Nancy Matilda LeCates of Bethel passed away peacefully on Nov. 20, 2020 at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. She was born in Milford to the late George and Donna Forst of Cool Springs.

Nancy graduated from Lewes High School class of 1968 and later worked various jobs. Her last two were General Foods in Dover and for 30 years at DuPont in Seaford. She enjoyed gardening, yard work, fishing and crabbing, singing country music and gospel music. She loved to go on the Cape May Ferry and to Tangier Island, Virginia. Her and Donald watched NASCAR where she cheered for Jeff Gordon and Chase Elliott.

Nancy is survived by her husband Donald LeCates of Bethel; her sister Janet and husband Kuno Sumpt; her cat Wendy; and several nieces, nephews and many friends.  

Special thanks to all the TidalHealth Care staff, Dr. Claravall and Dr. Pedro and Milford Hospice Center.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday Nov. 25 at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel. Pastor Joe LeCates officiated, interment followed in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Laurel.   

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Allen Cancer Foundation in Seaford or to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots way, Milford, DE 19963.