfect peace as you rest "safely in the arms of Jesus.

"Ms. Anita"Hanna Matthews)
Steelton/Harrisburg, PA
September 08, 2013
Remembering Derrick's bright smile and thinking of him today.
September 07, 2013
Remembering your life, your smile, your friendship everyday but especially this day, the anniversary of your passing. You are missed.
March 21, 2013
Missing you yesterday, today, and always!
January 08, 2013
Wow this is so unreal, I just found out about this. Derrick was my supervisor at Wells Fargo. He was always understanding and assisted me with being a mentor to my son! Your kindness will never be forgotten! RIP MY FRIEND!
December 20, 2012
there's not a day that go by that i don't think of you I miss you so much and I wish I could call you and hear your voice....I I just can't accept the fact that you're gone it doesn't seem real...I love you dearly?

Love always
~CAB~
December 09, 2012
I've been calling your phone and work wondering what the world was going on why was I being ignored...went on facebook to send you a message to say happy birthday and seen you had passed away my heart crumbled because I knew that wasn't like you to not answer the phone....I'm so sorry I feel like I've lost apart of me that I will never get back. I wish our last convo would have been better. I'm going to miss you picking on the way I walked you always said I would trip over my feet lol and your beautiful smile. You were a great man and father and I'm sorry you're not here with your 2 princesses I know they were your world. Thank you for everything for being a good friend to me you are my inspiration I will never forget you and II will always have a place in my heart for you I love you and miss you... I send my condolences for your family you're in my prayers.

Love Always,
~CAB~
December 08, 2012
Happy Belated Birthday my dear friend- I still can't believe that you are no longer here for me to call & just talk too. You will never be forgotten because they don't make them like you anymore.
December 08, 2012
Missing My brother D Mill and fellow Sag. We would have enjoyed this week as always. Still thinking of you.
December 07, 2012
So much has changed within a year. On this day I would be wishing my friend a Happy Birthday and catching up with each other.....I am still going to wish you a Happy Birthday and let you know that the situation is still hard to process but I know you are watching over everyone who loves you and reassuring all of us that you are resting. Just know I miss you and continue to pray daily for your mother, girls, and friends. Happy Birthday Pretty D and R.I.P my friend!!!!!!
December 07, 2012
Happy Birthday Derrick. You are missed and thought of everyday.

