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House Pioneer Derrick Harris (Sleezy D) Funeral

$8,019 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 277 people in 1 month
Created June 13, 2019
Our brother and Acid House Pioneer Derrick "Sleezy D" Harris has died of kidney failure. He had no insurance. 

When he made "I've Lost Control" in 1984, there was absolutely  nothing like it anywhere, a completely new sound that inspired clubbers all over the world, peaking with the "Summer Of Love" Derrick was the life of every single party he went to, dancing from the first song to the last every time. 

Anyone anywhere that calls themselves a raver has this man to thank for it. 

This campaign is to pay for his funeral expenses and provide help for his family for difficult times ahead.
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The burial (finally!) is today, Monday, July 8th, 2019. Lil Derrick got the Gofundme money and paid the funeral director. We came up well short of our goal, but Derrick is buried. Thanks again to everyone who donated and thanks to those that didn't donate but shared and expressed their love for Derrick
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Ok, so Lil D finally got verified and hopefully he’ll see this money in a few days. $350 a day storage costs for the body is going to kick our asses so total costs will probably exceed $10,000. I put up my personal money to have the service and looks like I won’t get that back because donations have completely stopped and I don’t want to feel like a pest and ask people for money again. But soon we’ll have a burial date. Again thanks everyone for the donations.
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Funeral went down Thursday, thanks to all that showed up and apologies to all that got turned away from the church and had to change locations to the funeral home. Apparently the funeral was scheduled without anyone actually having any money. GoFundme still hasn't paid us yet and money had to be sent from abroad to even have a service at all. So as it stands now Derrick's body is in the deep freeze with storage costs rising everyday until the funeral director gets paid an extra $4,000. I was given a deadline of Monday (tomorrow) to pay the funeral director to get another burial date scheduled and I don't even know what happens if I don't pay him. I changed the Gofundme beneficiary to Derrick Alex Harris, Derrick's son, and hopefully that will speed things up, but Gofundme doesn't have a call in number and communication is supposed to be email only. Additional donations won't help because we still haven't gotten the first set of donations, so i don't know what to do.
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Almost there for the funeral, it's going to cost 6,000 which is a good price I've been told. Anything over that goes to the family for bills. Thanks so much to all for coming together for Derrick!
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$8,019 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 277 people in 1 month
Created June 13, 2019
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