Joseph P. Derrick, Sr., M.D.

December 10, 1927 - April 07, 2021

Joseph Derrick, Sr., M.D.

Joseph P. Derrick, Sr., M.D., 93, of Beaumont, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. He was born on December 10, 1927, in Port Neches, Texas, to Glen Masil Robert and Samuel Parker Derrick. Dr. Derrick retired in 2014, after practicing pediatrics in Beaumont for 57 years.

Survivors include his children; Joseph Derrick, Jr. of Beaumont; daughter-in-law; Sheila Derrick of Ft Worth; Stephen S. Derrick, Sr. and his wife, Yvonne, of Round Rock; Laura Dansereau, and her husband, Ron, of Caledonia, Michigan; Michael Derrick and his wife, Vande, of Beaumont; and James Derrick, and his wife, Gloria, of Nome; eleven grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife of sixty-three years, Nancy Jule Derrick; his parents; and brother E.A."Dill" Derrick.

Memorial contributions for Dr. Derrick may be made to Nutrition and Services for Seniors, 4590 Concord Road, Beaumont, Texas 77703

A gathering of Dr. Derrick’s family and friends will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Sunday, April 11, 2021, at Broussard’s Mortuary, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. His funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 12, 2021, at Broussard’s McFaddin location. His interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.  

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Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Sunday, April 11, 2021
4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Monday, April 12, 2021
10:00 a.m.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (92)

  • Joyce Benoit

    06 May 2021 at 07:36 | #

    My heart broke when my husband read out loud that Dr. Derrick had passed! He was such a precious man and adored children! I asked him one time what his thoughts were on children sleeping with us!!! He replied, “ that’s the only place our children ever sleep!” We both laughed!! I do know when he made rounds at the hospital, the nurses at the station loved and respected him completely ❤️


  • Kelly Schuldt

    19 April 2021 at 15:41 | #

    My family was so blessed to have Dr. Derrick in our lives. He was so compassionate and caring. He always took care of the entire family. No matter who was in to see him, he always asked about the other kids and even saved out his sample inhalers for me because he knew I had asthma. We had to call him over the years when we were on vacation and he would call in prescriptions for us no matter where we were in the world. There will never be another like Dr. Derrick!! May he rest in peace!


  • Vijay and Rita Kusnoor

    14 April 2021 at 17:59 | #

    Sorry to hear about Dr. Derrick. I have worked with him for many years. He was always kind, pleasant and helpful. He was active in the pediatric community and always came to meetings. We will miss him along with the rest of community. May his soul Rest In Peace.


  • Jennifer Mercer Koehler

    13 April 2021 at 01:44 | #

    Dr. Derrick truly saved my life as a baby and then saved my oldest son's life multiple times who turned 21 today (Kameron) he also cared for my younger son! I have always had so much love and respect for him and Mrs. Derrick! This breaks my heart but I am so glad they are together again! They were such an amazing and loving couple! RIP Dr Derrick you will always be in my heart and forever missed!


  • Camille Mahan

    12 April 2021 at 20:32 | #

    What a kind and humble man Dr. Derrick was! He was my children's doctor and always treated them with love and patience. After his retirement, Mrs. Denson who cared for Dr. Derrick's children while he and his wife Nancy worked, was in the same nursing home as my mother. Dr. Derrick and his wife would bring a cake he baked himself to Mrs. Denson who then shared with nurses and aides. He would do this several times a month. I had the opportunity to thank him again for such good care of my children into adulthood. A humble man he smiled and patted my shoulder. Rest in peace, Dr. Derrick. Well done faithful servant.


  • Tammy David and Alec Trahan

    12 April 2021 at 13:54 | #

    Dr. Derrick was my Pediatrician from 1969 until I was grown. I was lucky enough to have him for my son Alec, who was born in 1997. There are just no words to describe how special he was to us. He was part of our family and we loved him so much. We have lost one of a kind and he will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with our beloved Doctor and his family. Please know that your Dad was a blessing to so many and will never be forgotten and we are truly lucky to have had him for so long. We love you Dr. Derrick.


  • Mary Harrison

    12 April 2021 at 03:37 | #

    Dr. Derrick was so wonderful, kind, and gentle. He cared and was so sweet to our children. As a new mother to our first child, I remember asking him what to do for a runny nose. I was young and looking for a treatment.....what to do to take care of it. He just said, "Wipe it." What a simple answer for an inexperienced mother! Our middle child was not a good eater, but Dr. Derrick was not concerned. He thought he would be alright, and he was. His wisdom and experience was unmatched. We loved Dr. Derrick!!


