She graduated in 1958 from Charleston High School and was a member of Burlington Heights Baptist Church.
She was employed with Hardwick Clothes for 30 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Essie Farris Derrick; brothers: Bill Derrick and Bob Derrick; and sisters: Gladys Morris, Floura Ledford and Louise Derrick.
Survivors include four children: Jeffrey Crowe and wife, Heather, of Cleveland, Kathy Ellis and husband, the Rev. Bill Ellis, of Cleveland, Terese Tenpenny of Cleveland and Sonya Akins and husband, Joe, of Turtletown; nine grandchildren: Caitlin Davis Hair, Catrina Long, Jerry Ellis, John Ellis, Elijah Ellis, Roswitha Shoemate, Ronnie Tenpenny, April Collins and Nakema Smith; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Lynn Derrick of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2011, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Rev. Lake Walker and the Rev Bill Ellis officiating.
Interment will follow in Cohulla Baptist Church Cemetery concluding with a white dove release.
Drake Collins, John Ellis, Jonathan Smith, Jerry Ellis, Rick Shoemate and Ronnie Tenpenny will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Crowe family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.