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.
Published in Imperial Valley Press Online from Feb. 25 to Feb. 26, 2021.