  • Kristin Williamson Beal

    12 April 2021 at 03:19 | #

    Like so many stories ahead of mine, Dr. Derrick was a life saver to our 2 boys who suffered with severe asthma . He was the calming presence every mother needs and the reassurance every scared child is looking to see. We truly loved him and cherish that we had the honor of knowing him and being his patients. Good Bless you Derrick family for sharing a piece of your Dad with us. May he Rest In Peace know how loved & admired he truly was to us all.


  • Donna Gober

    12 April 2021 at 00:24 | #

    Dr. Derrick welcomed our family in 1965 when we moved to Beaumont when I was two, my brother Britt was a baby, and my parents were only 22 and 23 years old. He cared for us all throughout the years and when Richard was born in 1973, was there as well. Many years later, he was my son's pediatrician and cared for us so well. So, across the span of two generations in our family, we have loved and relied on Dr. Derrick. What a blessing, a comfort and a calm guiding presence he always was. Bless him and his children and grandchildren.


  • Stefanie Bean

    11 April 2021 at 21:35 | #

    Dr Derrick was mine and my husband’s doctor. He was also my children’s doctor. He was such a blessing to our family. We knew that we would always be taken care of like we were family. He will always be remembered with live. Thank you for sharing him with us.


  • Sheila and Fred Sachitano

    11 April 2021 at 18:16 | #

    Dr. Derrick was a wonderful man and doctor. He took great care of our son from the night he was born until he transitioned into adulthood. He even explained to our son why he did not have to be afraid of getting aids during an aids scare.


  • Jan Haynes

    10 April 2021 at 18:36 | #

    I was seriously injured on our family farm, when I was 4 years old. Dr. Derrick saved my life. I am forever grateful. Requiescat in pacem..


  • Elaine Madole

    10 April 2021 at 03:43 | #

    Dr. Derrick was loved by my family. In fact, my mother-in-law named her second born son (my husband), Derrick in honor of Dr. Derrick. After my children were born, I became acquainted with Dr. Derrick as he was their pediatrician. Dr. Derrick was so loving, kind and gentle. I will never forget the day I brought my daughter in for an appointment because she was sick. She was born early and was constantly sick her first year of life. While in the office, she threw up. I was mortified at the mess, apologized and started to clean it up. Dr. Derrick told me not to worry and then he proceeded to get down on the floor and clean it up! Doctors like him do not exist any more. Dr. Derrick was loved by this community and he touched thousands of lives. He will be missed but I rejoice that he is in heaven! My condolences to his family.


  • Emma Manzer

    10 April 2021 at 03:36 | #

    My condolences are sent to his family. By far the best pediatrician and will be missed dearly.


  • Betty Anne Rhodes Holland

    09 April 2021 at 23:11 | #

    I was a classmate of Dr. Derrick growing up at Port Neches High School, class of 1944. We called him J.P.. He was always kind and caring and graduated with high honors. I knew he would do great things in life. My condolences to his family and loving friends,


  • Robert Sim Greer

    09 April 2021 at 21:26 | #

    Dr. Derrick was a caring man and a great Doctor. He took care of my kids when we moved to Beaumont. I will never forget his kindness and actions.


  • Jennifer Bell

    09 April 2021 at 17:31 | #

    Dr Derrick is one of a kind! I remember taking our new baby to him for the first time and his tender care for him truly touched me. Then he turns to my husband and says so how are you do you need anything. He was still willing to treat and care for him as a former/current patient (he was 22). We like others tried to convince him he needs to see adults. We wish to send our condolences to his family and express our love and appreciation for such an amazing man. He was perfect in our eyes.


  • Sandy Dickerson

    09 April 2021 at 15:04 | #

    Oh, how I loved this dear man and all the wonderful people that worked at his office throughout the many years (decades)! Dr. Derrick had the most calming manor and treated every one of his little patients like they were his own. I treasure the years that I went to see him throughout my childhood, and I adored that my children were blessed to have him as their doctor, as well. Sending many prayers and blessings to his family. in their time of great loss.


  • Lois Y Thompson

    09 April 2021 at 14:10 | #

    Dr. Derrick was my sister and I pediatrician for years. He was also very helpful when our mother was attending nursing school. We always said he and Dick Clark should have been brothers because they never seemed to aged. Sending prayers to his family during this difficult time..


  • Lillian Howell

    09 April 2021 at 12:59 | #

    Dr Derrick was the best doctor., he was my doctor and my daughter's doctor. He remembered everyone in my family always taking time to talk . He always made you feel at ease and that you were a wonderful mother. He will truly be missed. Blessing to his family.


