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Darius Eldrid Boles

July 6, 1970 - November 6, 2015

Darius E. Boles, age 45, departed this life November 6, 2015. He was the son of Mr. Mildridge and Mrs. Mary Boles. Darius worked at Walmart in Elkton, Maryland for several years. His funeral will take place 10am Friday, November 13th at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1325 Barksdale Road, Newark, DE 19711: viewing, 9-9:45am only. Burial, Gracelawn Memorial Park.
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Hattie Ball McLaurin

April 5, 1931 - November 6, 2015

Hattie B. McLaurin, age 84, wife of the late Ether McLaurin, Sr., went home to be with the Lord on November 6, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. Beloved mother of Denese McLaurin Morris, Yvonne McLaurin, Ether McLaurin, III, Eric McLaurin (Eileen), Gregory McLaurin (Peggy), adopted son, Thomas Johnson, and the late Lillian P. Watson and David M. McLaurin, Sr. She is also survived by 17...
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Brenda Mae Ashe

October 11, 1943 - November 4, 2015

Ms. Ashe passed away November 04, 2015. Mother of Lisa J. Bell, Tracy L. Bell, and Sean A. Ashe; daughter of the late Phillip E. Blakey and Mary E. Greene Blakey; sister of Noel and Donald Blakey, and the late Rosalind A. Hicks; 7 nieces, 1 nephew, and a host of other relatives and friends. Ms. Ashe was a Physical Therapist for many years, and was an active member of Ezion Mt. Carmel UM...
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Mary Ellie Harris

September 6, 1941 - November 4, 2015

Mary Ellie Harris, age 74, departed this life November 4, 2015. Funeral 11am Thursday, November 12, at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19802; viewing 9-10:45am only. burial, Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, Delaware.
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Maria Teresa Delgado

February 28, 1931 - November 3, 2015

Maria Teresa Delgado, age 84, departed this life November 3, 2015, in Christiana Hospital. Funeral service 7pm Thursday, November 12, at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19805; viewing 5-7pm. Burial, 10:00am Friday, November 13th in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, Delaware.
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Lavada Virginia Thompson

November 30, 1927 - November 3, 2015

Lavada Virginia Thompson, "Ms. Luddy", age 87, earned her wings, November 3, 2015. Wife of the late Willard H. Thompson; mother of Joyce and Yvette Thompson and the late Willard J. Thompson "Putt"; grandmother of Tia Marie (Destri) Thompson and Michael Ryan Thompson (Jade); great grandmother of Daniel. Also survived by her dog, Coco, and a host of other family and friends. Funeral Service...
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Barbara A. Costango

May 13, 1935 - November 1, 2015

Barbara Ann Costango, age 80 years, departed this life on November 1, 2015, at her residence. She was born on May 13, 1935, in Delaware City and received her early education in the public schools of Delaware City. Her past employment included Atlantic Thrift Center on Governor Printz Boulevard; Wilmington Dry Goods at Tri-State Mall, Brandywine Race Track and Bancroft Middle School. Mrs....
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Carlean Harvey

December 24, 1934 - November 1, 2015

Mother Harvey departed this life November 1, 2015. She leaves to cherish her memory: children, Herbert Harvey, Jr. (Rochelle), Kirk D. Harvey (Japonica), and the late Lisa Baker; brothers, Clarence and Lionel Hammonds; 4 grandchildren, Kimwanda Ross, Christian, Jasmine, and Leah Harvey; 2 great grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 10AM, Sat., Nov. 7th at Rock of Ages...
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Marie Marion-Robinson

June 8, 1953 - October 31, 2015

Marie Marion-Robinson, age 62, departed this life October 31, 2015. Wife of Charles Robinson; mother of Jaymes Marion; daughter of Lizzie and the late Verneze Marion. She is also survived by 4 sisters, 3 brothers, 2 grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Marie was a member of Cornerstone Fellowship Baptist Church. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30am Monday,...
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McClenon Spencer Rodgers

October 29, 1955 - October 31, 2015

McClenon Spencer Rodgers, "Mac" as he was affectionately called, age 60, departed this life October 31, 2015. Son of the late Jesse and Elizabeth Rodgers of Middletown, and brother of the late Wyman Rodgers, Sr. (Janet). He is survived by his guardians, Dulcena Kimmerlin and her husband, Ralph; brothers, Jesse, Sr. (Judie), Demetrius (Doretha), Emmanuel DaRon, and Kevin Rodgers; sisters,...
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Herman Charles Gardner, Jr.

September 16, 1937 - October 30, 2015

Herman Gardner, Jr. "Skip", age 78, departed this life October 30, 2015. Husband of 53 years to Mrs. Yolanda Gardner; father of Janine, Eric, Kimberly, Mark, Herman III, Pamela, Gary, Ming, and the late Van Gardner; sisters, Jean Jackson, Barbara Gardner, and the late Patricia Homier; one aunt, Shirley Evans; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral...
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Willie J. Snow, Sr.

