Eunice Marjorie Derrick

Odessa American, Obituaries  2004

Odessa, Ector County, Texas

Submitted by Dolores Bishop, Cemeteries of Texas Jul 10 2004

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Eunice Marjorie Derrick

ODESSA — Eunice Marjorie Derrick “Gaw-Gaw” was given the privilege to spend 82 precious years with all her family and loved ones before going to be with the Lord July 8, 2004.
Gaw-Gaw was born July 24, 1921, in Jefferson, Texas, to her proud parents Harvey and Nancy Jane Poplin. Gaw-Gaw was a temporary resident at Seabury Nursing Center but is now awaiting us all in her permanent home, with her Creator, in Heaven. Gaw-Gaw was very precious and unique and was loved by many. She had 28 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great-grandchildren, all whom she loved very much.
Gaw-Gaw was the family peacemaker and utilized her God-given talents by showing love, support, encouragement and compassion to more than her family members. She was our Sweet-Angel who enjoyed crocheting in her spare time. She also enjoyed working in the church nursery with the children, whom she loved deeply.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 2004, at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Dick Brown officiating.
Her loving husband, Harvey S.; son, Harvey Ray; and parents precede Gaw-Gaw in death.
She is survived by her six loving children, Lawrence Derrick of Wichita Falls, Wanda Ruth Baggett of Odessa, Marjorie Keith of Greenville, Harold Samuel Derrick of Grand Prairie, Carol Rich of Odessa and Donna Derrick of Odessa.