Steven Jacob Wilkins of Delmar lost his battle with addiction on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021 in Cumberland, Md.

He was born on March 24, 1982 in Salisbury, the son of Debra Phillips Wilkins and the late Steve Wilkins, who passed in 2013.

Jacob graduated from Sussex Technical High School with the class of 2000. He started working for DeFelice Electric while still in high school and through the years worked as an electrician for them. At the time of his death he was employed by Schroeder Industries in Cumberland. 

In his youth, Jacob played soccer and baseball and, even though he was 6’8”, loved to remind people that he did not play basketball. He was a faithful fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and the O’s and loved deer hunting. He will be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor, his huge heart for older folks, children and animals and his unconditional love for his family and close friends. Jacob was a volunteer firefighter for the Gumboro Volunteer Fire Company and a past member of the Delmar Masonic Lodge #201 AF&AM. Passionate about sports, he was a youth umpire for Sports at the Beach and fierce competitor at sports trivia.

He is survived by his mother, Debra Phillips Wilkins; sister, Mindy Myrick and husband, Lawton; nephews, Ryder and Wyatt Myrick; and his devoted girlfriend, Jennifer Dages. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends including the great Shelton Daniels.

In addition to his late daddy, Steve, he was preceded in death by grandparents, Carl and Betty Wilkins and Bill and Becky Phillips, an infant brother, Clifton Michael Wilkins, and his beloved little buddy, Taco.

All friends and family are invited to attend a graveside service which will be held at Melson Cemetery in Delmar, Md. on Friday, Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. Dinner will generously be provided by the Delmar VFW at 4, following the graveside service.

The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider donating to Hope and Life Outreach.  Contributions can be made online via or via check payable to Hope and Life Outreach, P.O. Box 2227, Salisbury, MD 21802-2227.

Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting