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Linda D. James

September 20, 1957 - February 28, 2015

Linda D. James, age 57, departed this life on February 28, 2015, in Christiana Hospital, Newark, Delaware. She leaves to cherish her memory, her devoted companion Edward Parham; 1 daughter, Jenese Wilcox; 2 sons, Jason Spradley (fiancée Genine Jordan) and Jarell Spradley; her mother, Ethel James; 1 sister, Lisa James; 2 brothers, Bobby James (Karen) and Brian James; 2 grandchildren,...
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Earline J. Hall

November 14, 1945 - February 26, 2015

Ms. Earline J. Hall, age 69, departed this life February 26, 2015, at Heartland Hospice House in Wilmington, Delaware. She had been a Collections Officer at the former MBNA Bank. She had a passion for sewing and owned her own drapery and design company, Seams to Be by "E." She leaves to cherish her memory, her beloved fiancee, Sylvester "Sam" Billingsley; several cousins, Louise Coleman,...
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James E. Seals III

December 19, 1935 - February 25, 2015

Mr. James E. Seals, age 79, departed this life February 25, 2015, in the Delaware Veterans Hospital. His funeral will take place 11am Friday, March 6th at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19805; viewing 10-11am. Burial, Delaware Veteran Memorial Cemetery.
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Sharon E. Boyette

January 23, 1962 - February 24, 2015

Ms. Boyette departed this life February 24, 2015. She is survived by her children KaShauna Williams, Joseph Williams II, and Danietta Williams; 4 grandchildren; fiancé, Byron Smith, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 12pm, Wed., March 4th at New Destiny Fellowship, 906 E. 16th Street Wilm, DE; viewing 10-11:45am only. Burial, Private
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Yolanda Yvette Corsey

October 24, 1956 - February 24, 2015

Yolanda Yvette Corsey, daughter of Robert Turner and the late Wilma Turner, was born October 24, 1956 in Wilmington, Delaware. She departed this life February 24, 2015, peacefully at her home, after a long battle with Cancer. She received her early education in the public schools of Wilmington, Delaware and graduated from Wilmington High school in 1974. During her high school career she became a...
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Carolyn Sue Richardson

December 25, 1945 - February 23, 2015

Carolyn S. Richardson, age 69, departed this life February 23, 2015 in Newark, DE. Wife of Phillip M. Richardson; mother of Tonya R. Richardson and Heather L. Richardson; daughter of thr late Louis and Leila Hill; sister of Delois Smoot, Barbara Leftridge, and the late Joanne Smoot; 4 grandchildren, Ashanti, Aaron, Alexis, and Aubrey Hargrove; a host of other relatives and friends. Mrs....
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Albert D. Harley

September 3, 1946 - February 22, 2015

Albert D. Harley, age 68, departed this life February 22, 2015. Husband of Mrs. Jean Harley; father of Rodney D. Harley and Theresa Bradley; son of the late Albert and Rachel Harley. He was also the brother of Dorothy McCoy, Sandra Smithers (Joseph), Shirley Brown (Robert), Mary Harley, and the late William, Gwendolyn, and Cornelius Harley. Mr. Harley was retired from Local 199, where he...
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David Christopher Jarvis

April 27, 1989 - February 22, 2015

David Christopher Jarvis, son of Robert and Aretha Jarvis, was born on April 27, 1989 in Newark, Delaware. He was called home on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at his residence surrounded by his family. Chris received his education from the Colonial School District in New Castle, Delaware, attending Eisenberg Elementary, McCullough Middle School, and William Penn High School. He then joined...
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Clifford Henry

September 5, 1950 - February 20, 2015

Mr. Clifford Henry, age 64, departed this life February 20, 2015, at his residence. Husband of Carol A. Singleton-Henry; father of Antoinette Henry, Clifford Henry, III, and the late Marlon Henry; son of the late Betty Lacy & Clifford Henry, Sr.; brother of Dolores Lacy and James Lacy. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren, Sharneice, Nyjai, Marlon, Cliff, Caleaf, Christian, Gavin, and Artease...
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Joanne Louise Hogan

February 4, 1942 - February 19, 2015

Joanne L. Hogan, age 73, departed this life February 19, 2015. Funeral service 12 Noon, Friday, March 6th at Red Lion United Methodist Church, 1545 Church Road, Bear, DE 19701; viewing 10-11:45am. Burial, Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
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James Simon Saddler

June 4, 1938 - February 19, 2015

James S. Saddler, age 76, departed this life February 19, 2015. He was the husband of Barbara Saddler; father of Valerie Lloyd, Kevin, Kenneth, Simon, and Darius Saddler, the late Gregory Saddler and Denise Chittum. He also leaves to cherish his memory, a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 11am Saturday, February 28th at New Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 1402 N. Market Street, Wilmington...
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Dorothy R. Blackstock

May 18, 1929 - February 18, 2015

Mrs. Dorothy R. Blackstock, age 85, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Wife of Charlie H. Blackstock; mother of James Johnson, Valarie Moore, the late Johnnie DeJournette and George Dickerson, all of Wilmington, DE. She was born in Rockingham County, North Carolina. She worked as a Bus Driver for Colonial School District. Mrs. Blackstock is also survived by 1 sister,...
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Sharon K. Luckey

August 12, 1958 - February 17, 2015

Ms. Luckey was born in Neptune New Jersey, and died Tuesday, February 17, 2015, after a lengthy illness. Daughter of the late James Edward Luckey, she is survived by her mother, Willie Mae Luckey of Neptune New Jersey, one son Dereck Luckey of Neptune New Jersey, Three brothers; Jimmy Luckey of Neptune NJ, Garen Luckey of Asbury Park NJ, and Michael Luckey of Wilmington Delaware. Three sisters;...
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Rayfield Walker, Jr.

