Doretta Mae DeShields passed away on Monday, February 4th at the Kent General Bayhealth Hospital in Dover, DE. She was born May 15th, 1946.
She worked at ILC Industries in Frederica, DE until her health began to fail. She was a loving wife and mother, and was a kind and gentle person. She enjoyed reading the bible and being with her family, and you knew you were blessed to meet her. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Dorretta is preceded in death by Patricia Purnell, Evelyn Hitchens, Catherine Hitchens, Lawrence Hitchens, and Norma Pennywell. She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Andrew DeShields, her four sons, Jeff Alexander DeShields, and his wife, Shelly, Jeffery Anthony DeShields, and his wife Shirlene, Marvin Deshields, and his partner, Katrina Richards, and Raymond DeShields; her brothers, Melvin and Martha Hitchens of Magnolia, William and Marabelle Hitchens of Millsboro, Clarence and Jennie and Jennie Hitchens of Millsboro, as well as her sisters, Elva Hitchens of Milford and Sheena Hitchens of New York. She is also missed by her aunt, Juanita Hitchens of Atlanta, GA, and 13 grandchildren, severalgreat-grandchildren, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.
A viewing for Dorretta will be held at the Pippin Funeral Home in Wyoming, DE on Monday, February 11th at 12Noon. Services will begin at 1PM, and burial will follow at the Sharon Hills Memorial Park in Dover.