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Mrs Deroy and family. I am so sorry to hear about Mr Deroy. I apologize for not sending a message sooner but I just saw this. I know Mr Deroy will be missed by many. He was always such a pleasure to be around. We will be praying for all of you during this time.
Tina and Dick Devoe
Michel was a generous man, a good friend and an devoted man to Lyn and his family. He lived well, laughed often and loved much! we will miss our friend.
Oh Lyn and family. I was shocked and am heart broken for you all. Michel was always such a pleasure to be around and clearly was a wonderful person inside and out. My continued prayers for you and your family.
Donna Edwards Crews
So sorry for your loss. Keeping you my thoughts and prayers. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Deroy many years ago, a very fine man. I enjoyed working as a house keeper for him and Mrs. Deroy.
A great man and leader. I will always remember him as more family than just a business partner. God Bless him and the whole Deroy family.
Liza and Terry Cotter
Oh dear Lyn, Terry and I were shocked to read of Michel this morning. We are so sorry and Michel will be so sorely missed. All our love,Liza and Terry
Michel Deroy, 84, former President and CEO of Docks de France, a French food company,
passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at Jacksonville Baptist Medical Center.
Born on April 18, 1938, in Paris, France, he married Virginia (Lyn) Lindskog in 1963. Shortly
after his marriage to Lyn, Michel joined Docks de France, one of the largest grocery store
chains in France, with subsidiaries in Spain and the United States. In the 1970s, under Michel’s leadership, the company acquired Jacksonville-based Lil Champ convenience stores, and in the 1980s added Jiffy stores to their portfolio, giving them over 400 convenience stores throughout the state of Florida. Today, these stores are owned and operated by Circle K.
Michel was a devoted supporter of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival and a frequent
patron of the Jacksonville Symphony. He was passionate about the arts, was an accomplished, lifelong horseman, as well as a wine connoisseur with an appreciation for fine food.
He was a former president of his local Rotary Club, an active member of the River Club in Jacksonville and the Amelia Island Club on Amelia Island, and a Knight in the Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.
Michel leaves behind his spouse of 59 years, Virginia (Lyn) Deroy, formerly of Tifton, Georgia, his four children, Virginia, Joel, Claire, and Jerome, and his four grandchildren, Alexia, Ella, Mateo, and Lola. He also leaves behind his brother, Herve Deroy; sister, Monique Barberon-Runner; nephews, nieces, and cousins, all of Paris, France.
A family service will be held in Fernandina Beach.
He will be laid to rest in Bosque Bello cemetery.
Contributions may be made in his memory to the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, Barnabas Center, or the Tift County Foundation for Educational Excellence for the Virginia Short Lindskog Chair of Foreign Language and Global Awareness, a chair the family established to honor Lyn’s mother, at P.O. Box 714, Tifton, GA 31793.