Derrick Holmes

June 6, 2000 - February 23, 2022

"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back May the sunshine warm your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields.."

Obituary of Derrick V. Holmes

Derrick V. Holmes entered into rest suddenly on February 23, 2022, at the young age of 21.

Son of April Taylor (Hillman) of Virginia and Robert Holmes of Lockport, Derrick leaves behind a young daughter, Karina; siblings, Robert Jr., Joshua, Leeanna, Teck, and Colton; grandparents, Rose and Lee Hillman of Virginia, and Donna Holmes (Ferguson) of Lockport; and a myriad of family and friends.

Derrick had a contagious smile that could light up a room and a personality to match! He overcame obstacles most can't comprehend, but was still the first to offer an ear and advice. He lifted up those around him, even when he was low. He will be sorely missed.

Friends may call Monday, February 28, 2022, from 2-5 PM at the Taylor & Reynolds Funeral Home, 70 Niagara Street, Lockport. Private services at a later date.

Derrick's family kindly requests any help that can be provided to cover the expenses of Derrick's funeral.  See their GoFundMe page here.


  1. Douglas Fitch on June 7, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Derricks passing. When he attended Newfane high school I’d see and talk with him at lunch time most every day. I know he struggled, but I always enjoyed our conversations. He had a good heart, but a rough go. Rest in peace Derrick I’ll hold those good memories of you in my heart. Douglas Fitch

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