June 1, 1932 - October 29, 2015

Willie J. Snow, Sr., age 83, departed this life peacefully at home on October 29, 2015. Beloved husband of Daisy Snow; father of James Snow, Dr. Rosa Trotter (Webster), Johnny Snow, Michael Willis, David Snow, Leslie Willis, Mary Turner (Bishop Desi), Sylvia Ballard (AJ), Stacey Henry (Carmon), Darlene Willis, and the late Ricky Snow, Willie Snow, Jr., and Adrian Willis (Judy); brother of...
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John Lee Fitch

October 28, 2015 - October 28, 2015

John Lee Fitch, age 100, departed this life on Saturday, October 24, 2015. Formerly of 418 Bethune Drive, Dunleith, he was the husband of the late Gladys Fitch. He was survived by a host of loving family and friends. Funeral will be Sunday, November 1st at 6pm at Ezion Fair Baptist Church, 1400 B Street, Wilmington, DE 19801, with music celebration from 5-5:45. Burial, 10am Tuesday, November...
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Tarun Jacqueline Reid

September 22, 1950 - October 26, 2015

Tarun J. Reid, age 65, went home to be with the Lord on October 26, 2015. Mother of Carter and Dolly Reid; stepmother of Loraine Benjamin, Collett Reid, and Shernett Lee; daughter of the late Doman and Frances Butcher; sister of William Butcher; Dwight Butcher, Carlton Butcher, Millard Butcher, Doman Butcher, Jr., Dorma Spencer, Glendora Barksdale, and the late Estelle Butcher. She is also...
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Girlean Hickman

September 1, 1936 - October 24, 2015

Girlean Hickman, age 79, departed this life October 24, 2015, at her residence. Funeral service will be 11am Monday, November 2nd at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19802; viewing 9-10:45am only. Burial in Gracelawn Memorial Park.
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Sonja M. Ross

November 1, 1941 - October 23, 2015

Sonja M. Ross, age 73, departed this life October 23, 2015. Mother of Rhonda Stanford (James), Gwendolyn Matthews (Donald), Kenneth Ross, Jr. (Angela), and Roland Ross (Marcella); sister of Sandra White and Mona Tucker. She also leaves to cherish her memory: 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Ms. Ross worked as a Financial Consultant for many...
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Edith Johnson

June 22, 1940 - October 23, 2015

Edith Johnson, age 75, departed this life October 23, 2015, in St. Francis Compassionate Care. She is the mother of Debbie Chavis, Glen Johnson, Kenneth Harrison, and Anita Harrison. Ms. Johnson is also survived by 3 sisters and 1 brother; 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends. Funeral service 6pm Friday, October 30th at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N....
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Willard Nathan Johnson, Sr.

April 13, 1944 - October 22, 2015

Willard N. Johnson, Jr., age 71, departed this life October 22, 2015. Husband of Mrs. LaVerne Johnson; father of Randy, Vaughn, Tony, Will, Jr., and Jabarr; brother of Darlene Miles. He also leaves to cherish his memory: 11 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, and a host of other relatives and friends. Mr. Johnson worked as an Assembler for General Motors for 31 years until his retirement. ...
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Joanne Smallwood

May 2, 1949 - October 22, 2015

Joanne Smallwood, age 66, departed this life October 22, 2015. She was the mother of Crystal, Darnell, and Bridgette Smallwood; daughter of the late Iola Seagers and John Smallwood; sister of the late Christine Flowers. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 11am Friday, October 30th at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N....
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Clarkson Van Saunders, Sr.

April 15, 1953 - October 21, 2015

Clarkson Van Saunders, age 62, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2015, in the presence of his loved ones. Son of Lorraine E. Saunders and the late Clarkson Van Manlove; father of Clarkson Van Saunders, Jr. "Lil Clark". He is also survived by his siblings, Janice Pinckney (Richard), Ida Saunders, Leon Saunders, and a host of other siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and other...
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Leo Highsmith

June 28, 1930 - October 20, 2015

Mr. Leo Highsmith, age 85, departed this life October 20, 2015. He was the father of Gail Wilson; brother of Rose Highsmith-Stokes (Cliffton) and Gladys Highsmith-Newton (Samuel). He is also survived by 2 grandchildren, Terry and Brian Wilson, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral will be 7:15pm Monday, October 26th at New Mt. Bethel Baptist Church, 504 W. 5th Street, Wilmington,...
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Martha Ann Wooding Sudler

January 22, 1942 - October 18, 2015

Mrs. Martha A. Sudler, age 73, departed this life October 18, 2015. Wife of the late Charles D. Sudler; mother of Marshall Miller, Sharon Harrison, Charlene Wiltbank, Charlotte Banice, Shelly Brown, and the late Scott Miller; daughter of the late Marie and Thomas Wooding; sister of Genieva, Carrie, Lilly, Nannie, Ethel, Grover, Thomas, and the late Mattibele. She is also survived by 21...
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David Gregory Williams, Sr.

February 25, 1958 - October 17, 2015

David Gregory Williams, Sr., age 57, earned his heavenly wings on October 17, 2015, at his home. Husband of Josetta Williams. His Homegoing Celebration Service will be held at 11am Saturday, October 31, at Spirit Led Ministry for Christ Church (within the Brandywine Community U.M. Church) located at 2200 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19802; visitation with family 10-10:45am.
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Donna Venita Sudler

October 25, 1966 - October 17, 2015

Donna Venita Sudler, daughter and middle child of the late David A and Barbara A. Sudler, was born on October 25, 1966 and departed this life on October 17, 2015 at her home in Haines City Florida. Donna graduated from William Penn High School where she was an avid cheerleader. She honored our family with her volunteer efforts that resulted in her debut and attended Norfolk State University. ...
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Verna Marie Winder

August 13, 1955 - October 17, 2015

Verna M. Winder, age 60, departed this life October 17, 2015. Mother of I'Leitta Winder and Darrion Winder; grandmother of Jovan Winder; sister of Ella Priest Edwards, Gerald Winder and Cynthia Winder, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Ms. Winder worked as a contracted Caregiver for Providence. Funeral, 9:30am Saturday, October 31st at The Resurrection Center, 3301 N....
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Norman Joseph Smith

