BAITY - Derrick D. Our Beloved, Derrick D. Baity was born July 15, 1978 in Buffalo, NY, son of J. W. and Jeanette Baity. He attended Buffalo Public Schools and graduated from McKinley High School in 1996. Derrick enlisted in the United States Navy in January 1997, was honorably discharged and then entered the Police Academy in 2001. He accepted appointment to the New York City Police Department July 2001. Police work was Derrick's joy and he excelled at it, being promoted to the rank of Detective Investigator in March 2010. He was dedicated and worked many hours with his team in the Brooklyn North Gangs Unit. Derrick met Jessica Lyons in Buffalo, New York. They entered into Holy Matrimony on June 2, 2007. From this union, Derrick and Jessica raised two sons together, Elijah and Mason. They became the joy and center of their hearts. Derrick also loved God and had an unwavering faith. Derrick passed suddenly on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. He leaves to secure his legacy and celebrate his triumph the following, a loving and devoted wife, Jessica Lyons Baity; sons, Elijah Jones and Mason Lee Baity; parents, J. W. and Jeanette Baity; sister, Cassandra Baity; nephew, Dion Sawyer, Jr.; father and mother-in-law, Daniel and Lyn Lyons; great-grandparents, Nancy and Turk Francis; sister-in-law, Colleen Lyons; brother-in-law, Kyle Lyons and Paul Kowton; numerous aunts and uncles; a host of cousins; relatives and dear friends. Family will receive friends Wednesday, 9 AM-1 PM at Midtown Bible Chaple, 1722 Main Street. Funeral to follow 1 PM. Arrangements by BRIAN K. LEWIS FUNERAL HOMES. www.brianklewisfuneralhomes.com
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Published in the Buffalo News on Feb. 23, 2014