Mrs. Theresa Veilleux “Terri” Lankford


Mrs. Theresa Veilleux “Terri” Lankford, 77, beloved wife of Winfred “Wink” Lankford, of Yeo Neck Run in Melfa, slipped away to a better place, and to be with her Lord, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. 

Born Sept. 30, 1941, in Waterville, Maine, she was a daughter of the late Edward Veilleux and Anna Hebert Veilleux. Mrs. Lankford was a bookkeeper, banker, and in recent years, a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty. She was a member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church and its Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary; Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital Auxiliary; and former longtime member of the Eastern Shore Yacht & Country Club, where she and Wink spent many hours socializing with friends, both old and new. 

Mr. and Mrs. Lankford enjoyed “wintering” in Florida, where Mrs. Lankford worked on her stained-glass creations, and they treasured meeting many longtime friends from all over the United States and Canada. Their traveling excursions, in the RV and otherwise, were experiences to never forget and will remain in their hearts forever. They mutually adored each other and relished their happiness of realizing this blessing in their life. 

In addition to her beloved husband of 61 years, Mrs. Lankford is survived by two sisters, Alice LaChance and husband, Pearley, of Winslow, Maine, and Julie Northrup of Dade City, Fla.; a brother, Edward “Eddie” Veilleux and wife, Idella, of Windsor Locks, Conn.; dearest friend, who was like their daughter, Pat Parker, and her family, husband, Harry, and sons, Matt and Jake, of Onancock; sister-in-law, Karen Veilleux (wife of Mrs. Lankford’s brother, Joseph) of Oceanside, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. Joining her parents are two brothers, John and Joseph Veilleux, by whom she was predeceased. 

A Memorial Mass to celebrate Mrs. Lankford’s life will be held at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at 11 a.m., with Father Rogelio L. Abadano officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 164, Onley, VA 23418. 

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Arrangements were made by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.

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