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Phyllis Shockley

Phyllis A. Shockley, 80, of Fishing Creek, Maryland passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at Mallard Bay Care Center.  Born on May 9, 1940 in Cambridge, Maryland she was one of nine children born to the late Phillip and Mazie Corbin Hughes.

Phyllis attended the local schools and graduated from Cambridge High School with the class of 1958.

On August 1, 1958, she married the love of her life Dorsey J. Shockley, Sr. making their home in Fishing Creek and together raised two beautiful children.

In her early years, she enjoyed ceramic workshops and reading.  Phyllis was known for putting others first.  She doted on her FAMILY with her 6 grandchildren being a highlight in her life.  She enjoyed spoiling them and was there for nearly every game or performance they were in.

Phyllis was a hard worker and for many years, she worked the waters of the Bay, alongside her beloved husband, operating the boat before the days of hydraulic steering, while Dorsey fished crab pots and in the cold winter months she culled oysters.  She was a meticulous homemaker and loved to cook and bake.  For 25 years, she put that love of cooking and baking to use in the family owned and operated business, Chesapeake Treasures, where she was cherished by many.

She is survived by her children, Dorsey John “Johnny” Shockley, Jr. and his wife Nancy of Woolford and Melissa L. “Missy” Henry and her husband Mike of East New Market; grandchildren Lauren Weglarz(Brian), Jordan Shockley(Megan), Chelsea Ervin(Wes), Tori Henry, John Henry and Ryan Henry; great grandchildren Wyatt Shockley and Beck Weglarz; siblings Sam Hughes(Kitty), Elsie Jones, Evelyn Bloom; numerous nieces and nephews; two special caregivers Cathie Rippons and Sarah Travers.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Dorsey; her parents, Phil & Mazie Hughes and  siblings, Guy Hughes, Minnie Hall, Lottie Willoughby, Beulah Blades and Alfred Hughes.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Monday, November 9, 2020 at Hosier Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery beginning 1 p.m. with Pastor Dave Stewart officiating.  Interment will follow the service.

Pallbearers will be Mike Henry, Jordan Shockley, John Henry, Ryan Henry, Brian Weglarz and Wes Ervin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Phyllis’s name can be sent to Hoopers Island Volunteer Fire Company, c/o Rosemary Dean, P.O. Box 125, Fishing Creek, MD 21634.

Arrangements entrusted to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, Cambridge.

To share online condolences with the family, please visit www.newcombcollins.com.

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to my beloved 2nd cousin, Physillis from diane Eggemeyer = John and Juanita Drowsky's daughter from Baltimore, md

Diane M Eggemeyer Sep 10 2022 5:45 PM

Me an my mom want to send our love to the family, ms.phillis was a great woman I remember growing up when my dad was working for mr dorsey an ms phillis showed me how to make crab imperial I was very shocked to here of her passing, truly sorry for ur loss love u all

Jolynn & Sue wilson Dec 1 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for each of you.

JoAnne Wingate Nabb Nov 10 2020 12:00 AM

With deepest sympathy so sorry for your loss. Miss Phyllis was a special lady she was so good to my grandmother Bertie Simmons

JEANNE WEBSTER Nov 10 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Phyllis Shockley

Eldridge and Fay Willey Nov 9 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Phyllis Shockley

Art & Donna Phillips & family Nov 9 2020 12:00 AM

Johnny, Missy & families- I am so very sorry to hear about Aunt Phyllis. She was a wonderful lady, and always made me smile. Whenever I saw her shewould always smileand would always speak and take time tosay a few words and ask howAnthony & Hunterwere doing. I canstill remember her laughter. Please know that you allare in my thoughts and prayers.

Ruthie "Goslin" Robbins Nov 9 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Phyllis Shockley

Barbara Powell Windsor Nov 8 2020 12:00 AM

Mrs shockley was a resident where I worked at mallard bay I was her housekeeper, she would always say goodmormorning sunshine rest easy mrs shockley love an miss you already, an to the family so sorry for your loss

Tammy Wingate Nov 7 2020 12:00 AM

Aunt Phyllis was such a vibrant woman! I will always remember her delicious cakes especially the coconut cake! She always had a kind word. The last time I saw her was when Rebecca Shockley I went to visit her at Mallard Bay last spring. I am so sorry for this loss but I know she is happy and feeling no pain now. My only regret is that I didn't get to see more of her since moving back on the island. Praying for Johnny and Melissa and all your family

Dottie Morris Nov 7 2020 12:00 AM

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