Elizabeth V. Esham, 95

Elizabeth V. Esham, 95, of Bishopville, Md., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, with family and friends at her bedside, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born in Ocean View, Del., daughter of the late Horace Willey and Alice (Bunting) Willey.

She had been a farmer, alongside her husband, for many years. She was an active member of Zion United Methodist Church in St. Martin’s Neck, Bishopville. She was an avid gardener and thoroughly loved to cook for family and friends. She had Sunday dinner every week. She was kind and loving, with a beautiful soul. “Heaven truly gained a beautiful angel.”

Esham was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Elbert B. Esham, in 2006; her sisters, Pearl and Grace; and a brother, Edwin. She is survived by two daughters, Sandra M. Collins and her husband, Lloyd, of Dagsboro, Del., and Debra E. Stavely and her husband, David, of Salisbury, Md.; four grandsons, Christopher L. Collins and his wife, Tami, Ryan J. Collins and his wife, Denise, David M. Stavely III, and Ian S. Stavely and his wife, Katie; five great-grandsons, Cody, Caleb and Coy Collins, James Baker and Jack Stavely; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was to be held Dec. 5, 2019, at Bishop-Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville, Del., with the Rev. Paul Sherwood officiating. Burial was to be in Bishopville (Md.) Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Zion U.M. Church, c/o Sandra Venable; 11213 Beverly St.; Bishopville, MD 21813. Condolences may be sent online at www.bishophastngsfh.com.