Margaret Campbell Derrick, 97 of Scottsboro passed away Monday, April 20, 2020 in Roswell, Georgia. Margaret was interred in Cedar Hill Cemetery at the side of her husband and surrounded by her family. She was a resident at Historic Roswell Place, a senior living facility where she resided for the past five years.
Margaret was born in Woodville on Wednesday, January 17, 1923 to Luther and Nannie Jones Campbell. She had two older sisters, Katie and Sara. She graduated from Woodville High School and soon after met and married Leonard Derrick. Margaret and Leonard settled in Scotsboro and had two children. A daughter, Jerry and a son, Larry.
She was a woman of many talents. She was the assistant/bookkeeper for her husband, Leonard, in every one of his business ventures. They ranged from real estate and home building to owning a jewelry shop and a car dealership. She also raised both of her children. Margaret was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Scottsboro and a founding member of the Three Arts Club in Scottsboro. Margaret and Leonard loved to travel the world and visited many countries including Japan, Germany, Egypt, Greece, Hungary and Israel.
Margaret is survived by her four grandsons and their families. Price Derrick, wife Melissa and their two sons, Colemand and Townes; Derrick Varnedoe and his daughter, Olivia; Jay Varnedoe and husband, Jason Henderson and their daughter, Amelia; Drew Derrick, wife Kate and their daughters, Gwen and Georgia “Goldie”; close family, Patrick Lewis.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Nannie Campbell; husband, Leonard Derrick; daughter, Jerry Varnedoe; son, Larry Derrick; sisters, Katie Maughn, Sara Brown