Jackie L. Shockley, 73


Jackie L. Shockley, 73, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Galestown, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at her home. She was born May 28, 1944, in Seaford, Del., daughter of the late John Lankford and Hilda (Darby) Lankford.

Shockley was a 1962 graduate of North Dorchester High School. Shockley retired from the DuPont Company in Seaford with 33 years of service. After retiring from DuPont, she then worked at the Uncle Willie’s in Dagsboro until 2002.

Shockley enjoyed sewing, needlepoint, quilting, reading and traveling. Her true enjoyment came with time spent with her family — especially her grandchildren. She would attend all of her grandchildren’s sporting events and also loved cooking family dinners on Sundays. She will truly be missed.

In addition to her parents, Shockley was preceded in death by two sisters, Bonnie Allen and Terri Lankford. She is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, William P. Shockley; three children, Stewart Smith and his wife, Stephanie, of Virginia Beach, Va., Heath Shockley and his wife, Paula, of Frankford, and Brandi Lecates and her husband, Lennie, also of Frankford; eight grandchildren, Amanda Marotta, Jonathon Smith, Justin Shockley, Chase Shockley, Charles “Andrew” Wayne, Kierstin Shockley, Caleb Lecates and Jaden Shockley; two great-granddaughters, Lorelei and Sadie Marotta; and three sisters, Sandra Eskridge and her husband, William, of Galestown, Md., Karen Potter and her husband, Leslie, of Seaford and Vickie Lankford of Newport News, Va.

A visitation was scheduled for Aug. 8, 2017, with funeral service on Aug. 9, 2017, at Melson Funeral Services in Frankford, Del. Interment was to be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to the Frankford Volunteer Fire Co.; P.O. Box 99; Frankford, DE 19945, or to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at www.komen.org. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.