April 17, 1921 - October 16, 2015

Norman J. Smith, age 94, departed this life October 16, 2015. A Graveside service will be held 11am Friday, October 23, at Kirkwood Cemetery, 2097 Old Kirkwood Road.
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John Holloway

July 25, 1945 - October 14, 2015

John Holloway, son of Herman Holloway, Sr. and Ethel Mae Holloway, was born on July 25, 1945. He departed this life on October 14, 2015. Johnnie attended Wilmington Public Schools. He worked for the Delaware Senate, Wilmington School District, and retired from the Port of Wilmington. He was a member of Bethel AME Church. Rev. Beaman was his mentor for several years. Johnnie and Rev....
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Bonnie Jean Butler

August 19, 1955 - October 14, 2015

Bonnie J. Butler, age 60, departed this life October 14, 2015. She leaves to cherish her memory: siblings, Frank Butler of Newark, Delaware, Dorothy Butler of Newark, Delaware, Juanita Smith (James) of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 11am Tuesday, October 20, at Victory Christian Fellowship, 100 Wilton Blvd., New Castle, DE; viewing 9-10:45am...
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Geraldine Miller Brown

May 12, 1951 - October 12, 2015

Geraldine Miller Brown, age 64, departed this life October 12, 2015, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Funeral service 11am Friday, November 13, at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19805; viewing 9-10:45am only. Burial, private.
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Dorothy Elizabeth Grinnage

August 9, 1931 - October 11, 2015

Dorothy E. Grinnage, age 84, departed this life October 11, 2015. Funeral service 10:30am Wednesday, October 21st at Mt. Zion UAME Church, 100 New London Road, Newark, DE 19711; viewing 9-10:15am only. Burial, Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
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Paul L. Neal, Sr.

September 4, 1935 - October 8, 2015

Rev. Paul L. Neal, Sr. age 80, departed this life October 8, 2015 at home with his family. He was the husband of Mrs. Jeanette Neal; father of Paul L. Neal, Jr., Della A. Wilson, Michele Neal-Jackson, Zachary Neal, and Titus Neal; son of the late Richard and Della M. Neal; brother of John Neal, Mary Cale and Rev. Delmus Neal. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild; a host of...
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Diane Drummond

March 25, 1951 - October 7, 2015

Mrs. Diane Drummond, age 64, departed this life October 7, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Charles S. Drummond, Jr.; daughters, Tonetta D. Miller (Marcus), Charlene D. Durant-Harrison, Candace G. Smith (Erick); a host of other relatives and friends. Her funeral service will be 11am Monday, October 19, at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19802; viewing 9-10:45am...
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Barry Sheldon Coger

December 20, 1953 - October 7, 2015

Barry S. Coger,"Smooth", age 61, departed this life October 7, 2015. Father of Keith and Patrice Henry, George Stephen Williams, Jr., and Eboni Coger; son of Bernice and William Coger; brother of Bryan Coger. He also leaves to cherish his memory, 2 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Barry worked for Western Termite and Pest Control for over 20 years. He was a member of...
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Franklin Rabbie Brown

October 23, 1944 - October 6, 2015

Franklin Rabbie Brown, age 71, departed this life October 6, 2015, at his home. He was the brother of Robert Brown, William Brown, Harry Brown, Anna Matthews and Mary Brown. He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret C. Brown and father, Edward W. F. Brown, Sr. Mr. Brown worked as a sanitation worker and orderly at the State Hospital during the 1960's. His funeral service will be held...
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Delbert Henry Walker, Jr.

April 16, 1947 - October 4, 2015

Delbert H. Walker, Jr., age 68, departed this life October 4, 2015. Funeral service 11am Wednesday, October 21, at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19802; viewing, 9-10:45am only.
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Judith Arlene Murray

December 30, 1950 - October 4, 2015

Judith A. Murray, age 64, passed away October 4, 2015. Wife of Mr. Wayman Murray; mother of Wes-Lay Favors, Brandy Murray, and Ramona Murray; daughter of the late Kathleen Govan and Joseph Walker. She also leaves to cherish her memory, brother, Wesley Govan and 6 "other" brothers and 5 sisters; 1 grandson, Matthew Myers, Jr. Mrs. Murray retired from the State of Delaware, and could always be...
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Johnny Milton Williams

March 24, 1951 - October 1, 2015

Rev. Johnny Milton Williams "Ike" went on to be with the Lord peacefully in his home on October 1, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Rev. Williams was born on March 24, 1951 in Wilmington, DE to the late Lewis Robert Williams and Anna Price Williams. He graduated from P.S. duPont High School in 1970. Rev. Williams married the love of his life, Jean L Edwards, on June 15, 1974. Rev. Johnny...
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Maryetta J. Egerson

March 20, 1939 - October 1, 2015

Maryetta J. Egerson, age 76, departed this life October 1, 2015. Mother of Stanley M. Egerson, Jacqueline K. Egerson, Troy H. Egerson (Donna), Teresa A. Egerson, and Venus L. Egerson; sister of Charles W. Brown. She is survived by 14 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Ms. Egerson worked as an Educator in the Wilmington Public School System for many...
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Doris Armstead Briers

April 14, 1941 - September 28, 2015

Doris A. Briers, age 74, departed this life September 28, 2015. Mother of Marchelle W. Briers, Veronica M. Briers, Jimmie L. Briers, Jr., and Jerry A. Briers Cephas; daughter of the late Jerrylene Williams Broaden and Frank Armstead. She is predeceased by a grandchild, Deacon. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Justice, and Aden, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 4pm...
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Edith Alveta Price

May 1, 1939 - September 27, 2015

Edith A. Price was born May 1, 1939 in Albemarle County, VA. Raised in Newark, DE, she was the eldest child of Cleveland and Rosabell Davis. She departed this life on September 27, 2015 at home. Edith received her early christian education as a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church. She participated in Sunday school, BTU, vacation bible school and eventually a member of the young adult choir. ...
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George Gable Hunter, Jr.

