Linda Carol Derrick, 73, of Boone, NC, passed away the morning of September 8, 2019.

Acknowledged as the New Year’s baby, she was born January 1, 1946, in Danville, VA. Linda grew up the cherished, special and youngest child of her family and worked hard to gain education and skills. She enjoyed playing piano and organ at her home church when growing up in SC. She loved her “doggie” and her family! She dearly loved her Savior, Jesus Christ, and her church, Mount Vernon Baptist Church. There, she deeply enjoyed the sign language choir and signing ministry. She was known affectionately to many beyond her family as “Aunt Linda.”

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, William Adam Derrick, Sr. and Hazel Williams Derrick, her sister, Mary Jane Derrick Coxe, and her brother Dr. William Adam “Buck” Derrick, Jr.

She is survived by one sister-in-law, Elizabeth Derrick of Boone, NC, and one brother-in-law, Levon Coxe of Alaska, along with numerous nieces and nephews and their families who will cherish her memory.

A service celebrating her life will be held Thursday, September 12, 2019, at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, at 11:00 o'clock. Reverend Bud Russell will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service from 10:00 until 10:45.

A graveside service will be conducted Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 1:00 o'clock at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Winnsboro, South Carolina.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 3505 Bamboo Road, Boone, North Carolina 28607.

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