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Derien Fitzpatrick

July 6, 1932 - April 28, 2022
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Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service
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Stewart & Calhoun Funeral Home
529 W Thornton St.
Akron, OH 44307
330-535-1543 | Map
Friday 5/6, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Wesley Temple A.M.E. Zion Church
104 North Prospect Street
Akron, Ohio 44304
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Saturday 5/7, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Wesley Temple A.M.E. Zion Church
104 North Prospect Street
Akron, Ohio 44304
(234) 571-5742 | Map
Saturday 5/7, 12:00 pm
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Derien Fitzpatrick went home peacefully to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus on the morning of April 28, 2022. She was the dear wife of Albert E. Fitzpatrick, former Executive Editor of the Akron Beacon Journal.   Derien was born in Cleveland Ohio and received her Undergraduate Degree in Education from Kent State University and …
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shirley mills dower left a message on May 11, 2022:
My prayers are with you and your family. Love Deaconess Shirley
Kim Beyer left a message on May 9, 2022:
My sympathies to the Fitzpatrick family and friends. I had Mrs. Fitzpatrick as my 5th grade teacher in the Akron Public schools. She was one of my favorite teachers and I remember her as a kind and caring person always wanting students to succeed. May she rest in peace.
Julie (Komerofsky) Remer left a message on May 9, 2022:
Dear Mr. Fitzpatrick and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Fitzpatrick was my 4th grade teacher at Essex Elementary in the ‘70s, and I just loved her. She was a wonderful teacher - one of my all-time favorites. It was such a joy to see that big smile every morning! May her memory be a blessing for all of you. Julie (Komerofsky) Remer Gahanna, Ohio
Cynthia E Borden left a message on May 7, 2022:
I am so very sorry for the loss of Mrs. Derien. I pray God holds all of your hearts full of the beautiful memories always remembering her beautiful smile.
Wallace & Demetria Butler left a message on May 7, 2022:
Dear Mr. Fitzpatrick, Sharon, Karyle, Albert & Family, Our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your precious wife, mother, and loved one. In this very moment, know God is with you and continues to walk closely by your side. You are lifted up in prayer for comfort, peace, the love of God, and for your every need to be met. The Word gives you hope in 2 Corinthians 1:3-5: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.” May the lovingkindness and support of family, friends, and loved ones surround you today and always. God loves you dearly and so do we. Blessings, The Butler Family
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Wallace & Demetria Butler left a message on May 7, 2022:
Dear Mr. Fitzpatrick, Sharon, Karyle, Albert & Family, Our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your precious wife, mother, and loved one. In this very moment, know God is with you and continues to walk closely by your side. You are lifted up in prayer for comfort, peace, the love of God, and for your every need to be met. The Word gives you hope in 2 Corinthians 1:3-5: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.” May the lovingkindness and support of family, friends, and loved ones surround you today and always. God loves you dearly and so do we. Blessings, The Butler Family
Major Jones left a message on May 6, 2022:
My sympathy to Mr. Fitzpatrick, Sharon, Albert Jr. and the Fitzpatrick family. You all are in my prayers.
Debra Wright left a message on May 6, 2022:
Sharon and the Fitzpatrick family: May God continue to keep you in His loving care as you go through this time of bereavement, Although, I did not benefit directly from your mother's love, kindness and wisdom, I have benefitted from knowing her loving and kind daughter; Sharon "like mother like daughter". My prayers and love is with you, and know I am always here.
Wylene R Edwards left a message on May 6, 2022:
Ms. Dorien was one of the best persons I have ever know! Rest in Peace!
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Becky Adkins left a message on May 5, 2022:
I am so sorry for your loss. She was one gracious lady. I will miss her alot. She holds a special place in my heart.She will be waiting for her loved ones I know for fact. She is never gone because she is always in our hearts. May God comfort you all....
Dale A Fitzpatrick Sr left a message on May 5, 2022:
My dearest Aunt Derien, Thank you for giving me the honor of being your ring bearer 66 years ago. Rest peacefully in Heaven my aunt, you were my shining star that I didn’t always see but I knew you were always there. Thanks for the Lessons in Life and helping me grow into the man I am ~ your nephew Fatback
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Dorrine (Crowder) Reed left a message on May 5, 2022:
May God continue to keep and comfort you all during this time of sorrow. There is no hurt or sorrow that God can't feel and heal. May you find comfort in knowing Mom Derien is walking around Heaven wearing her crown of God's glory.
Lynne Morgan-Peguese left a message on May 5, 2022:
Jesus called.... Derien answered. Derien had a beautiful spirit. Our families had a wonderful long time relationship over the years. Our sincere condolences to the FItzpatrick family. We will continue to hold you all up in prayer.
Lauri Phillips left a message on May 5, 2022:
Al, so sorry to see of your mom's passing. Tim and I send our thoughts and prayers. xo
Deborah Patillo left a message on May 5, 2022:
Karyle my condolences to you and your family. May god continue to comfort and strengthen you. Love you❤️
Felicia Smith and Mark Gay left a message on May 4, 2022:
We are sending our deepest condolences and continue to keep the entire Fitzpatrick Family in our prayers.
Teri D Graves left a message on May 4, 2022:
Glory Carrier Karyle, So sorry for your loss. Please know my family is praying for you and yours. Your IPC Sister Teri
Pastor Stephanie Harley left a message on May 4, 2022:
On behalf of True Worship Prophetic Kingdom Ministry, we send our condolences to the Fitzpatrick family. A beautiful soul is now resting in the presence of God. May Yahweh's peace and love surround the family now and in the days to comes.
Jimmy Dukes left a message on May 3, 2022:
It is heart-breaking to hear of another child of God's gone home. It was always good to see Mother Fitzpatrick. singing in the Chancel Choir under the leadership of the (late Richard Averitte). May they now both rest in God"s Glory and unto that day. PEACE and rest well in Jesus. The Dukes Family/
Tanya J. Bethel left a message on May 3, 2022:
On behalf of my mother and I, we would like to express our sincere words of support and sympathy during this time. May the Lord wrap his arms around you and give you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Love, Tanya J. Bethel and Ruby McCrary
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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