Susan Elizabeth Derrick
Susan Elizabeth Derrick
May 27, 1946 - December 30, 2018


Susan Elizabeth Derrick of Satsuma, Florida, and Asheville, North Carolina, died December 30 at a Jacksonville hospital. She was 72 years old, and a native of Marion, SC.

She was the daughter of the late C. Warren Derrick and Helen Slaughter Derrick. She is survived by her partner of 41 years and spouse of 3 years, Anne Farren; her two brothers, Dr. C. Warren Derrick of Columbia, SC, and William S. Derrick (Jo) of North Myrtle Beach, SC; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Susan was a 1968 graduate of Converse College, and following graduation taught English in the public school system of Charleston County, SC. Later she returned to school, receiving her Masterís Degree in Library Science
from Florida State University.

After graduation from FSU, she was employed as Documents Librarian at the University of South Carolina. In 1980 she moved to Florida, and accepted a position with the Jacksonville Public Library system, and continued her work with the library system there, working at several
branch libraries as well as the main library downtown. She eventually became Director of the downtown Hayden Burns Library, and also served on a committee which worked toward the development of plans for the
construction of the current downtown library. She retired as Director of the new library in 2006.

Arrangements for a memorial gathering are ongoing, and will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to a charitable organization of the donorís choice.

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka, FL is in charge of arrangements.

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