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Sarah Michelle Buckingham

Died: 8/9/2011

Sarah Michelle Buckingham, age 31, of Elkton, MD, formerly of Newark, DE, was set free on Tuesday, August 9, 2011, after a courageous battle with melanoma.

Sarah was born in St. Louis, MO, on January 30, 1980, and received her Associates degree in business at the Western International University. Presently, she was employed as a professional medical clerk for the Christiana Care Health System.

Sarah lived her life to the fullest. She enjoyed life with her family and close friends, visiting beaches and going to concerts. At the top of her long list of accomplishments are her children, Joey and Bryce. During her illness she provided inspiration to all as a tireless supporter of Miles for Melanoma of Delaware and Melanoma Research Foundation.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Eric J. Buckingham; sons, Joseph Buckingham and Bryce Buckingham; father, Michael R. Reising of Newark, DE; mother, Tamela Pope of Stanton, DE; sister, Amy Herrera of Claymont, DE; maternal grandfather, James Pope of Goose Creek, MO; maternal grandmother, Jobina Bridges of Montgomery City, MO; and many extended family members and good friends.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Friday, August 12, 2011, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, August 13, 2011, at Newark Baptist Church, 6011 Telegraph Road, Elkton, MD. Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery, 312 Bethel Cemetery Road, Chesapeake City, MD.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Friends for Sarah, P.O. Box 84, Chesapeake City, MD 21915.

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

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