Coleta M. Dorey, age 75 of Millsboro, DE passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, DE.
Mrs. Dorey was born in Frankford, DE on January 17, 1937 daughter of the late Harry E. and Eva (Justice) Townsend, Sr. She was deeply devoted to her family and worked out of her home as a seamstress. Mrs. Dorey enjoyed doing floral arrangements and collecting porcelain dolls. Coleta was a member of Hickory Hill United Methodist Church and a past member of Carey's United Methodist Women.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband Ernest "Lee" Dorey in 2010 and a brother, Richard A. Townsend. She is survived by 3 children, June M. Edwards and her husband David, Joyce M. Dukes and her husband Arthur Dukes, Jr., and Dave W. Dorey and his wife Tammy; 2 sisters, Edna Mae Steele and Eileen Reynolds; a brother, Harry E. Townsend, Jr.; 8 grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 32013 Long Neck Rd., Millsboro, DE, where friends and family may call after 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Carey's Cemetery in Millsboro.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Coleta’s memory to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE. 19963.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.melsonfuneral