February 20, 1952 - February 17, 2015

Mr. Walker departed this life Tues., February 17, 2015 at home. Rayfield was born February 20, 1952 to the late Margaret Couch and Rayfield Walker, Sr; stepson of the late James Couch, Sr.; brother of Shirley Stevens, James C. Couch, Jr., Rose D. Couch; adopted brother, William Primrose (Skippy); a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and friends. Funeral 11am, Fri., Feb. 27th at Congo...
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Deborah Suzanne Maddox

August 10, 1959 - February 16, 2015

Deborah S. Maddox, age 55, departed this life February 16, 2015 in Christiana Hospital. Former wife of Purvest A. Maddox; mother of Angela and Nicholas Maddox; daughter of Dorothy and Robert Fetters; sister of Bobby Fetters. She is also survived by 3 grandchildren, Deja and D'Angelo Reams and Deyana Dennis. Debbie worked at AIG Life Insurance Company for 20+ years along with various other jobs...
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Geraldine Brown

March 10, 1949 - February 16, 2015

Geraldine Brown, age 65, departed this life February 16, 2015. Daughter of the late Edward and Johnnie Mae Brown; sister of Betty M. Laws, Arthur Walker (Bernice), Dorothy Harmon, the late Raymond Brown and Willie Mells, Jr., a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 6:30pm Thursday, February 26, at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19802; viewing 5-6:45pm...
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Terry Anita Fisher

June 6, 1947 - February 15, 2015

Terry Anita Fisher, age 67, went home to be with the Lord on February 15, 2015. She was the mother of Kimberly Kamau and Shaana Roy; grandmother of Kimani and Malaika Kamau; daughter of the late Juanita and Harry Fisher; step-daughter of Henry "Mr. Sonny" Gibson; sister of Jerry, Teddy, Timmy, and Tommy Fisher, Shirley Wooley (Dwayne) and the late Harry and Tammy Fisher. She is also survived...
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Dayshón C. Wallace

November 5, 1996 - February 14, 2015

Dayshón departed this life February 14, 2015. Son of Tamara Wallace and the late Jason Jackson; brother of Mariah Wallace, Anasia Wallace, and Rasheed Lloyd, Jr; grandson of Joui Wallace, the late Joseph Wallace, Mary Jackson, and William Edward Jackson; great grandson of Cora E. Hill; a host of other relatives and friends. Dayshón was a student of John Dickinson High School. ...
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Tamara Michelle Lenoir

May 16, 1967 - February 14, 2015

Tamara Michelle Lenoir, daughter of the late June Matthews and the late Tessie Thomas Glass, was born on May 16, 1967, in Wilmington, Delaware. She departed this life on February 14, 2015, in Christiana Hospital, Newark, Delaware. Ms Lenoir had worked for Pack and Process. She is survived by her husband Michael Richardson; 1 son, Tamal Lenoir, 2 daughters Tiara Myers and Tiana Digsby; 2 sisters...
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Joseph Franklin Wheeler, Jr.

September 4, 1951 - February 13, 2015

Mr. Wheeler departed this life February 13, 2015. Husband of Nancy Pierce Wheeler; father of Joseph F. Wheeler, III, & TreVeon Wheeler, Sr.; stepfather of Gary Pierce, Sr.; son of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph F. Wheeler, Sr.; brother of Edward Williams; 7 grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Mr. Wheeler worked as an Assembler for General Motors, where he later retired. Funeral 10AM,...
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Roger L. Garbett, Sr.

May 11, 1946 - February 13, 2015

Mr. Garbett, husband of Marguerite Garbett, and son of Frederick and Mattie Garbett, was born on May 11, 1946, in Philadelphia, PA. He departed this life on February 13, 2015, at his home. Funeral Service will be 11am Monday, February 23, 2015, at Canaan Baptist Church, 3011 New Castle Avenue, New Castle, DE 19720, where viewing will be from 9-10:45am. Interment will be 10am Tuesday, February...
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Dora M. Winfield

September 24, 1928 - February 10, 2015

Mrs. Dora M. Winfield departed this life on February 10, 2014, at Parkview Nursing Center in Wilmington. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Conway W. Winfield, Sr. and her late daughter, Marsha Winfield. She leaves to cherish her precious memory: 3 children, Kenneth W. Winfield (Regina), Barbara Billops (Joseph), and Conway Winfield, Jr,; 5 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren,...
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Michael Glasper

May 5, 1962 - February 9, 2015

Michael Glasper, "Beau", age 52, departed this life February 9, 2015. He was the husband of Leesa Moran; father of Mikey Moran (Stephanie Velasquez) and the late Joseph Moran; son of Janet Glasper and the late Robert Glasper; brother of Denise Credle (Chris Jones), and JoAnna Glasper. Mr. Glasper is also survived by his niece, Alaysia Credle, a nephew, Michael Credle, Jr. and a host of other...
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Beverly Audrey Stanford

November 22, 1935 - February 9, 2015

Mrs. Beverly A. Stanford, age 79, departed this life February 9, 2015. She was the wife of the late Olin Stanford, Jr.; mother of Pat Reid (Floyd); 3 grandsons, Harry Johnson, Enoch Johnson (Bridgette), and Leroy Watson (Janine); 11 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Mrs. Stanford worked as a nursing aid in the Tri-State area for several years, and was a dedicated...
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Michael Bradley Boone, Sr.

