Sarah Jane Wood
AGE: 19 • Dagsboro
Sarah Jane Wood, age 19 of Dagsboro, DE passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at her home due to an accidental drug overdose of heroin.
Sarah was born in Falls Church, VA on December 7, 1997 to Lawrence and Margaret (Gebhardt) Wood. She graduated from Indian River High School Class of 2016 and was a freshman at the University of Delaware, where she had just made the Dean's List.
Sarah was a beautiful, nonconformist, young woman who had a passion for learning and was a champion for the underdog. She will be fondly remembered as a talented artist, an amazing writer and an avid photographer. She was unapologetically herself and didn't care what anyone said. While at Indian River High School Sarah was the President of the Technology Student Association. An English teacher commented that Sarah never backed down from a good argument. Sarah loved playing soccer and participated in the River Soccer Club since the age of six and was also part of the Indian River High School JV Soccer team. She and her twin brother, Sam had a loving and inseparable bond. Not only did Sarah love all people, she extended that love to cats, dogs and even the sloth!
She is survived by her parents, Larry and Margie Wood of Dagsboro, DE; four siblings, Matthew Wood and his fiancé, Heather Spannbauer of Millsboro, DE, Katy Wood of Dagsboro, DE, Timothy Wood and his significant other, Elizabeth Ewing of Georgetown, DE and her twin brother, Sam Wood and his significant other, Cher Robinson of Dagsboro, DE; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins and a host of friends.
A visitation will be held from 3-6 PM on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at the Ocean View Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 38040 Muddy Neck Rd., Ocean View, DE 19970. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Friday, December 23, 2016 at St. Ann Catholic Church, 691 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, DE 19930. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Dagsboro, DE.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Lord Baltimore Lioness Club P.O. Box 525, Ocean View, DE 19970.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com
Published by The News Journal on Dec. 22, 2016.