May 21, 1948 - September 26, 2015

George G. Hunter, Jr., age 67, departed this life September 26, 2015. His funeral service will take place 11am Friday, October 16, at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19802; viewing 9-10:45am. Burial is private.
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Sarah McEntire Goldsmith

July 30, 1919 - September 26, 2015

Sarah McEntire Goldsmith, age 96, departed this life on September 26, 2015, in Select Specialties of St. Francis Hospital. Beloved mother of Barbara Gail Goldsmith; also 1 grandson, Ayodele William Goldsmith, other family and friends. There will be a viewing from 4:30 - 6:30pm on Monday, October 5th at Congo Funeral Home, 2314 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19802, followed by a Memorial...
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Leona M. Laws

June 12, 1950 - September 25, 2015

Leona M. Laws, age 65, departed this life on Friday, September 25, 2015. She was born to Walter and Mamie Bradshaw; mother of David Gary, Y-Bette F. Grinnell (William), Chrissi Marie Laws, and Christopher W. Laws, Jr. (Kylie); grandmother of Jarvis, Joshua, J'Mai, Christopher, and Aiden; great grandmother of Ja'vier and Journey; sister of Marianna Watkins (Larry), June Bradshaw, and Dorothy...
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James Smith, Sr.

March 9, 1946 - September 25, 2015

James Smith, Sr., age 69, departed this life on September 25, 2015, at his residence. He was predeceased by his wife, Joyce Smith; his son, James Smith, Jr.; his parents, Rosa and John Smith; and his siblings, John, Jr., Eugene, Charlie, Shuge, Isabelle, Irene, Rose Lee, Flossa Mae, and Eva Mae. He is survived by his brother, Robert (Valerie); sister, Estelle Lewis (Ernie); and sister-in-law,...
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Beatrice Mae McMillion

July 21, 1962 - September 24, 2015

Beatrice M. McMillion, age 53, departed this life September 24, 2015. Mother of Carmella, Keisha, John Garden, and Sharonda Garden-Jones; daughter of the late Dorothea Shearin and Moses Lyons (Yvonne); sister of Wade Shearin, Babara Shearin, Janelle Branch, John Branch, Moses Lyons, III, Michael Lyons, and Tasonya Lyons; grandmother of DaQuan Smith, Cameron Rogers, Sabriea Rogers, and Nazyiah...
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Kevin McCall Saunders

July 27, 1962 - September 24, 2015

Kevin McCall Saunders, age 53, passed away September 24th, 2015. Father of Chelsie and Whitney Saunders; son of Kathryn Saunders (John, Sr.) and John McCall; brother of (twin) Keith McCall Saunders, and John Saunders, Jr.; his life partner, Lynn Betts, 2 grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at 6pm Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at Congo Funeral...
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Wendell Alton Waters

October 25, 1924 - September 23, 2015

On Wednesday, September 23, 2015, God called Wendell A. Waters, age 90, home. He was the son of the late Harold Waters and Lucy Mae Skipworth and was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 25, 1924. Wendell was educated in the Philadelphia School System, which included Shoemaker Junior High School and Central High School. He attended Penn State University in 1942. However, in 1944,...
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Jeremy J. McDole

December 14, 1986 - September 23, 2015

Jeremy McDole "Bam Bam", age 28, departed this life suddenly on September 23, 2015, in Wilmington, Delaware. Beloved son of Phyllis McDole and Willie Wright; brother of Keandra and Ashley McDole, Willie Wright, III, Ikeen McDole, Demetre Dale, Dustin Dale and Kareen Brooks; grandson of Janie McDole, and the late Philip Robinson & Willie Wright; great-grandson of Ella Smith and the late Eugene...
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Mary Elva Baker

May 6, 1941 - September 21, 2015

Mary Elva Baker, age 74, passed away at home surrounded by her family on September 21, 2015. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Roy N. Baker, and two daughters, Tracy M. Baker and Tanya A. Baker, and granddaughter, Taylor A. Baker. Mary was born in Buttonwood. She was the daughter of the late Lewis and Helen Pinkett and was a graduate of William Penn High School. She loved to cook,...
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Jesse R. Griffin

May 25, 1931 - September 21, 2015

Jesse R. Griffin, age 84, departed this life on Monday, September 21, 2015. He was the father of Jesse P. Griffin and Kina Griffin; brother of Purnell Griffin (Corean S.) and the late William and James Griffin; grandfather of Tosharea, Christopher, Rashan, KeAir, Nesa, Kajuan, Tyree and the late Darin. He is also survived by 12 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Patricia S; a host of nieces,...
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Margaret A. Clifton

February 23, 1931 - September 21, 2015

Ms. Clifton departed this life September 21, 2015. Mother of the late Bruce and Robert Clifton; sister of Pauline Powell; 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. Funeral 11am, Mon., Sept. 28th at Bethany UAME Church, 419 Williams St., New Castle, DE 19720; viewing 9-10:45am only. Burial, Bethany Cemetery
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Edward L. Thomas, Sr.

