Derrick Joshua Beard has been fighting this long and expensive battle for many years now. He fought the good fight and now is a better place, a place we will all follow one day. Derrick Joshua Beard was known as an international renowned artist, publisher, and collector of finest art. He is also an avid philanthropist while donating thousands of dollars’ worth of priceless, rare, artifacts to various museums, galleries, and universities around the world. Derrick will leave behind a 12 year old son, mother, sister, and brother. “Due is to Allah that which He has taken away and His is whatever He has given. With Him, everything has an appointed term; so have patience and seek reward from Him” Amen.