Derek Akins, Jr.
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Monday
19
October

Public Viewing

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, October 19, 2020
Church of God
56 Beach Ave
Penns Grove, New Jersey, United States
Monday
19
October

Celebration of Life

12:00 pm
Monday, October 19, 2020
Church of God
56 Beach Ave
Penns Grove, New Jersey, United States
Monday
19
October

Interment

2:00 pm
Monday, October 19, 2020
Evergreen Cemetery
180-182 Salem Hancocks Bridge Rd
Salem, New Jersey, United States
908-352-7940

Obituary of Derek L. Akins, Jr.

Derek L. Akins, Jr. (Rek) was born on July 21, 1992 in Milford, DE to Latoya Hill and Derek Akins, Sr. Derek passed on October 8, 2020 at his home in Salem, NJ. Derek received his early childhood education from Penns Grove/Carney’s Point School District. Rek graduated from Ranch Hope in Vineland, NJ. Derek had many hobbies. Among them was hanging out with his friends, basketball, and spending time with his family. Derek was preceded in death by his grandmother, Robin L. Hill and his aunt, Shirley M. Hill. Derek is survived by his parents, Latoya Hill and Derek Akins, Sr.; his children Nyh’la Camille West, Levi Armond Money West, Layla Dior Aaliyah Akins, and Jah’mir Derek Andre Akins; brother Leslie Hill and sister Candeisha Hill; paternal grandmother, Atleta Akins; maternal grandfather, Frankie Hickman; step-grandfather, Harry Coxen and a host of other relatives and friends.
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