Derek Edward Sweeney of Willits passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2011. He was born on September 14, 1971, in Stockton.
He is survived by his father, Hugh Robert Sweeney and wife of Laytonville; and his mother, Frankie Sweeney Henderson of Kingsport, brother Jeff Sweeney and friend Janie of Johnson City, uncle Mike Sweeney of Nevada, grandmother Marie Jones and uncle Larry Wright, both of Kingsport, aunts and uncles Shirley and Stanly Jones of Fall Branch, Bill and Cathie Stilner of Springfield, Virginia Brenda Groves of Virginia and Evelyn Silveria of CA, and many great-aunts and great-uncles in Kingsport.
He was preceded in death by grandfathers Ed Wright and Dana Jones, and grandparents Clarence and Jan Rath.
Derek had a great friend, Anitta Edwards of Willits. She was like a second mother to him. I know she will miss him and always love Derek. I am greatful for all she did for my son.
Derek will always be loved and missed by all he knew and loved him.
God bless, and much love from all who knew Derek.
Rest in peace, my son.
Your loving mother.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday, December 1, 2012