God Bless your entire family.
December 07, 2012
Thinking about you today and always.
October 22, 2012
My prayers and thoughts are with your family to give them strength to get throuhg this horrible and unecessary trajedy. You will always be remembered!! Always dressed to impressed and always had a great big smile on your face.
October 07, 2012
Sincerest condolences to Derrick's family, especially his strong mother.
October 07, 2012
Missing you!
October 07, 2012
Love you, D Miller, I can't believe you are gone , I am no longer able to call you when I need you or miss you, my phone no longer rings and show your lovely smile, oh how I wish our last conversation would have been better.. who knew you would leave so soon, without time to say good bye. I can't stop looking at your pictures, I have not been able to let go yet. I will never let go ,you will all ways be a part of my life. And I will continue to pray for your sweet mother and lovely daughter. Keep smiling down on earth . Love you all ways. Gone but never ever forgotten.
October 04, 2012
Derrick my heart aches that you are no longer physically here however I take comfort that your sprit will remain alive forever. You were such a positive force in my life and I am grateful to have the memories. My thoughts and prayer go out to your family, I hope that they are able to rejoice in knowing that you are amongst angels. I love you to eternity. "Never to be forgotten" K
October 03, 2012
Daddi...I love u sooo much whenever I needed you you where there...you walked me down the isle to be married ...3 minute cheer competition u were there my graduation you were there anytime that meant something to me you were there my hurt hurts so much you mean so much to us. Your Braveheart Loves u so much Daddi
October 03, 2012
Daddi....I love you sooo much whenever I called you were there...You walked me down the isle to be married...3 minute cheer competition u were there my graduation you were there no matter what...Your braveheart will always love you and my little sisters :-)
October 01, 2012
Derrick...I don't know where to begin...I never knew my heart could hurt like this. I love you SO much and miss you more than words can ever express. Memories from the last 16+ years are forever bound to my heart. May you rest in heavenly peace. My prayers of comfort and peace for Mom, Dakota, Delaney and all the rest of your family and loved ones. Gone for now, but never forgotten...your light still shines here on earth through those beautiful babies <3
September 29, 2012
I miss Derrick so much ..his wisdom , his smile , his advice & most of all his support in my life , always believing in me .D was a great friend & will always be in my heart . I will keep his Mother & babies in my prayers that our GOD WILL COMFORT THEM & allow them to rest in him .. " tears" Derrick we MISS YOU ...
September 27, 2012
COUSIN U WILL B MISS ND I LOVE U
September 24, 2012
You are and always will be special and significant to me. It is unfortunate that people do not miss you until your gone, life is too short. We Just had this conversation…. You taught me many life lessons in a short time. What to do and what not to do. I remember our last conversation you said “ Nobody is perfect and that God forgives” you knew how to get on my nerves but you really knew how to brighten up my day and put a smile on my face! Derrick you did not go in vain. Your life had a profound impacted to a plethora of people, and you had a purpose here. And that in itself gives your mom and daughters something to smile about everyday:) You will be missed...
September 22, 2012
Dear Cookie, my heart goes out to you. May the spirit of your son live on through you and his children. Stay in prayer for strength and God will see you thru. Toni Smith-Johnson
September 21, 2012
Down to earth you were! You always smiled even on a rainy day. Constantly encouraging and motivating others to be all that they can be. You are gone, but not forgotten.
September 21, 2012
Dear Theresa My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May you be comforted by your memories.
September 20, 2012
My Brother, My Friend and My Pal... Words can not express how much you will be missed!!!! To the family you are in my prayers!!
September 20, 2012
My Heart & Prayers go out to the Miller family. I will keep you in my prayers.
September 20, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September 20, 2012
Derrick, you are truly missed by so many!! I will continue to Pray for your family and those beautiful babies! May God continue to watch over them all!
September 20, 2012
I am still in disbelief that Derrick is no longer living on this earth. My heart is saddened and I'm at a lost for words. Derrick was such a great person and friend. His life was cut short entirely too early. My condolences goes to his family. Rest in Paradise my friend! U are in a better place. U will definitely be missed!
September 19, 2012
I will continue to keep your family in my prayers. I only met Derrick once, because came into our bakery to purchase a cake. His personality made us feel as if we had known him for years. I know he will be truly missed. Blessing to his family!!
September 19, 2012
I want to let the family know that they are in prayers .
September 19, 2012
I send my deepest condolences to the Miller family and prayer that our God comfronts you all . I will miss Derrick and wa happy to have shared part of his life with him. Rest in peace my dear friend. Love you.
September 19, 2012
My deepest prayers to your family. He will be missed and always remembered.
September 18, 2012
Cookie and family! Our deepest sympathy to all of you at this most difficult time in your lives. Just remember God will se you through and will not put more on you than you can bear. Just keep holding His hand.
September 17, 2012
Derrick, thank you for looking out for me. You did so without fanfare or need for acknowledgement. I am going to miss running into you at Harris Teeter. The next time I am shopping and someone taps me on the shoulder, I'll have to stop myself because I'll see your smiling face with your bottles of water under your arm. I guess by now the Lord has already told you how you blessed my life, I just wanted to say thank you!
September 17, 2012
You will be missed but not forgotten my friend(VSU)! Gone way too soon! Prayers and condolences to the family!
September 16, 2012
My deepest sympathy's are with the Miller family at this time. Derrick was a dear friend and will be missed tremendously! The world lost a great one- RIP my friend.
September 16, 2012
I was very saddened to hear of my good friends passing.. I remember when I was a freshman at VSU and he took me under wing.. Than he came into my life again at Wells Fargo and did the same thing.. Life is just too short.. Miss you D Miller!!
September 16, 2012
The world has lost a beautiful young man. A promising life cut short, but a kind, loving and generous spirit that will be amongst us forever. Rest in paradise my friend....
September 16, 2012
A dear long time friend will be missed. I will always remember the fun times of reminiscing about the days in Harrisburg. I thank God for placing Derrick in my path, he is truly an Angel. My prayers and heartfelt sympathy belong to the family and friends. RIP, Derrick!!
September 16, 2012
R.I.P DERRICK
Gone but never forgotten
September 16, 2012
Cookie, my deepest sympathy for you and your family. So sorry to hear of Derrick's passing. Our prayers are with you. Remember to keep your hand in God's hand and He will comfort you in the difficult moments. No one can comfort like God can.
September 15, 2012
God bless the Miller family in this time of sorrow. My prayers will go out for you all while your trying to heal. RIP Derrick
Lavina
September 15, 2012
I met Derrick at the University of Phoenix he was in my last class the capstone class and I remember meeting him and he was quite a gentleman even though he picked with me at every class we became good friends as a family.You will be dearly missed and my prayers are with the family
September 15, 2012
Cookie,
May God bless you at this most difficult time. We will always remember all the years Derrick and
Steve played sports together. May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have of Derrick.
September 15, 2012
Derrick, I was hurt to hear of your passing 9/7/2012 and still in shock. All I can think about was meeting you at college (VSU). I remember when you had on some pants that had art on it and I said to you I like your pants, who designed those for you, you told me you did. I ask you if you would paint my name and my boyfriends name and my country (Africa) on my jeans because I was going home for Thanksgiving and I wanted to wear them. I ask you how much it would cost and you told me you would give me a price when you were done. The next week you brought them to my dorm (Howard Hall) to give to me and I was so happy because it was very nice and then I asked you how much do I own you and you said to me (Elke this is my gift to you its free) I remember that day thanking you every time I saw you on campus. Derrick, may your soul rest and may God bring confront to your children and parents and family. you will be miss my brother until we meet again I will keep you and your family in my prayer.
September 15, 2012
My condolences goes out to the Miller family. Derrick was a great person with a positive attitude. He will definitely will be missed.
September 15, 2012
Derrick "Smooth" Miller,my former classmate at Va.State Univ. I'm still shocked to know you aren't here anymore. You will truly be missed my friend and we will always remember you. I know you are in heaven in a much better/loving place and I know you are in heaven smiling upon us. See you on the other side my friend and shine your light on your beautiful daughters. May you RIP. Friends always. Toye "Woo-Woo"
September 15, 2012
I only knew Derrick for about a year but in that short time I learned what a great man he was. He always came to work with a positive attitude and smiling face. Derrick touched my life and many others. My heart goes out to his mother, children, and the rest of the family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers every day. Rest in peace Derrick. We will miss you.
September 15, 2012
I only knew Derrick for about a year but in that short time I learned was a great man he was. He came to work everyday with a positive attitude and smile on his face. Derrick touched my life and many others. My heart goes out to his mother, his children, and the rest of the family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
September 15, 2012
Derrick I'm still lost for words and very sadden...I will always remember your smile and corny jokes...Gone way too soon you will truly be missed and never forgotten...RIP Derrick.
September 15, 2012
Ms. Miller, I just wanted to let you know that you had a wonderful son. Derrick would truly be missed by many... R.I.P Derrick
September 15, 2012
To Jimmy, Cookie, Jamie, Akili, Saboo and all of Derrick's family,
I was shocked to hear of Derrick's passing! I watched him grow from a boy to a great young man. I will miss him and his beautiful smile! You are all in my prayers and God Bless! Love you Derrick, Rest in Peace.
September 15, 2012
Ms Cookie And Family
May God be with you and comfort you always. Derrick taught me how to be a better drummer. I'll never forget the trouble the drum line always seemed to get into headed by Derrick. I'm glad i got to know a good man.
September 15, 2012
Longtime friend, Derrick will be missed by all who knew him...I will never forget the times we shared growing up together in Cole Crest. Playing ball everyday after school until Miss Cookie yelled at us to go do our homework. Hard to think about all the good times we shared...God be with Nibble on his journey. RIP
September 15, 2012
To the Miller Family, May Gods love see you through this time of sorrow. R.I.P Derrick, you will be truly missed here at Wells Fargo.
September 15, 2012
Miss Cookie and Derrick,
Words cannot express how heavy my heart has been since I received that dreadful call! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you celebrate the life of an awesome Son, father and friend! I will always cherish the friendship I shared with Derrick and the countless hours we spent double dating as teenagers! Love you Derrick you will be truly missed! You may have moved away but when you came home you always stopped by to see the Tate's! Thank you for your undying friendship and love!
Jennifer Tate-DeFreitas
September 14, 2012
To a very special friend...u will truly be missed......my heart goes out to u and ur family...
September 14, 2012
Please accept my deepest sympathy. Derrick and I were classmates at Virginia State. A great guy. R.I.P. Derrick. - Belinda D. Hill
September 14, 2012
The words of love, healing and devotion can only be expressed from my family The Rudolph's to The Miller's family in their hours of bereavement. He's a friend, brother and a Virginia State Trojan. May god bless you! And may the heavans smile upon you.
September 14, 2012
Ms.Cookie and Family,
Words cannot explain the the feelings we share in this time of sorrow. "Nibble" was a long-time friend who will be truly missed. Remembering those days in Cole Crest, running and playing til the street lights came on, laughing and joking together. You raised a good young man, friend, and father, who is now walking with his Heavenly Father. God will not put on you more than you can bear, just trust and believe in Him and He will comfort you.
September 14, 2012
My prayers are with your family.
September 14, 2012
James and the rest of the Miller family, my deepest and sincerest condolences as well as prayers go out to you all. Derrick was and always WILL BE a GREAT man in my eyes. I had the fortunate pleasure of working with him here in Charlotte with Wells Fargo. He will be definitely missed but NEVER forgotten. God has him now and he will continue to look after him. May God bless you and the rest of your family!
September 14, 2012
My prayers are with the Miller family during this time of breavement. RIP Derrick, you will be missed!
September 14, 2012
Derrick will truly be missed! I pray for his family to get through this tough time!
September 14, 2012
My Deepest Condolences to the Miller Family in your time of sorrow. I pray that God will bring comfort to your hearts during this painful time.
Derrick you were such a genuine spirit, always talking about your daughters and you were always smiling. I take comfort knowing you are in a much more better place.
September 14, 2012
It seems like yesterday we were children on Kennedy Lane. I remember knocking on his door asking, "Can Derrick come out to play football?" Ms.Cookie would reply, "When he is finished with his homework and chores, he will be out to play." Derrick was loving, focused, and accomplished because of the foundation Ms.Cookie
instilled at an early age. He will be missed by many and will always live forever in our hearts. My condolences to Ms.Cookie and to all who loved Derrick.
September 14, 2012
I will keep the Miller family in my prayers. He was a great person and will be missed.
September 14, 2012

