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Deron M. Lankford

1968 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Deron M. Lankford Obituary
Mr. Deron M. Lankford, age 45, passed away Aug. 2, 2014 at Regency East Hospital in Warrensville Hts.
He was born Sept. 1, 1968 in Bellaire, Ohio. He had resided in Bellaire and graduated from Bellaire High School. He also resided in East Cleveland before moving to Painesville.
He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Painesville. He loved fishing and spending time with family and friends. He will be remembered as being charismatic and he drew in everyone that met him. He was previously employed at Powder Co. in Cleveland and previously had worked as a chef for International Preparatory School in Shaker Hts.
Mr. Lankford served in the U.S. Navy. He was the Admiral's Chef aboard the U.S.S. McDonough.
He is survived by his wife Amanda (Miller) Lankford, whom he married May 6, 2008 at New Hope Baptist Church; sons, Deron Michael Furr and Vincent Michael Lankford; father Frederick (fiancee Lisa Bell) Lankford, mother Linda (Smith) Slatton; stepfather Gerald Slatton Sr., brother Derek Lankford; Aunt Sophie Blanchard; Uncle Gary Blanchard; cousins, Angie and Keith Blanchard; and a host of cousins. He also leaves his in-laws Rev. Vincent R. (Rose) Miller; sisters-in-law Rev. Alisa M. Miller, Anita L. Miller and Amelia A. (Terrance) Shanklin.
He was preceded in death by his stepbrother Gerald Slatton Jr. and stepsister Leetha Slatton.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church, 428 W. Jackson St., Painesville with Rev. Vincent R. Miller officiating.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services.
Burial will take place in Riverside Cemetery, Painesville.
Online guest book and condolences at www.johnsonfuneralservices.net

Published in www.News-Herald.com on Aug. 7, 2014
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