Mr. Derrick Lamont James the son of Harry and Martha James was born August 19, 1974 in Norway, South Carolina.
Derrick learned early in life his personal path of duty and followed it with unselfishness and dedication until his passing. Derrick loved driving trucks, singing and shooting his guns. In the world of Truck Driving, Derrick held the handle of “Teddy Bear”.
On January 17, 1997 Derrick married Tonyelle Harrison and they remained married until his passing. To this union, two children were born. Prior to his illness, Derrick had been previously employed with Baird Transport and Carolina Fresh Farm.
On Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Derrick was called home to receive his just reward. Those who will be most profoundly deprived of his pleasing personality and the strength of his noble character includes his wife, Tonyelle James of Blackville, South Carolina; his parents, Harry and Martha James of Norway, South Carolina; daughters, Dydaisha Harrison and Moneisha James of Blackville, South Carolina; son, Derrick James, Jr. of Blackville, South Carolina; grandchildren, Harmony Carter, Amire Harrison and Kayden Washington; two sisters, Linda Evans of Greenville, South Carolina, and Barbara Washington of Washington, D.C.; two brothers, James (Angela) Tyler of Columbia, South Carolina, and Ronnie (Tara) Tyler of Norway, South Carolina; nine aunts, Ernestine (the late Curtis) Singleton, Jacqueline Youmans, Patricia Youmans, Ruthie (Dwight) Smalls, Edith (Darrell) Stroman, Jimmy Goodwin, Carrie Youmans, Carrie Gathers and Joann Goodwin; six uncles, Ernest Youmans, Douglas (the late Evelyn) Youmans, Micheal (Carrie) Youmans, Randy (Sheronda) Youmans, Johnny (Stacey) Youmans, and Ronnie Goodwin; three sisters in law; three brothers in law; special friend, Tamra Mitts; goddaughter, Brittany Vaughn; reared as a daughter, Cherish Wroten; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, family and friends.
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