Derrick L. Bey 29, of Chicago died Sunday, February 3, 2008. He was born March 13, 1978 in Gary, IN and was the son of Benjamin Bey and Karen Ketthavong.

He was a member of the Elgin Westside Church of Christ. He will be loved and missed by his wife Jennifer Bey and 2 children daughter, Alazee Bey and son, Demari Bey of Elgin, IL, and step-son, Kiron White of Elgin, IL. He is survived by his mother, Karen D. Ketthavong of Chicago, IL, father, Benjamin (DeeDee) Bey of Gary, IN, brothers, Terrence D. (LaToya) Bey of Gary, IN, Xavier S. Bey of Rockton, IL, Viengsavahn Smith of Chicago, IL, grandmother, Marjorie D. Smith and grandfather, David T. Smith, Jr. of Chicago, IL, aunts, Alpha M. Smith, Wanner J. (Tommy Lee) Smith-Spann, Eleanor L. (Hollis) Taylor of Chicago, IL, Eleanor Collins, Maggie Bey, Addie Bey, Fannie Moore, Evelyn Mitchell all of Gary, IN, Jorene Earls of Minneapolis, MN, uncles David T. (Carla) Smith III of San Diego, CA, Hugh C. Smith of Ft. Wayne, IN, Robert K. Smith of Chicago, IL, Paul Porter Sr., of Gary, IN. Cousins, Somsanith Smith of Boise, ID, Ramon C. (Crystal) Smith of Hanover Park, IL, Marjorie D. (DeJuan) Morgan, Christopher R. Rice, Gregory E. Shepherd, Jr., Hollis A. Taylor all of Chicago, IL. Nieces, Aurora Bey of Elgin, IL, Sahai Bey of Gary, IN, nephews, Tyler Bey , DeAnte Davis of Elgin, IL.

Derrick is preceded in death by his great grandmothers, Willie Mae Smith and LD Earls; great grandfathers, Hugh C. Earls and David T. Smith Sr.; grandmother Maggie Bey, cousins, Corey Jones and JaQuan Daniels; uncles, Robert Bey and William Bey; auntie, Estella Bey and Rose Lee Highland.

Visitation for Friends will be held Friday, February 8, 2008 from 5-8pm at O’Connor-Leetz Funeral Home, 364 Division St, Elgin, IL 60120. Family visitation will be Saturday, February 9, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 am at The Westside Church of Christ, 12N266 Randall Road, Elgin, IL 60123.

For more information and to leave a condolence please call (847) 741-1400.

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