Devora Wilt

May 22, 2023
Devora  Wilt

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Devora Shifflett Wilt, 86 of New Kent, passed away on May 22, 2023.

Devora graduated from Greene County High School. She had several careers in her lifetime including, teachers  and librarians  assistant, sales representative and business owner of Tiffany’s; & Dee”s Bakery.

Devora was a good and faithful servant and was a follower of In Touch Ministry with Dr. Charles Stanley. Devora was a gifted writer, seamstress baker and cook. Her lasagna, pancakes and Christmas baskets were legendary. She was a voracious reader. She loved music, flowers, puzzles and was a wicked UNO player.

Devora enjoyed spending time with her dear friends Liza, Richard and Linda Poinsett. She was a devoted Mother  to Todd Wilt and Cathy Wilt-Kelly and Son in-law to Gregory Kelly. She was the world’s best Nana to her beloved Granddaughter, Chase McKenna Kelly. Prior to being a Mother and Nana she was an Aunt to the most amazing nieces and nephews whom she loved as own. She loved caring for her sweet dog Scottie who was a companion and beneficiary of all her leftovers.

Devora is preceded in death by her parents Leonard Shifflett, Cecil Shifflett, Mother in-law Gertrude Tood-Wilt, brother Noble Shifflett and son James Todd Wilt. She is survived by daughter Cathy Kelly, son in-law Gregory, Kelly. Grand Daughter Chase McKenna Kelly. Life long friend Jim Wilt (Joan Wilt), sister Nancy Martin (Frank Martin) and first loved children Laura Moss- Phillips, Linda Moss-Drumm and Michalel Shifflett.

The family would like to recognize her amazing caregivers Taly Brady and Hannah Betler who provided her with excellent meals, amazing care and devoted friendship. In addition, we would like to recognize dear family friends who supported her and her family; Christina Gonzalez-Wilson,Joan Benton, Mariel McClung, Brian McClung, Gus Fotiadis,  Marina Fotiadis. Penny Davis, Dave Fisher, Laura Bounds, Gordon Kelly & Trisha Kelly, Skye Mckee, and Victoria Miller.

In lieu of flowers donations can be in Devora’s name to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Memorial Service

Saturday, June 10, 2023
1:00 PM

Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Visiting Hours

Bucktrout Funeral Home
  • Saturday, June 10, 2023
  • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • June 13, 2023
    Cathy Kelly lit a candle:
    Lit since June 13, 2023 at 6:49:51 AM

  • June 09, 2023
    Brenda Roberts says:
    Devora was a force of nature, a firecracker & all heart. No doubt, the heavens are shining more brightly. Much love, Brenda & Stuart

  • June 05, 2023
    Pam Athey says:
    Kathy just called me with the sad news of Devora’s passing and it brought back so many memories of the days we faced the challenges of bringing up two sweet boys in a sighted world and being so proud of their accomplishments. We had many a laugh at some of the mischievous things they did as youngsters and how blessed we were to have them in our lives. RIP my old friend 🙏🙏❤️