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Noaah Luca Martin Wilson

July 22, 2015

Noaah Luca Martin Wilson, 9 months, departed this life July 22, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Son of Aaron and Turkessa Wilson; brother of Tymere, Rashad, Tah'Jeem, Naeema and Aaron, Jr.; grandson of Pastor Martin A. Wilson, Sr., Deborah J. Wilson, and Marie Davis; a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. Funeral 11 am Wednesday, July 29th at Immanuel Church, 2414 Pennsylvania...
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Derek McCree White

March 18, 1955 - July 20, 2015

Derek McCree White was born March 18, 1955. He departed this life July 20, 2015 in Wilmington, DE. He is the beloved son of Mozella Lucas White and the late Joseph Lee White. Following his graduation from Wilmington High School, Derek enlisted in the United States Marines and was honorably discharged in February 1981. He worked several years for the Brandywine Methodist Nursing Home. Derek...
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Franklin D. Crenshaw

March 18, 1935 - July 17, 2015

Mr. Franklin D. Crenshaw, age 80, departed this life July 17, 2015. He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Frances Crenshaw; his daughters, Donna Williams and Shauna Crenshaw Wood; granddaughters, Zennache Williams, Leah and Ava Wood; his great grandchildren, Zierin, Yohnis and Raviah Williams; his sister, Mildred Laney; brother, William A. Crenshaw; a host of other relatives and friends. ...
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Steven Faulkner Collins

February 4, 1960 - July 16, 2015

Mr. Steven Collins, age 55, was born in New York on February 4, 1960; departed this life July 16, 2015. He leaves to cherish his memory, his parents, Ernest "Popsy" and Janet Collins Parsin; brothers, Ernest, Jr. and Keith; sister, Linda Lawson; one niece, Lindsay Watson, and best friend, Tony Lewis; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services 11am Monday, July 27, 2015, at...
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Bernice Roberta Ricks

November 5, 1934 - July 16, 2015

Ms. Bernice R. Ricks, aged 80, departed this life July 16, 2015, at Gilpin Hall in Wilmington, DE. She was the mother of Monicka Olden (Shamar) and the late Johnathan Ricks (Geryl). She was the daughter of the late Josephine and Phillip Ricks; sister of Carolyn Smoke, Nancy Webster, the late Ann Smith, Rosemary Roy, Phillip Ricks, Jr., Tracy Ricks, Rachael Word, and Michael Ricks. She was a...
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Alice Virginia Seeney

April 1, 1925 - July 14, 2015

Mrs. Alice Virginia Seeney, age 90, departed this life July 14, 2015, at her residence. Funeral services will be 11 am Tuesday, July 28, at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, 3079 New Castle Avenue, New Castle, Delaware 19720; viewing 9-10:45 am. Burial, Riverview Cemetery, Wilmington, DE 19802.
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Crystal Tarrae Pauls

January 23, 1973 - July 13, 2015

Crystal T. Pauls, age 42, daughter of the late Linda McClain-Pauls and Elbert Pauls, departed this life suddenly on Monday, July 13, 2015, at her residence. She leaves to chereish her memories: one sister, Renee Darlene Pauls; special aunts, Yvonne Hicks, Dorothy Pauls, Christine Pauls, one special uncle, Edward Opher; a devoted great aunt, Mildred C. Brown; great uncle, Charleston Johnson Scott...
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Teresa Summers

September 7, 1961 - July 12, 2015

Teresa Summers, age 53, departed this life July 12, 2015. Waiting for Teresa in heaven is her father, Julius Summers, Sr., and her son, Terrence Lamont. She leaves to cherish her precious memory, her devoted son and daughter-in-law, Tyrell Dwayne Summers (Lizabeth); three grandchildren, Terrence, II, Tyrell, Jr. and Lianna; a loving mother, Mary C. Summers; her fiancé, Kenneth Davis;...
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Kevin Deveral Ferguson

October 10, 1995 - July 10, 2015

Kevin D. Ferguson, age 19, departed this life suddenly on July 10, 2015, in Christiana Hospital. He is the beloved son of Kyle Ferguson and Farrah Hernandez; brother of Trenee Ferguson, Kylier Bell, and soon to be born sister, Mariyah Annette Atkins; step-brother of Marvin Atkins, III. He is also survived by his paternal grandmother, Trina Ferguson; god-parents, Lila, TC and Luis; god-brothers,...
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Gwenzella Day Pennewell-Jones

