Derrick M. Goliday Sr.

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Derrick Marcel Goliday Sr., was born in Warren, Ohio to Luther Henry and Barbara Jean Caldwell Goliday on July 28, 1967, the second of three children. He was baptized as a child at Second Baptist Church.  Derrick graduated from Warren G. Harding High School and went on to study at Fairmont University in West Virginia before settling down in Columbus, Ohio.   Derrick worked for The City of Warren in the Sanitation Department for 11 years.  He was also a supervisor at DSW, where he worked for nearly 20 Years.  Derrick enjoyed sports of all kinds, had a passion for football and basketball and loved bowling.  He also spent several years coaching little league football.  Derrick was a lover of music, traveling and fine dining.  Derrick was the proud father of 11 children and still found room in his heart to foster several children for 14 years. 


Derrick was the epitome of a gentleman.  A strong black man who exuded black love.  He loved his family fully and completely.  A great communicator and extremely kind-hearted person who knew how to work a room.  He was consistently hospitable to everyone who knew him, no one would ever be able to call him a hater.


Derrick was blessed to have been able to spend the last 19 years of his life with his best friend, his loving friend, his partner in life, his wife of 14 years, Mindy.  In her words “you don’t realize what you have until it’s what you had”.


Derrick was an amazing husband, loving son, wonderful brother, outstanding father, reliable friend, and good uncle. He was always willing to not only listen but give amazing advice.  He always wanted everyone in his life to shine and ensured that he always held the light for his wife, Mindy a loving person. 


Derrick was preceded in death by his father Luther.  He is survived by his mother Barbara, wife Mindy, brothers Stephan Caldwell and Vincent (Angel) Goliday, children Jessica, Derick Jr., Jamiel, Lamar, Marty, Charles, Jasmine, Don, (Kenyatta), Sir Sterling, Courtney, Conner, and MacKenzie (Ben), 11 grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews and special friends Glen and Metric Hugley.

Visitation 1:00 PM and Private Funeral Service 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd). Mask and Social Distancing are required. To stream the service, read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to The GOLIDAY Family, visit

Condolence Messages

  1. My sincere condolences to the entire Goliday family. I am so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss Brother Derrick, but cherish your beautiful memories. He had a blessed life. I am praying especially for His wife, grand children and mother. Cast all your cares upon our Lord and Savior for he cares for you. He never fails. May God grant you peace.
    Prayerfully Sister Tivoli Smith, president
    Northern Ohio Baptist District Association Women’ Auxiliary

  2. Praying for the Goliday family, Love cousin Cheryl

  3. Terry McDaniels-Gory

    Sending love and prayers to the Goliday family. Peace be with you during and after this difficult time.

  4. Melanie L Saffold

    Heartfelt condolences to Mindy, Barbara, Stefan, Vincent and children. We love him but God loves him best. Praying for strength and peace during this most difficult time….Our hearts weren’t ready but heaven was…GODSPEED ♡♡♡♡

  5. It is with a sadden heart that you have suffered the passing of another family member. Perhaps your memories of Derrick will help mend your brokenness.
    Praying to the Heavenly Father to provide strength-and peace through the Spirit Christ Jesus.

  6. Christopher Hughley

    To the family of Derrick Goliday Sr. you have our deepest condolences our prayers are with you both he and Vince are well respected good men that l am good friends with rest in peace. Respectfully Christopher & Kimberly Hughley

  7. I am so sorry for you all’s loss Derrick and I went to school together and he always had me laughing I will continue to Pray that God gives you all the strength to stay strong during this difficult time Derrick will be miss dearly.

  8. Kevin Pearson & Family

    Our prayers are with the Goliday family during this trying time. Thanks for all the Warren childhood memories Derrick, Rest in Peace.

  9. Kevin Pearson & Family

    Our prayers are with the Goliday family. Derrick thank you for all the childhood memories in Warren. Rest in Peace.

  10. Dear Goliday Family & Friends,

    I am so sorry to hear that Mr. Goliday has passed away. The legacy of the Goliday family will continue to live through the love and joy Derrick shared with the world. I pray God’s comfort and peace envelope you during the days, weeks and months to come.

    Dr. Charisse Penn

  11. Sending Love and Prayers to Mindy and family at this diffucult time. Renee’ Henry

  12. Todd and Sue Troy

    Our deepest condolences to Mindy and her family. As well as the entire Goliday family. Our prayers, hearts and thoughts are with you.

  13. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of cousin Derrick! May he rest in Heaven with his Dad Luther! May God Bless our family and keep his loving arms of comfort around his wife, children, brothers Vince & Stefan and Mother cousin Barbara Jean! You are all in my prayers, God Bless!

  14. My Condolences to all of the Goliday Family. ❤️

  15. Mindy my prayers are with you, on this day. Just remember God doesn’t make no mistakes. I will keep you in my prayer’s sis.


    To the whole Goliday family I am so sorry for your lost . I will keep you all in my payers
    Cousin Lorraine Ringold Homer

  17. So sorry for your loss I give my condolences to the family and God give you strength through these difficult times Amen

  18. Mindy – Derrick will be deeply missed. Prayers for you and your family as you heal from your loss.

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