Cookie,

My sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your son Derrick. “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. May God comfort and keep you in this time of sorrow.

Debbie Sanders
September 14, 2012
My Deepest Sympathy...Ms. Theresa you and Derrick have been apart of my life since I was a little girl. I will cherish the friendship and memories of my good friend "D". (In the 'burg & at VSU) I will miss him saying "Baby girl this, and baby girl that!" "Baby girl don't tell him I told you but." I will miss that amazing smile and snickering laugh.You raised a fine young man with a great spirit for life. Be proud of his accomplishments and those beautiful girls he brought into your life. Rest assure Heaven has a new team player. May the Lord continue to comfort us all. RIP my dear friend Derrick L. Miller. You will be truly missed!
September 14, 2012
I was devastated when I heard about the tragedy that took place a week ago. The world has suffered a great loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
September 14, 2012
Theresa my prayers are with and the family. I hope that God will continue to give you strength and peace. Love Grace and family
September 14, 2012
Miller family may god continue to bless you during your lost , words can't describe how I feel at this time ,Derrick was a great friend and I will miss his lovely personality and the good time that we shared as friend, I will continue to keep his daughter and family and friends in my prayers, Derrick you will all ways have a place in my heart until we meet again. I would like to share a photo that he sent me about 4 months ago with all of you. He was so amazing and his smile will never be forgotten.
September 14, 2012
Miss Theresa, You and the family are in my prayers during these tough times and forever. There are no words that will ever express how much we will miss Derrick. My son Antoine and I were blessed to have known such a wonderful man. He was my dear friend. We will forever remember Derrick in our hearts. He is and has always been an Angel. May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort during these very trying times. We love you Derrick. God Bless.
September 14, 2012
My heart and prayers go out to the Miller family. Derrick was one of a kind and will be missed....Fly Guy Forever!
September 14, 2012
Cookie,