June 26, 1965 - July 10, 2015

Gwenzella Day Pennewell-Jones, age 50, went home to be with the Lord on July 10, 2015. She is the wife of Charles E. Jones, Jr.; mother of Shakeera Pennewell, Charles E. Jones, III, and the late William Pennewell; daughter of the late Doris M. Pennewell-Collins and Richard Pennewell; sister of Dornella Pennewell, Ferdinias Bell, Roger Collins, Ricardo Pennewell, Rahmorial Pennewell, Ricky...
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Crystal Darlene Mason

March 17, 1953 - July 9, 2015

Crystal D. Mason, age 62, passed away at home on July 9, 2015. She was the beloved mother of Shanika Gregory-Banks (Brett) and Leon Gregory, III; daughter of Ralph Mason and the late Rose Mason; sister of Valerie Townsend (Leonard) and Stacia Johnson. Crystal is also survived by many devoted nephews, nieces, and loving family and friends. Ms. Mason was known as a dedicated and dearly loved...
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Robert Lee Kennedy

June 21, 1950 - July 7, 2015

Robert Lee Kennedy, age 65, departed this life July 7, 2015. Funeral services will be private.
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Gregory F. Hopkins

August 11, 1950 - July 6, 2015

Gregory F. "Hop" Hopkins, age 64, went home to be with the Lord July 6, 2015. He is the father of Camille Penrose, Heather, Ian and Maya Hopkins; son of Frances Hopkins and the late George Hopkins; brother of Shirley, Leslie, Tina, Scott, Clayton, and the late Gary Hopkins. He is also survived by a special friend, Quan Hopkins, 6 grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, other family and...
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Elva M. Hackett

September 7, 1927 - July 6, 2015

Mrs. Elva M. Hackett, wife of the late Wiliam H. Hackett, Sr., departed this life on July 6, 2015, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She worked as a custodian for Delaware Technical & Community College, retiring after over 20 years of service. She leaves to cherish her precious memory one son, Kevin L. Hackett, Sr. and one daughter, Kym Orr, 32 grandchildren, 57 great...
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Donald Matthews

March 14, 1940 - July 6, 2015

Mr. Donald Matthews, age 75, departed this life July 6, 2015. He was the husband of Mrs. Stacia Matthews; father of Lynn and Anthony Matthews; son of the late Sarah Briggs, who passed away one day prior to Mr. Matthews. Donald and Mrs. Briggs funeral will be held together 11 am Friday, July 10th at Ezion Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 800 N. Walnut Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801;...
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Sarah E. Briggs

July 30, 1923 - July 5, 2015

Mrs. Sarah E. Briggs, age 91, departed this life July 5, 2015. She is the wife of the late Elbert Briggs and mother of the late Donald Matthews, who departed this life one day after Mrs. Briggs. She is survived by her sister, Marion Clifton and a host of other relatives and friends. Mrs. Briggs and Donald's funeral will be held together 11 am Friday, July 10th at Ezion Mt. Carmel United...
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Otis M. Bridgeforth

September 7, 1983 - June 29, 2015

Otis M. "Boop" Bridgeforth, age 31, departed this life June 30, 2015. Son of Marlene Bridgeforth and Otis N. Hayes; and brother of Zachary Bridgeforth. He is also survived by a devoted grandmother, Mary E. Smith; grandfather, Charles A. Smith, Sr., and the grandson of the late Theresa O. Wilkes and Howard H. Bridgeforth, and a host of other family and friends. Funeral 11AM, Thursday,...
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Adrienne Strickland Green

December 5, 1954 - June 29, 2015

Adrienne Strickland Green, age 60, departed this life June 29, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Kevin, and her children, Kara and KJ. She also leaves her mother and father, Walter L. and Thais C. Strickland; siblings Juanelle S. Marshall (Butch), Thais S. Kennedy, Walter L. Strickland and Gayle S. Jones (Rob); her mother-in-law, Gertrude H. Green and a host of other relatives, in-laws,...
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John W. Banner, Jr.