November 14, 1955 - February 8, 2015

Michael B. Boone, Sr., age 59, departed this life February 8, 2015. son of the late Leon and Pearl Boone. He was the husband of Mary Boone; father of Michael B. Boone, Jr. (Betsy) and Devon Maurice Boone; and brother of Leon Boone, Jr. (Beulah)and the late Donald Boone (Miriam). He is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. Mr. Boone worked as a Material Analyst for Boeing...
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Charlene H. Robinson

February 1, 1953 - February 7, 2015

Charlene H. Robinson, age 62, departed this life February 7, 2015. Beloved mother of Darcell D. Robinson; daughter of the late Mary A. Camper and Charleston H. Robinson; sister of Anthony Camper, Sherrill Camper, Valerie Townsend, Stacia Johnson, Bernard Bayard, Alexis Bayard and the late Claude Bayard and a host of other family and friends. Ms. Robinson was a dental assistant for the State of...
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William Alexander Wilson, Sr.

April 26, 1926 - February 6, 2015

William Alexander Wilson, Sr., age 88, departed this life February 6, 2015. Husband of the late Ruth Loretta Wilson; father of Wanda Kellum, Joann George, April Wilson, June Wilson, Melita Anderson, Corlis Wilson, Melvina Smith, Patricia Ann Boyd, Lawrence Harris, the late William A. Wilson, Jr., Steve Wilson, and Doris Forte. He is also survived by 32 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 2...
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Elizabeth Miller

August 17, 1931 - February 6, 2015

Elizabeth Miller, "Betty", age 83, passed away Friday, February 6, 2015, at Manor Care. Betty was the wife of the late Walter Frank Miller (Rock). She was the mother of Pamela Carter, Wanda Smith, Quinton Smith (deceased), Dewitt Smith, Bernadette Saylor, Walter Miller, Sheila Miller, Tyrone Miller, and Valerie Black. She was the daughter of the late Ella Mae Gladys Brown. She was also...
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Nancy Mae Sykes Joyner

May 13, 1921 - February 6, 2015

Nancy Mae Sykes Joyner, 93 went peacefully to be with the Lord on Friday, February 6, 2015. She was born in Greenville County, VA to the late James and Helen Sykes in May 1921. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Joyner, her daughter, Earlene Joyner Boone and her brothers Joseph, Russell and Mark Sykes. Nancy is survived by her god-daughter Barbara Faye Henry; grandchildren,...
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Teena Lavette Fields

July 25, 1965 - February 4, 2015

Teena Lavette Demby Fields, age 49, daughter of Jacqueline R. Snow and Stanford Demby, Sr., went home to be with the Lord on February 4, 2015, in Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC. She is the beloved mother of Taynnel Wright (Samuel, Jr.) and Diante Fields; sister of Kevin (Jincy), Stanford, Jr. (Myra), Steven and Colin Demby; grandmother of Taya and Samuel Wright, III. She is also...
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Wallace Eugene Bessicks

June 29, 1935 - February 2, 2015

Mr. Wallace Eugene Bessicks, age 79, departed this life February 2, 2015. Husband of Joan Bessicks; father of Matthew Bessicks and Beverly Williams (Matthew), and brother of Vivian Dolores Davidson. Mr. Bessicks is also survived by 3 grandchildren, Jennah Bessicks, Rashad and Travis Williams. Mr. Bessicks worked as a lab technician for DuPont Company for 34 years until his retirement in 1996. ...
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Beverly Yvonne Winfield

December 7, 1947 - January 31, 2015

Ms. Beverly Yvonne Winfield, age 67, passed away January 31, 2015. She was the youngest child to the late Allen Adair and Blanche Stafford Winfield on December 7, 1947. She is predeceased by brothers, Roger Winfield and Warren Winfield; her sisters: Jean McMillan and Virginia Archie McCray. Beverly leaves to cherish her memory, children: son, Michael R. Collins, Jr. (Valarie) of Washington,...
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Michael D. Ewell

February 17, 1970 - January 31, 2015

Michael D. Ewell, age 44, departed this life suddenly on January 31, 2015. He is the beloved son of Beatrice Stanford and Golden Ewell and stepson of Quenton Stanford; loving brother of Melissa Ewell (Andre Nichols), Patricia Ewell and Johnny Ewell. He is also survived by 6 nieces, 4 nephew, 1 great-niece, 2 great-nephews, 3 aunts, 1 uncle, other family and friends. His Memorial Service...
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Donnell Jamar Clark

February 6, 1988 - January 27, 2015

Donnell Jamar Clark "Don Don," age 26, departed this life January 27, 2015. Father of Seiomi and Egypt Clark; son of Natasha Clark and Donald Ford; grandson of Therese Clark, Lloyd Ledbetter, and Alfred Williams. He is also survived by 5 brothers, 6 sisters, and a host of other family and friends. Funeral service 11 am Monday, February 9, at Ezion Fair Baptist Church, 1400 B Street,...
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John Augustus Brown, Jr.

June 7, 1955 - January 27, 2015

Mr. John A. Brown departed this life January 27, 2015. He was the husband of the late Lydia Brown; father of John Caulk, Samantha Scott, Jherami and Jheauna Brown; stepfather of Earl Harden, Maurice White, and Nenah Elam; son of John A. Brown, Sr. and the late Jane Brown Morris; brother of Jane Brown Cuff (James), Janet Brown Harris (Larrell), June Brown Harris (Fred), and James Brown (Jana) ...
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Christopher Scrivens, Sr.