I am so very sorry for the lost of your son. Trust me I truly know what you are going through. No parent should have to bury their child. The pain is so painful that you wake up and you think that he is going to call you and it's just all a terrible terrible dream. It never ever leaves you EVER.People say it gets better, well I like to know when it does,because I feel the same way everyday since my son died. It might look like I am strong and ok but trust me I'm not. You have a strong family and a family that will stick by you no matter what. I have my grankids that keep me focus and you have yours that will remind you of him everyday. You are a beauitful person Cookie and God will guide you through this. God Bless you and your entire family. I will keep you in my prayers everyday.

Renee Drayton
Steelton
September 14, 2012
My Heart and Prayers go out to the Miller family.
September 14, 2012
Cookie: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Derrick was such a wonderful young man. Love always.
September 14, 2012
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
September 14, 2012
I have countless memories of Derrick through a working relationship back in South Carolina. He was always top of the class. I will truly miss him.
September 14, 2012
To The Miller, My heart is saddened at the loss of my friend. I will always remember his infectious smile. Derrick "Sweet Chocolate" has so many friends near and far. PA, VSU, and NC will not be the same.
Derrick touched so many people in various capacities. May God embrace you now and forever.
September 14, 2012
Theresa, my prayers goes out to you and your family at this time. I hope that God will continue to give you strength and peace.
September 14, 2012
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
September 14, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September 14, 2012
Dearest Cookie,

I was deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of your son, Derrick. Since we shared sons with the same name, I know how hard this time is for you, but God does not make mistakes and His plan is always working for our good, so be blessed even in this difficult time of your life. Your friend always.
September 14, 2012
Derrick will be missed...( I smile everytime I think on how he would called me Nettie). Co-Worker, Annette
September 14, 2012
My heart breaks for those precious little girls that you loved so much, rest in peace my VSU friend, I will always remember that mega watt smile. My sincere condolences to the family.
September 14, 2012
My prayers are with Derrick family, especially his mother and daughters he leave behind. Derrick was a close friend, mentor, and a person I looked up to and plenty of times we have talk and he gave me insight on how to go about situations and decisions, or inform me to go for it, or do it, you only live once "D" will say. I know he's gone but will never be forgotten by me.
September 14, 2012
We express our sincere sympathy to the family of Derrick Miller. The bible states to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Derrick was a special and close friend to my daughter, Audray and we were blessed to meet him a few years ago at a basketball game. He was a proud father and an ambitious young man. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. We are praying for this precious family and I know God will wipe away all tears from your eyes. Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
September 14, 2012
My sincerest condolences to the entire family. May God keep your hearts and minds on his word.
September 14, 2012
To Cookie and the Miller Family,
You have my deepest sympathy. You can imagine my shock when I heard about Derrick. I know this is a sorrowful time for all who knew and loved him.
Although there are no words to say that can make this time easier, but my thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. May God bless you with the strength that you need to go through during this difficult time. Always remember, God never gives us more than we can bear.
September 14, 2012
My condolences I send to the family. I am so sorry for your lost and I pray that God continues to comfort you throughout this unspeakable time. Derrick was special to us at Wells and he will be missed very much.
September 14, 2012
I am deeply saddened as I offer my sincere and heartfelt sympathy to you Ms. Miller and all of Derrick's family. May you find comfort in your lasting memories and in knowing that our Heavenly Father has you in His Care, now and in all the days that lie ahead. Derrick, I will always remember your bright smile!
September 14, 2012
Our sincerest condolences to the entire family. May God bless you all in this time of sorrow. RIP Derrick
September 14, 2012
My condolences to the Miller Family on the loss of your loved one. I had the pleasure of meeting Derrick on the VSU campus in 1991 and was sorry to hear of his passing. May God comfort you in your time of grief and sorrow.
September 14, 2012
I was deeply saddened when I heard the news of Derrick's untimely passing. I do not have the words to adequately express the great amount of sadness which I feel in my soul. Ms. Miller, hold the memories of Derrick close to your heart for comfort, knowing an angel is forever watching over you and his girls. May the love that surrounds you, help give you strength through the difficult days ahead. Rest in Paradise D! You will be truly missed!
September 14, 2012
Ms.Miller and Derricks family I am sending love,comfort and prayers for God to continue to surround you all and provide you with the strength that you all need to deal with the loss of our loved one. He was a part of my for over 20 year and a daily part for the past 6 years.Ms.Teresa I watched you at the house walk around and take care of business with a heart that was hurting but with the strength only of some one being carried by the faith of God. It has been a pleasure meeting you through D who was an amazing man, awesome father, trusted friend,son of God and Uncle to my son. He was a real mommas boy and loved sharing stories with me and loved the surprises you would call and tell him you left at the house whenever you would leave from a visit .Derrick left a mark in many lives and will never be forgotten the memories are forever. I will do all that I can to remain in the girls lives who were his heart and sole. My family and I send our condolences and know we will all be blessed to see D again. He has been chosen earlier than we may have wanted but at least he lives in eternal paradise and we have him to watch over us until our day comes. I will miss you my friend. We love you!! Tracy,Kevin and Kendall(your dude as you called him) I am here for you when you come to Charlotte remember we are right around the corner.
September 14, 2012
Rest in peace..may good bless you and your family
September 14, 2012
May god console all members of the Miller-Latham-Brown Family In This Time Of Bereavement. The loss is too big to put into words. Our Condolences & heart felt prayers. ~The Hall Family~
September 14, 2012
R.I.P Big Cousin. <3
September 14, 2012
Dear Cookie & Family;

