Derek Alvin Blake
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(Courier News)

Derek Alvin Blake, born January 13, 1965 in Plainfield, NJ to Betty and the late James Blake, departed this life on Saturday June 27, 2009 in JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ. Derek was united in holy matrimony to Stacey Womack on July 20, 1996. He was employed by Capital Printing Company in Middlesex, NJ for 10 years. Derek was an avid bowler with a couple of perfect games and a lot of 299 games. His desire was to beat his mother and he finally did. Whenever he wasn't bowling he was working, whether it be at work, in the yard, on the car, on the grill, or mixing CDs for friends. He was the perfect Grill master by day and a CD mix miester by night.
Derek leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 13 years, Stacy Blake of Piscataway; two daughters, Keysha and Jasmine; one granddaughter, Anhai Silvera; a God Daughter, Alyssia Blake of Piscataway; his mother, Betty Blake of Plainfield; three brothers, Arthur (Marcelina) of Plainfield, Jonathan (Pauline) of Elizabeth and Bernard (Cynthia) of Piscataway; a sister in law, Marjorie Blake of Piscataway; father and mother in law, James and Jackie Hainesworth of Hillsborough; brothers in law, Jerome Womack, Roderick Womack (Stacey) of Hillsborough and Jessie Womack of Somerset and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Derek was a rare, caring, worry free individual who loved his wife and family unconditionally. He never held a grudge against anyone (only when he missed a ten pin spare).
Funeral Thursday 11am in Calvary Baptist Church, 324 Monroe Ave., Plainfield. Viewing Wednesday 6-8pm in Brown's Funeral Home, 122 Plainfield Ave., Plainfield. Interment, Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains. Condolences may be expressed at

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Published in Courier News on Jun. 30, 2009.
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June 24, 2020
To the entire Blake Family.. I hope and pray on this anniversary of Derek's untimely passing that while hurting is able to smile and enjoy the many memories you all shared. You are not forgotten my friend.. God Bless
Raymond Golson
July 18, 2009
To the Blake Family-

I was saddened to hear of Derek's home going service. Derek and I graduated from Plainfield High School in 1983 together and I have very fond memories of his skills on the basketball court,his infectious laugh and definite zest for life. I am sorry I missed the opportunity to see him at the last class reunion.

Be Encouraged and Always Remember His Laughter!! May God Bless You and Keep You In His Perfect Peace!!
Shari Speaks-Hughes
July 11, 2009
To the entire Blake Family:

I am sadden to hear of your loss. I extend my very deepest sympathy to you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories of Derek bring you comfort.

With Love
Ollie Blocker
July 11, 2009
To The Blake Family:

I send my condolences and my prayer is that God gives you comfort during this difficult time.It was only recently our family learned of Derek's homegoing. Please know that me and my family (Blocker's) are praying for you.
Denise (Blocker) Patterson
July 10, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
brian washington
July 10, 2009
To the Blake family:
With our deepest sympathy.
We continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Edward T. Arrington and family
Windsor, CT
July 8, 2009
To the Blake Family,

We send our deepest sympathies to you and your family Art, may the Lord comfort you during this time and the years to come in rememberance of his life.
Paul and Beryl Burt
July 2, 2009

Betty, sorry to hear of the loss of your son DEREK. Sorry WE was not there to share with you on his HOME GOING SERVICE. But you know I know, what its like to lose a CHILD.
July 2, 2009
Stacey and family:

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time in your life. Know that Derek was well-loved by all and will be deeply missed in and out of the bowling alley. Derek was always polite and kind to me and I will always remember him for the man he was. I will miss him.
Patti Oeskovic
July 1, 2009
We must live each day as if it is our last. Treat everyone the way you would like to be treated. Derek was one who respected everyone. Stacey was blessed with a very caring spouse. God shall see the rest of the family through what seems to be very,very dark. We ALL shall be called home one day!!

Dori Seabon & Anthony Scotland
Dori Seabon
July 1, 2009
To the Blake Family:

My deepest sympathies go out to you in your time of sorrow. May God comfort and keep you.
Lorrie Rankins
July 1, 2009
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Dotch Family
July 1, 2009
Derek loved you and so do we. Know that God decided it was time for Derek to come home to be with him, there's nothing that any of us could have done to keep him here any longer.
May your Love & Memories sustain you during this difficult time of mourning & grief. Trust in God to bring you out of the darkness back into the sunshine. HE WILL SEE YOU THROUGH.
God bless you and the family and may he rest Derek's soul.
The Trapp Family
Clara & Leonard Trapp
July 1, 2009
Betty, Arthur, Jonathan & Bernard,
"WE ARE FAMILY" We have shared so many
great times together as Derek & Bernie grew up with our children like Sister & Brothers.Then the joy we shared with Derek on the bowling lanes. Those memories will forever live in our hearts. God Bless & Strengthen each of you. God Bless & rest Derek's soul as he abide with him forever.
We love you all..
The Trapp Family
Clara Trapp
July 1, 2009
Our lives have been enriched by the frienship we shared with Derek. He will be missed,and in each passing day tears will turn to smiles as the memories of him warm our hearts. You ALL are in our prayers. May God's loving comfort surround you at this time. We love you.

Bettie Sears and Galana Jones
July 1, 2009
The pain of Derek being gone can not be explained and while we all hurt deeply Father God makes no mistakes. I am a better man and bowler for having known Derek Blake and for that I am very thankful. Derek was The Man but mostly he was a true friend to many.

God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. —Revelation 7:16-17

Heavenly Father, you know how deep my grief is. I long for the touch of a hand, the sound of a voice that is stilled. You are merciful and kind.
You will comfort my wounded heart. Wipe the tears from my eyes. Thank You for understanding so well our poor human hearts and for letting us lean on
You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Raymond Golson
June 30, 2009
He was the best boss I ever had. Even though he was the only boss I had, he was the best. He will always be in our hearts.
Elida Figueroa
June 30, 2009
My cuz. I thank GOD for all the fun and joy that we shared growing up. The good times and the great memories will live in me forever. To the love is with you always. You my dear friend will never be forgotten.
Sheila Trapp
June 30, 2009
Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in heaven where the loves of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us letting us know that they are happy...may you take some comfort in knowing that you have a guardian angel watching from above. May god comfort you and keep you during the days ahead
Bonnie Foster
June 30, 2009
The biggest thing about him is that he was a very good friend and a very wonderful person. He would be remembered for what he was, a great person#1. Will never be forgotten.
Adrian Chacon
June 30, 2009
Betty & Family
My deepest sympathy to you and family on the passing of your son. May God be with each of you in the coming days ahead.
Silvia Miller
June 30, 2009
In the world there are few truly good people and he clearly was one of them. He will be truly missed.
Craig Smith
June 30, 2009
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Helene Rowell
June 30, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Thomas Green
June 30, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief remember our GOD shall supply all of your needs just lean on him.

With Love
Gloria Penn-Miles
June 30, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Mary & Willie Russell
June 30, 2009
To Betty and Family:

Charles and I extend our deepest sympathy to all of you. We are praying for you and we know that God will comfort while you mourn for Derek. Know that eventually your sadness will be lessened by the wonderful memories you will always hve.


Charles and Irene Dasher
Irene Dasher
June 30, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
June 30, 2009
To The Entire Blake Family,

God never promised a life without pain,
Laughter without tears or sun without rain.
But He did not promise strength for the day,
Comfort for the tears and the light for the way,
And for all who believe In His Heaven above
He rewards their faith In His everlasting love.
Viola Gillette-Eaddy & Family
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