February 6, 1932 - January 25, 2015

Christopher Scrivens, Sr. was born in Brunswick Georgia on February 6, 1932. He was the youngest of four children born to Rufus Scrivens, Sr. and his wife, Lillie. Tragically, his father and only sister passed away when he was very young - leaving his mother and two older brothers. Around the time he became a teenager, his mother remarried a wonderful man named Arnold Mack and the family...
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Eunice Loretta Johnson Griffin

May 21, 1924 - January 25, 2015

Eunice Loretta Johnson Griffin was born on Thursday, May 21, 1924 in Glen Jean, West Virginia. She resided there until she became a young adult. she also lived in North Carolina, Pittsburgh, and New York. She moved to Delaware in 1949 at the age of 25. She was the second of seven children. Preceding her in death are: son, Oresse Collins, Jr.; daughter, Ella L. Johnson; three sisters, Lillian...
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Donald L. Perkins

May 7, 1965 - January 24, 2015

Donald L. Perkins, son of the late Joseph Johnson and the late Helen Marie Johnson, was born on May 7, 1965, in Wilmington, Delaware. He departed this life on Saturday, January 24, 2015, in his home. He received his early education in the public schools of Wilmington, Delaware and graduated from John Dickinson High School in 1984. After graduation, he went straight into the workforce. He...
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Ramon Maldonado

January 23, 1961 - January 23, 2015

Ramon Maldonado, age 54, departed this life January 23, 2015. He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Teresa Cruz Maldonado; 4 children, Carlos Matos, Raymond, Joel, and Chris Maldonado; stepchildren, Jorge, Jr., Melissa, Gabriel, and Ellenie Cruz; his mother, Maria Lopez; his father, Hiram Maldonado (Esperanza); his sister, Anna Garcia (Tito); his brother, Ramon Torres; 8 grandchildren, and...
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Jordan Keaire Dwayne Ellerbe

June 5, 1998 - January 23, 2015

Jordan K. D. Ellerbe, age 16, departed this life January 23, 2015. He was the son of Sheeron Fuller ande Jonathan Ellerbe (Carol); brother of Jazmine and Jakiera Jordan, Isiah and Jonael Ellerbe, Antwine Lambert and Aronde Dillard; uncle of Jaidan Fuller. He is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 12pm Friday, February 6th at...
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Esther A. Church

April 17, 1917 - January 23, 2015

Mrs. Church departed this life on January 23, 2015, in Wilmington Hospital. She was the wife the late Samuel Church; beloved mother of Clifton Armstead (Dawn); sister of the late John Ford, Eva Bates, and Mildred (Mert) Ford. She is also survived by a nephew Charles S. Cramer, Jr. (Yvonne); one granddaughter, Jaye Armstead; one great-granddaughter, Aubrey Armstead; a special friend, Betty...
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Ruth Graves

August 14, 1943 - January 22, 2015

Mrs. Ruth Graves, age 71, departed this life January 22, 2015. She was the wife of William Graves; mother of William Michael (Annette), Renee D. Gregory (Richard), Anita G. Means (Gary), and Lamont B. Graves; daughter of the late Rev. Eugene and Ruth Cheak; sister of Eugene Major Cheak, Diane Cheak Carroll, Joann Cheak Peopples, Rose Brown, and the late Joseph Clark Cheak and Michael Cornell. ...
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Rachel D. Harley

May 17, 1914 - January 20, 2015

Mrs. Rachel D. Harley, age 100, of Dunleith, departed this life January 20, 2015. She was the wife of the late Albert Harley; mother of Dorothy McCoy, Sandra Smithers (Joseph Smithers), Albert D. Harley (Jean Harley), Shirley Brown (Robert Brown), and Mary Harley. Mrs. Harley is also survived by a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in...
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Devon Eli Lindsey

March 5, 1994 - January 18, 2015

Devon departed this life suddenly on January 18, 2015, in Wilmington, Delaware. Affectionately called "Boo Boo Beanz," he is the loving son of Michael Lindsey and Cherrita Neal; brother of Michael Neal, Rashad Neal, Na'Keilah Lindsey and Cherleah Lindsey; paternal grandson of Ruth Lindsey and James Clark; maternal grandson of Charles Neal and the late Orita Neal; maternal great-grandson of Greta...
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Iszell Copeland, Sr.

January 18, 2015

Mr. Iszell Copeland, Sr., age 91, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on January 18, 2015. He was the husband of the late Annie R. Copeland; father of Iszell Copeland, Jr., Robert Copeland, and the late Gloria Saunders; grandfather of Robin Hines, Dawn Winfield, Jovita Minor, and Aisha Copeland. He is also survived by a host of great grandchildren, other family, and...
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Alvin Cranston Saunders

May 17, 1957 - January 17, 2015

Alvin Cranston Saunders was born on May 17, 1957, in Philadelphia, PA to the late Hayward Ernest Burwell and the late Evelyn Edith Saunders. He was a longtime resident of Chester, PA. Alvin departed this life Saturday, January 17, 2015, at home. Alvin received his early education in the public schools of Chester. He entered the United States Army in June of 1976, where he completed his...
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Adail Stubbs Christmas

November 29, 1924 - January 17, 2015

On November 29, 1924, in Cordell, Georgia, Adail Stubbs was born to the late Oscar and Janie Stubbs. On Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the age of 90, in Fort Pierce, Florida, the Lord called her home. She accepted Christ at an early age and after moving to Wilmington, Delaware she became a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. Adail was a resident of Wilmington for over 70 years and worked at Lower...
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Barbara H. Henry

May 28, 1937 - January 17, 2015

Mrs. Barbara H. Henry, age 74, departed this life January 17, 2015. Loving wife of George V. Henry, Sr.; beloved mother of George V. Henry, Jr. (Maureen), Thomas Henry (Khelia), Cheryl Henry, Minister Tamela Henry-Rider (Andrea), Oliver R. Henry, Sr., Michael Henry (Annette), and Douglas Henry. She is also survived by 45 grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. Funeral at 11am...
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Evelyn Perkins

January 17, 2015

Evelyn "Ebbie" Perkins, age 66, departed this life on January 17, 2015 She was preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Beloved mother of Carmella, Kim, and Barry Perkins. Sister of Sonya Lively, Cynthia Clark, Vida Queen, Edward, Jr., and Philip Perkins, Sr. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends. Funeral...
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Aarona B. Cooper

