A photo of Michelle “Shelly” Goldsboro

Michelle “Shelly” Goldsboro

November 15, 1960 - June 29, 2020

Michelle “Shelly” Goldsboro, age 59, of Middletown, DE, and formerly of West Virginia, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020.

Born and raised in Middletown on November 15, 1960, Shelly was the youngest daughter of Pauline (Miller) Goldsboro and the late James F. Goldsboro. Shelly worked as a church volunteer at the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew in Wilmington and at The People’s Settlement in Wilmington. A friend to the community, she loved to give back by donating clothing, coordinating toy and shoe drives and feeding the hungry. Shelly will always be remembered for her big heart, intelligence, free spirit, and her flair for fashion, many fondly called her “Hollywood”.

In addition to her father, Shelly was preceded in death by her brother, Michael Goldsboro; and brother-in-law, Victor L. Caulk. She is survived by her mother, Pauline (Miller) Goldsboro of Middletown; five siblings, Gregory E. Goldsboro of Wilmington, Thalia E. Goldsboro-Panton (Courtney) of Brooklyn, NY, Pandora M. Goldsboro-Caulk of Bear, Philamonia I. Goldsboro of Elkton, MD and James A. Goldsboro of Newark; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A public visitation will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Friday, July 10, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, in compliance with public health regulations. A “Celebration of Life” will follow at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Shelly’s memory to Meals on Wheels Delaware, 100 W. 10th Street, Suite 207, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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20 Guestbook messages for Michelle “Shelly” Goldsboro

  • MRS Pauline,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter
    you are in my prayers

  • Dear Thalia & Gregory:
    I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your Sister Michelle. May her memories help ease the heartfelt pain at this most difficult time. I will have you and your Family in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Michelle and God Bless!

  • To the family, it is with great sadness that I send this message having taught most of the siblings at Redding middle school. You are in my prayers. May you be comforted by this scripture 1Thessalonians 4:6_9. Sincerely Dr JACQUELINE Robinson

  • Rest on Shelly….
    Love Calvin & Marie Suggs

  • To the Goldsboro Family,
    Sometimes there are know words to express the lost of a love one. Shelly and I grew up on Cox Street, went to Middletown High together then partied our separate ways only at years of separation did we see each other again. Rest on my dearest friend. Robin Blackston Walker.

  • Prayers to the family🙏

  • Michelle going to miss our messages on Facebook. The love of you liking your color purple RIP. Condolences to your family.

  • Rest In Peace my friend. I’m gonna miss all the fun we shared in class and Facebook from miles away. Thank you for being a great friend.

  • My deepest condolences to all of the Goldsboro family and Friends. I pray you find comfort and peace in your most loving memories of Shelly. May that love you shared lift you up.

  • Thalia, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. Stay strong for your Mom as you always do. May God bless the family.

    Brenda, Thomas, Amillion, Aaliyah

  • With our Sincere Sympathy,

    May God continue to provide comfort and peace

    Lovingly The Snoddy Family

  • Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your dear sister, daughterand auntie
    Sending love and prayers and wishing you strength to navigate this very difficult time
    May you find some comfort in Eccl Ch3 V 1-8

  • FOR IN HIS EYES YOU WERE TIRED
    HE SEEN YOUR WEARINESS AND SAID ..MY CHILD COME TO ME AND REST NOW! YOU’VE DONE WHAT I HAVE ASKED OF YOU AND MORE..I LOOK OVER YOUR HISTORY AND SEE NOW YOUR STRUGGLES AND YOUR PAIN…THE GOOD PAIN AND THE BAD..
    MY CHILD COME TO ME FOR NOW IS YOUR TIME FOR REST
    DEEPLY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO SMILE DOWN ON YOU IN THIS TIME OF BEREAVEMENT.
    SADLY SUBMITTED
    ANGELA POWELL OJOMO
    AND FAMILY

  • Dear Family, although I didn’t spend much time with Shelly, her lovely picture speaks volumes about who she was. Cherish those memories which bring joy and a smile to your face. Mom, Thalia and the boys, know that I’m but a call away. Treasure each other. Covid prevents us from assembling, but I send virtual hugs. Be safe.
    Christine

  • May the Blessings of the Most High comfort you and strengthen your hearts. I love you.

  • Goldsboro family, Our deepest sympathy goes out to you. You are all in our prayers as you heal from your precious loss of Michelle.

  • Ms. Pauline keep the faith and know that God love you and always there for you Shelly was a very nice person and will be missed just know absent from the body is present with the Lord. Sandy Grinnage.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I went to school with Shelly we graduated together. She was always a kind sweet person.

  • Thalia,

    It was wonderful getting to know you and Shelly even though the circumstances were tough. She is such an amazing person and you are a brave and loving sister. I am so lucky to have met you both.

    Brandon, Hospice social worker

  • Sorry I could not attend the services. Emotionally I never did get over not seeing much of Michelle over the past 15 years. I have to say thanks for the special memories Michelle gave to me. It was amazing how a her words of kindness spoken to my Aunt Marcy would cheer her up. Marcy suffered from schizophrenia. A few minutes of conversation & a piece of candy made a lifetime positive impact for someone who has a collection of birthday cards spanning decades. She made you realize how important words are and how that promotes a better world. Best wishes to the special Goldsboro family that raised her.