Mr. Derrick Thompson, age 46, of Dothan, Alabama passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
Visitation will be Tuesday, June 9, 2020 from 4 PM to 6 PM at the funeral home.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 11 AM at Georgette L. Scott Memorial Chapel, 814 Headland Avenue Dothan, Alabama 36303.
Burial will immediately follow the service at Gates of Heaven Cemetery.
Derrick LeOndray Thompson, known as "Big D" or "Diesel", was born on August 5, 1973 to Mr. Leon Thompson and Ms. Evelena Hart in Troy, Alabama.
Derrick was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. Derrick was a dedicated family man, brother, uncle, and friend to his loved ones. He had a passion for cars, cooking, and repairing things. He took pride in being a dedicated husband and father to his loving wife and kids.
Derrick grew up in Pike County. He attended Goshen Elementary School, in his childhood years. Later in his teenage years, Derrick moved to Dothan, Alabama; where he graduated from Dothan High School.
He was preceded in death by both parents.
Derrick is survived by his loving wife: Charmellia Purdeue Thompson; two sisters: Sherry (Patrick) Flowers and Tammy (Vincent) Thompson; fifteen children: Brittany Williams, Dequarious Thompson, Dametric (Talesha) Thompson, Nakia "Taee" Thompson, Desmi Flowers, Shamiya Walker, Shamia Walker, Braylon Robinson, Derrick Thompson, Jr., Christopher Brown, Cha'Brya Thompson, Darrion Thompson, Derrick Thompson III and Camreigh Thompson; five grandchildren: Komarrion Hall, Neveah Thompson, Egypt Thompson and Loyalti Hall; three nephews: Antonio (Dezarae) Thompson, Patrick Flowers and Romillo Porter; three nieces: Kristy Flowers, Kemita Porter and Takesha Porter; father-in-law: Clyde (Sharon) Benjamin; mother-in-law: Tara (Ray) Tolbert; three sisters-in-law: Latoria (Joshua) Jones, Kenya Skinner and Colberta Skinner; four brothers-in-law: Colbert (Jamekia) Skinner, Co'Bryant Skinner, Ke'Ante Skinner and Darryon (Beatrice) Skinner; close friends: Will Porter, Calvin Porter, Daniel Dean and Allen Gary; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, great nieces, great nephews, and sorrowful friends to cherish him in memory.
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