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Derrick L. Burgess

Sunset: January 23, 2022

Mr. Derrick Leon “Ham” Burgess son of the late Mr. Eugene Moore and Mrs. Margere Waller was born on July 28, 1956, in Florence County.

He was raised by the late Mr. Harry “Ham” Burgess and Mrs. Leona “Bell” Austin Burgess whom he called Mama.

He received his formal education in the public schools of Lake City, SC where he later enlisted in the US Army during Vietnam Era. He was a 72 Echo a Communications Center Specialist. He received a Honorable Discharge after completing his enlistment as an E-4.

At an early age accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior and later on converting over to being a Muslim the Nation of Islam.

At 8:07 pm January 23, 2022 at MUSC of Florence, SC where Mr. Derrick Leon “Ham” Burgess took his rest.

He leaves behind to mourn his passing a loving wife Theresa Burgess of Raleigh, NC his loving sister Rhonda Waller of Atlanta, GA, three beautiful loving daughters Juanita Hickson of Lake City, SC, Rhonda M. Hickson of Fort Belvoir, VA, Latoya S. Hickson of Olanta, SC, a nephew Teontry Waller of Atlanta, GA, a loving aunt Ms. Margaret Davis of Lake City, SC, a loving uncle Clarence Smith of Lake City, SC a good cousin James “Boone” Moore of Lake City, SC. His good Muslim Brother Abdul “Badi” Amuhammad, six children he helped raised like his own Christopher Hickson, Roy Hickson, Jeremiah Hickson of Scranton, SC, Shameka Bennett, Latoya Bennett and Charisma Wright all of Raleigh, NC, twenty-four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends.

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