Elder Derrick Demore Crutchfiled

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Elder Derrick Demore Crutchfield, a beloved father, son, brother, grandfather, and friend, passed away on March 26, 2023, at the age of 63. He was born on December 18, 1959, in Mansfield, Ohio, to Bonnie and Robert Crutchfield Jr.

Derrick was a graduate of Malabar High School in 1978 and worked many years at General Motors. He was a devoted Deacon and served on the Word Team at The Oasis of Love Church of God in Christ, where he touched the lives of many with his compassion, kindness, and unwavering faith.

Derrick was preceded in death by his father, Robert Crutchfield Jr. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, TaLaina M. Elder and Miesha F. Bolden; his mother, Bonnie D. Crutchfield; his sister, Felecia M. (Kevin) Robinson; his brothers, Adrian L. Crutchfield and William Ross; his three grandchildren, YaKyra, MaKaya, and Rihanna Marshall; his great-grandson, Damoni Patrick; his special friend, Resi Jeter, and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

A visitation will be held at 10:00 AM, followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 AM on Monday, April 3, 2023, at The Oasis of Love Church of God in Christ, located at 190 Chester Ave, Mansfield, Ohio. Superintendent Gregory E Jordan will deliver the eulogy. Derrick will be laid to rest at Mansfield Cemetery.

The Ministry of Comfort has been entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE MANSFIELD, located at 753 McPherson St. (Formerly Williams Funeral Services). Those who wish to read the complete obituary, order flowers, view a video tribute, and offer condolences to The CRUTCHFIELD Family may do so by visiting www.TheChapelofPeace.com.

Derrick will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. His kind heart, infectious laughter, and unwavering faith will always be remembered.

Condolence Messages

  1. Evangelist Dr. Ella Bond-Mullens

    My sincere condolences to his family. Derrick was a very nice person. He will certainly be missed. Prayers for his family.

  2. Curtis James McFarland

    My heart is heavy and saddened by the departure from this earthly life someone who was and remains a Friend and Brother dating back decades.
    GOD chose HIM, “Crutch” to be a conduit a few years ago to connect myself and a discovered Family member.
    For that, I will ALWAYS be grateful .
    May the GOD that HE and ME give all praise and glory to:
    Provide Derrick’ s Family and MANY friends the gift of memories that Crutch created to comfort and heal OUR hearts in HIS time and not ours during this time from where I reside in New Orleans to my forever home and y’all in Mansfield. Respectfully thinking of Ms. Bonnie for giving the gift of life, for raising with, and in love and wisdom to a firstborn child and son who became a man for whom she can be proud of

  3. Christine Canada English

    I’m so sorry for your loss of Minister Derrick Crutchfield sleep in heavenly peace my friend..

  4. Debbie S Jefferson

    He was my neighbor for many years may in rest in paradise

  5. Bonnie, please accept my sincere condolences. I’ll be praying for comfort.

    Mary Simmons and Family

  6. Monique Westerfield

    U always called me Neighbor! I will cherish our many memories! RIP Derrick!!

  7. So sorry for the families loss. He was a very nice man I had a pleasure of meeting him a few years ago. He will be truly missed

  8. Tony, Vivian Davis and Family

    We the Davis Family send our Deepest Condolences to all of the Family members in this Difficult time. We send our love to all.

  9. So sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family.

  10. Minister Behavior Bryant & Family

    My condolences to the entire Crutchfiled family, praying for them all. When I opened up my email at 5:00 this morning and saw this, it was such a shock, and it hurt my heart, to know that another dear and close childhood friend is gone. Derrick, my/brother-in-the-Lord, you ran your race well, and endured to the end, you made it to the finish line, and now your work is completed, you were an awesome Man of God! We will miss you, we love you, and you certainly will never be forgotten. Sleep on and take your rest my brother, I will see you again when we all get to heaven, what a marvelous day that will be.

  11. May the peace of God rest rule and abide upon the family during a time such as this. Please know that you are fervently in my thoughts and prayers.Rest Easy My Beloved Brother of the Faith you served Well, you finished strong Beloved,Please know your Presence will be missed.Gone to soon truly you gave us Much, There will never be Another You truly you was One of a kind the Original Mr.GQ I will be missing you 4 real Rest easy Beloved until we Meet Again.

  12. Kim Hairston-Dismuke

    Praying for the Family. May God keep you in his arms.

  13. Betty Palmer-Harris

    My sincere condolences to Bonnie and the entire Crutchfield family. May God bless and keep you in this time of sorrow.

  14. Heartfelt condolences and prayers are extended to the family and friend of Elder Derrick. Always a warm and inviting spirit during the time we have had encounters with him. He will truly be missed. We will continue to keep each of you in our prayers. May all the precious memories you share help to lighten your hearts in the days to come.

    Rosie, Elaine, Burke Jr, Clarence and Carmen

  15. Terry and Kay Chambry

    Our sincere condolences and prayers going out to the family .

  16. My deepest condolences to the Crutchfield family. Derrick will truly be missed by all who knew him. I will miss seeing him impeccably dressed on Sundays going to church. My heartfelt sympathy to his daughters and grands.

  17. Patricia Harris Pride

    My condolences and prayers to the Crutchfield Family. Derrick will truly be missed.

  18. Charles and Patti (Cash) Ray

    Our Prayers are with the Family.

  19. I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to Bonnie and the Crutchfield family. May God comfort you as you go through this difficult time. Love to you from Beulah & family.