The Hanna Family of Steelton and Harrisburg extend to you our heartfelt sympathy and sincere prayers. Please find comfort in knowing that in times like these God is walking with you,will sustain you, will give you peace and comfort.
Derrick is now "safe in the arms of Jesus" -- a place of quiet rest -- near to the heart of God.
The Hanna Family
September 14, 2012
Ms. Cookie:

Your baby is resting in paradise now. You gave him all of the tools he needed to be a great man and father. I already know that you are a woman of great faith and I will continue to pray your strength, comfort, love, hope, peace and joy. I will always remember Derrick with a grateful heart for all of the lessons that we taught each other over the last 20 years. Rest now, Stinker.
September 14, 2012
Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal; Love leaves a memory that no one can steal. To Cookie, family and friends of Derrick, cherish all of your memories and know that he was loved and will be missed by many. Praying for the strength to carry you on. LOVE YOU ALL.
September 14, 2012
To Cookie and the Miller family,may God bless you all and give you the strength to go on in his holy name. My deepest sympathy.
Christine Cox & family.
Harrisburg,Pa.
September 14, 2012
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. R.I.P., my dear friend.
September 14, 2012
There is little I can say that will comfort you in this hour of your bereavement. Please accept for yourself and all who morn with you, my deepest and heartfelt sympathy. It was a great pleasure knowing Derrick.
September 14, 2012
To the Miller Family,

I pray that God will bring comfort and understanding to your hearts during this trying time. Derrick " D Miller" was truly a gem to the VSU family. He always lit up the room with his smile and personality. May God keep you and bless you all!!

Scott Johnson
September 14, 2012
RIP
September 14, 2012
Ms.Cookie
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comfort by the love and support of family and friends.

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with Derrick comfort you today and always.
September 14, 2012
Cookie and Family;

Please know that the hearts and prayers of so very many persons are with you at this time of great loss. It is my hope that you will experience peace and comfort throughout the rest of your life, during each anniversary date, and each emerging memory. God is with you and never shall leave you.
Derrick's life was well lived in the short time he was on this earth. Rest in the awareness that he made such a tremendous difference in the lives of those he touched. Because he is gone too soon, much too soon, the shock of his loss shall carry with it the anguish of sudden grief and sustained, intermittent pain. Hold fast to your faith, hold fast to family and friends, hold fast to the reality that you loved him well, and he loved you deeply. God keep and comfort you...
September 14, 2012
I'm at a loss for words as I have lost a very dear friend. Ms Miller, I will continue to think of you and be praying for you and the girls. I will miss you Derrick! RIP
September 14, 2012
Gonna wish u bruh God Bless
September 14, 2012
you are gone but not forgotten rest in peace,faithful friend.
September 14, 2012
We will mis you D...My thoughts and prayers are with you Ms. Cookie and the kids...May the Holy Spirit cover you like a blanket and comfort you during your time of grief.
September 14, 2012
You all are in my prayers. May God bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
September 13, 2012
Big D ~ a kind friend, fun to be with, a good man, my boy. You are loved and missed but we know you are watching over us all with your smiling eyes and big pretty smile.

I lift your family up in prayer. I know you will always be with me in spirit. Peace be with you!
September 13, 2012
Theresa, my thoughts & prayers are with you. May our good Lord wrap His loving arms around you during this time and may you find the comfort that only He can give. God bless you now & always.
September 13, 2012
To The Miller Family

There are no words that can express how i feel about this all i csm do is ask god to help us all through this. Derrick was a good brother and i am so glad i had the opportunity of meeting my brother on this walk of life. You will be missed deeply and i send my deepest sympathies to The Miller family i will be praying everyday we all heal. Derrick is not gone he just went on to the major leagues.

RIP bruh
September 13, 2012
Ms. Miller God trusted you with the task of being a wonderful mother as Derrick emulated an abundance of kindness touching the lives of many. In this time grief, may God comfort you and your family giving you strength and understanding to trust in him during this difficult time.

Jeovonne
September 13, 2012
Our Hearts and Prayers goes out to the Miller.
Williams and Jefferies Families
September 13, 2012
To the family of the late Derrick Miller:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. Our human minds can't comprehend, WHY. Our human hearts doubt that this is the WILL of God, but GOD knows best. He needed Derrick up in heaven more than we needed him here on earth, is the only answer that seems to make sense. Derrick's living was remarkable, his friends from VSU loved him despite the distance between us and he will NEVER be forgotten. He leaves all of us with a huge role to play in keeping his legacy alive. May God comfort you and heaven shine upon your family!
September 13, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September 13, 2012
The Bryant family.
September 13, 2012
To Ms. Cookie,

