Dorothy A. Shackelford

Dorothy A. Shackelford

AGE: 81 • Wilmington

Dorothy A Shackelford, age 81, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, March 20, 2014. She was born and raised in Wilmington and lived her entire life in the State of Delaware.

Dorothy was a loving wife, mother and homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family. She also enjoyed ballroom dancing, traveling, gardening, playing bridge, bird watching and shopping.

Dorothy had other interests which included community service. She led a Head Start Program and participated with her husband in Boys and Girls Club activities.

She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Don Shackelford, her sister Jean High and husband "Bud", her children; Jim Hall, Michelle Winkelman and husband Robert, Rebecca Herman, step children Stephen and wife Sandy, Betsy Shackelford and husband Tony, Ellen Shackelford, and Andy Shackelford, plus ten grandchildren, Karen, Jeff, Dallas, Christopher, Cassidy, Amanda, Amelia, Jamie, Sarah, and Rachel, and four great grandchildren.

A Requiem Eucharist will be offered on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 10:00 AM, at Christ Church Christiana Hundred, Buck Road, Greenville, DE. Interment will follow at Lombardy Cemetery, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Delaware, 669 S. Union St., Wilmington, DE 19805.

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Published in The News Journal from Mar. 23 to Mar. 25, 2014