  • Molly DeMaio (Burton)

    09 April 2021 at 05:13 | #

    This news just breaks my heart. Dr Derrick was one in a trillion!! He was my doctor from birth until I was 17/18. I remember when I was little I was really sick, he came out to our home in Bevil oaks to check on me, and brought ice cream. Another time I was sick and wasn’t getting better. Dr Derrick wouldn’t quit until he found out what was wrong. He finally found out what was wrong., I had cat scratch fever. I, and my parents and my siblings loved, loved, loved this man. Deepest condolences,, hugs and prayers to his Family. Your Dad was an awesome human and phenomenal doctor. RIH Dr Derrick ❤️


  • Cory LeBlanc

    09 April 2021 at 04:42 | #

    My condolences to the Derrick family. Dr. Derrick was my pediatrician and my sisters starting with me 49 years ago. He was my sons doctor as well for a few years before moving out of state. I always remembered his kindness and his bedside manner. I can’t think of a finer man and I am truly saddened by his passing. Rest In Peace sir and thank you for your years of service and dedication to making sure guys like me started off with the best of care....


  • Mary & Charles Gonzalez

    09 April 2021 at 03:31 | #

    Simply the best!
    Our family loved Dr. Derrick and we extend our condolences to his family.


  • Kelly Dinkle

    09 April 2021 at 02:59 | #

    Dr Derrick was my pediatrician growing up in the 80s and 90s. He was always so kind and made going to the doctor fun, always ending with a sucker !! My mom still says, “Dr . Derrick said this or that .... “ ! We all still go by Dr. Derrick’s ways and what he said to do for particular situations. We loved him so much and he will be greatly missed. Heaven gained the best of the best!


  • Amber Westman

    09 April 2021 at 02:47 | #

    Dr Derrick meant so much to my family and so many families. He was multi-generational, being the trusted pediatrician for generation after generation: mine, my girls, and so many more. Never did I see him without an “I love you” and “call me if you need me.” He was gentle, loving, and had a special gift for handling each person walking into his office. You are truly missed, Dr. D. We love you.


  • Katie (Chance) Crews

    09 April 2021 at 02:41 | #

    Dr. Derrick was a kind, gentle spirit. He was my pediatrician 20+ years ago and I can still remember the smell of his cologne and office. I went to him until I absolutely could not anymore. I was definitely an adult but denied it as long as I could! I’m sure I wasn’t the first to try and convince him to see adult patients too! I’ll never forget being in Lifeway probably about 10 years ago and smelling something that was triggering a feeling of childhood. I turned the corner and there he was. He gave me the biggest hug and wanted to know all about me and my family! I know without a doubt he’s rejoicing in Heaven! My thoughts and prayers are with all of his family and close friends! There’s no way you will ever know how many people’s lives he made an impact on! The song “Thank you for going to the Lord” by Ray Bolts comes to mind when I think about Dr. Derrick. Love and prayers be with you all!


  • Laurie Swindells

    09 April 2021 at 01:28 | #

    Dr. Derrick was truly one of a kind. When my mom moved to Beaumont he was her pediatrician for a few years, then mine and my siblings, and later my two children’s. I remember the day he told me he was not going to practice medicine anymore and I was heartbroken. I told him he had promised to wait until my youngest was 18. We laughed and cried together. My children adored him and he always put his patients’s needs above anything else. They do not make doctors like him anymore. He was truly one of a kind. My deepest condolences are with his family. I know they sacrificed a great deal so that their father could care for so many other families through the years and to you all we are grateful for all that he did. Again, thank you for sharing him with us all through the years.


  • James Joines

    09 April 2021 at 01:28 | #

    The most amazing doctor I've ever used. Such a sweet man that truly cared. Would treat the whole family. So lucky to have had him as a doctor for my oldest son. Prayers for the family, it must be hard losing such an amazing man.


  • Christy Ard

    09 April 2021 at 00:51 | #

    Dr. Derrick took care of both of my girls. Anytime either one of them were sick, and had decided to share it with me, he would always take care of me as well. He was a true gem and they definitely broke the mold when he was made. He truly loved all of his patients and he will be dearly missed. My condolences and heart felt prayers go out to his family.


