Cheryl Ann Derrick, age 72, passed away on November 14, 2020. She was born in Kalamazoo, MI on July 30, 1948 the daughter of Loyd and Loyola Wilson and was a lifelong resident of the Kalamazoo area.
On January 20, 1968 she married the love of her life Donald Derrick and the two were together for 52 years. Together they raised two wonderful sons that she was very proud of: David (Kim) Derrick and Matthew (Shelly) Derrick. She also leaves behind seven grandchildren: Dillon Smith, Jenna Derrick, Bailey Ann Derrick, Nathan & Morgan Jackson, and Kelsey & Max Meyers; and four great grandchildren.
Cheryl was an advanced antique collector and dealer; she was always enjoying the thrill of the hunt for the next prize. If you ever met Cheryl she would never forget your face or your name and you were friends for life.
In accordance with Cheryl’s wishes cremation has taken place. Due to the Covid concerns a memorial service to celebrate Cheryl’s life will be held on a later date.
The family asks that when you are having a cocktail on the back porch, patio, deck, fire pit, dock or the pontoon boat to raise your glass in remembrance of Cheryl.
While at www.avinkcremation.com please take time to sign Cheryl’s guestbook by lighting a candle and/or sharing a memory with the family. The Derrick family is being cared for by the Avink Funeral Home & Cremation Society, 129 South Grand, Schoolcraft, MI 49087 (269) 679-5622.