BISHOPVILLE, Md. - Shirley L. Nicholson, Age 85, of Bishopville, MD died at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury on Sunday, March 24, 2013. She had been a resident of Delmar Assisted Living since January 14, 2013. Shirley was born on February 16, 1928 in Selbyville, DE to the late Lester James and Pearl Cullen Wells.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded by her husband Norman E. Nicholson on October 26, 2002 and two sisters Madeline Warrington and Neva Pugh and a brother, Lester Wells. She was a homemaker and one of the first women farmers. She was a foster mother of more than 20 children. She is survived by her son, Harry R. Smith and his wife Janet, a daughter, Sandra Birch all of Bishopville, MD; four grandchildren, Tina Jarvis, Roger Birch, Mary Webb and Michelle Mears; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard Wells and Robert Wells, two sisters, Donna Walker and Linda Milliner.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday,
March 28, 2013 at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St. Millsboro, DE,
where friends may call after 10:00
AM. Burial will follow at Bishopville
Cemetery. Pastor Bob Hudson will officiate.
Flowers are welcome.
Arrangements by: Burbage Funeral Home,
Berlin Maryland and Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, Delaware.
Letters of condolence may be emailed via Watson Funeral Home's website.