  • Trent and Darlene Thomas

    09 April 2021 at 00:24 | #

    God broke the mold when he made Dr.Derrick. I can honestly say he helped me raise my babies. Dr. Derrick was literally a phone call away. As precious as his time at home was with his family, he cared for his patients just like they were his on kids. My most fond memory of him was a weekend phone call. I started with how sorry I was for bothering him and he replied, “now baby I’m only in between two pots of beans, your never bothering me. Now what can I do to help you?” He will never know just how much he meant to me. Dr Derrick was a great Dr..! He was not only just my 4 kids Dr. but also my two grand kids and get this, also my husbands Pediatrician. Dr Derrick was a sharp as a tack and never missed a beat. He had the answer to everything. I loved hearing his best methods for raising boys!! He gave me great advice.! I will forever be grateful for his kindness and genuine love for my family. I know Mrs Derrick was waiting for him at those Pearly gates❤️


  • Chuck and Ethel Prater

    08 April 2021 at 23:46 | #

    To the Derrick Family,
    Joe and Nancy were Christian examples to all who knew them.
    Their love and devotion for each other and their family was evident.
    He was our daughter’s pediatrician, always assured nervous Moms
    It will be okay. The lollipop jar was always full, the kiddos knew they did not
    Leave his office without one.
    May God comfort his family knowing he is at rest.


  • Leslie Schroder

    08 April 2021 at 23:41 | #

    Oh so sad to hear this. My first job in Beaumont was at Dr. Derrick’s office. He wanted me to set up his lab. What a gentle, loving person. We would take patients as late as it took if there was someone that had a sick child. He knew how important parents peace of mind was. He attended all three of my C-Sections and I would let them put me to sleep until he arrived to hold my hand. Love you Dr. Derrick.


  • Diane Alfaro

    08 April 2021 at 22:47 | #

    What a special man. He was not just a doctor to my boy's but a close friend. I do not know what I would have done without him. Our hearts are broken to here this. May the Lord be with the Derrick family and our pray's are with you.


  • Betty Richey

    08 April 2021 at 22:33 | #

    Dr Derrick’s family I am very sorry for your loss. I remember many times when he talked about his children and grandchildren during doctor visits. He definitely loved his family. I think his patients were his extended family. He took care of the children and their parents like they were his children. He took care of my 4 children. He was always so nice to them and me. He always gave us refills when one of them was sick so we would have enough if the others got sick. He gave me a vaccination once. a long with my kids. He gave me his home phone number just in case I ever needed it. I never used it but no other doctor has ever given me theirs. My kids all have fond memories of him. They loved those suckers. The last time my youngest son who was in college went to Dr Derrick’s he came out to give me a hug. When we started going to Dr Derrick he was 57 and I was worried he might retired soon. Well that didn’t happen. for another 30 years. He was always so calm and reassuring to the parents. I enjoyed meeting his relatives that worked at his office. Thank you Dr Derrick! Thank you Dr Derrick’s family!


  • Doug and Dianna Davis, Jr

    08 April 2021 at 20:31 | #

    Our deepest condolences to the Derrick family. He was my husband and his siblings doctor and then treated our 2 kids up until he retired.. He always took great care of our kids and even us. Would always ask if we needed any medicine. He would always kiss my kids on there forehead and then kiss momma's head and said "they will be alright momma" and then got out the sucker jar for all, including mom. I had the pleasure of seeing him in Novorosky's about a month ago and went to say hello. I asked if he remembered me and he said "yes I do". Then he said, "come by and see me sometime". I wish I would have. You will be greatly missed.. God has the best doctor in heaven by his side to help him! Love you Dr Derrick.


  • Daina Verrett

    08 April 2021 at 18:58 | #

    Dr. Derrick was a wonderful person and pediatrician. He was so kind. I will never forget how he took care of my sons when they were sick and also reassured me at the same time. Rest in peace kind man❤


  • Regina Montes

    08 April 2021 at 18:35 | #

    Dr. Derrick was one of the purest, sweetest, most gentle souls that ever lived. You couldn't ask for a better doctor or person. I am lucky to have had him as part of my life and my kid's lives. Rest in peace sweet Dr. Derrick. We love you.


  • Tan Williams

    08 April 2021 at 18:27 | #

    Dr. Derrick was one of a kind. When you came to him stressed out about a sick baby, he gave that gentle smile and let you know right quick that everything would be okay. Seriously, how many doctors insisted on giving shots to the kids himself, rather than having one of his staff do It? Prayers to the family and thanks for sharing him with us all those years.


  • Russell Bistline

    08 April 2021 at 18:11 | #

    In 1958 at the age of 2 I was hospitalized with a severe case of staph pneumonia. My prognosis was bleak until 2 young doctors, Derrick and Bridges, took over my care and got me on the road to recovery. I was released after a month in the hospital and Dr. Derrick made house calls to see how I was doing. All 5 Bistline kids became patients of Dr. Derrick. Yes, we still remember the saf-t-pops in the glass jar! There has been no one in my life whom I have admired more than Dr. Derrick.


