Michele Watson Sammons of Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach, went to be with her Lord and Savior and was returned to her heavenly home on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, with her family by her side.
Michele was born at Wilmington Memorial Hospital on May 9, 1965. She was a wonderful, loving and caring mother, loyal and loving sister, a truly loving daughter, a nurturing and loving aunt and a devoted friend to her family and friends. Her love was her selfless dedication to family and she loved her grandparents dearly.
Previously, Michele worked as a paralegal for Morris, James, Hitchens & Williams for numerous years. She was currently employed and worked in the banking industry for many years for Wilmington Trust Company and then for M&T Bank as vice president of Insurance and Risk Management.
Michele graduated from Newark High School in Newark and attended and received college credits from Goldey Beacom College and earned her paralegal degree from the University of Delaware.
She enjoyed attending church services at Bayshore Community Church in Rehoboth Beach and Brandywine Valley Baptist Church in Wilmington.
Michele spent her summers at her beach home in Rehoboth Beach. She loved the beach and the ocean. It was her happy place to relax on her porch. Her favorite pastime was to just be with her family and friends. She loved and cared for her animals, Drake, a black lab and her Tabby cat, Rusty.
Her interests included cooking for her family, thrifting and antiquing with her sister and walking the nature trails with her family. Michele loved the outdoors and wildlife. She enjoyed reading and listening to her Christian music and Country music. She would bike the trails at the beach and participated in Bike to the Bay rides and was part of the Deep Blue Riding Group. She loved volunteering and giving back and participated in the Read Aloud Delaware program and the angel tree program during the Christmas season. She enjoyed skiing and loved sharing her happiness and joy with others.
Michele is survived by her father, Wayne M. Sammons of Rehoboth Beach and Lisa Eline; her mother, Darlene S. Keil of Wilmington and Ralph F. Keil; her sister, Glee M. Corona of Delmar, Md.; her niece, Chelsea G. Corona and her children, Olivia H. Lloyd and Ian C. Lloyd; and three stepsisters, Andria Bilan, Beth Keil, and Lisa Cartwright.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Roland J. and Erma M. Sammons and Norman J. Watson and Stella Mary Watson Ellis.
A celebration of Michele’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, at Parsell Funeral Home and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Hwy., Lewes, where friends may visit from 10 to 11. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be gifted on Michele’s behalf to: Bayshore Community Church, 19331 Lighthouse Plaza Blvd., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971; Brandywine Valley Baptist Church, 7 Mt. Lebanon Rd., Talleyville, Wilmington, DE 19803; Read Aloud Delaware, 100 West 10th St., Ste. 309, Community Service Building, Wilmington, DE 19801 or your favorite charity.
Please visit Michele’s life memorial webpage and sign her online guestbook at www.parsellfuneralhomes.com.