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Mrs. Tammie Michelle Derby

Obituary for Mrs. Tammie Michelle Derby

March 24, 1969 - March 20, 2022
Murray, Kentucky | Age 52


Mrs. Tammie Michelle Derby, age 52, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Sunday, March 20, 2022, at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray, Kentucky due to complications of stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Mrs. Derby was born on March 24, 1969, in Calloway County, Kentucky to Linda Majors Shropshire and the late Gary Nance. She was employed at West Kentucky Gastroenterology at Murray-Calloway County Hospital at the time of her Illness. She was of Nazarene faith. She enjoyed spending time with her husband Eric, two daughters, Hannah and Bailey, and her dog, Daisie Mae.

In addition to her father, Gary Nance, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Joe and Kathleen Smith, Pachall and Ann Nance, and William and Mary Majors, grandparents-in-law, Donald and Martha Derby, Eugene Bassett, and Vera Bassett, parents-in-law, Phillip Sr. and Juanita "Kay" Derby, uncle, Willie Turner, aunt, Diane Majors Henderson, brothers-in-law, Bruce Derby and Phillip Derby, Jr. and nephew-in-law, Tanner Gee.

Survivors include her husband Eric Derby of Murray, to whom she married on June 18, 1994, two daughters, Hannah Derby and Bailey Derby both of Murray, her parents, Linda Majors Shropshire and Jim Shropshire both of Murray, three sisters, Marisa Weddington, Ashley (Jeremy) Rogers both of Murray, Alyshia (Matt) White of Hazel, Kentucky, one brother, Derek (Judith) Nance of Murray, five sisters-in-law, Debbie (Terry) Darnell, Bernita (Frankie) Barborka both of Murray, Connie Buberle and partner Gary Vilt, and Nancy Derby of Illinois, and Joyce Derby of Missouri, 30 nieces and nephews, Chelsea (Mark) Wells, Olivia (Grant) Hackney, Oakley Rogers, Bradley Kelso, Jr., Sydney Kelso, MacKenzie Bray, Lilyonna Sholar, Colby White, Caden White, Jayden Nance, Alexander Nance, Felicity Nance, Adrienne Brady, Justine Daniels, Jacy (Eric) White, Kimberly (Tim) Barrett, Lori (Greg) Batts, Amy (Matthew) Johannsen, April (Shane) Gilbertson, Nick Maierhofer, Michael Derby, Matt (Carolyn) Derby, Dustin (Sara) Derby, Chad Derby, Melanie (Luke) Lammers, Rachael (Phil) Hargis, Johnny Crum, Stephanie Derby, and Brooke Derby, 10 aunts and uncles, Hal (Janie) Nance, Don Nance, Danny Nance, Charlotte Osborne, Patricia Gupton, Janice Morris, Jody (Howard) Leech, Nikita (Russell) Turner, Larry (Brenda) Bassett, and Lydia Turner, also surviving are many great and great-great nieces and nephews and many cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 25, 2022, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services with Bro. Sammy Cunningham and Bro. Michael Wilford officiating. Burial will follow in the Hicks Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to, The Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital for the campaign of "Enduring Hope", 803 Poplar Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071. This will benefit the new cancer center being built on Murray-Calloway County Hospital campus.

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  • Murray-Calloway County Hospital for the campaign of "Enduring Hope"
    803 Poplar Street
    Murray, KY 42071

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