Derrick J. De Mey



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Education Fund for the De Mey Children

Derrick J. De Mey, affectionately known as “Bing Bong”, of Comstock Park, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2024. Everyone who knew Derrick would agree he was a quirky guy with the biggest heart who fiercely loved his family. He was preceded in death by his son, Tyler De Mey; mother, Judi Wilson. Derrick is survived by his wife of 25 years, Sarah De Mey; children, Neal De Mey, Emma De Mey, Kalie Schmidt; grandchildren, Nora, Annalise, Jaedynn; father, Doug (Patricia) De Mey; mother-in-law, Wana Hughes; sister, Dawn Detra; siblings-in-law, Naomi (Sam) Younglove, Rhoda (Hardy) Smith, Yvonne (Scott) Hanson, Gene (Michelle) Hughes; uncle, Don (Deb) Miller; many nieces and nephews; and his many friends in the West Michigan Mountain Biking Community. Derrick enjoyed gravel and mountain biking, and was a part of many different teams throughout the years. He savored a good cup of coffee, and loved to be in the presence of God’s people. Derrick relished the reality of God’s Word being able to change lives. Visitation with the family will be held from 10am-12pm on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at Ada Bible Church East Paris Campus, 1640 E Paris Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, with funeral services following at 12pm. Rev. Scott Hanson officiating. Interment Rosedale Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions can be directed toward the family for an Education Fund for the De Mey Children.

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