  • Barbara Burrow

    08 April 2021 at 17:58 | #

    Fifty one years ago I gave birth to a baby girl who was born at noon. I had a saddle block which never took yet the staff of the hospital made me lie flat for hours and would not let me see or hold my baby. About 8:30 p.m. that night Dr. Derrick came in my room looking like a Mississippi riverboat gambler in his 3 pc. suit to tell me what a beautiful, healthy baby girl I had and found me crying because they wouldn't let me see or hold her. He turned right around, went down to the nursery, got my Christy and brought her to me, placed her in my arms with instructions to keep her as long as I wished & call the nursery when I tired. From then on, there was nothing he could do wrong in my eyes and heart & he loved and cared for all three of my children & guided this Mama thru many things ; then when our twin grandsons were born he even gave their Mama his home number. I teased him that "what's the deal? I never got your home number." He just grinned and said, "Second generation ." I cannot find the words to express how much we all loved & respected Dr. Derrick. I feel like we've lost part of our family today.
    Our prayers are with his children, grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. What a legacy he has left you all.


  • Ray and Angela Baker

    08 April 2021 at 17:43 | #

    Michael and Vande: We are sad that we didn't have the pleasure of knowing your father as a doctor. But we have fond memories of him on Sunday morning with you two at church. He was always so pleasant and kind. We know that heaven just received a very special angel! Prayers of comfort for you and your family. Love you both, Ray and Angela Baker


  • Gilbert Adams

    08 April 2021 at 16:55 | #

    Dr. Derrick was such a kind, caring, gentle and good man. He was my pediatrician and also my children's doctor. So reassuring with his calm demeanor. He will be missed.


  • Debra Norman

    08 April 2021 at 16:16 | #

    There will never be another Dr .Derrick. THE most kind and loving doctor. I remember when my son was a baby, he would kiss his feet then turn around and kiss me on the head and say "He's gonna be fine, Momma"


  • Pam Edwards

    08 April 2021 at 15:31 | #

    We all so loved Dr Derrick. He literally took care of all of us. Best person there ever was. Everyone will remember Mrs Pat. That was our mom. She loved working for Dr Derrick. She loved him. I know they are in heaven now chatting about all of us.
    We so loved him and appreciated everything he did for all of us , not just our babies. Never will be another like him. Great man and Doctor. He will be so missed !


  • Vicki Walton

    08 April 2021 at 15:27 | #

    His famous words to me (which I repeat to this day), “Mom, are you rocking this baby?” He was a kind soul and always reassuring that being a mother was a honored gift. I was 18 and he always encouraged me. He took care of all 3 of our children. May God comfort his family and loved ones.



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  • Anna and Paul Scheurich

    08 April 2021 at 15:15 | #

    I write this with tears in my eyes as I read through the many amazing stories of one of the most amazing men I have ever come across. Dr. Derrick took care of two generations of our family with loving devotion. A kinder, more companionate person could not be found and his medical talents were unlimited.. When one of our kids was away at school and was not feeling well for a week and repeated trips to a doctor there were unsuccessful, a call to Dr. Derrick was responded with "its mono and come in this afternoon." And he was right!!!! Thanks to the entire Derrick family for sharing this treasure all of these years. He is the GOAT!!!


  • Pam Meaux Nance

    08 April 2021 at 15:13 | #

    So sorry to hear about our sweetDr. Derrick. He has been a blessing to our family! My Dad. was a good friend with Dr. Derrick. My love and prayers go out to him and all his precious family! Till we meet again. ❤️❤️


  • Lisa Sudela

    08 April 2021 at 14:57 | #

    Just yesterday, I told my child (who is having trouble with their "adult" doctor) that we need to go back to using Dr. Derrick. My deepest condolences to the Derrick family. We loved him so much.


  • Tina Siau

    08 April 2021 at 14:30 | #

    Dr. Derrick was my doctor from birth until about 21 years old (I'm 51 now). Then he was my son's doctor. We traveled for my husband's job and he gave us his home number so we could call him at anytime and we did! He helped us through many colds and such while we were in many other states! I dearly loved that man and miss him! He even treated me if I caught whatever my son passed on to me. My memories of him will always bring a smile to my face. He was a true hero and just a wonderful human being! I love you Dr. Derrick!


