DEREK ALVIN BLAKE
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 brownsfuneralhome.net