Barnes, Sr., Derrick Djuan

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Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day…unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.

Derrick Djuan Barnes, Sr., known to his friends and family as L.O.V.E. passed peacefully on Thursday, July 25, 2019 surrounded by family at LewisGale Hospital in Blacksburg, Virginia.

A native of New Brunswick, NJ, Derrick was born to the late William Thomas Worsham and Deborah Denise Barnes.

He is survived by his wife of 8 years, Freddie’Nicole A. McKenzie-Barnes, daughters, Schantinique McCord, LaQuanda McCord and Summer Barnes; sons, Derrick Barnes, Jr. and Del’Kwon Barnes; brother, Corey Worsham (Ashley); step-children, N’Dia Braxton and Nyland Childress; grandchildren, Layla, Milannya and Skylen; nieces, Kyra and Cali; nephews, Corey Jr. and Kyrie; mother-in-law, Barbara McKenzie; his extended brothers and Young Gifted Family, Franco & Tricia Tillman, Cornelius & Kateri Bailey and Karon & Antoinette Phipps. As well as all the solders that walked those NJ streets with the King (Exit 9).

Derrick has been an influence to many in the time he was with us. He was a teacher, a brother, husband, father, loyal friend, dedicated son, lyricist and the list goes on. Derrick’s energy was unmatched. Derrick didn’t have the gift of gab he was the gift of gab. Whether it was an argument, proving a point, building, finding somewhere to eat, L.O.V.E. found way to convince you to see it his way. These are some of the things that made him special and that we loved about him. Close friends, associates and family will have stories to share about what L.O.V.E. did for them or meant to them but in the end we all Loved or had Love for Derrick ‘L.O.V.E.” Barnes. You will be missed King.