March 4, 1951 - September 20, 2015

Mr. Thomas departed this life September 20, 2015. Fiance of Helen Blanchfield; father of E. Lamont Thomas (Lori) of Dover and Ebony Thomas of Bear, DE; son of Mary Greason (William) and the late Eddie B. Thomas; stepson of Juanita Thomas; grandfather of Elexa and Elissa Thomas; brother of Roderick Thomas (Jackie) of Bear. He was preceded in death by his brother Dwayne Thomas. Mr. Thomas...
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Gladstone Samuel Titus, Sr.

August 20, 1928 - September 16, 2015

The Reverend Gladstone Samuel Titus Sr. was born on August 20, 1928 in Newton District, St Elizabeth, Jamaica, West Indies; and departed this life Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at the age of 86. Rev. Titus, Sr. was the third of three children of his parents, the late Eugene Alexander Titus and Isabel Wright-Titus. His childhood was spent in the district where he was born. Rev. Titus, Sr....
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Polly A. Buckham

September 19, 1952 - September 15, 2015

Polly A. Buckham, age 62, departed this life September 15, 2015. Funeral 11am Tuesday, September 22nd, at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19802; viewing 9-10:45am only. Burial, Silverbrook Cemetery.
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Mary D. Hopkins

August 8, 1915 - September 14, 2015

Mrs. Hopkins departed this life September 14, 2015. Wife of the late William Earle Hopkins; mother of Paul A. Watkins, Tyrone J. Watkins, Leslie C. Hopkins, Ida Cymantha Kennedy, Valerie E. Kennedy, and the late Randolph "Petey" Dickerson; 9 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; a devoted niece, Cynthia Johnson; a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mrs. Hopkins was a...
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Thomas L. Cottingham

August 29, 1988 - September 14, 2015

Thomas departed this life September 14, 2015. Son of Meta Cottingham and Thomas L. Robinson; brother of Kieara Robinson and Zequina Harrison; grandson of Derinda Reams and William Cottingham; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 11am, Thurs., Sept. 24th at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market St., Wilm, DE 19802; viewing 9-10:45am only. Burial, Silverbrook Cemetery
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Lawrence A. Torrence

November 30, 1934 - September 13, 2015

Mr. Lawrence A. Torrence, age 80, departed this life on September 13, 2015, at St. Francis Compassionate Care Hospice. He was the beloved husband of Mary D. Torrence; father of Donna Bates (Edward); brother of Beaulah Babbs, Joyce Warren, Edward Torrence (Maryanne) and Edith Jackson. He is also survived by 2 grandsons, Torrence Bates and Darryl Bates (Natalie); 1 granddaughter, Darreisha Bates;...
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James H. GILLIAM, Sr.

August 6, 1920 - September 10, 2015

James H. Gilliam, Sr. (1920 – 2015) James H. Gilliam, Sr., who spent a lifetime serving as a dedicated, inspirational community leader and role model, passed away on September 10, 2015. He was 95. He was born on August 6, 1920 in Baltimore and earned a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Morgan State University and a Master's in Social Work from Howard University. He married the late...
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Jacqueline Brown

February 9, 1930 - September 10, 2015

Jacqueline Watson Brown was born on February 9, 1930, in Newark, Delaware to the late Anna Watson. She departed this life peacefully at home on Wednesday, September 9, 2015. She leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Willetta Stamp and Vanessa Kelly (John); four grandchildren, Julian Brown, Gebrette Pritchett (Andre), Travis Stamp and John Kelly, III; one great-grandson, Harrison...
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Hassan Uhuru Brown

January 9, 1990 - September 7, 2015

Hassan Uhuru Brown, age 25, suddenly departed this life on September 7, 2015, in Wilmington, Delaware. He leaves to cherish his precious memory: parents, Robin A. Brown, George Worley, Jr., and Edward Hemingway; one sister, Nafeisha Brown; one brother, Bassam Brown-Scott, other family and friends. Funeral and interment will be private.
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Sterling D. Moyer

January 2, 1930 - September 7, 2015

Mr. Moyer passed away September 7, 2015, in St. Francis Compassionate Care Hospice; husband of the late Oprah Moyer; step-father of Mary, Alonzo, Ruth, Opra & Vanessa; brother of Walker Moyer; uncle of Adrienne Martin, Avis Martin, Rhonda Moyer, Karlus Moyer, and Sharon Martin; dear friend of Arthur and Bernice Curry. He also leaves a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 11 am Thursday,...
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Juan L. Perez

November 15, 1967 - September 6, 2015

Juan L. "Big Pun" Perez, age 47, departed this life on September 6, 2015, in Christiana Hospital. He leaves to cherish his memory: mother, Georgina Perez; siblings, Milta Perez Munoz (Julio), Eduardo Perez (Doris), Rafael Perez, and Yameli (Jas) Gordon; an adopted brother, Shawn Gordon; 7 nieces, 1 nephew, 1 great-nephew, other family and friends. Funeral Mass will be 12 Noon on Friday,...
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Grace B. Riley

July 21, 1929 - September 4, 2015

Grace Zionite Eleanor Bell Riley of Wilmington, Delaware, went home to be with the Lord on September 4, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Henry Bell and Sarah Pitts Bell. Grace attended Howard High School and received a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education at the former Delaware State College (now Delaware State University). Grace taught at a variety of schools, programs, and Adult...
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Shaiquen Shamir Brown

April 13, 1995 - September 3, 2015

Shaiquen Shamir Brown, age 20, oldest child of his parents, the late Terrence Padmore and Nishay Brown, departed this life Thursday, September 3, 2015. "Buda" as he was affectionately called by his family and friends, was caring, kind, and considerate. Shaiquen was educated in the Wilmington Public School System and lastly attended Mount Pleasant High School. When not spending time with his...
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Frank McMillian, Ph.D.

