Let the memory of Thomas be with us forever
  • 28 years old
  • Born on December 13, 1982 in Richardson, Texas, United States.
  • Passed away on September 17, 2011 in Seattle, Washington, United States.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Thomas Derricks, 28, born on December 13, 1982 and passed away on September 17, 2011. We will remember him forever.


Memorial service of Thomas M. Derricks May 1, 2011 Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas Terry Center


Posted by Will LaMar on 15th September 2012
Hey bud I didnt know you but for a week our senior year football allstar game. I was starting center and you were starting nose guard both on the same team, you were a beast! I still tell my kids and family about you today, You were awesome and I as well as my back will never forget you. Sleep well
Posted by Tom Sheahan on 4th March 2012
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Thomas. I only met him briefly, but we had a Jesuit connection. He was a great man!
Posted by Dave Frisbee on 15th December 2011
Thinking of you Thomas during this Holiday and remember our last one with our finding the tree, getting the ornaments to hang on it, only to watch Chai and Massala tear it up...
Posted by Matt Bober on 1st October 2011
I was very saddened today when I learned of Thomas's passing. I will always remember Thomas from football in Junior High at Apollo. He was intimidating at twice my size at the time, but he was a gentle giant with a big heart.
Posted by Kenny Kirker on 28th September 2011
One of the nicest, most blessed people i've ever met in my entire life, thanks for all the awesome memories bro. You will be missed greatly.
Posted by Katie Higgins on 28th September 2011
I did not know Thomas, but I am a Xi Ep from 1989 and I see his pictures and I can tell that he was an amazing person. I am so sorry for your loss and I imagine that God had bigger plans for him in his next life. Only time will help with the pain.
Posted by Libby Kellum on 26th September 2011
TD had one of the kindest souls I have ever met in my life. He had a great love for life and for all the people that were in his. I feel so grateful to have had him in my life. He is truly an inspiration. He will most definately be missed!
Posted by Ross Reedy on 26th September 2011
At first glance, Thomas made an impression. He is as unforgettable as his impact is eternal. Few are so genuine, so affectionate, so real. His spirit has been, and will always be, invigorating. In the doldrums of mundanity, Thomas was fresh air.
Posted by Jacob Carriveau on 25th September 2011
TD, you'll be forever missed my friend. You brought joy and inspiration to more lives in your short time here than most people ever get the chance to. Thank you for being that person. You and Slim are puttin together a pretty damn good football team up there.
Posted by Kandace W on 24th September 2011
I know TD from Richardson. He was always personable, happy and friendly. He was a wonderful person from a good family. My prayers go out to the family. I'm sorry about your loss.
Posted by Crystal Matlock-McHenry on 23rd September 2011
First I want to send my condolences to the Derriks family. We have known Thomas and the family for many years,from Apollo,to Jesuit...Thomas is a great guy and friend!May you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you,love Crystal,Walter,Mrs.Ros,Mr.Jerome&Jayson
Posted by Joe Kaupert on 22nd September 2011
For anyone that had the pleasure of getting close to Thomas, they would know that TD had a huge heart. I was privileged to get to work with him on a regular basis in football and hang out with him. I know that he meant a lot to a lot of people. He will always be with us.God Bless
Posted by Rachel Beth on 22nd September 2011
Thomas you were wonderful to everyone that is why we all had so much love for you. Only a person with a good heart could acquire so much love from so many people.
Posted by Bethany Criss-June on 21st September 2011
Thomas was such a beautiful man with such a beautiful spirit. He was warm, loving, friendly and his smile was contagious. I only knew him for a short time at NU, and he was such a big part of my NU family. My prayers and love go to all his friends and to his family.
Posted by Jacqueline Derricks on 21st September 2011
Bubba..Thank u so much for giving me so much strength and love..I miss u so much..I feel u every morning and I hear your voice day in and day out..you are my angel..my breath..every beat of my heart..Im so blessed and privileged to have u as my brother..I miss u every second of every minute of every
Posted by Sandy Flores Davis on 21st September 2011
It's impossible not to smile when I think of Thomas. He was filled with so much joy and had this uncanny ability to make everyone around him happy. He was an incredibly special person and I am a better person for knowing him. He had so much fight in him and I'll never forget that
Posted by Lorraine Pennick on 21st September 2011
You are gone from our lives too soon and will be forever missed. Thank you for being the wonderful person (nephew) you were. We will love you always. Aunt Lorraine, Kameron and Brandon.
Posted by Dave Frisbee on 21st September 2011
There will be a celebration of his life here is Seattle Sunday Sept 25, 2011 11am Renaissance Seattle Hotel 515 Madison Street
Posted by Julian Pennick on 21st September 2011
Michael Breeden TD, I learned more from you than you will ever know. I am blessed to have known you and to have gotten a glimpse of the wonderful person that you were. I was a scared Freshman and Austin College ashamed of who I was and afraid to just be me. In many ways I was able to be me because I
Posted by Julian Pennick on 21st September 2011
Matt Masilon I remember meeting Thomas when I was about 10 years old. 4th Grade Football practice and here walks out the biggest human my young eyes had witnessed. I remember thinking to myself " I have to tackle HIM?" even though we were on the same team. I'm standing there, praying to God that I d
Posted by Julian Pennick on 21st September 2011
Cheryl Uttley-Johnson You were an such a beautiful human being, so full of life and love. It's hard knowing we have lost an honest soul, but I believe in God and I know he has a plan we just don't know about yet. May you rest in peace and my thoughts and prayers go out to all family & friends! I lov
Posted by Julian Pennick on 21st September 2011
Ashley DeAnn Hamilton What a man! You were so full of life. Your smile would light up the room. Much love to you.
Posted by Julian Pennick on 21st September 2011
Elizabeth Kelton I have known Derrick for many years, he gave great support to my son while recovering from a brain tumor. I am so sorry to his family and loved ones. He was an amazing person and will be sorely missed by many.
Posted by Julian Pennick on 21st September 2011
From Shaun: It was an honor to be by Thomas’s side during his final days. Thomas never gave up. It was a privilege to be a witness of such immense strength and resilience. I miss you terribly. I miss your smile. A smile that was warming, accepting and friendly. I miss your goofiness, humor and the w
Posted by Julian Pennick on 21st September 2011
Dave Frisbee Saturday Sept 17th at 7pm, I lost my partner Thomas Derricks to his 2 year battle with Burkitt’s Lymphoma. Thomas fought hard as I went down this road with him. From the beginning of his first treatments, the two of us in the hospital out on the floor doing lunges with a medicine ball
Posted by Julian Pennick on 20th September 2011
There will be a celebration of the life of Thomas Derricks. Saturday October 1st at 3:00. The memorial will be held at Jesuit College Prep School of Dallas at 12345 Inwood Rd. Dallas, TX 75244

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