Doris J. Burkett, 82

Doris J. Burkett, 82, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at her home. She was born in Frederica, Del., on Aug. 1, 1935, daughter of the late Carl Baker and Althea (Melvin) Baker.

Burkett retired from General Motors in Newark, Del., where she worked on the assembly line. She enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Burkett was preceded in death by her son, Martin Burkett. She is survived by her loving husband, Lee Burkett; two daughters, Cathy Burkett-Wood and her husband, Calbel, of Lewes and Karen Hurst of Millsboro, Del.; a sister, Clara Sakowski of Milton, Del.; two brothers, David Baker of Newark and Donald Baker of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services and burial were to be private. Condolences may be sent online at