June 9, 1934 - September 3, 2015

Frank Lebarron McMillian was born the ninth and youngest child to Walter and Roberta McMillion. At an early age, Frank attended El Bethel Primitive Baptist Church of Mobile, AL. He was a member of Limestone Presbyterian Church of Wilmington, DE. Frank attended the public schools in Mobile, AL. He continued pursuing his education at Dilliard University of New Orleans, LA, receiving a Bachelor...
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Mattie L. Glover

January 13, 1941 - August 31, 2015

Mattie L. Glover, age 74, departed this life on August 31, 2015, in Christiana Hospital, Newark, Delaware. She leaves to cherish her memory: 1 daughter, Gloria Glover; 1 son, James Glover; grandchildren, Dewayne Ross and Shalai Willis; 2 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Gloria Collington; 1 brother, Kim Lee; several nieces and nephews, other family and friends. Mrs Glover had worked as a Unit...
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Michael Lamar Nelson

November 1, 1963 - August 31, 2015

Pastor Michael L. Nelson, age 51, departed this life August 31, 2015. Pastor Nelson was a well respected and loved musician. He served as a Pastor in New Destiny Fellowship International under the leadership of Apostle Thomas Wesley Weeks, Sr. Pastor Nelson leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Pastor Chandra Nelson; children, Leah Jackson (Antoinne), Michael Nelson II, and Briana Nelson;...
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Olivia Louise Ray Roane

March 4, 1933 - August 31, 2015

Olivia Louise Ray Roane, age 82, left us silently and slipped away surrounded by her loving children on August 31, 2015. Wife of Matthew S. Roane; mother of Lawrence, Cedric, Sharon Beamer (Kenneth), and Bernett. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Constance Johnson; 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, her adopted church family, Elder Eddie, Lynette, Ashlyn, and Eric Moore, and...
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Valerie L. Robinson-Bailey

January 10, 1965 - August 30, 2015

Valerie L. Robinson-Bailey, daughter of James Robinson and the late Virginia L. Robinson, was born on January 10, 1965, in Wilmington, Delaware. She departed this life on August 30, 2015, at the home of her beloved daughter. Valerie received her early education in the public schools of Wilmington, Delaware and graduated from Ursuline Academy. She worked in Customer Service for many years...
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Samuel Jones

March 9, 1955 - August 29, 2015

Samuel Jones, age 60, departed this life August 29, 2015. Husband of Lisa Jacobs-Jones. He is also survived by one daughter, three sons, three stepsons, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 7 pm, Thursday, September 10th at Congo Funereal Home, 2317 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19802; viewing, 5-6:45pm only. Burial will be private.
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John Rodger Maxwell

February 8, 1947 - August 29, 2015

John Rodger Maxwell, age 68, was born February 8, 1947. He departed his life August 29, 2015 at Christiana Hospital surrounded by his family. He graduated from Oxford School. He retired from NVF in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, after twenty-eight years of service. He was a faithful member of Enon Missionary Baptist Church of West Grove, Pennsylvania. He was united in marriage to Linda Anderson...
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Mary E. Johnson

August 29, 2015

Ms. Mary E. Johnson, age 80, departed this life August 29, 2015, in Milford, Delaware. Daughter of the late Whittie and Beatrice Johnson; mother of Carl Bailey, Jr., Stanley Bailey, Pamela Bennett, Veronica Holliman, Lita Heatherington, Bernadette Miller, Cornell Bailey, and the late Rosemary Barneman. She was also the sister of Christine Stansbury, Marguerite Comegys, Lola Miller, Jimmy...
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Jequetta Seymour

January 29, 1947 - August 28, 2015

Jequettea Seymour, age 68, departed this life Friday, August 28, 2015, at home. Mother of Cherise Smith (Michael), Crystal King (Douglas) and the late Kevin Ivy; daughter of the late Moorman and Lucille Woody; sister of Joyce Land, Marion Evans and Blonzella Hutchinson. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. Jackie retired from M&T Bank and she was a...
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Carolyn Denise Walker Jenkins

October 24, 1958 - August 27, 2015

Carolyn Denise Walker Jenkins, age 56, daughter of the late Pearlie Mae Walker and Charles Williams, departed this life August 27, 2015. She grew up in Cleveland, Mississippi until the age of 2, after which time she moved to Wilmington, Delaware with her mother and stepfather, David Eatman, Sr. Carolyn attended Wilmington public elementary and middle schools. She attended P.S. DuPont High...
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Thais Camper Strickland

April 9, 1932 - August 26, 2015

Thais Camper Strickland, age 83, departed this life August 26, 2015, at her residence. She is survived by her husband, Walter L. Strickland, Sr.; children, Juanelle S. Marshall (Butch), Thais S. Kennedy, Walter L. Strickland, Jr. and Gayle S. Jones (Rob). Thais is also survived by her siblings, Kenyon L. Camper (Betty), Ardath Ross, Maitland E. Camper and Karen Johnson (Norman), and several...
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Bruce Nathaniel Baynard

March 7, 1959 - August 25, 2015

Bruce N. Baynard "Showtime", age 56, departed this life August 25, 2015. Father of Tierney N. Spencer; brother of Rhonda D. Tyson-Matthews (Stevie); devoted companion of Sharon Morsbach. He is also survived by a host of relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Leila Baynard. Bruce had a sincere passion for music and was a keyboard vocalist for several groups. ...
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Mary E. Watson

