Derrick Lamont Ruffin, Jr., 20, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2022.
He attended the Howard High School.
Derrick was preceded in death by his grandmother, Vivian McKibbens; grandfather, Donnie Smith; and uncle, Ivan Hill.
Survivors include his daughter, Dearra Marie Ruffin; father, Derrick Lamont Ruffin, Sr.; mother, Danyelle Nicole (Alphonso) James; grandmother, Teresa Cal; grandmother, Alexandria Bluing; grandfather, Freddy McKibbens; brothers, Dedrick Lamar Ruffin, Alphonso James, Jr., and A’Kingston Bonds; sisters, Deriquisha Ruffin, Iunique Ruffin, Shaderrika Ruffin, Delexius Ruffin, Shanice Cal, Deaisha Ruffin, Taniya Hilt, Alanna James, and Alex Taylor; girlfriend, Marquesha Lee; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives, and other friends.
Derrick will lie in state on Monday, Jan. 31, from 12:30-5 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 1 p.m. in the chapel with Pastor Michael McMurray as the eulogist. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Gardens.