Dorothy W. Messick, 88


Dorothy W. Messick, 88, of Millsboro died on Tuesday, May 9, in Green Valley Terrace Nursing Home in Millsboro. She worked for NCR before becoming a foster grandparent for the state of Delaware.

She was a member of Conley’s United Methodist Church in Angola. She loved being around her family, and gardening.

She is survived by two sons, Edward B. Messick, Richard D. Messick, A. Theodore; two daughters, Shirley M. Pettit and Patricia Messick Absher; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Clifford U. Messick Sr. in 1956 and a son Clifford “Sonny” Messick Jr. in 2003.

A funeral service was scheduled for Saturday, May 13, at the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck Rd., Millsboro, where friends and family could call after noon with interment at Conley’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947 or The Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.