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Patricia Gayle Derrickson

December 11, 1951 - May 12, 2021

Patricia Gayle Derrickson, age 69, of Townsend, DE, passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on December 11, 1951, she was a daughter of the late Horace and Nancy (Hoyt) Patterson. Gayle graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in Wilmington. She made her career as a pharmacy technician for various local pharmacies. Gayle was a faithful member of the Claymont Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, where she served as a former president and vice president. She enjoyed reading, coloring, and most of all, spending time with her loving family.

In addition to her parents, Gayle was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene H. Derrickson and a brother, John Patterson. She is survived by her children, Patrick Patterson (Shellee) and Susan Hanna (Dan); stepchildren, Chris Derrickson and Carol Derrickson; grandchildren, Jordan, Keri, Alexis, Laura, Kelsey, Megan, Becca, Trevor, Sidnee, and Josh; great grandsons, Elijah, Eli, and Myles; and brother, Timothy Patterson.

A committal service for family and friends will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE. Face masks are required for all in attendance.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gayle’s memory to Claymont Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, 3223 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703.


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  • My deepest condolences for your loss.

  • Both Ms. Gayle and Mr. Gene were amazing people. Ms. Gayle was a very loving person, a real sweet heart. I will always be thankful for their kindness towards me as a kid and CHS football player.πŸ™πŸΎ

  • Mickey and I send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. God bless.

  • So sorry to hear passing of your mom (i called her aunt gayle) she is a much better place than all of us. She is now reunited with your dad. And many others. Im sending love and strength to you (Sue) and the family. For this is definitely a hard time for you all. I miss her and wish i could have seen her or talked to her one last time. Shes definitely watching over us all..ill miss her smile.. As well as her laughter..

    Love you all πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’™

  • My condolences to the family for your loss. She was a wonderful lady.
    Mr. & Mrs. Wilfred Saxe Jr.


  • I am sorry to hear of you loss. My prayers are with you during this difficult time.