  • Katherine Cascio Cleland

    08 April 2021 at 14:25 | #

    I'm truly saddened to hear this. Dr. Derrick was a wonderful, kind and caring Pediatrician. He was just a great human being and will be missed by all who had the honor of knowing him. RIP


  • Chris Mabry

    08 April 2021 at 14:16 | #

    I wish I could attend the funeral but I live in Colorado. I must say he will be truly missed. He was both my pediatrician in the 70's and also my daughter's. He also helped me with a semi-emergency as an adult. He was so caring and I have the fondest memories when I did have to go to his office, except for those dang finger prick blood samples. And the best part of my visits with Dr. Derrick was how enthusiastic he was as he presented the lollipop jar letting us pick one. Selson Blue was a cure all.


  • Enoch Morrison

    08 April 2021 at 14:02 | #

    I cannot think of a kinder soul than Dr. Derrick. He was the finest pediatrician I have ever known. He was deeply loved by my entire family and will be missed by all of us.


  • Linda Caillavet

    08 April 2021 at 14:00 | #

    So sad to hear of the passing of Dr. Derrick., our children’s’ pediatrician since 1977 . He was a sweet, gentle man and a wonderful doctor. He lived a very long life and was well-loved. RIP Dr. Derrick


  • Amy Briggs

    08 April 2021 at 13:59 | #

    Dr. Derrick was one of a kind. His kind and gentle spirit will be remembered forever. I started out with another pediatrician when my kids were born thinking Dr. Derrick would be retiring soon,...that was a mistake! He continued practicing long after my kids were in college! He always ended every visit with “I love you.” We ALL love you too...FOREVER!


  • Kristin Cooksey

    08 April 2021 at 13:57 | #

    Dr. Derrick was my doctor for the first 18 years of my life. I don’t think any doctor will ever compare to him. If I hadn’t moved away he would definitely have been my kids’ doctor too.


  • Robert Purks Sr

    08 April 2021 at 13:13 | #

    Sad to hear of his passing Dr Derrick was mine and two brothers Dr and also my two sons. When my wife would bring one of them for a check up are whatever he asked how were and if we needed anything he’d give us a prescription thank you for taking care of my family. I will never forget hearing him tell my wife’s OBGYN when her delivery of my first son rapidly changed to an emergency C section she’s your patient and he’s mine get him out!! Truly a great man thanks again my prayers are with his family and friends during this time.


  • Marlene (Cookie) Meaux

    08 April 2021 at 12:48 | #

    Dr. Derrick we will miss you forever and ever. You were a true angel on Earth. Thank you for loving us and all our childrenn and grandchildren. Praying for comfort and strength for all the family. Your dad was a true hero in my eyes. Love and miss you Dr Derrick. Thank you for all the Halloween parties, they were the best❤️


  • Mark Hartman

    08 April 2021 at 12:35 | #

    My deepest condolences to the extended Derrick and Dansereau families during this time of loss. May your days be filled with happy memories of Joseph as you celebrate his life and the blessing he was to your family.
    Sincerely, Mark Hartman


  • Lorraine Davenport

    08 April 2021 at 12:29 | #

    Such a fine, caring, compassionate man. I remember our first office visit with our newborn son 33 years ago. I was a new mother with concerns. He gave me his home phone number. Thankfully it was rarely used, but it meant the world to me. Thank you, Derrick family, for sharing such a fine man with patients who appreciated and loved him.


  • Joe & Michelle Ping

    08 April 2021 at 12:21 | #

    Our sincerest condolences to the Derrick family. Dr. Derrick was our pediatrician for both of our daughters. He was the kindest man I have ever known. He also was our neighbor for many years and God bless him for the many times he treated all four of us at home on weekends. Rest easy now Dr. Joe you lived a life well served.


  • Karen McDonald

    08 April 2021 at 12:07 | #

    You will be missed by many, Dr. Derrick. You have touched so many lives. Thank you for treating my family for two generations. RIP Dr. Derrick.


  • Traci Turner

    08 April 2021 at 11:41 | #

    Dr Derrick had such an impact on my family, as well as 1000s of other Southeast Texas families. There will never be another pediatrician as kind, loving, caring and gentle as he. You knew when Dr Derrick gave you a diagnosis it was right. Thanks you to his family for sharing him with us all these years. He was a gem. Prayers lifted up for you in these coming difficult days and weeks.


  • Hannah Taylor

    08 April 2021 at 11:28 | #

    Rest in Power Dr. Derrick. You were so great to so many and always went above and beyond. I will always remember how kind you were and how well you treated everyone! I’ll never forget that secret stash of suckers either!! Prayers go out to all family and friends!??


  • Wesley callaway

    08 April 2021 at 10:25 | #

    My pediatrician in the late 5os early 60s, then the pediatrician for my kids, a true staple in Beaumont, he will be missed.


