Brown-Wynne Funeral Home

200 Southeast Maynard Road, Cary, NC


Derek Joel Baggett

July 28, 1977January 8, 2020

Derek Baggett went home to be with the Lord on January 8, 2020. He was born in Cary, NC on July 28, 1977. Derek was admitted to the hospital after Christmas with complications from the flu, which caused a chain of other medical problems. The last year was a very difficult year for Derek. He went through several hospital stays, a partial leg amputation, rehab for 3 months and the final stay in the hospital. He fought hard until there was no strength left to fight with. He will be missed.

He had a sense of humor and enjoyed working with wood in his workshop. Derek passed knowing the LORD Jesus was there to greet him.

Derek is survived by his mother, Janet Baggett; sister, Carmen Dupree; brother, Jeremy Baggett and his wife, Lesley; and nephew, Hunter Dupree.

A graveside service will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, January 12th at Raleigh Memorial Park, 7501 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27612. A memorial service will be held that afternoon at 4:00 pm at Cary Church of God, 107 Quade Avenue, Cary, NC 27513. The family will receive friends immediately after the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Go Fund Me Fundraiser or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation are appreciated. See the hyperlinks below under donations to be redirected to donate.

Arrangements with Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, NC.


  • Graveside Service Sunday, January 12, 2020
  • Memorial Service Sunday, January 12, 2020


Derek Joel Baggett

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Gail Toler

January 20, 2020

Janet, just heard of Derek's passing. Rusty and I are so so sorry. I can't imagine the pain you are in right now. My heart breaks for you. I hope you find comfort knowing he is with Sonny right now, even though losing a child is almost more than we can bear. My past pastor's son in his forties also just died from the flu a couple of weeks ago. I just can't imagine. I wish I could put my arms around you right now. Hate that we have lost touch. When and if you feel like it, I'd like to have your email/phone number to talk with you. You and your children are in our prayers and thoughts.

J. S. Wilson

January 11, 2020

Derek was one in a million. Hands down one of kindest people I've ever met, a gentle soul with a great sense of humor! He made me feel beautiful and I will never forget him!! ❤❤❤ R.I.P. my darling ❤️

Eve Figueroa-Santos

January 10, 2020

My condolences to the Family, May Our Lord’s Love , Peace and Comfort be with you, during this time. I have you all in my prayers.
Eve Santos