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Shirleen J. Slayton

Died: 7/7/2011

Ms. Shirleen J. Slayton, age 81, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at the Heartland Hospice House.

A native Delawarean, Ms. Slayton was born in Wilmington on May 7, 1930, daughter of the late John P. Pollock, Sr. and Elma F. Sturgis. She made her career in the credit union and banking industry, working for DuPont, Delaware Trust, and later for Artisans Bank, where she retired as executive secretary to the president.

Ms. Slayton was a longtime, active member of the former Church of the Nazarene on Kirkwood Highway in Wilmington. For her extensive volunteer work and dedication to many ministries, she was presented with the churchs highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, in 2001. Currently, she was a devoted member of Faith Baptist Church. In her leisure hours, Ms. Slayton was an avid reader.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Richard Giles, in 2009. She is survived by her daughter, Robin June Bradley of Salem, OR; brother, John P. Pollock, Jr. of Bear; and grandchildren, Megan and David.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, July 14, 2011, at Faith Baptist Church, 4210 Limestone Road, Wilmington, where visitation will begin at 10 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Ms. Slayton may be made to Faith Baptist Church, 4210 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808.

To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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