August 28, 1950 - January 16, 2015

Aarona Denise Cooper, daughter of the late Andrew and Ruth Cooper, was born on August 28, 1950 in New York City. She departed this life peacefully on Friday, January 16, 2015, at Manor Care Post-Hospital facility in Wilmington, Delaware. Aarona leaves to cherish her memory: one son, Aaron Browne of Westerly, Rhode Island; granddaughter Cailyn Belles of New Jersey; an aunt Althea Stroud; an...
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Tammy Gail Willis

January 15, 2015

Tammy Gail Fletcher-Willis, age 53, of Bear DE was born and raised in Paterson, NJ. She relocated to Colorado to be with her husband and they moved back to Delaware later in her life. She passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 15, 2015 after a long illness. Funeral will be 9:30am Saturday, January 24th at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1325 Barksdale Road, Newark, DE 19711; viewing 8-9:15am only....
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Robert L. Bailey

June 11, 1990 - January 14, 2015

Robert L. Bailey, age 24, departed this life on January 14, 2015, in Wilmington, Delaware Robert worked as a chef at Ruby Tuesday. He was an avid basketball player, and in our eyes, played like a pro. He always dreamed of becoming a sponsor of Nike sportswear. He was deeply loved and we will miss him dearly. He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Brianna Trader Bailey; 2 children,...
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Fred Stanley Mathis, Jr.

March 28, 1928 - January 14, 2015

Fred Stanley Mathis, Jr., age 86, departed this life January 14, 2015. Beloved husband of Golden Yvonne Mathis; loving father of Dora Bennett-Mathis (deceased), Eileen Summers, Matilda Madric (Arthur), Fred Mathis, III, (Laura), Sharon Dixon (Robert), Robin Mathis, Kenneth Mathis (Patricia), Juanita Mathis, Mark Mathis, Yvette Jones (Cornelius), William Warren; son of Matilda and Fred Mathis,...
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Kyrell D. Lewis

May 12, 1991 - January 14, 2015

Kyrell departed this life January 09, 2015. He is the son of Titus Shaw and Sabrina Lewis; grandson of Florence Shaw, who raised and cared for him; brother of Kyhira Lewis and Tanjanaee Roberson. He is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Kyrell also leaves to cherish his memory, Darnell "DJ" Chandler, whom he cared for as a son. Mr. Lewis worked as a...
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Pearlie Lee Hubbard

January 13, 2015 - January 13, 2015

Mr. Hubbard departed this life January 10, 2015. Husband of the late Arlena Faye Hubbard; father of Nature Love, Darlene Hubbard, and Derek Lee Hubbard; son of the late Daniel and Virginia Hubbard; brother of Raymond C. Hubbard, Orabell Money, Robert Hubbard, the late Herman A. Hubbard and Joyce Fisher; 1 grandson, Kenneth D. Hubbard; a host of other relatives and friends. Mr. Hubbard worked as...
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Steven P. Boddy

October 4, 1945 - January 12, 2015

Mr. Steven P. Boddy, age 69, died suddenly on January 12, 2015 in Claymont, Delaware. He was born in West Chester, PA on October 4, 1945 to the late Ethel M. Bowman-Boddy and Ralph A. Boddy, Sr. He was the brother of Fairh Boddy of New Castle, DE, the late Charles Boddy, Pearl Ragin, Elsie Spangler, Barbara Sutton, and Ralph, Jr. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other...
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Dalana D. Russell

March 10, 1969 - January 11, 2015

Dalana D. Russell, age 45, departed this life on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Funeral 11am Saturday, January 24, 2015, at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19802; viewing 10-11am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Congo Funeral Home, PO Box 2593, Wilmington, DE 19805.
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Willia Mae Cobb

May 9, 1933 - January 11, 2015

Mrs. Cobb departed this life January 11, 2015. She is the wife of the late Mattison Cobb; mother of Rasheedah Ahmed, Jeffrey Cobb, Celeste Cobb, Lenora Williams (Ricky), Jerry Cobb and the late Curtis Lee Cobb; daughter of Lula Mae Myers; sister of Mary Myers, the late Vertella, Marjorie, Roosevelt Myers, Jr., and Louise James. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 1...
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Rashaan Monroe

July 2, 1991 - January 11, 2015

Rashaan Monroe, age 23, departed this life January 11, 2015. Son of Angela Monroe and Russell Grimes; brother of Russell Monroe, Duane, Rusha, Karizmah, Corydriana, and Masiah; grandson of Geraldine Monroe & the late Bobby Monroe, Ada Grimes-Black (Keith), James Chapman (Joanne); nephew of Marilyn, Bobby, Fredrick, Tomorrow, Doodles, Cabrella, Adamaria & Michelle; significant other, Tajah; Bam...
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James T. McCullin

September 19, 1938 - January 11, 2015

Mr. James T. McCullin, age 76, departed this life January 11, 2015. He was the husband of 51 years to Mrs. Katie McCullin. Father of Cynthia Donaldson (Andre), Karen McCullin (Darren Carter), and James T. McCullin, Jr.; brother of Retaun Cannon (Robert), Marika Ward (Rob), and Percy McCullin. He is also survived by 3 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Mr....
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George A. Brooks

September 20, 1956 - January 10, 2015

George A. Brooks, age 58, beloved companion of Faustine Smoke, departed this life on January 10, 2015. He is the father of Latisha, Shemika, April, Keeaira & Teeaira; brother of Robert Ernest Jones, John Gibson, Leroy, Florence Gibson, Rosella Ringgold and Alberta Gibson; grandfather of Raniyah, Kenneth, Amir, Makhi, Damoni, Heaven, Azir, and Kemari. He is also survived by a host of nieces,...
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Terrance Wesley Earl

