Sally Draper Dickerson
Dover – On August 22, 2019, Sally D. Dickerson went home to be with the Lord and rejoin her husband.
She was born on July 21, 1937 in Lewes, DE to the late Harry and Audrey Draper.
Sally married Chester (Chet) Dickerson, Jr. in 1960. Together they raised two sons, Chester T (Bert) Dickerson and James Dickerson.
Sally was raised in Milton, Delaware. Her family owned Draper King Cole Canning Company. Sally attended Marjorie Webster Junior College prior to working as an administrative assistant at DuPont in Wilmington Delaware. With her husband’s Monsanto career, Sally and her family lived in Tokyo, Japan for six years before moving to Potomac, Maryland and finally relocating to Dover, Delaware in 1995. Sally was the Matriarch of the family farming operation in Dover and was the owner and managing director of Island Water World, a Caribbean based marine distribution company.
Sally was preceded in death by her husband Chester T. Dickerson, Jr.
She is survived by her sister Kay Baker and spouse Nelson of Ocean City, New Jersey, her sons, Chester T. (Bert) Dickerson, III and spouse Jamie Tyree of Washington, D.C., and James Dickerson and spouse Annemarie of Ocean City, Maryland, her grandchildren, Peyton, Ross, and Riley Dickerson of Ocean City, Maryland, and her sister in law, Fran Dickerson of Wilmington, Delaware. She will be missed by her family and friends including her dog Freddie.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend services at Avenue United Methodist Church, 20 N. Church St., Milford on Wednesday 8/28 at 11AM with a visitation from 10 – 11AM.
Burial will follow at Slaughter Neck Cemetery, Milford.
In Lieu of flowers donations would be appreciated being sent in Sally’s memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, or the charity of your choosing.
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