Derek Joseph Chatagnier
January 17, 1990 - July 6, 2013
Derek Joseph Chatagnier, 23, of Biloxi, MS passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2013 in Glendale, AZ. Derek was born in Biloxi and until his move to Arizona was a lifelong residence of the Gulf Coast. He attended Biloxi Senior High School and Jefferson Davis Community College. He had enormous love for his family and cherished his friends. He was an avid fisherman and loved the water. He always had a great passion for music, always writing, singing and playing his guitar.
Derek was preceded in death by his step-grandmother, Joyce May Stuart; niece, Madison Rebecca-Ann Chatagnier; Aunt, Lisa Ann Hopkins; and grandparents, Ernestene and Lodgie J. Chatagnier.
He is survived by his parents, Susan Maureen Chatagnier and Lodgie (Joe) Chatagnier Jr.; brother, Brian Joseph Chatagnier; grandfather, Ben Allen Stuart, grandparents Ronald and Geraldine Garrett; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be on Thursday, July 18th at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima on Pass Road in Biloxi followed by lunch and a celebration of his life at The Redding House, 770 Jackson St., Biloxi, MS.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you show your love and support of Derek by attending the benefit at the Biloxi Elks lodge on July 21st from 2:00 p.m until 7:00 p.m.
Published in The Sun Herald on July 16, 2013