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Billy Jean Tuckmantel

AGE: 80 • Selbyville

Billy Jean E. Tuckmantel, age 80, of Selbyville and formerly of Newark died Friday, May 26, 2017 at Conway Medical Center in Conway, S.C. She was born in Selbyville and was the daughter of the late Rodney and Helen (Rickards) Derrickson.

Billy Jean worked briefly at the DuPont Co., Louviers site, where she met the love of her life, the late Edward G. Tuckmantel. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a graduate of the Lord Baltimore High School. Billy Jean enjoyed traveling and loved spending time with her family on family vacations. She enjoyed bowling for years on a weekly ladies league and with her husband Ed. Most of all, Billy Jean loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Glenn E. Tuckmantel and his fiancé Regina Overbay of Elkton, MD; her daughter, Dawn J. Simmons and her husband Daniel of Conway, SC, with whom she lived with the past year; three grandchildren, Zachary Tuckmantel, Austin Simmons and Keri Simmons.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Pauline, Myrtle, Rebecca and Maxine.

A funeral service will be held at 12:30 pm on Monday, June 5 at Bishop-Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville. Friends may call an hour before the service. Burial will follow in Delaware Veterans Cemetery in Millsboro.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Roxana Vol. Fire Co., 35943 Zion Church Road, Frankford, DE 19945.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.bishophastingsfh.com
Published in The News Journal on June 2, 2017
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