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Derek Michael Smith
  • August 24, 1971
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  • December 12, 2021

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Derek Michael Smith, of Lehigh Acres passed away on December 12, 2021, he was 50. Born in Warwick, Rhode Island to the late Winfield W. Smith and surviving him Eleanoure E. (nee Wolfenden) Smith. Derek attended Cranston High School and earned a degree becoming and Medical Assistant. His true passion was building, restoring, and re-purposing furniture. Moving to Florida in 1989 Derek enjoyed everything offered in the Sunshine State, in his free time he enjoyed camping, fishing, and spending time at the beach. He was also an avid card player, skilled bowler and excellent cook. Family and friends describe him as larger than life, hardworking, loyal friend with a heart of gold, who brought joy to all who knew him.

Derek is survived by his adoring mother, Eleanoure E. (nee Wolfenden) Smith, loving daughter Mikayla Smith, dear siblings Wayne W. Smith, Jr, Gail L. Pimentel(Jose), and Roger W. Smith(Ana), nieces and nephews, Jennifer, Wayne III, Crystal and Dean; close family friend Sasha Slaughter, and beloved and constant companion his Yorkie, Tinker Bell. He is reunited with his father, Winfield W. Smith and taken too soon from this world, his nephew Joey.

Family and Friends will honor Derek’s life on Friday December 17, 2021 from 3-5 PM at Baldwin Brothers, A Funeral and Cremation Society at 4320 Colonial Blvd (Intersection of Winkler and Colonial) from 3-5 PM, a brief time to share memories will be offered at 4:30 PM. Interment will be private



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  1. Christine Lagerstrom Johnson says:
    19 Dec 2021
    Rest In Peace Cousin

  2. Sashie lit a candle:
    19 Dec 2021
    Lit since December 19, 2021 at 12:06:58 PM

  3. Sashie says:
    19 Dec 2021
    Derek this feels like a dream, my heart is broken, you are loved so much!!! You are not around us physically but in my and ma's heart you will remain forever. We dont know why you had to leave us, but you are in peace and not hurting any longer. I love and miss you sooo much my brother bear you were always around protecting ma and me. All the wonderfull memories we shared will never fade away . till we meet again my sweet angel xoxoxo

  4. Bunny smith lit a candle:
    19 Dec 2021
    Lit since December 19, 2021 at 12:53:45 PM

  5. Bunny smith says:
    19 Dec 2021
    My beaitiful and wonderful son, i love you always and forever till my last breath. I miss you so much, there is not a day or a minute that i do not think about you. You are the best thing that ever happend in my life, it is so hard and hurts so bad that you are not around me. Honey i dont know if i can make it in this world without you. My heart is crushed, my soul feels lost. I just want to hug you so bad, i just dont know what to do without you my son. Till we meet again in heaven,i pray that jesus holds you close to his heart. I love you more then life itself mom

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