June 3, 1920 - August 21, 2015

Mrs. Mary E. Watson departed this life on August 21, 2015, at Genesis Health Care Center, Elkton, Maryland. Wife of the late Lester S. Watson, Sr.; beloved mother of Artesia M. Watson, Lester S. Watson, Jr., Romaine W. Beasley, and Dale D. Watson, Sr.; step-mother of Ernest "Sammy" Congo; grandmother of Angela & Kimberly Middleton, Marcella Ross, Carmela Watson, Sharlane Cormier, Dale, Jr.,...
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William T. Brown

May 27, 1929 - August 21, 2015

William T. Brown, age 86, departed this life August 21, 2015. Husband of Derosa Brown. Funeral 11am Friday, August 28, 2015, at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, 3079 New Castle Avenue, New Castle DE 19720.
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Mary Elizabeth Ray

July 20, 1972 - August 21, 2015

Mary Elizabeth Ray, age 43, went home to be with the Lord August 21, 2015, in Christiana Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Lawrence Ray; mother of Arshay, Cherrelle, Crystal, Tanesha, Lawrence Jr., Azia, Kadjah, Myesha and Cortes; daughter of Elizabeth Hammond (George) and Anthony Hammond, Jr.; sister of Michelle and the late Anthony Hammond, Jr. She is also...
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Leon Herbert Wilson III

April 10, 1958 - August 20, 2015

Mr. Wilson departed this life suddenly on August 20, 2015, at Wilmington Hospital; beloved father of Leon H. Wilson, IV; son of Betty Wilson and the late Leon H. Wilson, II; brother of Dr. Keena Wilson (Steve Brittingham brother-in-law). Also survived by 3 aunts, Davetta Walker, Doris Brown & Mary Gordon; 1 uncle Robert Wilson, Sr.; 4 nephews, Charles & Christopher Hardy and Shaquan & Quincy...
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Dwayne Anthony Wisher

January 17, 1968 - August 19, 2015

Dwayne A. Wisher, age 47, departed this life August 19, 2015. He was the loving son of Johnson and Shirley Wisher; brother of Andre and Shawn Wisher. He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Wisher and his sister, Denise Wisher. He also leaves to cherish his memory, a host of other relatives and friends. Dwayne enjoyed collecting model cars and talking with people. He was known as ...
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Jenke Aniea Lloyd

October 1, 1986 - August 17, 2015

Jenke A. Lloyd, age 28, daughter of the late Clarence Taylor, Jr. and Robin Lloyd, departed this life August 17, 2015, in Christiana Hospital. Beloved fiancé of Nick Brown; mother of Robin and Arion Baynard, Jr. and Nickeira Jenke Brown; sister of Sharmel Smith, Yolanda White, Kerrie Bell, JuQunn Lloyd and the late Clarence Butler and Clarence Lloyd; granddaughter of Loretta Taylor and...
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Florida V. Beal

August 17, 2015

Florida V. Beal, "Tatie", age 60, passed away while undergoing medical care on August 17, 2015. She was born in Tyler, Texas but spent most of her life in Delaware. She attended P.S. DuPont High School and went on to work for the Chrysler Corporation in Newark, Delaware until her retirement in 2009. Since then, she's spent her years being a stay at home mom. She enjoyed tending to her home,...
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Charles Edward Tate

May 22, 1953 - August 17, 2015

Charles E. Tate "Poochie" age 62, departed this life August 17, 2015. Father of Latoya C. Tate; son of the late Mary and Samuel Tate; brother of Anita Tate-Lewis (Don) and Howard Fisher; and brother-in-law of Ethelyn Tate. He will also be missed by a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral, 11am Friday, August 28th at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19805; viewing...
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Markevis Clark

April 17, 1983 - August 17, 2015

Markevis Clark, Sr., son of Arto Harrison, III and Sonja Thomas, was born April 17, 1983 in Wilmington, Delaware. He departed this life on Sunday, August 16, 2015 in Wilmington Hospital. He received his early education in the public schools of Wilmington, Delaware and received his GED at Marshallton Education Center. After receiving his GED, Markevis received certificates for his culinary...
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Carlos Leonel Santiago

February 19, 1965 - August 15, 2015

Carlos L. "Pipo" Santiago, age 50, passed away suddenly on August 15, 2015 in St. Francis Hospital. Husband of Betsy Rodriguez; father of Nely Guzman, Armando Rodriguez, Carlos and Christopher Rodriguez, Brandon Santiago and Jamaida Rodriguez; son of Rosalia Mercado and Ramon Santiago; brother of Anita Padilla, Pedo Mercando, Lizzette Sanchez, Gricel Santiago, Jannete Santiago, Ramon Santiago,...
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Madeline N. Gaither

June 15, 1945 - August 12, 2015

Madeline N. Gaither, age 70, departed this life August 12, 2015. Her funeral service will take place 12 Noon, Tuesday, August 18, at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19802; viewing 10-11:45am only. Burial at Gracelawn Memorial Park.
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Betty A. Irby

December 28, 1926 - August 11, 2015

Betty A. Irby, age 88, departed this life August 11, 2015. Her Burial Service will take place 1pm sharp, at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear DE 19701
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Larry Steven Jenkins, Sr.

