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March 4, 1999 ~ November 22, 2023 (age 24) 24 Years Old
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Darien Marcelle Demery, born to David and Jauniece Demery on
March 4th, 1999, in Berkeley, California, brought joy and laughter
to all who knew him. Growing up with dedicated parents, he
embraced life to the fullest.
In November 2016, Darien found his love for the Lord, marking the
beginning of his spiritual journey. He accepted Christ into his life
and was baptized under Pastor Pinkard at Grace Baptist Church
in Oakland, CA. This moment sparked a deep and personal
relationship with God that shaped his life. Darien was a dedi-
cated member of Prayer Tower C.O.G.I.C. Church in Oakland
under Pastor Ronald Thompson for multiple years.
From Darien's early years in the Oakland Unified School District to
his high school graduation from MetWest, his journey was marked
by academic accomplishments and a vibrant spirit. Darien be-
gan his baseball career at the age of 6 as a T-Ball player for
Oakland Babe Ruth. He continued to play baseball throughout
high school and college. As a talented baseball player, Darien
earned numerous accolades and established lifelong friendships
through the sport.
As Darien entered adulthood, he met Yonah Taylor, and together
they had his only child, a beautiful son named Daylyn Marcelle
Taylor Demery. Fatherhood became the most important and
challenging role for him, but his resilient spirit inspired him to
constantly strive for improvement.
Darien's loving spirit enriched the lives of his siblings: David Demery
Jr., Kevin Demery, DeAndre Bess, and Da'Janique Demery.
He leaves behind cherished memories for all who knew him. In
addition to his son Daylyn and his siblings, Darien's memory will
forever be cherished by his parents, Jauniece and David Demery,
a host of aunts and uncles, cousins, and friends who were all
touched by his humor, laughter, and his love for baseball.
Darien's legacy is one of light, love, and loyalty. He will be deeply
missed by all who had the privilege of sharing in his life’s journey.