Derrick Griffith

Birth Date: 
Sunday, January 10, 1988
Date of Passing: 
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

WOOSTER – Derrick T. L. Griffith, 30, of Wooster passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Wooster Community Hospital.

He was born January 10, 1988 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the son of Reuben Durham and Joy Griffith.

Derrick is survived by his daughter, Zalayah Griffith; his parents; siblings, Lamont Griffith and Bruno Gregg both of Canton, Jol Griffith of Wooster, Micheal Jones of Connecticut and his cousin/brother, Chris Carter of Wooster; grandmother, Olivia D. Griffith of Wooster; an aunt, Sylvia Griffith-Robinson of Canton; uncles, James E. Griffith, Jr. of Orrville, Darren Griffith of Wooster, Leon Griffith of Massillon and Demetrius Robinson of Columbus; great aunts, Gloria Johnson of Steubenville and Joyce Carter of Wooster and a host of cousins, nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother and a great uncle.

Friends will be received 2 hours prior to the 1:00 p.m. service on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with Apostle Dr. Lottie Smith officiating.  Burial will follow in the Wooster Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Thursday, December 27, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home


Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home


My heart is crying for all of the Griffith family today. May the God of all that is good and perfect send His Holy Spirit to comfort you and keep you. Much love.

May God embrace your soul and embrace your family with grace and love. Rest easy my friend! Thanks for all the wonderful memories

To the family of Derrick. Words cannot express how truly sorry I am for your loss. Nothing can prepare us for the pain that comes from losing a loved one. Please know that the “God of all comfort “(2 Corinthians 1:3,4) sees your pain and longs to do something about it. The Bible gives us a hope for the future at Revelation 21:3,4 and John 5:28,29. May your precious memories give you strength and comfort during this very difficult time.

I am sorry for the early loss of Dd’s life. It is so sad that we all were never able to see or be impacted by his full potential. The full potential of his loyalty, kigdness, love and joy. By God’s grace I hope to be welcomed into Jesus’ presence and see Him face to face. Could it be that Jesus will have finished what he has started in DD, you, and me when we are called to give an account on that great and final day. Let us all be found more and more ready with each new day we are all given.

Sorry for your loss ❤

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