Biography: Derrick Warren Battiste was born to the parents of Betty Jean Battiste and Lloyd Warren Battiste. Derrick was born in Harlem hospital April 19, 1967. He spent most of his childhood in the Bronx where he attended P.S 110, C.E.S 2, Intermediate School 148 and went on to graduate from Morris High school in the Bronx. Derrick always wanted to learn new things and explore life. He made several accomplishments obtaining his Bachelor Degree from the College of New Rochelle and worked as a caseworker for several non-for- profit organizations. Derrick later discovered his love which was cooking and went to culinary school to become a Chef. He went on to start his own catering business.
Derrick Battiste was a protector, an awesome friend, a fun and loving Uncle, a reliable person to know him is truly to love him. He is his brother’s keeper.
Derrick Battiste had gone up to yonder to be with his grandparents, parents and oldest sister. He leaves behind His daughter Loricia Battiste, his grandchildren whom he adored Darian, Royce a lorel. Five siblings Lorice Battiste, Charles Battiste, Lloyd Battiste, Latisha Battiste, Lavell Battiste and the baby of the bunch Lorile Battiste, a niece Sadiyah, who he called his stink, and a nephew Shahiem, who he was like a dad to. Grandnephews Shamel, Shamir and Shaju whom he supported with everything and loved very much. Three uncles and a host of cousins whom he showed individual love.
Derrick Battiste is just living the next chapter of his life. Remember him as you know him. Cry for him sing for him do what you feel you need to do to keep his beautiful caring and giving spirit alive. S.I.P my brother; I love you to the heavens above. You will be missed; but never forgotten.