July 10, 1952 - August 10, 2015

Larry S. Jenkins, Sr. "Jenks", age 63, departed this life August 10, 2015. He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife of 42 years, Sharon D. Jenkins; children, Larry Jenkins, Jr., Turran Shephard (Lala), and Channel Jenkins (Quincy); grandchildren, Shayron, Chaneice Jenkins and Quincey Conaway; siblings, Frances Crenshaw, Vivian Jenkins-Banks, Robin Jenkins, Bernard and Charles Jenkins; and a...
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Dorothy Bertha Walters

January 19, 1921 - August 9, 2015

Dorothy Bertha (Jenkins) Walters, 94, daughter of the late Stephen Jenkins and Bertha (Freeman) Jenkins, was born January 19, 1921 in Wilmington, DE. She went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, August 9, 2015 in Christiana Hospital. She received her early education in the Wilmington public school system and graduated from Howard High School in 1939. Dorothy was united in holy matrimony to Ernest...
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Walter Lee Wyatt

April 14, 1928 - August 9, 2015

Mr. Walter Lee Wyatt, age 87, departed this life on August 9, 2014, in St. Francis Hospital. Husband of the late Ruby B. Wyatt; beloved father of Araina Sharpe and the late Barbara E. Snyder and Eric Smith; brother of the late Robert Lee, George and Elizabeth Wyatt. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, many great-great grandchildren; devoted caretakers, Angela and...
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Anthony Jon Jenkins

June 20, 1955 - August 8, 2015

Mr. Jenkins, son of the late Richard E. and Catherine Donovan Jenkins, passed away suddenly on August 8, 2015. Mr. Jenkins enjoyed singing, fixing electronics, and helping others. He loved doing things with his hands. He is survived by his loving daughter, Stacey Jenkins Knox (husband Francis); step-father, Eugene Rainier, Sr. of Virginia; siblings, Katherine Kearn of Newark, DE, Edward...
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Thelma Elaine Stewart

January 11, 1938 - August 6, 2015

Ms. Stewart, age 77, departed this life on August 6, 2015, in University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Phila. PA; beloved mother of Dennis Clark (Victoria), Jesse Stewart (Patsy), Renee Wallace (Curtis), Timothy Thornton (Carmen), and the late Reginald Thornton, Sr. (Troylene); grandmother of Denika Knox, Reginald Boney, Jr., Ryan Boney, Sr., Jesse Stewart, Jr., LeShanta, Nichole and Reginald...
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Theodore O. Spaulding II

August 5, 2015

Theodore O. Spaulding, II, "Ted" age 81, passed away August 5, 2015, I. Newark, DE. Beloved widower of Louise Spaulding. He also leaves to cherish his memory: sons, Theodore, III (Sophia) and Kyle; daughter, Linda; grandchildren, Lakeya, Theodore, IV, Taquoya, Tia, Kyle, Jr., Louise, and Isaiah; great grandchild, Cardell, III; other family and friends, all to whom he held dear. A Memorial...
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Joseph R. Mandly

July 12, 1937 - August 5, 2015

Joseph Roland Mandly, aka Joe, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 12, 1937 and left this life as a result of heart failure on August 5, 2015 at the age of 78. A proud native of Philadelphia, Joe was educated in the Philadelphia School System and graduated from Northeast High School. Shortly after graduation, he met and married Constance, his wife of 59 years, with whom he had two...
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Yvonne B. Person-Adkins

September 10, 1950 - August 4, 2015

Mrs. Yvonne B. Person-Adkins, age 64, departed this life August 4, 2015. Wife of John D. Adkins, III; mother of Marlon D. Person, Sr., Kei-sha M. Dollard (Jermaine), and Jiaire D. Adkins; daughter of the late Walter Sr., and Mary Person; sister of the late Walter E. Person, Jr. Yvonne is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 4 sisters-in-law, 2 brothers-in-law, a host of...
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Mary Louise Johnson Clark

April 20, 1927 - August 4, 2015

Mrs. Mary Louise Johnson Clark, age 88, departed this life on Saturday, August 1, 2015. Wife of the late David E. Clark, Sr.; mother of Dr. David E. Clark, Jr. (Detra) and stepmother of Kyla Clark-Freeman. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, Paris, David, III, Devon, and Elizabeth Clark, Kaylyn and Kami Freeman, Jaiden and Mekhi Williams; a great grandson, Isaiah Clark; and a goddaughter,...
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Baby Dakota Marshall

July 26, 2015 - August 3, 2015

Baby Dakota Marshall, 8 days old, was born July 26, 2015 at Christiana Hospital, in Newark, Delaware to her parents, Duncan Marshall and Jasmine Badson. She departed this life August 3, 2015. A Graveside Service will be held 12 noon Monday, August 10, at Silverbrook Cemetery, There will not be a viewing.
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Jacqueline Elizabeth Thompson

September 18, 1939 - August 3, 2015

Ms. Jacqueline E. Thompson, age 76, departed this life August 3, 2015. Mother of Eunice Harris (Rev. Donald), Jacqueline Owens, Delphine Ross, and Clayton Thompson, III; sister of Betty Miller, Linda Johnson, Billy Henry, and Tommy Monroe. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, and a host of other relatives and friends. Prior to retirement,...
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Rosalie Ann Reason

October 10, 1932 - August 2, 2015

Mrs. Rosalie Ann Reason, age 82, departed this life August 2, 2015, at her home. Wife of the late Isaiah J. Reason, Jr.; mother of Karen R., Toni M., Isaiah Reason III (Christine), and the late Stanley M. Ferrell; daughter of the late Howard L. and Hilda V. Ferrell; sister of the late Howard L. (Toots) Ferrell, Jr.; 5 grandchildren: Corey M. Ferrell, Candace L. and Jerome Reason, Natasha M....
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