Mary Ellen Derrickson, 87, of Berlin, passed away on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at
Atlantic General Hospital, after a brief illness.
She was born in Newark and
was a daughter of the late Isaac Ayres and Sarah Foreman Ayres.
Mary received her formal
education in the public schools of Worcester County. She married her loving
husband, Andrew Charles Derrickson, who preceded her in death in 2008.
Mrs. Derrickson was a
member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Sinepuxent, where she served as
a member of the choir and United Methodist Women.
She was formerly employed
in Ocean City as a maid. Mary was a devoted wife and mother. She was a happy
person and loved people. She was loving, kind and loved to joke and have fun.
Mary also enjoyed watching television, especially westerns and wrestling.
Loving memories will be
cherished by: two daughters, Barbara Brittingham of Berlin and Delores (Robert)
Cropper of Salisbury; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild;
one brother, James Ayres of Berlin; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other
relatives, in-laws, and friends.
In addition to her parents
and husband, she was also preceded in death by two children, Myrna Derrickson
Corbin and Andrew C. Derrickson, Jr., one sister, Daisy Ayres Hall, and one
brother, Elisha Ayres.
A funeral service was held
on Oct. 4, at St. John’s United Methodist Church on 8829 Lewis Road in
Sinepuxent. Interment was at St. Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery located
on Assateague Road in Berlin.