Janice Gayle (Jones) Derrington | 1943-2019

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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Janice Gayle Jones Derrington

Janice Gayle (Jones) Derrington, 75, of Bridgeport, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 11, 2019, after a short and courageous battle with cancer.

Service is 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Graveside service will follow at noon in Cottonwood Cemetery in Bryson.

Janice was born Oct. 11, 1943, in Jacksboro to James Melton Sr. and Lula Arminda (Brimhall) Jones. In 1963, she married her high school sweetheart, Robert Derrington, and the couple settled in Bridgeport in the early ’70s.

She was city secretary for Runaway Bay for 20 years and later worked for the prison in Bridgeport as a grievous officer before her retirement.

Janice will be remembered as a loving wife and mother, a hard worker and a loyal friend to many, as well as a very generous person. She loved to spend time with her family and enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers. While we will miss her dearly, we take comfort in knowing she is no longer in pain.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband of almost 56 years, Robert Derrington; sons David Derrington and wife, Melody, of Fort Worth and Daniel Derrington and wife, Julie, of Brock; five grandchildren, twins Katherine and Isabella Derrington of Brock, Dawson Derrington of Brock, Drew Derrington of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Brittany Foster and husband, Leddy, of Denton; great-granddaughter Winnie Foster; sister Betty Bourbon of Bellville; and brother James Jones of Grand Prairie, along with many nieces and nephews.

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