Debra T. Shedrick, age 70, of Greenville, DE passed away peacefully on September 10, 2022 after a courageous four-year battle with Interstitial Lung Disease.
Born in Media, PA she was the daughter of Betty (Carr) and Jim Tully. She graduated from Notre Dame High School (Moylan, PA) in 1970 where she was the editor of the High School paper. She graduated from St Joseph’s University with a BA in English Literature in 1974. Debra started her long career of serving others as a guidance counsellor for Penncrest High School, followed by as a Legal Assistant with Ballard Spahr LLP, then as a Benefits Manager for Brandywine Asset Management and Topkis & McDermott. She found her true love working for Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library where she was a garden and museum guide. She devoted many hours to researching the life of the duPont family at Winterthur.
She is survived by her loving husband of 30 years Donald, mother Betty Tully of Glen Mills, PA, brother Jim Tully of Longmont CO, and sister Pamela Tully Carr of Dayton, ME.
Debra enjoyed traveling and especially cruising, eventually logging all 7 continents with her husband. She was also an avid gardener and a great lover of dogs. In her free time she loved reading and cooking. Debra loved to tell a story and keep the conversation alive with her infectious smile, wit, and laughter which will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a Garden Tribute Bench at Winterthur in memory of Debra:
Include a note to indicate that the gift is for the bench in memory of Debra