October 2, 1930 - June 28, 2015

Deacon Banner departed this life June 28, 2015. Father Jacqueline Kelson, LaTonya Marbley (Freddie), and Rima Banner; sister of Shilda Demby (Joseph); 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends. Mr. Banner worked as a Laborer for Local 199 where he later retired. He was a member of Mother Church of God in Christ. Funeral 11am, Fri., July 3rd at Mother COGIC,...
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Ruth E. Charles

January 20, 1937 - June 27, 2015

Ms. Ruth E. Charles, age 78, departed this life June 37, 2015. She leaves to cherish her memory: 4 sobs, George (Ida), Michael (Kathleen), Bryant, and Daniel Charles; 5 daughters, Joyce, Tonya, Sarah (Chris), Wanda Charles, and Yvette Brown (Wayne); 33 grandchildren, 67 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; 1 brother, Clarence Charles, 1 brother, Clarence Charles, 1 sister-in-law,...
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Quiaire J. Nesmith

February 7, 1995 - June 25, 2015

Quiaire departed this life June 25, 2015. Son of April Nesmith and Kevin Cuff; brother of David, Carolyn, Sir L.B., Lonnie, Dahimere, Kierra, Kavon, Zybriizs, Quamere, and Taylor; grandson of L.B, the late Shirley Nesmith, and the late Carolyn Mays, Cynthia Cuff and the late Kevin R. Morris, Sr.; a host of other relatives and friends. He was a member of Team Crossover Elite (TCE). Quiaire loved...
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Loretta F. Gumby

August 24, 1954 - June 24, 2015

Mrs. Loretta F. Gumby, age 60, departed this life June 24, 2015, in Kent General Hospital in Dover Delaware. Wife of Paul W. Gumby; mother of Damen and Kiisha Nelson; daughter of the late Lillie Ann Harris; sister of Shariece Beecham and Coley Harris (Patricia) and the late Alfred Nelson, III, Walzetta Cassidy and Paul Dennison, Sr. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Sur'Pree, Demirah,...
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Chester C. Woulard

September 20, 1933 - June 22, 2015

Mr. Woulard departed this life June 22, 2015. Husband of 61 years to Mrs. Dorothy Woulard; father of Cathy J. Owens, Glendia L. Hardy, Dexter B. Woulard, the late Chester C. Woulard, Jr., and Robin C. Woulard; a host of grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral 11AM Tues., June 30th at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Ave., Wilm, DE 19805; viewing 9-10:45AM only. Burial, 10am, Fri.,...
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Jean T. Park

August 13, 1924 - June 21, 2015

Jean Teresa Park, age 90, wife of the late William A. Park, Sr, departed this life on June 21, 2015, at Wilmington Hospital. She leaves to cherish her precious memory: 2 daughters, Maureen Sims Black (Robert) and Geri Sims Sammons (Gregory); Step-children, Ronald Park (Betty) and Mildred Park; grandchildren, Robert N. Black, III, Zakiya T. Black, Austin N. Black, Maurice Sims, III, Brant A....
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Don Ridgeway

April 9, 1941 - June 20, 2015

Mr. Don Ridgeway, age 74, departed this life June 20, 2015. He was the husband of Darlene Ridgeway; father of Darryl, Camilla, Candice, Dennika, Don, and Jason; son of the late Veal and Emmie Lee Ridgeway. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren, Danielle, Aliya, Scott, Ryan, Taylor, Evan, David and Eden; and his siblings, Jackie, Dee, and John Ridgeway. Mr. Ridgeway worked in the accounting...
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Alonzo Lee Richard

October 29, 1947 - June 16, 2015

Alonzo Lee Richard, age 67, departed this life Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Father of Dawn Wing (Keenan) and Alonda Richard; 4 grandchildren, 1 great grandson; 2 sisters, Paulette Jackson (Larry), Annette Wright (Will); 2 step-sisters, Andrea Wise and Brenda Lucas (Kevin); 2 brothers, James Richard (Renee) and Marlon Richard; and 1 step-brother, John Wise (Renee), and host of other relatives and...
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Antonio Eric Cropper

