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Corporal Keith Heacook Will Be Laid To Rest Today

Officials have released additional details regarding Corporal Keith Heacook’s funeral.

Date: Monday, May 10, 2021
Emmanuel Wesleyan Church
217 Beaglin Park Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804.

Timeline:  Corporal Heacook will be escorted from Short Funeral Home in Delmar, Delaware to Emmanuel Wesleyan Church starting at 8:45 a.m. and will travel the following route where there will be temporary road closures:

  • Rt 54 eastbound
  • Right on US 13 Southbound
  • Enter Maryland
  • Left on E. Naylor Mill Road
  • Right on Zion Road
  • Left on Beaglin Park Drive
  • Estimated arrival at Emmanuel Wesleyan Church by 9:05 a.m.

Public viewing of Corporal Keith Heacook will be from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Attendees will be asked to adhere to Covid-19 protocols.

Service will begin around 12:20 p.m. and is expected to last approximately one hour. The Emmanuel Wesleyan Church will provide a Livestream of the service accessible by visiting YouTube, Once the Livestream begins, it will also be available on Cpl. Heacook’s tribute page, which can be accessed at,!/PhotosVideos. Viewing of the service will also be broadcast on a digital billboard vehicle outside the church.

Road Closures:

  • Beaglin Park Drive between Old Ocean City Road (Rt 346) and Ocean Gateway (US 50 Business) will be closed starting at 4:00 a.m.

There will be Electronic Sign Boards on Old Ocean City Road and Ocean Gateway alerting the general public of the funeral. Troopers, Deputies, and Police Officers will be at various intersections directing traffic into the venue.

At the conclusion of the funeral, there will be an escort of Corporal Heacook back to Short Funeral Home in Delmar, DE.

  • Northbound on Beaglin Park Drive
  • Right on Zion Road
  • Left on E Naylor Mill Road
  • Right on US 13 Northbound
  • Enter Delaware
  • Left on Rt 54
  • Right on N. Pennsylvania Avenue to Short Funeral Home

The interment will be private.

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