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Derita Tharp

Derita Tharp

Monday, September 22nd, 1930 - Monday, June 8th, 2020
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Obituary

Derita Tharp, 89, of Louisville, Ky., passed away June 8 at the McLeod Hospice House in Florence, S.C. She was born September 22, 1930 in Henry County, Kentucky and moved to Louisville in the early 1950s where she lived until 2016 when she moved to South Carolina.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Jim, who passed away in 2018, and her loving daughter Dina, who passed away in 2015. Derita and Jim were high school sweethearts and were married for 70 years. She is survived by her son, Kerry (Debbie); two grandsons, J.B. (Catherine) and Will; three great grandsons, Coleman, Joshua, and Owen and her sister Wilma Foster (Jim).
Derita was a devoted mom, Grandmomma, GG, and sister. She was a homemaker most of her adult life and also worked for two decades as a school patrol guard in the Jefferson County (Ky.) School System. She was a superb cook and Gmomma’s meals were legendary. She spent the biggest part of her day in the kitchen preparing delicious meals for her family and friends. Derita shared her family’s love of sports, too, with her favorite teams the Louisville Cardinals and the South Carolina Gamecocks. She also followed NASCAR later in life and her favorite driver was Tony Stewart.
Derita was a faithful member of Melbourne Heights Baptist Church in Louisville for nearly 60 years and member of the Ruth Sunday School Class.
She will go back home to Kentucky to be buried alongside her husband and daughter. The family will have a graveside service Wednesday, June 10 at 2 p.m. at the Sligo (Ky.) Baptist Church Cemetery.
Derita loved her family dearly and always put them first. The family would like to thank her many friends and all of the care-givers she had, particularly the staff at Elmcroft Assisted Living in Florence, S.C.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Sligo Baptist Church Cemetery
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  • Interment

    Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Sligo Baptist Church Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available

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Ethel Penny

Posted at 09:25am
Your mom was a special lady, indeed. She used to help my son cross the street to Greathouse with a warm good morning and smile. Her devotion and hard work at MHBC was amazing. Prayers for your family at this difficult time.

Ethel Penny
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Mary

Posted at 12:40pm
The Bible calls death an enemy in
1 Corinthians 15:26. I’m so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort help you during this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4 & Psalms 83:18). Jesus prayed for God’s Kingdom to come because He knew it would intervene to solve all mankind’s problems even sickness and death. (Revelation 21:4,5 & Daniel 2:44).
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