October 27, 1964 - January 10, 2015

Mr. Earl departed this life January 10, 2015. He is the son of Melvin L. Earl, Sr., and Betty J. Dawkins; brother of Pamela Earl, Diavetta Huger (Nathaniel), Darcell Jones, Dwayne Wesley, Melvin E. Earl, Jr., and Desmond Earl. He is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral Service will be 7pm, Friday, January 23rd at CONGO Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Ave., Wilmington,...
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Elfreda Euphemia Merchant

July 20, 1927 - January 10, 2015

Elfreda Euphemia Merchant, age 87, departed this life on Saturday, January 10, 2015. Ms. Merchant was the mother of Lorraine Pringle (Errol), Georgia Leonard (Leo), and the late Anthoney Jackson; sister of Inez Moyston, and Stedman Jones (Daphney), and the late Angalina Cooper; daughter of Ezekel Jones. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren, Camille, Jason (Erin), Tiffany Pringle, and Stacy...
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Tiffany Shirelle Jones

May 7, 1966 - January 10, 2015

Tiffany S. Jones, age 48, departed this life January 10, 2015. Beloved daughter of Amenia Jones and the late Henry Jones; sister of Tracey Jones "Tray". She is also survived by 1 nephew, Shykem Jones; 2 aunts, Cathy McCants (Jerome), Shilda Anderson-Demby (Joe); 3 uncles, Jerome and Stanley Tilghman and John Banner; godparents, Charles and Patricia McManus; devoted play-brother, David Getter,...
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Lisa M. Wilkins

March 20, 1960 - January 7, 2015

Mrs. Lisa M. Wilkins, age 55, daughter of Mrs. Delois Rice, departed this life January 7, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Christopher Wilkins. Funeral 11am Friday, January 16, 2015, at Impacting Your World Christian Center, 10 Chestnut Drive, Elkton, MD; viewing 9-10:45am. Burial at Gracelawn Memorial Park.
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Bertram Ellis Furrowh

September 30, 1935 - January 7, 2015

Bertram E. Furrowh, age 79, departed this life peacefully on January 7, 2015. He was the loving husband of Lois "Jean" Furrowh and father of Antoinette (Toni) Brooks, Alan T. Brooks, Jeanette Arrington, the late Eleanor L. Jones and Andrea C. Brooks. He is also survived by 4 siblings, William Hickman (Gerri), Petrus Hickman (Peggy), Margo Spencer, all of Wilmington and Pauline Grady of...
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Norman Miller Boyce

April 16, 1916 - January 7, 2015

Norman Miller Boyce, age 98, departed this life January 7, 2015, in St. Francis Hospital. His burial service will take place 11am Tuesday, January 20, 2015, in Delaware Veterans Cemetery Chapel, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE 19701. There will be no public viewing.
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Fred A. Hyland

November 12, 1932 - January 6, 2015

Mr. Fred A. Hyland, age 82, departed this life January 6, 2015. Beloved husband of Ernestine S. Hyland. Funeral services 11:00am Saturday, February 7, at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Avenue; viewing 10-10:45am. Burial, 11:00am Monday, February 9, at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
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Henry Joseph Samuels

December 10, 1924 - January 5, 2015

Henry "Joe" Samuels, agae 90, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, January 5, 2015. Henry is predeceased by his daughter, Lucinda R. Hackett and his son, Lanning S. Samuels. He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Marion O. Samuels; daughter, Sloane; his sons, Jeffery D. (Irene), Darryl H. (Sandra) and Brian J. (Octavia) Samuels; and his sister, Dr. Pearl B....
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Marvin E. Barnes

October 19, 1964 - January 5, 2015

Marvin E. Barnes, age 50, departed this life January 5, 2015. (Obituary pending) Funeral services 1pm Saturday, January 10, 2015, at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19805; viewing 12 noon to 1pm.
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Rachel C. Hanks

June 13, 1931 - January 4, 2015

Rachel C. Hanks, age 83, departed this life on Sunday, January 4, 2015. She was the beloved mother of Emily Dix, George Dix and the late Gregory Dix; sister of Thelma Longmier. She is also survived by one granddaughter, Necol Evans; two great grandchildren, Craig Lyttleton and Neia Evans; other family and friends. Ms. Hanks worked as an operating room Technician at Christiana Hospital for 37...
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Lydia M. Baynard

December 17, 1929 - January 4, 2015

Lydia M. Baynard, age 85, departed this life January 4, 2015. Wife of the late Willis Baynard; mother of Diane Hunter, Patricia Jones (Walter), Rodney Baynard (Roxie), Victoria Baynard, Candy Brady (Sean), Luke Baynard, Rick Webb (Neysa), and the late Stanley. Baynard. She is also survived by a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and other family and friends. Funeral.Service 11am...
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John L. Wright

March 25, 1955 - January 2, 2015

John L. "Bell" Wright, age 59, departed this life on January 2, 2015. He was the husband of Barbara "Bobbi" Dunn Wright; father of Jon-Nell Wright (Shawn), Clarissa Dunn, and Preston Dunn (Kennisha). Mr. Wright is also survived by six grandchildren, one great granddaughter, and a host of brothers and sisters; father-in-law, Willie C. Dunn; mother-in-law, Laura B. Dunn; nieces, nephews, in...
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Ernestine Elaine Cooper

February 12, 1943 - January 1, 2015

Mrs. Ernestine E. "Tina" Cooper, age 71, departed this life on January 1, 2015. She was the wife of the late James Cooper; mother of James, Ralph (Nicola), and the late Hermon Cooper. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, other family and friends. Funeral service, 1 pm Saturday, January 10th at Victory Christian Fellowship, 100 Wilton Boulevard, New Castle, DE 19720; viewing 11am-12:45pm...
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Nathaniel Grissett, Sr.

