Shirley J. Leek

Died: Sat., Feb. 6, 2021

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Sat., Feb. 13, 2021
Location: Greenwood Cemetery

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LEEK, SHIRLEY J., 87, lifelong resident of Tuckerton, N.J., peacefully joined those welcoming her to life eternal on February 6, 2021, while at home surrounded by her loving family.  Throughout 50 years of employment at the Times-Beacon newspaper, she interacted with the public and was afforded the rewarding opportunity to utilize her naturally sociable personality.  Shirley was a lifetime member of Tuckerton Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, a volunteer at the local food pantry and worshipped at First United Methodist Church of Tuckerton.  The kind and gentle soul who was accepting of everyone, enjoyed the simple pleasures in life.  She took great pride in her family, lifelong school friends and beloved dogs, Malee and Trixie.  Shirley will be remembered for her love of shopping and respected for her incredible strength and independence. 

Predeceased by her mother, Evelyn Cramer; husband of 54 years, Major Leek; brother, Nelson Cramer and sister Betty Cronin.  She is survived by son, Stephen (Debra) Leek, grandchildren Tara (Andrea), Carrie (Keith), Stephen Jr. (Jennifer), great-grandchildren Emily, Tyler, Stephen III, Colton, Abigail, Avery.  Daughter Brenda (John) Hayes, grandchildren Alyssa (Shauna), and Erin (Corey), endeared nieces, nephews and extended family.  You will always be in our hearts and never forgotten.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Popcorn Park, 1 Humane Way, Forked River, N.J., 08731, (609) 693-1900.  Graveside Services will be Saturday February 13, 2021, at 11 AM, in Greenwood Cemetery, N. Green St., Tuckerton.  WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 134 EAST MAIN ST., TUCKERTON, N.J. is handling the arrangements.  

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Curt & Sandy (Story) Cramer
   Posted Thu February 11, 2021
Dear Steve, Debbie, Tara, Carrie, Steve (& families) & Brenda, John (& families)-
Curt & I send our prayers & thoughts to all of you. Your mother (grandmother & great-grandmother) was such sweet lady!

Judy Smith
   Posted Sat February 13, 2021
Someone so special and so LOVED will never be forgotten. I worked with Shirley at the Times/Beacon Newspapers for 23 years and she was one of the sweetest and kindest people I've ever known. My husband and I absolutely loved her and she will always be a part of our good memories so we will be donating to the Popcorn Park in her memory.
Please accept our sincerest condolences.
Judy and Dan Smith


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