Obituary

Kathy Derrick

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LITTLE MOUNTAIN — "I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord." Psalm 118:17

Kathy Lynn Addison Derrick, age 57, devoted servant of God, loving wife of Rev. Randy S. Derrick, and mother of daughters Jennifer Paige Derrick Rister and Elizabeth Anne Derrick, joined the Lord in heaven on July 22, 2014.

She leaves behind her mother, Frances Addison of Union, SC, her sister Janice A. Wilson of Lexington, SC and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. Kathy is predeceased by her father, John G. Addison, Sr., sister, Dale A. Nelson, and brother, John G. Addison, Jr.

Growing up in Union, SC, Kathy attended Morningside Baptist Church where she still has many friends. She was trained as a registered X-ray Technician at Spartanburg Regional Hospital, was a licensed massage therapist, and was a greeter in the gift shop of the Cracker Barrel in Irmo, SC.

Throughout Kathy's 7 ½ year illness, she never lost faith and hope in Jesus, her Lord. Instead, she grew closer to God and touched untold numbers of people with her laughter, smile, and inspiration. Services to celebrate her life will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, at Macedonia Lutheran Church in Prosperity with the Rev. Melvin Amundson officiating and Rev. Eddie Bledsoe assisting. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday in the Parish Hall of the church with viewing in the Sanctuary.

In support of Kathy's fight against cancer and in honor of her and her family, you are invited to wear pink and white to her service on Friday.

Pallbearers will be Greg Addison, John-Tyler Addison, Jason Amodio, Mike Fowler, Nick Fowler, Wayne LaBounty and Rob Shealy.

Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Macedonia Goldies and the WELCA Petrea Circle.

Memorials are suggested to the Macedonia Family Life Center Fund.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.whitakerfuneralhome.com.

Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry is assisting the family.


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Published in The Newberry Observer from July 23 to July 24, 2014
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