Craig Satchell


Mr. Craig Corneil Satchell Sr., 60, was born on March 28, 1963, to the late Robert L. & Jean E. Shrieves. He departed this life on July 30, 2023, at ChristianaCare Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del., after a chronic illness.

Craig, affectionately known as “Satch,” grew up on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. At an early age, he accepted Christ as his savior and became a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Pungoteague.

He attended schools in the Accomack County Public School system. Upon graduating in 1981, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he served for 25 years. He returned home to marry his high school sweetheart, the former Tammy Marie Ames.  They enjoyed 41 years of marital bliss.

Craig matriculated through the Air Force ranks reaching Master Sergeant status. During his military career, he was fortunate to serve in many places overseas. He later decided to move closer to home and was stationed at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del.  There he served as the superintendent of information technology at the airforce base’s hospital, where his knack for technology led to him developing software for several departments on base. Craig’s tenure in Dover began in December 1992 and ended with his retirement in February 2007.

After retirement Craig acquired a position with EMW on the Naval Base in Portsmouth as a database manager. With experience in information technology, woodworking, graphic design, and printing, Craig was determined to become an entrepreneur, so he started his own business “SatchCraft” in 2020.

Craig leaves behind to cherish his memories: a loving wife, Tammy; three children, Cranae, Craig Jr., and Camron; granddaughter, Tamera; father- and mother-in-law, Milton and Margaret Drummond; maternal siblings, Muriel Copening, and Adrian Shrieves; paternal siblings, Jacqueline Powell-Caswell, Yvette Ayres, Yolanda Ricks, Stacey Atkins, John Hack Jr.,  Patricia Dickerson, Jeffrey Hallett, Demitris Hallett, Travis and Dwight Hallett, and Alterick Wilson; three uncles; five aunts; two godsons, Gevon Major and Justin White; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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