Mary Katherine (Kay) Derrick Chatterton

by Lynn McMillen
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Mary Katherine (Kay) Derrick Chatterton passed away peacefully at Madison Hospital on Friday, September 9, 2022.

She was born in Columbus, Mississippi to the late Dr. Arthur Derrick, Jr., and Sidney Ella Shrock Derrick.

She graduated from the Mississippi State College for Women where she received her Bachelor’s degree in English. She taught English and Latin in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and in Huntsville, Alabama. As an avid horse enthusiast, she received great joy from horseback riding, her mares, and the breeding of many foals over her lifetime.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Dr. Neil Chatterton, parents, and a brother.

Survivors include her son Ellis, his wife, Anne, their two children, Lane and Adeleine; son Derrick, all of Ardmore, Tennessee; two sisters and a brother; and many nieces and nephews.

For anyone wishing to express condolences, the family will receive visitors from 2 pm to 5 pm on Saturday, September 17, at her home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Arthritis Foundation, or the American Diabetes Association.

Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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