Derek Travelle Gilbert Jr.

June 24, 1988November 19, 2021

Derek Travelle Gilbert Jr., age 33, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021. Derek was born June 24, 1988.

Derek T. Gilbert, Jr. was born June 24, 1988, to Derek T. Gilbert Sr. & Kandras K. Brown (deceased) in Indianapolis, IN.

He was educated in the Indianapolis Public School system, School 93, John Marshall Middle School, and graduated from Arlington High School. He graduated from Chefs Academy excelling at mixing many flavors to create new and interesting dishes.

Derek was a proud resident of 42nd and Post Road who loved his family as well as his community.

Derek was affectionately known as Little Derek, Son, and Mr. Pudding Head. He was a man of many talents which was evident in his many years as a youth basketball player, chef, and skilled construction worker. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his family, shopping, enjoying life, and eating new things. He truly was the life of the party.

Derek was led to the Lord under his NaNa, Pamela Brown-Jenkins at the age of six. At the age of six, Derek professed his belief in Jesus Christ at Bethany Temple Apostolic Church and was subsequently baptized.

As a child, he always knew how to get anywhere once he traveled there once. It is this ability that gives the family comfort that at the end of his walk, he knew how to get home to his maker Jesus Christ on November 19, 2021

Derek was loved by many. He leaves to cherish his memory, his children, Derek T. (Tre’ D), Taliyah, & Suraiya. His Father, Derek T. Gilbert, Sr. (Kimberly Gilbert). Brothers: Willie Brown, John Clemmons & Mack Canady & Sisters: Anntwynette Gilbert, Deja Brown, Daquoya Washington, & LaEsha Nelson (Cousin/Sister). Grandparents, Virginia Gilbert & William “Dollar Bill'' Brown. Host of Aunts, Uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Derek was welcomed home with open arms by his mother, Kandras Brown, NaNa, Pamela Brown, & his brother De’Avious Brown.

Service for Derek will be held, 12:00 pm, Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at Williams & Bluitt Funeral Home Peoples' Chapel, 5252 E. 38th St., Indianapolis, IN. Family will receive friends 10:00 am until time of service.

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  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021



Derek Travelle Gilbert Jr.

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