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Virginia P Derby

May 28, 1926 — January 30, 2023

Virginia P. Derby, 96, of York, AL passed from this life Monday, January 30, 2023 at her residence in York, Alabama. She was born in Anniston, Alabama on Friday, May 28, 1926 to R. L. and Mary Perkins. She was a dedicated member of Saint James Episcopal Church. She graduated from Judson College. Some other notable accomplishments include being treasurer of the York Library Board, and being a member of the Sumter County Cancer Society. In her spare time, Virginia enjoyed golfing, cooking, playing bridge, and entertaining family and friends, where she was the life of the party.

She is preceded in death by her parents, R.L. and Mary Perkins; and her husband, Evan Allison Derby, Sr.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, E. Allison Derby, Jr. (Renee); daughter, Virginia Grimes (Ben); grandson, Al Derby (Paige); granddaughter, Kate Elmore (Chase); great-grandchildren, May, Maggie, Evan, Grady, and Wells; nieces, Elizabeth Bennette (Leon) and Virginia Scott (Jim); cousins, Marilyn Moreau (David) and Dr. Gordon Thompson (Lori); sister-in-law, Patsy Chaney; other relatives; and friends.

A private family service will be held for Virginia at 11:00 AM Monday, February 6, 2023, at Saint James Episcopal Church in Livingston, Alabama, with The Rev. Richard R. Losch officiating. A 12:30 PM graveside service will follow in Derby Family Cemetery in Ward, Alabama. Pallbearers include Allison Derby, Al Derby, Chase Elmore, Dr. Gordon Thompson, Hiram Patrenos, and Val Montgomery.

Memories and condolences may be shared at Freeman Funeral Home - Citronelle, Alabama

Memorials made be made in Virginia's honor to St. James Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 446, Livingston, Alabama 35470

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Private Funeral Service

Monday, February 6, 2023

Saint James Episcopal Church

200 Spring St, Livingston, AL 35470

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