TAMMY DERRICK
1961 - 2021
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Tammy Derrick, 59 of Imperial passed away on January 1, 2021 after a long fight for several years. Born in El Centro on September 10, 1961 to Correnne and Jerry Derrick. Tammy was raised in Plaster City and attended Westside school and Imperial High School, all of which she was extremely proud of. Tammy was known for being loud, funny and never afraid to show her Tiger Pride. Despite her many illnesses and setbacks throughout life, she was active in various clubs and organizations throughout the Valley and had a passion for high school sports, especially Tiger Football and Basketball. She never knew a stranger and because of that we know that all her friends and family now have an extra guardian angel. Although she wont be here for another kickoff or jumpstart we know she is looking down from heaven and cant wait to shout, Go Big Red. She was preceded in death by her father, Jerry; sister, Jeri Dian; stepson Kenny Phillips III and Grandma Bus. She is survived by her son, Brian Phillips; mother, Correnne Derrick; boyfriend, Kenny Phillips; grandson, Kenneth Phillips III; siblings, Bennie (Rhonda) and Cindy (Darr); nephews, Derrick, Casey (Marlena), Steven, Chad (Maria); great-niece and nephew, Emma and Bradley as well as many many more friends and family. Services will be held at Frye Chapel on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 10am.

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Published in Imperial Valley Press Online from Feb. 25 to Feb. 26, 2021.
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March 12, 2021
Sending so much love! John and Brenda Grose
Brenda
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March 4, 2021
Dear Derrick Family, sincere condolences. Tammy was always cheerful and ready to help. It was my privilege to work with her as a dedicated Election officer. Thank you sharing her as she performed a necessary civic duty, she made sure voters at her precinct were able to exercise their right to vote. May God bless her and all her family.
Retired Registrar of Voters, Dolores Provencio
February 26, 2021
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Familia Grijalva
February 26, 2021
So sorry for the family’s loss. She was always funny and never held back what she had to say. She will be dearly missed.
Sabrina Yeager
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February 26, 2021
Tammy had a vibrant personality that touched and drew people near. I knew her while I was a member of the Church of Christ in El Centro. A nice person and a very family oriented person. My condolences to Correnne and the entire family. Glen Rice Friend
Glen Rice
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February 26, 2021
Tammy Derrick you are truly already dearly missed by me and all of your friends and family.I miss all of the fun we had done together you were part of my family.I am so blessed to have you Uber me to San Diego along with your fun momma.I enoyed our last visit road trip to Old Town San Diego and the delicious Mexican food.I miss all of our phone calls and hearing your voice.I knew you were sick but didn't realize until our last phone call.I am so blessed that you are at peace my dear friend. Fly high and give everyone in heaven a huge hug for me.Rip Tammy Derrick ☮❤
Wendy Johnson
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February 26, 2021
I can't make it to the services, but if I could, I'd be there. RIP Tammy. My condolences to Brian and Corenne and family
Cindy Lopez
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February 25, 2021
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February 25, 2021
The Salcedo family sends our most heartfelt condolences to Tammy’s family, friends and loved ones. Tammy, Annette Bucher and I graduated from Imperial High School and all three of us became employed at Kmart soon after. We had a lot of fun times hanging out with our co-workers after work, at parties, the desert or cruising on Imperial Avenue. My first time driving to San Diego was with Tammy, we went to see The Cars in concert at the SD Sports Arena in 1982. We had front row seats and both of us had an amazing time. That has been the best concert I have ever gone to. Tammy was a petite girl with a lot of personality. She was bold, fearless, curious, loud, crazeee, and fun with a great sense of humor. I moved away in 1983 and would only run into her at K-Mart when I was in town. I will always remember her as a feisty cool chick from Imperial who was a good friend to me and a good friend to many. May God give you strength and comfort you and your family, during these most difficult times. May you rest in eternal peace TammyGod Bless.
Lupe Salcedo
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February 25, 2021
"Go Big Red!", Imperial football games will not be the same. May you rest in peace Tammy.
Fermin Estrada
Friend
February 25, 2021
Tamalina,
I will always remember how welcoming you were when I started working at K-Mart back in 1980. You were so happy and confident.
May you rest in peace Tammy. It was a pleasure knowing you :)
To Tammy's family, so sorry for your loss, may her memories put a smile on your face.
You are love,
Alice Quesada
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Alice Quesada
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February 25, 2021
Tammy you are gone, but will never be forgotten. You made an impact on everyone little or big. I will always cherish all the memories we shared from Plaster City to now. May you Rest In Peace and that you’re rejoicing with your love ones
Cecilia Apalategui
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February 25, 2021
She was a great friend. Always willing to help anyone we used to laugh a lot with her.We miss her a lot here at my home. I miss when she called and said "Hi Mamas". Very friendly, and her love for her Son and Mom was so big. Miss my Terrible Tammy.
Maria Flores
February 25, 2021
Very sad to hear of Tammy's passing. She was such a crazy fun loving person always smiling, laughing and telling jokes. She was a true supporter of Imperial as well as other events. May you rest in peace Tammy.
Susie Carrillo
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