My prayers are with you and the family. Derrick will truely be missed. Heaven has gained another angel. RIP GQ. God Bless
September 13, 2012
September 13, 2012
Prayer and comfort to the Miller family during your time of bereavement. I will alway remember playing Roller football with Derrick. Truly a good person.
September 13, 2012
To The Miller Family:
I met Derrick over seven years ago when we were both in a wedding here in Charleston, SC. We became fast friends. Over the years we have managed to stay in touch. We have shared good conversations about our relationships, children, careers. The list goes on and on. Derrick will truly be missed. He understood what it meant to be a good friend. To his mother, I am the parent of an only son. Derrick used to tell me the parallels that he saw with my love for my boy to your love for him. He mentioned the sacrifices you made to make sure he had the best of everything, including new Jordan's when they came out! You helped him become a great dad to his girls through your example. Take comfort in knowing that. My prayers are with the family for strength as you go through this difficult time.
September 13, 2012
To The Family,

May God comfort you during this time and remember to always trust in God.
September 13, 2012
May all my "Uncle's" family and close friends be surrounded with God's love and comfort in this time of grieving...
September 13, 2012
My heart is heavy and I doubt that I've shed the last tear over the passing of my dear friend "D" whom I referred to as the chameleon. I will so miss our sporadic but intense conversations and your take on things. I do find comfort in knowing that I will always have the memories of the things we discussed and know that I'll meet again some day. I ask that God comfort your family, especially your mother and the very last things we talked about, Dakotah and DeLaney. You were a good man, a great father and an awesome friend and I will miss you terribly. I thank God for the time He did allow you to be here with us and the imprint you've left on our lives. Farewell my friend...
September 13, 2012
So many loved this young man and with good reason. I had the pleasure of meeting Derrick and the rest of the crew many many years ago and we've made memories that will last a lifetime. I am praying for his family,friends and all the other lives that Derrick touched! His presence and infectious smile will be greatly missed. Until we meet again. RIP
September 13, 2012
To the family and friends of Derrick, we are so sorry for your loss. Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. You have to believe that Derrick was here for a reason and your connection could never be broken. The Moore Family-Tampa
September 13, 2012
To the Miller Family sorry for your loss. May God continue to keep your family in your time bereavement.
September 13, 2012
To the Miller and extended family. We all mourn the loss of Derrick. He was my brother and will be greatly missed. Great spirits never leave us. Love U D Miller

EJ
September 13, 2012
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
September 13, 2012
MY COUSIN DERRICK, U WILL B MISSED SO SAD U HAD 2 GO SO SOON IM GOING 2 MISS U SENDIN ME PICS OF THE KIDS ND HOW U ND THE FAMILY IS DOIN I WILL NEVER HEAR UR VOICE AGAIN GOD HAS SOMETHING BETTER 4 U SAY HI 2 THE REST OF THE BMW FAMILY 4 ME LOVE U ND MISS U
September 13, 2012
If i could change anything...... it whld to bring u back,,,,, i miss u like crazy. My prayers go out to the family Kid & Jay we love you
September 13, 2012
Cookie & Family,
My deepest sympathy is with you and your family in the loss of your precious son. I remember years ago working with you and sharing stories of our sons. I can still see the love and pride as you spoke of Derrick and his achievements. May the outpouring of sympathy and the love of friends comfort you and Jimmy during this most difficult time. Derrick knew the Lord, you made sure of that and he is now resting in Our Heavenly Father's Arms. His work on earth is finished!

Love and Prayers,
September 13, 2012
Dearest Cookie & Family,

May God comfort and sustain you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless!
September 13, 2012
To the family of Derrick L Miller my deepest sympathies go out to you and my prayers as well ,may god comfort you and keep you in his everlasting arms.
September 13, 2012
To the Miller Family my deepest sympathies, may my boy Derrick rest in peace. A good brother gone so soon
September 13, 2012
Derek you was great guy and ball player, you will be missed. C.Lamon
September 13, 2012
My heart is too heavy right now as I have lost a truly dear friend. Derrick you will forever be missed.
September 13, 2012
May God bless your family in this time of sorrow ....

Carolyn Mobley
September 13, 2012
May God bless your family in this time of sorrow ....

Carolyn Mobley
September 13, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September 13, 2012
Words do an injustice in explaining how much we will miss Derrick. He will remain very alive in our memories and admiration.
September 13, 2012
Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family members of Derrick L. Miller. May you find comfort in knowing that joy comes in the morning. "Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted." Prayerfully yours,
Rev. Harold & Mrs. Judy Jordan Kannapolis NC
September 13, 2012
Dear Theresa, My heart is with you and your family during this sad time. May your faith and love comfort you. - Holly Socolow
September 13, 2012
My God Bless the family in this time of mourning and beyond...VSU FOOTBALL FAMILY! EDDIE GOODE
September 13, 2012
To the Miller Family, words fail me at this time, Derrick was always such a professional, handsome, and charming young man I knew from WellsFargo.There is a God that Sits high, and he Looks low and there is a record being kept. Look to see your Love One again in Glory!! God Bless!
September 13, 2012
We hold lighted candles for our friend..and family member ..Derrick L. Miller... Ms Cookie don't worry he is now in great hands...and always with you with every wind across your cheek( thats
Derrick giving you a kiss..I'm ok mom)...KENNEDY LANE FAM..
September 13, 2012
To Ms Cookie and family:

There are no words I can use to express how sorry I am to hear about the passing of Derrick. Just know that God is with you and the entire family. Lean on God for strength and he will see you through.
September 13, 2012
To The Miller Family,

May God Bless and Keep you in your time and sorrow. All of us from COLE CREST/STEELTON/STEEL-HIGH were like a huge FAMILY..we had great times...he will surely be missed ..love you Derrick.. and know we will meet again soon..from your "cole crest sister"
September 13, 2012
No words can explain the pain i feel to lose a friend like Derrick my heart goes out to the family. I will miss you my friend. I Love You D!!!
September 13, 2012
Ms. Theresa, my sincere condolences to you and the family on the loss of Derrick. May God comfort and keep you in this time of sorrow.
September 13, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September 13, 2012
Cookie;

Time can heal every heart wound, it can mend brokeness. I believe in time it will heal your heartache. I will keep you in thoughts and prayers.