October 6, 1987 - June 15, 2015

Antonio Eric "Tone 2X" Cropper, age 27, passed away suddenly June 15th, 2015. Father of Kimara and Darnajah Dickerson, Ahmad Brown-Cropper and Tristin Neal. He was the son of Marzete Cropper-Frazier (Earthell) and Antonio E. Grinnell. He is also survived by his siblings: A'Keem and Diamond Cropper, Michael Bacon, Jr., De'hen Jae Fairley, Shockeem and Malcolm Lum and Janis Mathis; and his...
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Samuel Kenneth Anderson

December 3, 1928 - June 9, 2015

Samuel Kenneth Anderson attended Howard High School in Wilmington, Delaware where he first found his love of singing. He was very active in the choir. 'Ken' served in the 7th Army Special Services in Germany and received an honorable discharge in 1954. He received his early education in Public School #5, #29, and Howard High School. After which, he entered the U.S. Armed Forces Special Services...
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Samuel Kenneth Anderson

December 3, 1928 - June 9, 2015

Samuel Kenneth Anderson attended Howard High School in Wilmington, Delaware where he first found his love of singing. He was very active in the choir. "Ken" served in the 7th Army Special Services in Germany and received an honorable discharge in 1954. He received his early education in Public School #5, #29, and Howard High School. After which, he entered the U.S. Armed Forces Special...
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Johnnie Green

October 25, 1948 - June 8, 2015

Johnnie Green was born to Elena Green and the late Jim Green Jr. on October 25, 1948 in Palatka, Florida. He departed this life on June 8, 2015. Johnnie, the eldest of seven, received his education in Palatka, Florida. The Green family relocated from Florida to Delaware in the early 1960's. Johnnie was a jack of all trades and could do just about anything. Until his health failed him, he...
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Jacob James Green-Brown

August 27, 2013 - June 7, 2015

Baby Jacob James Green-Brown, age 21 months, departed this life June 7, 2015. Son of Jalisa Green and Antonio Brown; brother of Jaylee Green-Brown (his twin), Avon Green-Mcknight and Noah Green-Mcknight; grandparents, Janel Green, James Watts, Jr., Lavern Brown and Antonio Tirado; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 11am, Fri., June 12th at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Ave.,...
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Daphne Rose Powell

March 19, 1957 - June 5, 2015

Daphne Rose Powell, age 58, departed this life June 5, 2015, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware. Wife of Wayne Powell, of Manchester Jamaica; mother of Arleen Morgan-Smith (Robert), of New Castle, Delaware, Felisha Meade, Tamar Brown, Rushane Powell, Shaniquea Powell, and Sasheika Powell, all of Manchester, Jamaica. Daughter of the late Gladstone Griffiths and Euliths Mulgrane-Griffiths...
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Geraldine V. A. Williams

October 30, 1922 - June 4, 2015

Geraldine V. A. Williams, age 92, transitioned to her heavenly home on Thursday, June 4, 2015 surrounded by her family. She is survived by a son, Chavez Williams (Mardestine); 2 daughters, Beverly Mundy and Rosalyn Carroll (Leonard); a devoted sister-in-law, Geraldine Tartt; sister-in-law, Ruth Thomas; brother-in-law, Freddie Mason (Doris); 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 12 great...
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Devoe Thompkins, Jr.

October 25, 1940 - June 4, 2015

Mr. Devoe Thompkins, Jr., departed this life June 4, 2015. Father of Dana Thompkins; brother of Dorine Stafford, Rochelle Martin, and Selma Boulden; devoted friend of Joan Thompkins, Robert Drain (Eudel) and Greg Sterns; grandfather of Yento D. Blyden and Keira D. Blyden. He is also survived by a host of other family and friends. Funeral 11am, Friday, June 12th at Mt. Joy United Methodist...
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Ava Bellow

June 11, 1951 - June 3, 2015

Ava Bellow, age 63, daughter of the late Julia Williams and Earl Bellow, departed this life on June 3, 2015, at Season's Hospice in Christiana Hospital. She leaves to cherish her memory: 2 sons, Christopher Snead and Travon Bellow; 4 daughers, Morgan Bellow, Coralee Bellow, Simone Bellow and Keyona Bellow; special cousins Madeline Hassell and Geraldine Merridy; cousin Walter Hilliard; nieces,...
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Edgar Hickson, Sr.

