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Jacqueline Tompkins

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.

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  1. Raymond & Donna, August 29, 2017

    We are so sorry for your loss. She was a close friend and classmate. Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathy are with you and your family.

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  2. Nancy Waite Brown, August 29, 2017

    My sympathy to Georgiana and Jackie’s family. What a loving, caring personal legacy she leaves behind. She was a Pleasant Gap and BHS friend and classmate. Her love for you lives on.

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  3. Deborah Bradl, August 29, 2017

    Remembering you Jackie with all of the cousins at the hunting cabin. We will all miss you.

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  4. Katrina Dean, August 30, 2017

    Dear Dan and family.
    My heart goes out to you an your family at your time of sorrow. I send you thoughts of peace and courage.
    With heartfelt condolences,
    Katrina Dean

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  5. John Byrd, August 30, 2017

    Dear Dan,

    Words can not express the heartfelt sadness I feel for your loss. But this is also a celebration of life for your Mother. I hope in knowing that she was loved so much by family and friends, and that she is in a better place finds you some peace. God Bless my Friend. Call me if there is anything I can do.

    Sincerely,

    John C. Byrd

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  6. Dr. Charles Calhoon, August 30, 2017

    To the Tompkins Family – Our thoughts and hearts are with you during this difficult time. Extending deepest sympathy. Fondly, Dr. Calhoon, Dr. Karian, Robin, Taylor, Beth, Debbie, Denise, Tina, Theresa, Peggy, Nicole

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  7. Deborah Hewlett, August 30, 2017

    Dan & Family,

    You are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. I hope you find comfort in knowing she is truly home and at peace.

    With Deep Sympathy,

    Deborah

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  8. Mary Jamieson, August 30, 2017

    To the Tompkins Family and especially Debbie – our thoughts are prayers are with all of you at this time. May God grant you peace and comfort as you face the coming days, weeks and months ahead.

    With Deep Sympathy
    Mary and Bob Jamieson

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  9. Mary Jamieson, August 30, 2017

    To the Tompkins Family and especially Debbie – Our prayers and thoughts are will all of you now and in the future. May God grant you peace and comfort as you face the coming days, weeks and months ahead.

    With Deep Sympathy
    Mary and Bob Jamieson

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  10. Joe Phelan, August 30, 2017

    Dear Dan and family,
    Your co-workers and friends at GE are all so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Your mom is now in a better place and she is no longer in pain.
    All the best
    Joe Phelan and team at GE

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  11. Janet Nogaj, August 30, 2017

    Jackie was a precious woman of God. She loved Jesus and loved studying His Word. I know she is in heaven in the presence of her Savior. I had the joy and honor of being part of many Bible studies with Jackie. I will miss her sweet smile and kind, gentle spirit.

    My deepest condolences to her family whom she so dearly loved and cherished.

    Janet

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  12. Mike Flocco, August 30, 2017

    Sorry for your loss Jim.

    It’s good to have a strong family like you have.

    Take care and see you back at work

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  13. Bob Tucker, August 30, 2017

    Jim, so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. We’re here for you.

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  14. sandra M swiatek, August 30, 2017

    Jackie was a wonderful friend and co-worker for over 20 years. She was so proud of her family, often sharing stories with me, especially about her grandchildren, who she adored. Please be comforted knowing she was so loved.

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  15. Michael, August 30, 2017

    Jackie was such a wonderful co-worker. I had the pleasure to work with her for many years at MBNA/Bank of America for the Wood co./Sodexo. I remember her loving Penn State and her family. She was so dedicated to her work and had a wonderful attention to detail. She was always happy and had a contagious smile. She will be missed!

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  16. Jon Greenfield, August 31, 2017

    Tompkins family: I got to know Jackie while working for MBNA and then Bank of America. She was a sweet and warm person through and through. She would always tell my co-workers and I, “It’s pasta day tomorrow!” She knew how much we loved Pasta Day Wednesday! I am truly heartbroken with the news of her passing and I was praying for her well being and recovery. I will continue to pray for the healing of hearts, comfort and warmth for you all. God Speed Jackie!!! You will be missed but not forgotten!

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  17. Amy Peak, September 1, 2017

    My cousin Jackie was a wonderful person. I thank you Jackie for always being there for me and loving me when I was growing up.
    To my family My heart breaks for all of you. I will keep you all in my prayers. I love y’all so much.

    God Bless

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  18. Nancy Bransfield, September 1, 2017

    Dear Dan,
    I was so sorry to hear of your mother passing. You have been in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult and sad time. I hope you find comfort in knowing she is in a much better place.

    With deep sympathy,
    Nancy

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  19. Scott, Amy and Brenden Kirk, September 1, 2017

    Dear Debbie and family – we are sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. You’ll are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  20. Don Bundren, September 1, 2017

    Jackie was a strong woman with an open heart for all…so caring and respected by her fellow teammates at The Wood and Sodexo Companies. Rest In Peace… until we meet again….Go Nittany Lions…

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  21. Carol and Bill Risley, September 2, 2017

    Debby and Family,
    We wish for comfort and peace during these coming days. You did a wonderful care of watching over your mom during her illness.
    Jackie was a beautiful person. I will miss her greeting as we passed driving or walking in our community. Most especially the time sharing over the years.
    God Bless

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