Delta Rose Shockey, age 67, of Romney, WV died peacefully at Winchester Medical Center on Thursday, January 31, 2019.
She was the wife of the late James Franklin Shockey (d. Oct. 2010) and the daughter of the late Warnie Brown and Viola Beatrice McClain Brown. Delta is preceded in death by a brother; Warnie Brown, Jr. and a sister; Freda Alfred.
Delta is survived by her son, John James Miller (wife Linda) of Romney, her daughter, Krystal Dawn Bowen of Romney, a step son, Jimmy Shockey of Romney, a step daughter, Sheila Shockey of Augusta, her brother, Stanley Ray Brown of Burlington, WV., (2) sisters; Cheryl Lynn Tichinell of Romney and Diana D. Lambert (husband Robert, Sr.) of Levels, WV., her sister-in-law, Joyce Burns of TN, (9) grandchildren; Brittney Kay Long (husband Alex), Tiffany Mae Miller, J.W. Miller, Desiree N. Bowen, Marley A. Myers, Joey Shockey, Ian Charlton, Austin Shockey, Ashlyn Shockey, (5) great grandchildren; Amelia Shanahan, Aurora Shoemaker, Kody Shockey, Archer Long, and Braeya Long as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Delta was born in Middletown, Ohio, lived in Pasadena, MD and made Hampshire County her home for the last 40 years. She wasn’t afraid of work, of any kind. She cleaned houses and businesses around the community, worked at the Mt. Top and McDonald’s. Delta was always active and a part of something; she loved bowling and was a part of a local bowling league “Sister Act”, and she enjoyed organizing trail rides and attending horse events to support her husband’s and daughter’s passion for riding and showing. She found many hours of pleasure in writing poetry, baking, crocheting, karaoke, dancing, camping, bingo, hosting parties and collecting red ruby glass and cookie jars. Delta never met a stranger and her infectious laugh will be missed.
Friends will be received on Sunday, February 3, 2019 from 6 to 8 PM at Shaffer Funeral Home in Romney where funeral services will be held the following day, Monday, February 4 at 2 PM with Rev. Dr. Roy Knight officiating. Interment to follow at Wesley Chapel in Levels, WV.
Inquiries may be directed to Shaffer’s; 304.822.3511