  • Rebeckah Sharpe Sims

    08 April 2021 at 04:55 | #

    Dr. Derrick was one of a kind. He was my Doctor and I was fortunate to have him as my children’s Doctor as well. I loved him with all my heart. He was there for us night or day. There will never be another like him. My family was truly blessed to have known him for so many years. My prayers for you , his family , I know he will be greatly missed. I know he was greatly loved.


  • Barbara Speed

    08 April 2021 at 04:27 | #

    Dr. Derrick was the greatest doctor and friend to my family. We loved him and he loved us. He always showed such great compassion. He will truly be missed. Please accept my deepest condolences. May the Lord Jesus Christ comfort your family in the days ahead.


  • Joe Smith

    08 April 2021 at 04:23 | #

    He was a pediatrician and one of the greatest doctors gentlest men I’ve ever known rest in peace Dr. Derrick


  • Lisa Cowart

    08 April 2021 at 03:41 | #

    Heaven just gained the most amazing, caring, and sweet man. He was the most patient pediatrician of this first time mother of a very colicky baby girl. He never acted like my phone calls were a bother. He even called in medicine for my daughter when I was in another state visiting relatives. He had to endure many fewer phone calls when I had my son 5 years later. He was also the pediatrician of their father. I cannot imagine how many thousands of lives he was a part of during his career. I know Nancy was at the gates to greet him. Thank you for loving my babies Dr. Derrick. You are forever in our hearts.


  • Kathy Meadows

    08 April 2021 at 03:27 | #

    Dr Derrick was a very good man and an excellent doctor. When I lived in Silsbee many years ago, I had the honor of him being our pediatrician to our last 2 daughters. They are now 32 and 26. When my youngest was 1 1/2 months old, she got very sick. I took her to Dr. Derrick and he put her in the hospital immediately. We thought she had spinal meningitis and had to spend a week in the hospital. She didn’t have that but did have to have surgery on her ureter and urethra a couple of months later. It never formed all the way before she was born and that was what made her so sick. I thank God for having Dr. Derrick and his keen knowledge of finding out what was wrong with her. Had he not, she would have lost a kidney. He was a wonderful man and it truly breaks my heart to know he’s gone. He left an everlasting legacy and made a huge impact on the lives of many. He will be missed by this family for sur.e.


  • Kristin Torrez

    08 April 2021 at 03:25 | #

    Dr. Derrick was a one of a kind doctor. He was my doctor for 19 years. He told me I could stay until I was 30. Dr. Derrick touched so many lives. I saw him out and about a few years ago and he still remembered me. Thank you for everything Dr. Derrick.


  • Don Webb

    08 April 2021 at 03:23 | #

    Wonderful doctor who was always committed to his patients .condolences to the family.


  • Shanon Welch

    08 April 2021 at 03:03 | #

    Dr. Derrick was my beloved pediatrician until I turned 21 and he gently told me I had to find a “grown up doctor”. Years later, he cared for my children as their doctor. No other doctor II know of handed out his personal home phone number for emergencies, or wrote prescriptions for me if I was as sick as my kids. He was a gentle, loving soul and we were better for knowing and being loved by him, because he loved all of his “kids” and we knew it.


  • Sherry Stinnett

    08 April 2021 at 03:01 | #

    Dr. Derrick was our pediatrician when I was young. I am one of 7 children born to my parents (5 living now - two died as infants.). When I was 9 (I’m 64 now) I came down with an extremely high fever and a strange illness. Within a couple of days I couldn’t stand. My head was in excruciating pain. Dr. Derrick met my mom and dad at the hospital on a Sunday morning. Within 24 hours he had diagnosed me with meningococcal meningitis. I went into a coma and it was touch and go for a while. I had over 100 antibiotic injections. Dr. Derrick never gave up even though he told my parents I could die or have possible brain damage. My mom and dad and our entire church prayed for days. After 72 hours the fever broke and I began the long process of recovery. I cannot thank God enough for sending Dr. Derrick as my guardian Angel. He was the best! I will never forget!


  • David & Debra Deslatte

    08 April 2021 at 02:46 | #

    Derrick Family, thank you for sacrificially sharing this wonderful man with us. He cared for our girls from just after birth and into their teen years. What a blessing to have someone to walk us new parents through the ups and downs with such love, compassion and good old common sense. His love for God and people was a constant comfort to us and so many for so many years. He set a standard no doctors can come close to matching. We thank God for the blessing of knowing him and our prayers are for you during this time.


  • Virginia Rice Paul

    08 April 2021 at 02:41 | #

    Dr. Derrick was the sweetest most caring man and it showed in the way he treated my baby brothers and all the babies that followed through the years.. May God keep his family in His loving arms. My prayers and thoughts are with his family.


