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Derrick W. Coverdale

December 26, 1963 ~ July 23, 2019 (age 55)

Derrick W. Coverdale, was born on December 26, 1963 in Wilmington, Delaware; he departed this life on July 23, 2019 in Christiana Hospital.  He was the son of Sara Coverdale and the late Ernest Clark.

Ricky, as he was affectionately called by family and friends, received his early education and attended high school in the public school systems of Wilmington, Delaware.  He worked as a bus driver for First Student and he also drove for the Division of Parks and Recreational for the State of Delaware. He was currently employed as a bus driver for Colonial School District.

He was predeceased by his father, Ernest Clark.

Ricky leaves to cherish his memory: his children, Marcus Williams, Betty Smith (Shawn), Lia Miller and Gwendolyn Younger; nine grandchildren, A’Kala Moore, Davon Moore, Jaylah Smith, Jaliyah Smith, Zy’Shawn Smith and Tahjzhire Williams; his mother Sara Coverdale; siblings, Darrin Coverdale, Gregory Tucker (Karen), Gar Tucker, Janel Tucker, Paula Tucker and Jamal Tucker and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews cousins and friends.

His Celebration of Life Service will be 12 noon, Thursday, August 8, 2017 at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19802.  There will be a viewing from 11:00 - 11:45 am.

His burial will be private.

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