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Shelly Bordley Manokey

March 15, 1964 — June 12, 2020

Shelly Bordley Manokey

Shelly Nadina Bordley Manokey, also known as “Bay Bay” departed her life at her home in Cambridge, Maryland.  She was born March 15, 1964 to the late Helena B. Lee and the late James Clay Bordley of Little Creek, Chester Maryland.

Bay Bay received her education in the public schools of Stevensville, Maryland and graduated from Queen Anne’s County High School with the Class of 1982.  Bay Bay loved spending time with her family, swimming, dancing, playing bingo and decorating her house.

In her early years Bay Bay picked crabs, “one of the fastest pickers around.”  She received her Class A CDL license and then worked for Delmarva Community Transit (DDUST) and the Board of Education in Cambridge.  Later in her life Bay Bay received her GNA/CNA Nursing license and worked up until her health failed.  She was a devoted mother, sister and friend to many.

Bay Bay is survived by two daughters Tamicka Cephas (Brian) and Rodsha Bordley both of Cambridge, MD; three grandchildren Ka’Naya Bailey, Tre’Veon Bordley and Ka’Leal Johnson all of Cambridge, MD; one great granddaughter Kace Harris; three sisters Shirley Watkins (George) of Baltimore, MD, Jacqueline Johnson (Albert) of Cambridge, MD, Tina Jarman(Douglas) of Frederick, MD; one brother Joseph Bordley of Cambridge, MD; a Godbrother and Godsister Troy and Chantee Tilghman; nieces she loved dearly Kiwana Bordley(Trevin) of Charlotte, NC, Letisha Anderson(Tyron) of Cambridge, MD, Shantee Johnson of Cambridge, MD, Selena Watkins of Baltimore, MD; three nephews Joseph Moore, Thomas Johnson, Jr. and George Watkins, Jr.; a host of great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends; a special friend Eddie Manokey who she dearly loved.

Preceding her in death besides her parents was her 3 month old son named TAavon Bordley.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 22, 2020 beginning 12 noon at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., 308 High Street, Cambridge, MD.  A visitation with family will be held an hour prior to the service.  Interment will be announced at a later date at United Methodist Church Cemetery in Chester, Maryland.

Serving as pallbearers will be Maurice Turner, Douglas Jarman, Brian Cephas, Trevin Demby, Thomas Johnson and Kevin Bordley.

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