  • Tracey Walker

    08 April 2021 at 02:41 | #

    Motherhood became a lot less intimidating with Dr Derrick on the journey. I will always remember his compassionate care when they were sick, his celebration of their wellness and milestones, and the banter and respect for their nurse/mom. It was a privilege knowing you and entrusting you with my daughter’s lives.


  • Kim Manuel

    08 April 2021 at 02:36 | #

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss.. He was my pediatrician as well as my daughters. He even took care of my husband when he would get sick. I would have no other.. He was always so kind and gentle.. Such a great man. I will truly miss him as I know so many will also. My prayers are with you.


  • The Mouton family

    08 April 2021 at 02:34 | #

    Sending love and prayers to the family. He will be greatly missed .


  • Laura Scott

    08 April 2021 at 02:30 | #

    Taking my children to see Dr. Derrick was like a visit to see Grandpa. He loved my kids and they loved him. We were all sad when they got too old to visit as patients! But even after he retired, when we would see him out in public, he would still remember us. They don’t make doctors like him anymore. He was truly a legend and he will be remembered forever. Prayers for his family.


  • Jim Brocato

    08 April 2021 at 02:22 | #

    Derrick Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Derrick’s passing. What a special person he is. I am so grateful for the many years your father took care of me and my siblings. I continued going to him until I was in college! He was always so glad to see me and took time to visit. His generosity and kindness was felt by my entire family. Knowing that my mother had to feed triplet babies, baby formula was always in big demand. When drug reps would show up at Dr. Derrick’s office with cases of formula; he would call my mother to pick them it. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss Dr. Derrick but know he is now in the kingdom of God experiencing everlasting life full of peace and joy.
    God Bless,


  • Fred & Barbara Blanchette

    08 April 2021 at 02:21 | #

    What a Great Doctor for our children and miss meet him and his wife a Sam’s shopping several years back but our last encounter was a Friday night eating catfish at Our Lady of Sorrows. He seem to always remember us..


  • Ashley Brown

    08 April 2021 at 02:18 | #

    What a fabulous man! I’m not sure I would’ve made it through so many times in my life without Dr Derrick. He took exceptional care of my children and I will always be indebted to him. His kind words and gentle nature is rarely experienced these day. My favorite memories were the early morning visits after my babies were born. Always checking on Mom and Dad after seeing the new baby. God rest your soul Dr Derrick you were truly one of a kind.


  • Sylvia Nelson Andel

    08 April 2021 at 02:07 | #

    Dr. Derrick was an amazing pediatrician and human being. He blessed multiple generations of my family with his kind and caring brand of medicine. I'd like to think he played a big part in me choosing to become a nurse. My condolences go out to his family at this time.


  • Suzie Ortego

    08 April 2021 at 02:00 | #

    Dr. Derrick was the best doctor ever. He didn’t just take care of our children, he took care of the whole family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Sincerely, Suzie Ortego and family


  • Marilyn Reese

    08 April 2021 at 01:58 | #

    I took both of my kids to Dr Derrick. He was a warm, compassionate doctor. We all loved him. We are so thankful to have known him.


  • Larry Winzer

    08 April 2021 at 01:48 | #

    So sorry for your loss he took care of our kids and grandkids


  • Vick and Katha Nelson

    08 April 2021 at 01:44 | #

    Well done my good and faithful servant. He was my Dr. I am 60. What a beautiful soul. We will see you in Heaven Dr. Derrick.


  • Scott and Becky Thompson

    08 April 2021 at 01:30 | #

    Our deepest condolences to the family. Dr. Derrick was a very special person. We will always love him.


  • Ellen Evans Appleby-Murphy

    08 April 2021 at 01:23 | #

    Dr. Derrick will be missed. My mom Norma worked for him in the office years ago . He took care of me , my sister Nancy Jo which was named after Dr. Joe and Aunt Nancy . He also took care of my oldest sister Connie years ago . Loved both of them so much . Prayers to his family .


  • Emily Everett Allen

    08 April 2021 at 01:21 | #

    Dr. Derrick was one of the finest men I have ever known. He is deeply loved and adored by my entire family and will be missed. He has taken great care of many of us as kids and our own children. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Much love, Emily, Chris, Aaron and Andrew Allen


  • mary ledyard

    07 April 2021 at 22:13 | #

    There are not enough words to express how much this man meant to me. He lifted me up when I was down. He took care of my children and loved them as dearly as I did. Many a Christmas Eve I was at his home getting treatment for a child who suffered from migraines. He welcomed us with hugs. My prayers go out to his children and all those who will miss him as much as I do. God has a new angel to watch over all of us.


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