Derek L. Black, 48, of Aberdeen, went to his heavenly father Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, in Pinehurst.
A service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at McDonald's Chapel Presbyterian Church, 1374 Foxfire Road, Aberdeen. Visitation will follow in the fellowship hall.
He was born Feb. 1, 1964, to Carol Black and Stanley Black, of Aberdeen. He was a talented painter and had his own business for many years.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Carson and Florence Black, and Leonard H. Sheffield. He is survived by his mother and father; his brother, Forrest Black; nephew, Drew Black; niece, Ashlee Black; and his grandmother (Nana), Evelyn McDonald Sheffield.
Powell Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.
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  1. Hello – We were friends with Derek for many years and lost touch. He was a talented painter and paper hanger, and such a sweet kind young man. I am so sorry for your loss. Danny and Traci Adams

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve
    the loss of your loved one, Derek. The Lord will give you strength to continue your journey of grief.
    God’s Peace,
    Pat Brown and Staff, Powell Funeral Home
    Director of Aftercare

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