Deron Keith Hemsley, a graduate of Chesapeake High School in Anne Arundel County and sports fan, died Sept. 21 at Prince George's Hospital Center of injuries suffered in an automobile accident 10 days earlier in Upper Marlboro. He was 19.
Mr. Hemsley was born in Baltimore and raised in Pasadena. He was a 2004 graduate of Chesapeake High, where he played basketball and football.
A resident of Springdale in Prince George's County for about a year, he had been working as a painter and landscaper and had attended Prince George's Community College. He had been planning to enroll at Virginia State University in Petersburg.
He attended Mount Zion Magothy United Methodist Church in Pasadena, where services were held Tuesday.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Lynette and Madena Woods of Springdale; his father, Eric Hemsley of Baltimore; three brothers, Kibwa Woods and Eric Hemsley, both of Baltimore, and Khalifa Woods of Springdale; a sister, Britney Hemsley of Baltimore; his paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Edith Hemsley of Baltimore; and his maternal grandparents, Johnny McClinton of Atlanta and Mary Jane McClinton of Pasadena.