August 16, 1931 - December 28, 2014

Nathaniel Grissett, Sr. "The Sheriff", age 83, departed this life December 28, 2014, at St. Francis Compassionate Care. Mr. Grissett was the husband of Mrs. Sealey J. Grissett; father of Nathaniel Grissett, Jr., Vanessa and Kevin Grissett; stepfather of Johnnie B. Sabastian; brother of Lula D. Cody, Mamie Pritchett (Matthew), Fairy Carter, Ronnell Carter, and Lewis Adams. He is also survived by...
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James R. Chamberlain

July 2, 1951 - December 28, 2014

Mr. James R. Chamberlain, age 63, departed this life December 28, 2014. He is survived by his children, Jason (Linda) Davis of Middletown, Delaware, Jennifer Chamberlain, Jennifer Chamberlain of Washington, DC; Jamie (Travis) Chamberlain of Newark, DE, and Jillian Chamberlain of Newark, DE. Mr. Chamberlain is also survived by 3 grandchildren, Darian Davis, Corey Davis, and Kendall Bailey;...
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Vernelle Hutt

February 11, 1955 - December 28, 2014

Vernelle Hutt "Bootsie", age 59, departed this life December 28, 2014. She was the wife of the late Pierre Hutt; mother of Curtis and Gernelle Barber; sister of Michael Barber. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Ms. Hutt was a cook for Ambrosia Night Club for over 4 years. Funeral 11am Saturday, January 3, at Manna Christian...
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Dorothy Jones

December 15, 1929 - December 25, 2014

Dorothy Jones, age 84, daughter of Charles and Varnilla Johnson, was born in Kannapolis, NC on December 15, 1929. She departed this life December 25, 2014, in the Arbors Rehabilitation Center. She received her early education in the public schools of Kannapolis. She received her Nursing Certification, Cosmetology License, and was a Certified Cook. Dorothy became employed by St. Edmonds...
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Delores Olive Brown

April 1, 1945 - December 24, 2014

Delores O. Brown, age 69, departed this life December 24, 2014. She was the wife of the late Robert Ransom; mother of Sharon Goodman and Carolyn Brown; sister of Viola Parks (Kamon), Mary Maxion, Essie Duker, Francis Duker, and the late Wanda Wyatt. Delores is also survived by 5 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Ms....
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Nathan N. Clarke

July 22, 1989 - December 21, 2014

Nathan N. Clarke, "Nizzy", age 25, suddenly departed this life December 21, 2014. Funeral 11am Friday, January 2nd at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19802; viewing 9-10:45am only. Burial, 10am Friday, January 9th in Gracelawn Memorial Park. Please make financial contributions at www.gofundme.com/j6r6ss.
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Marie Patricia Nesbitt

November 22, 1947 - December 21, 2014

Marie Jamison Nesbitt "Pat", age 67, went home to be with the Lord December 21, 2014, in St. Francis Hospital. She was the mother of Victoria, Robert, Kevin and the late Nathaniel Jamison; daughter of the late McClinton and Rebecca Jamison. Marie was also survived by 20 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and a host of brothers, sisters, other family and friends. Funeral 11 am, Tuesday,...
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Curtis Levander McIver

June 28, 1954 - December 20, 2014

Curtis Levander McIver "Bander", age 60, departed this life December 20, 2014, in Christiana Hospital, Newark, Delaware. He was the son of the late Thomas and Minnie McIver and was also predeceased by two siblings, Eloise McIver and Robert McIver. Curtis leaves to cherish his memory: his lifelong companion, Mary Harris; his daughters, Lisa Harris, Terry Harris, Shawn Murphy (Melvin Murphy),...
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Arthea Brooke Emory

March 14, 1978 - December 19, 2014

Arthea Brook(R.C.)Emory passed away on December 19, 2014, in Wilmington. Arthea was born in Wilmington to the late Jacqueline and Elmer (Pete) Emory on March 14, 1978. She went to Wilmington High School and graduated in 1997. Arthea was known for her singing in school and the All-State Choir. She gained a love for music from her mother's passion and talent for singing. She was also an active...
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Doris Ophelia Knotts

March 13, 1939 - December 18, 2014

Doris O Knotts, age 75 died peacefully in her home in Newark, on Thursday December 18, 2014. The cause was colon cancer. Born March 13, 1939, in Greenville, South Carolina to Harnetha Hill Black and Wilson Black, she attended Baltimore City Public Schools and Morgan State University. On September 2, 1961 she married Donald C Knotts at the Morgan State College Christian Center. Upon marrying,...
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Estelle S. Roane

November 18, 1941 - December 17, 2014

Estelle S. Roane, age 74, departed this life on December 17, 2014. She is the sister of William Roane of Downingtown, PA, Mary Edwards, Betty Roane, Dorothy Banks, Irlene Roane, Lorraine J. Roane, and the late George Roane, Jr. She is also survived by a host of other family and friends. Funeral 12 noon Monday, December 29, 2014, at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market Street; viewing will be...
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Anne Marie Jourdain

April 14, 1943 - December 16, 2014

Mrs. Anne Marie Jourdain, age 71, departed this life on December 16, 2014, at Christiana Hospital. She is the wife of Jean Lucien Corioland; beloved mother of Panadiane J. Samedy, Soledad Frederic, Kettly Jourdain (Gerard), Lidy J. Charles (Dunois), Gerard Mahotiere (Diane), Daphnee Paul-Rock Lemaine (Jacques) and stepson, Lesly Mondesir; sister of Marie Andree Petit, Eddy, Wilfrid jean,...
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Regina C. Gibbs Johns

September 12, 1952 - December 15, 2014

Pastor Johns departed this life December 09, 2014 in Wilmington, Delaware. Wife of the late Wesley Johns; mother of Karen, Dora Ann, Sharon, Tracy, Desarie, and Kimberly; daughter of Eugene Gibbs and the late Mary Lavenia Gibbs; 3 sisters, 2 brothers, 20 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Pastor Johns worked as a CNA for Elder Care and was the...
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Clarkson V. Manlove

