Shelia Faith Leager, family matriarch

June 26, 2020

Shelia Faith Leager, 73, of Georgetown passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford.  She was born in Baltimore City, Md., June 9, 1947, daughter of the late Frederick E. and Edith E. Lord.

Mrs. Leager worked as a sales manager for Quality Homes in Seaford up until recently, dedicating more than 20 years to the company.  She was a talented hairstylist and a gifted seamstress, having hand-sewn several designer wedding gowns.  Mrs. Leager was also blessed musically, playing piano, organ, accordion, and directing and singing in several church choirs.  She was a woman of strong faith and was active in many churches.  Mrs. Leager particularly enjoyed attending Last Call Motorcycle Ministry in Milford with her husband. 

She lived a servant's life, and every day her goal was to help or encourage someone.  Mrs. Leager was generous and kind.  Anyone who met her quickly became family and she was known as Mama Leager to all.  She loved this title, and was the happiest when she was gathered with friends and family.  Mama Leager was especially fond of hosting large summer time cookouts and crab feasts.  Mrs. Leager will be remembered as the matriarch of her family, and her example and teachings will be forever remembered by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Leager was preceded in death by her son, W. Bradley Leager; her great-granddaughter, Abrienne;  and her brothers: Mervin Lord and Kenneth Lord.  She is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years, William Russell Leager of Georgetown; her sons: Vince Leager (Debbie) of Georgetown and Scott Leager (Danielle) of Seaford; her daughter, Nicole Leager Oldham of Georgetown; her grandchildren: Cole Leager, Codi Leager, Justin Leager (Ashley), Jordan Leager, Mical’e Bennett (Dustin), Kori Leager, Darron Leager and Natalie Oldham; her great-grandchildren: Jackson, Augustine, Aurora, Maddie, Porter, Braylen, Rozolyn and Kylie; her brother, Gene Lord of Sykesville, Md.; and her sister, Betty Werkheiser of Sykesville.

Mrs. Leager was happiest when her family and friends casually gathered together.  Honoring that, all services will be in casual attire symbolizing the many family gatherings she enjoyed so much.  A public viewing will be held Tuesday, June 30, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., at Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Dodd-Carey Chapel, 307 North Bedford St., Georgetown.  The public interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Sand Hill Church Cemetery, Sand Hill Road, Georgetown. Social distancing protocol will be observed and masks are required for all in attendance.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Mrs. Leager's memory to Last Call Motorcycle Ministry, 707 Seabury Ave., Milford, DE  19963.

Please visit  Mrs. Leager's Life Memorial Webpage and sign her online guestbook at



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