August 22, 1948 – August 28, 2017
Jacqueline Tompkins, age 69, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully at home, on Monday, August 28, 2017.
Jacqueline was born in Philipsburg, PA on August 22, 1948, and was the daughter of the late George and Ruth (Myers) Petroff. She was employed with Compass Group USA, the food service provider for Bank of America, serving more than 20 years.
A woman of strong faith, Jackie was an active member of the Love of Christ Church, where she enjoyed attending Bible study groups and sharing times of fellowship with her church family. She adored spending time with her grandchildren, and especially cherished fishing and attending sporting events. She loved the beach, being on the water, and autumn drives through the mountains. An excellent cook, Jackie took pride in providing home cooked meals and a welcoming home to family and friends. She was a devoted and loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and dear friend who will be missed by all.
Jacqueline is survived by her children, Daniel J. Tompkins (Kelly) of Newark, James E. Tompkins (Donna) of New Castle, and Deborah L. Tompkins of Bear; sister, Georgiana Walton (Robert) of Pleasant Gap, PA; niece, Charlotte Sweeney (Richard) of Mount Joy, PA; and grandchildren, Kristopher, Jessica, Joseph, James Jr., John, and Elizabeth.
The family wishes to extend their appreciation and thanks to the staff of Christiana Hospital and Delaware Hospice for the exceptional care and support.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12 Noon until 1 pm on Saturday afternoon, September 2, 2107, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 1 pm. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jacqueline’s memory may be made to the Sunday Breakfast Mission, P.O. Box 352, Wilmington, DE 19899.