  20. SandraJohnson Bentley

    My heart goes out to the family sooo sorry for your loss Derrick was like family to us him and my frist cousin Craig Hawthorne was like Brother’s told me that himself RIH Derrick u will b Missed!!!!

  21. Dear Bonnie and family, You have my deepest condolences. I am out of state and will contact you personally upon my return.

  22. To the family you have my deepest condolences, Derrick, and I went to school together we graduated together, he was such a nice person he always had a smile on his face every time I seen him kind and almost respectful. Derrick will truly be missed.

  23. Romanuel and Alice Bronson

    Our sincere condolences to the Family. May TMH give you comfort and strength in this difficult time!

  24. Khalil and Joyce Ali

    Our prayers and condolences go out to the Crutchfield Family.

  25. Perrise Chapman

    Derrick; Elder Crutchfield let his light shine where ever he went. He had a welcoming spirit and let it be known that he loved the LORD through praise and worship and by loving his neighbors (all people). May we all pray for GOD’s grace, mercy and understanding during this time of bereavement and thereafter for his family and all of us who loved and cared about him. In Jesus Name, Amen

  26. Rita J. Shoulders and Family.

    I am so sorry for your loss. I love your son so much.He was a wonderful handsome young man.He love the Lord and people’s and love his family very very much.Bonnie you raise a wonderful son. I love to see him walk.He has a walk nobody in the world could walk like him.So sweetheart just keep on walking around Heaven All Day.Praying for you and your family.Amen and Amen and Amen Again

  27. DJ Lady Chocolate aka Fayette Battle

    To Mrs. Bonnie and Felecia I am praying for you all and the rest of the family. My heartfelt condolences at this time love you all very much.. He wil be missed.

  28. Derrick was a friend to many who knew him and kind. A son of Oasis of Love COGIC who we sorely miss. Condolences to family.

  29. I am so sorry for your lost ,
    I pray that God will give you strength, and comfort you at this time, I am just shocked also ,but we no God makes no mistakes, Derrick rest in heaven, you will surely be missed. The Chester family, and the Bluester family.

  30. Dr. Monica K. Harris

    My sincere condolences and continued prayers to The Crutchfield family. Derrick was a gentleman of distinction and will be fondly remembered and greatly missed. May God comfort you all during this time.



  32. Barbara Simms

    Bonnie & Family
    Our Condolences:
    May the Lord Comfort Your Heart
    during this difficult time.
    Sorry for Your Loss
    Prayer & Love
    Barbara Simms Family

  33. Gloria Tufts-Baines

    April 1, 2023

    Bonnie, and the Crutchfield Family , You have my deepest condolence sadden to hear the lost of Derrick, May you have Strength, Peace, Love through this difficult time.

  34. Billie J Feagin

    With deepest heartfelt sympathy …

  35. Charlotte Robertson

    My condolences to the Crutchfield family Derick and I attended school together a life time friend always smiling that great smile always respectful he will be truly missed RIH my brother you’re in the arm’s of our heavenly father

  36. Linda Anderson

    Dear Bonnie and Family I’m so very sorry for your loss, may God continue to bless You and your Family.

  37. Patricia G Harris

    Deepest sympathy to the Crutchfield family. I’ve known Derrick since he was a little boy. Praying for the family during this difficult time.

  38. Twyla D Wilkins Hood

    My Sincere Sympathy To Ms Bonnie and the entire family. Derrick my Friend Rest In Heaven.

  39. I would like to express my deepest sympathy to Ms. Bonnie and Family. As each day continues to pass, I pray that you will find comfort and support as you hold on to the wonderful memories that’s stored in your heart. Praying that God will strengthen and keep you in His loving arms. Jeremiah 29:11

    My most sincere condolences.

  40. Heartfelt condolences to the crutchfield family . What a wonderful life he has lead on Earth and what a wonderful beginning in heaven’s Kingdom.

  41. James and Wilma Jones Watkins

    Sending prayers to Bonnie and the Crutchfield family. So sorry for your loss. Earth hath no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Amen.!!!! James and Wilma Jones- Watkins

  42. Tammy Macklin

    Our Heartfelt condolences to the Mother Bonnie
    & the Entire Crutchfield Family

    With love always
    Betty Oglesby,
    Tammy (Oglesby) Macklin
    & Family

  43. Rosaland, Willie Crittenden, and Zonie McCowan

    We send prayers and sincere condolences to the entire Family.

  44. Gerald -Joetta McCruter-Polk

    To Aunt Bonnie and the entire family, know that we truly ❤️ love y’all. My ministering the song today at the Home-going Service, “I don’t know why Jesus loves me,” really rekindled so many memories. Derrick would always tell me how much he loved to hear this song. Know that we are praying for the Crutchfield family.

  45. To the Family of Elder Derrick Demore Crutchfiled,
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this trying and difficult time. We are here to let you know that our hearts go with you and knowing that Elder Crutchfield is now in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christs is met with reassurance that God is still on the throne. Take care.
    With Love,
    Ruthie Johnson and Family

  46. Gary Reuer Sr

    So sorry for your loss may he rest in peace and prayers to the family

  47. I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your son Bonnie. Your family is in my prayers and you have my deepest sympathy.

  48. Bobby Gassaway

    Derrick thank you for being a friend I will miss your smile when you would go up the street God Bless you my friend God will take good care of you Bless your family stay strong.

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