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Derek Michael Mills

Derek Michael Mills, 33 years old, suddenly passed away on August 28, 2022 in Fenton, MO.

He was born on May 22, 1989 to Dennette Marie Mills and Richard Moran Mills of St. Louis, MO at Forest Park Hospital.

He was preceded in death by his older brother, Nicholas Richard Mills, his mother, Dennette Marie Mills and his father, Richard Moran Mills.

Derek is survived by his twin brother, Ryan David Mills of Wyatt, MO, his sisters, Destiny Drury and Deonna Drury, both of Sikeston, MO, his step-siblings Jason Tucker and Mandi Hettick and his step mother, Donna Mills, all of Imperial, MO, his grandmother, Carol Mills of Affton, MO, his amazing aunts and uncles, Maria and Rick Cipponeri of St. Louis, MO, Patti and John Beckman of Affton, MO, and many other friends and family who loved him deeply.

He worked as a cook at Applebee’s for years before he began at Circle K as a cashier. He loved skateboarding, listening to music of all types and spending time with his family and friends.

A memorial service will be held in honor of his life, Monday, September the 5th 2022, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, 1215 Larkin Williams Road, Fenton, MO at pavilion #2.

Great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the sky Psalm 57:10



  1. Samantha mills on September 2, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    You were a twin but u still were one of a kind u had such a kind heart an sweet spirit.we have had good times an bad an u an Ryan kept me from freezing to death in the ivce storm bc u guys were smarter than me lol I hope u are hugging your mom an nick an please give big mamma a hug for me u definitely were taking to soon u will never b forgotten an I will try an keep your wombmate as close to me an as strong as I can but please b his angel to even tho I already know u r we love you Derek an we will meet in the sky to fly someday until then rest easy an keep your arms around your family we all need the extra support right now Forever love Sammy

  2. Deonna on September 3, 2022 at 9:22 am

    I love and miss you bub💚

  3. Shonda Marie Harris on September 3, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    Derek I can’t believe you’re gone kid. I will never forget watching you and Ryan grow up in the old country club. I am glad I was able to give you a place to live when you needed it when I lived in Washington. You will never know how much of an impact you and your family, and your beloved brother Nick Mills whom I still love and miss to this day, even all these years later, has had on me. I am besides myself knowing you are no longer with us. It breaks my heart in ways that I cannot explain in words.

    Please, tell Nick I love him and miss him always. And know there won’t be a single day that goes by that I won’t think of you and your family. Love you bro. Rest easy man, we will take it from here 😞

    -Shonda “Van Burn”

  4. Deric tripp on September 3, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    I am still can’t believe this ! It’s been one hell of a last few years ! Love u brother!

  5. Maria & Rick Cipponeri on September 11, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    I cant believe this has happened! My heart is shattered! I miss you so much already Derek, I thought we had you over this, how could I have not seen it. My sweet child I miss you so much and the talks we had. Who is gonna be my confident now, I cant keep the tears from streaming down my face, why did this happen? I hope you are at peace now with your mom, dad, and your big brother who I still cant get over losing. We will never say goodbye because you will be in our hearts forever! So till I we see you again always remember we LOVE YOU THEN, NOW AND FOREVER!

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