Johnson, Derick Darnell


Visitation Location:

Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM

Service Location:
American Legion Post 320, 318 W. Meramec, Pacific, MO 63069

A private committal will take place at a later date

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the family in care of Russell Colonial Funeral Home.


Derick Darnell Johnson of ST. Clair, MO, departed this life at his home on May 18, 2019, having reached the age of twenty-nine years, five months and thirteen days. Derick was born in Sullivan, MO, on December 5, 1989, son of Willie Darnell Johnson and Kelly Jean Bates. He was blessed to have one son.

Derick is survived by his parents, Willie D. Johnson Booth of St. Clair, MO and Kelly Bates Hawkins, of Jefferson City, MO; by his son, Davonte St. John of St. Louis, MO; by his grandmother, Marian Johnson of St. Louis; by five brothers, Darnell Johnson of Washington, MO, Craig Hawkins , Craig Hawkins, Jr. and Jerry McMillian III, known to all as Drup, all of Jefferson City and Malikia Booth of St. Clair; by four sisters, Krystal Holiday of and Shayre Hawkins, both of Jefferson City, Emily Booth and Whitney Booth, both of Arnold, MO; by aunts, uncles, great-aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Derick was a Christian and attended Union Baptist Church in Chesterfield, MO. He had most recently been employed as a cook at McDonald’s Restaurant in St. Clair, MO. Derick had enjoyed many hobbies and interests during his life, but especially liked to go fishing with his son. Playing basketball was another of his pastimes. Derick loved to have his hair braided and was happiest when he was spending time with his family.

A kind and loving son, grandson, father, brother, brother-in-law, nephew, great-nephew, uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Memorial services were held on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at the American Legion Post at 318 W. Meramec Ave, Pacific, MO. Private committal will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family of Derick Johnson.