An Old Neighbor Friend
September 13, 2012
Take comfort in knowing that now we have a special guardian angel to watch over us. R.I.P. Bro
September 13, 2012
To the Miller Family,

The Roller family will hold Derrick close to our hearts and with honor!! May the Great Spirits welcome him with open arms and continue to watch over your family!! RIP Derrick!!
-The Roberts
September 13, 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
September 13, 2012
To the Miller Family,

At this difficult time I am sending my deepest condolences. I pray that the Holy Spirit comforts you and brings you peace. God Bless,
September 13, 2012
Theresa, my heart is so heavy for you and the girls. I know GOD is carrying you at this time. I love you and your family. Sincerely Nan
September 13, 2012
My sincere condolences to the family of my friend Derrick Miller. I had the pleasure of knowing and meeting Derrick at VSU. Praying for comfort, peace and understanding as you go through this difficult time. Just know that Derrick is in a better place and looking down on us with that "smile". God Bless!
September 13, 2012
Such a SPECIAL guy with a beautiful heart!! You will truly be missed. Ms. Theresa & Family, my heart and prayers are with you always.
September 13, 2012
To the Family of Derrick Miller

You have my deepest sympathy. I pray that God wraps his loving arms around the entire family to comfort you all during the difficult days ahead.
September 13, 2012
My Love and Condolences to Jamie, Ms. Cookie and the family, Derrick will be missed but we have many memories to look back on and smile and laugh about. See you, until we meet again..Derrick.

April
September 13, 2012
I have known Derrick for over five years now from Wells Fargo and I must say he is a very pleasant friend to have in your circle. We had alot of fun times and shared alot of laughs. He will definitely be missed. My heart goes out to the family and I wish you all peace in your time of grief.
"The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hands of god". Love Catina Massey
September 13, 2012
Ms. Cookie, Derrick was a fine man, beautiful heart and very intelligent, I miss him very much. I ask god to look after you and your family. CC4LIFE!! 942 wood and Kennedy lane.
September 13, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September 13, 2012
" GONE TO SOON "
To the family of Derrick, (A Mother's Love is different than the Love she has for others.)
Ms. Miller, we met your son Derrick through our children, Ricky and Tawanne Eley years ago, him and Rick were like brothers they were, room mates, team mates and best friends at Virginia State University and remained that way until the Lord called him home. Your son was a remarkable person, he touched the lives of everyone he came in contact with. His smile and love for people will always be remembered. Derrick loved helping whomever God put in his pathway, the young and old, he was put here to do God's will and that was what he did. I pray you find comfort in just knowing that you raised this fine young man who never met a stranger and always reached out to help others in need. Your loss is our loss here in Virginia for Derrick was like a son to us also and our hurt is your hurt because when one family member hurt they all hurt. We loved Derrick and we pray God's strength upon you and his daughters. Ms. Miller we know God make no mistakes and we may not understand the why's or what if's at this time but something good will come out of this. On September 7, God was walking through his earthly garden looking for a flower to add to his beautiful bouquet, he came upon this carnation which he saw was different than any other in his garden, God said, wow! I know that everything I made was good but this one is extraordinary and I must pull this one because it is so beautifully shaped and colors are so beautiful, this one was really norished and taken care of by his mother and I must have this one right now to show my Heavenly Angels that this beautiful carnation is an example of what I want all of my children to be like. He plucked his creation from his Garden, took him to Heaven and told the Angels, his status is to strong to just be on our table for decoration, I want him to be an Angel in charge of helping me watch over my earthly garden because he followed his Mothers instructions and my instructions and became the proud man we wanted him to be. Welcome to my Heavenly Home Derrick, You Made it in! "I Love you, your Heavenly Father, God".
Ms. Miller may the Lord send you Peace in the Mist of your Storm, and Joy as you Heal the loss of Derrick, your Trooper.
God Bless you and the family,

Ricky and Tawanne Eley, Arvis Hall and Emily Eley & family
September 13, 2012
Derrick you will truly be missed still hard to believe this is real...Ms Cookie my prayers are with you and your family.to your children may you find comfort knowing daddy I'd an angel watching over you.R.I.P. DERRICK...
September 13, 2012
You are walking on those streets of gold. I will meet you there one day Derrick. Until then, please watch over me. You will be deeply missed.
September 13, 2012
Ms. Miller, We pray that the Lord continue to keep his loving arms around you, as he strengthens, comfort, and heal the hearts of you, his kids, as well as the family.

RIP Derrick, We Love You. Continue to light up heaven with that beautiful smile!
September 13, 2012
Cookie,
Sorry for the loss of your son.GOD is always on time and always knows what HE'S doing. We may not understand what's going on but who are we to question GOD.May you be blessed at this vert special time in your life.