June 18, 1935 - December 13, 2014

Clarkson V. Manlove, age 79 years, son of the late Clarence Reason and Olivia Manlove-Brown, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 13th, at his home. Mr. Manlove attended Howard High School and was the founder of Manlove Carpet Service which he operated for over 30 years. He leaves to cherish his precious memory: his beloved wife, Bernice Manlove; children, Janice Pickney (Richard...
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Maxine Jacqueline Anderson

August 15, 1948 - December 12, 2014

Maxine J. Anderson, age 66, departed this life suddenly on December 12, 2014, at her home. She is the daughter of the late Rebecca Odom Murray and Paul Anderson. She was educated in the Wilmington Public School System and graduated from Howard High School. After graduation, she attended Goldey Beacom College. Maxine was employed for many years by Hercules Incorporated and Sears Roebuck &...
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Sean Howie

November 9, 1968 - December 12, 2014

Mr. Howie passed away on Friday, December 12, 2014. A native of Delaware, Sean attended William Penn High School and was a star athlete. Upon graduation, he served his country in the United States Marine Corps. After the service, he was employed at General Motors for 16 years. He continued employment in the auto mechanic industry until his death. Sean will be remembered for the extraordinary...
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Mary E. Carter

November 27, 1933 - December 11, 2014

Mary E. Carter, age 81, of Newark, DE, departed this life December 11, 2014. She was the mother of Daphne J. Scott, and Virgil H. Carter; sister of Ethel Gray, Nancy Johnson, Joseph Carter, Charles, Rosetta, and Margaret Johnson. Ms. Carter is also survived by 4 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service 11 am Friday, December 19, 2014 at...
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Emma Jean Terrell

December 4, 1955 - December 10, 2014

Mrs. Emma Jean Terrell, age 59, departed this life December 10, 2014. Wife of the late Kenneth Terrell; daughter of the late Isaac and Vera Britt Wilson; sister of Rev. Dr. Joan W. Williamson (Donald), Edwin, Ricky, Keith, Wilson, and Jacqueline Morgan; her devoted friend, Robert Parker. Mrs. Terrell began her profession career as an educator and later became the Program Director and Site...
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Queen Elizabeth Everett Powell

May 9, 1924 - December 10, 2014

Queen Elizabeth Everett Powell, age 90, the daughter of the late John and Irene Everett was born on May 9, 1924 in Delco, North Carolina and departed this life December 10th in the Christiana Medical Center after a short illness. She is survived by one daughter, Rachel Elaine Powell; one brother, Herbert Everett (Marjorie); sister-in-law, Frannie Freeman and a host of nieces and nephews. ...
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Emeritus King Green

October 3, 1942 - December 10, 2014

Deacon Green departed this life December 10, 2014. Husband of Mrs. Anna L. Green; father of Andrea Manigualt, Dhonyale Watson, Kyle Ellis (Maleika); Chao Ellis (Naimah), and KiAn Harris (Darnell); 3 sisters and 4 brothers; 17 grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends. For many years, Deacon Green was the Assistant Head Deacon at the former Greater Bethel Apostolic Temple; now known...
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Bradley J. Slusser

January 4, 1959 - December 7, 2014

Bradley J. Slusser "Mike", age 55, passed away on Sunday, December 07, 2014 at Compassionate Care Hospice. He went to heaven peacefully after a short illness. He worked as a welder in different steel mills for most of his life. He loved the outdoors and was a true country boy. He is predeceased by his parents, Eugene and Mary Slusser. Mike is survived by his sister, Deborah Litteral of...
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David Willis Crisden

July 24, 1945 - December 7, 2014

David Willis Crisden, age 69, departed this life December 7, 2014. Funeral 11 am Wednesday, December 17th at Masjid Al Kauthar. 2102 Northeast Blvd, Wilmington, DE 19802. There will be no viewing. His burial will take place at 1pm at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE.
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Steven D. Crawford

August 17, 1954 - December 7, 2014

Mr. Crawford departed this life on December 7, 2014. He leaves to cherish his memory one daughter, Latoya Carter; 4 brothers, Jeffrey, Roscoe, Jr., Timothy, and Ira Crawford; 3 sisters, Sarah Crawford, Mary Turner, and Earlene Tate; nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends. His parents, Roscoe E. and Alfreda Crawford preceded him in death. Home Going Service will be 12 Noon, Friday,...
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Robert L. Johnson, Sr.

May 17, 1936 - December 6, 2014

Mr. Johnson departed this life December 06, 2014. Husband of Verline Johnson; father of Robert Johnson Jr., and George Darnell Johnson; brother of Stanley Robinson, Joyce Pines, and the late Gerald (Donald) Johnson; 5 grandchildren; one daughter in-law, Tawanna Johnson, and a host of other relatives and friends. Before retiring in 1996, Mr. Johnson worked at The DuPont Experimental Station in...
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Roscoe S. Collins

May 12, 1951 - December 6, 2014

Mr. Collins departed this life December 06, 2014. Father of Desiree Myers, Jasmine White, and Roscoe Collins II; son of the late Roscoe Henry and the late Irene Collins; brother of Robert Collins (Lorrie), Leon Collins (Sheletta), Irene McNeil (Clarence), Gretchen Easley (Joe), and the late William and Raymond Collins; also survived by 4 grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. ...
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Paul D. Jackson

June 14, 1945 - December 6, 2014

Departed this life on December 6, 2014; husband of Barbara Jackson; brother of Bobby, James Jr., Jamil Latif, Jalah and Edward Jackson; also survived by stepchildren, Stephanie, Alice, Thomas Veronica, and James Walker; 20 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; a host of other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mellie and James Jackson, Jr.; sister, Joan. Mr. Jackson san...
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