Derrick Lee Mize

Derrick Lee Mize, infant, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on Sunday, Nov. 07, 2010, he was the son of Stephen and Holly (Locke) Mize.

Derrick was a very strong fighter who touched and inspired many lives throughout his short life. He overcame many obstacles no one thought possible. His charm won the hearts of many in the NICU. He will be greatly missed.

Surviving him are his parents, Steve and Holly Mize of Greenfield; grandparents, Mona and Tom Riddle of New Castle, Steve and Meg Mize of Greenfield, Jerry and Nancy Locke of Winamac, and Mary and Bill Henry of Royal Center; great-grandparents, Joan and Joe Reigel of Greenfield, Norman Mize of Indianapolis, Bill Locke of Winamac, Hank and Bev Henry of Royal Center, and Nettie Sanford of Greenfield; great-great-grandmother, Martha Mize of Greenfield; aunts and uncles, John Riddle of New Castle, Josh Riddle of New Castle, Seth Mize of Greenfield, Nicki and Shawn Gunter of Winamac; Josh and Danielle Henry of Wis., and Jacob and Jeannine Henry of Lafayette; and cousins, Dominick Riddle and Bryce Gunter.

Preceding him in death was his cousin, Zachery Riddle.

Funeral services were held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield with visitation two hours prior to the service. Burial will take place Tuesday at Park Cemetery in Greenfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent Women’s Hospital NICU, 8111 Township Line Road, Indianapolis, IN 46260; or to March of Dimes, 136 E. Market Street Suite 500, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

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