Love Always Your Brother in CHRIST, Barry
September 13, 2012
May the kingdom of GOD pour over you and your family and give you peace. God bless you Ms. Cookie and your family.
September 13, 2012
My condolences to Derrick's family. I met Derrick working at Wellsfargo and we graduated from University of Phoenix this year on the same day. I will miss chatting with him in the omelette line for breakfast at work. He will surely be missed...RIP GQ!!

K. Davis
September 13, 2012
I don't even know the appropriate words. I just want to send my sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family and many friends of Derrick. I met Derrick a long time ago and I remember him always having a smile on his face. To Derrick's mother, you had such a great son. I pray that the Lord brings you strength, comfort and peace.
September 13, 2012
Derrick and his smile... May the Lord continue to bless you all during this difficult time.
September 13, 2012
Words of comfort will carry you through this difficult time. My every thought and prayer are consumed with thoughts of those who love and will miss our friend, brother, Son, Father; Derrick. By lifting him up in spirit and reliving memories will keep him alive in all we do. Blessings to his family and extended family and friends for the great loss we all have suffered. "Heaven is for real" and one day, we will all be reunited!
September 13, 2012
Cookie, No greater lost than a mother losing her child. We are there for you. Derrick's life was cut short. But the life you gave him was the best. Cookie you were a great mother.. God bbless. Ronald and Grace Wilson and family.
September 13, 2012
Ms Cookie and Famliy,
May GOD bless and place his hands over you during this very difficult time. We, the STEELTON family are here for you. We are one big family and we lost our brother. ~~~~GONE TO SOON, Derrick you wil be missed!
September 13, 2012
My prayers and condolences go out to Ms. Cookie and the little ladies that gave Derrick joy and his big smile...and also to the rest of the Miller Family....
GOD has called home a funny young man...and believe me some of the tricks he use to do in Sunday School would have me rolling with laughter especially when him and Marcie Carter would go at it oh the fun we had at church...then he was a funny character at Steel High....
Just know that GOD has his arms wrapped around the family and HE will never let go...and to the girls....Your daddy was a funny, always smiling good guy...
September 13, 2012
Can't hold back the "tears" I will miss you, My "Brother,My Teammate and My "Friend" "CC4LIFE RIP"
September 13, 2012
My heartfelt condolences to any and everyone who loved and cared for Derrick. A great father, son, brother and friend taken too early. He will be missed dearly.
September 13, 2012
To Ms Cookie

I am truly sadden for the lost of your son Derrick. He was such a fun,loving and caring person to be around. I remember all the good times we shared on Kennedy Lane in Steelton he was like my little brother. When Derrick contacted me thru face book I was so happy to see his face again and chat with him. I will truly miss Derrick but I will not ever forget him.

You will always be in prayers.

Deepest Sympathy
Loretta (Spruill) Wilbern
September 13, 2012
To Miss Cookie and the Miller family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember the good times I had playing Midget Baseball with Derrick as well as our times playing Roller football. He will always be my friend and teammate.
Jack Slade
September 13, 2012
Mrs. Miller,

I am truly sadden by the loss you and your family have suffered. I worked with your son Derrick at Wells Fargo for 8 years. He was a very smart and hard working. It was a pleasure to witness a young black man climbing the corporate ladder with such determination for success. May you find comfort in knowing that he is in the arms of Our Father In Heaven.
September 13, 2012
To Derricks family, friends, and classmates, I am so sorry that Derrick was taken from us so soon, he was a great guy always during the years we shared as Rollers with our class of 89. He had a smile that would light up a room and never have nothing mean to say. He is someone who I am proud to say I have known for almost half of my life. May he rest in peace and watch over this mother, father, daughters, and the rest of his grieving family and friends. Until we meet again Derrick God Bless.
September 13, 2012
Dear Cookie and Family - keeping you in thought and prayer at this time of bereavement - Florence Frazier, Jeff Pittman and Virginia Jackson.
September 13, 2012
May "GOD" bless "YOU" in the time of need. Queball Brannock & Family!
September 13, 2012
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
http://www.ruthann1.com
September 13, 2012
In this journey called life, we develop friendships which become so close. As time continues, we all go our separate ways. We hold and cherish the memories of the times spent together dear to our hearts. I'm devastated to what has happened to you. You were taken at the peak of your life. You were like my brother and you will be truly missed!! I will hold the memories very close to me. Rest in Paradise my dear brother Derrick! I send my deepest condolences to you, Ms Cookie, You were a very extraordinary Mother to Derrik!
September 13, 2012
Dearest Theresa, I am so very, very, sorry for the loss of your son. Doc and I always loved the pride on your face when you talked about Derrick, I know this grief and can tell you to just allow yourself to be held in the loving arms of our Savior and He WILL carry you thru. Love you. Kim Alexander
September 13, 2012
I will miss you like crazy but I will never forget you we've known each other for over 23 years and for the past 5 years we where sill going strong. Distance did not keep us away then and it will not now. I will always always love you near or far the times we shared was amazing and you will never be forgotten.
September 13, 2012
Cookie, Akili, Dakotah, DeLaney & Family
We were saddened to hear of the passing of “Derrick”. We know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves a permanent imprint in our heart and memories. We must find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared Derrick's love.
In times like these, we must “Trust in the Lord with all our heart; and lean not to your own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Jesus Christ, and He shall direct our paths.”
We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
September 13, 2012
I am sending prayers and blessings to the whole family for your loss but now he's found may God continue to wrap his loving arms around you at this time of sorrow!
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