October 11, 1932 - June 2, 2015

Edgar Hickson, Sr., age 82, departed this life on June 2, 2015. He was the husband of the late Emily Hickson; father of Mary McCray (Hammie), Dr. Evangelist Victoria Grayson (Leroy), Wanda J. Hickson Flannigan (Melvin), Terrence Hickson, Sr., (Alethia), and the late Edgar Hickson, Jr.; brother of Eugene Hickson. He also leaves to cherish his memory, a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren,...
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Chayse Semaj Minor

May 31, 2015 - May 31, 2015

Chayse Semaj Minor, departed this life May 31, 2015 in St. Francis Hospital. He was the newborn son of Elijah Minor and Shanice Davis; brother of Keith Collins, Jr. Chayse was also the grandson of Daphnne Minor, Deborah Hearne, and Maurice Davis, Sr. He leaves behind other family members.
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Eartha Equa Rogers

March 21, 1935 - May 31, 2015

Ms. Eartha B. Rogers, age 80, departed this life May 31, 2015. She leaves to cherish her memory: one sister, Ada B. Harrison; two devoted nieces, Harriet Harrison and Terrie Blue; an adopted son, Ernie Coleman; a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Ms. Rogers retired from the Head Start Program where she served as a head Coordinator and was an active member of Ebenezer...
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Norman Nathaniel Loat

September 21, 1956 - May 31, 2015

Norman N. Loat, age 58, son of the late Helen Loat and Norman Medford was born September 21, 1956 in Middletown, Delaware and departed this life May 31, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware. "Little," as he was affectionately called, received his early education in the public schools of Middletown, DE and graduated from Howard High School. He became employed by Shamrock Cleaning...
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Janel Williams Wright

April 20, 1963 - May 30, 2015

Janel Williams Wright, age 52, departed this life May 30, 2015. Wife of the late Ronald J. Wright, Sr.; mother of Janelle R. Williams and Ronald J. Wright, Jr.; daughter of James H. Williams, Sr. and the late Ethel L. Williams; sister of Dawn Rowe and Erna Williams; grandmother of Serenity Young and Charles Young, Jr. Janel is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. Mrs....
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Rhonda Hayward

July 8, 1957 - May 30, 2015

Rhonda Hayward, age 57, daughter of the late Lonzo and Mary Ann Richards was born July 8, 1957 in Wilmington, Delaware. She went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Rhonda received her primary education in the public school system of Wilmington, Delaware. Later she continued and pursued higher education by enrolling in a Community College. Relocating to New Haven, Connecticut,...
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Henry Thomas Bennett

October 17, 1920 - May 30, 2015

Mr. Henry T. Bennett, age 94, departed this life May 30, 2015 He was the husband of the late Mary Bennett; father of Patricia, Valerie (William), Karen (Dave) and the late Cleophis, George, Jacqueline, Ronald and Nathaniel; brother of the late Della Barringer. Mr. Bennett is survived by 24 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, 20 great-great grandchildren, 1 daughter-in-law, Terri Bennett, 2...
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Bruce Elliott Duncan

July 1, 1964 - May 30, 2015

Bruce E. Duncan, age 50, departed this life May 30, 2015. Husband of Angila Duncan; father of Wayne, Jane, Anthony, Simone, TC, Angel, Lamont, and Lashae; son of Freddie Duncan, Sr., and the Rev. Dorothy Duncan; brother of Freddie, Jr., Derrick, Sr., and Charles Duncan. He also leaves to cherish his memory: his god-sister, Marie, a host of grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral...
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Tymel Kenney

July 28, 1994 - May 28, 2015

Tymel Kenney, age 20, departed this life May 28, 2015, in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He is the son of Sonya Kenney and Tyrone S. Bell; brother of Tymere Kenney and Tyrel Calhoun; grandson of Janice Dennis, Warren Doughty and the late Thelma Kenney. He is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other family and friends. Funeral service to take place 7PM, Thurs., June 10 at Congo...
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George R. Toulson, Sr.

February 24, 1950 - May 27, 2015

Mr. George R. Toulson, age 65, departed this life May 27, 2015. Husband of Bertha Toulson; father of Dr. Andrea Toulson-Jeffress (William), George R. Toulson, Jr., Demetria Toulson, Charles E. Toulson, M.D., Gebrette Pritchett (Andre), Zane Frazier (Jolee), and Faaron Frazier; 10 grandchildren, a host of other relatives and friends. Mr. Toulson was formerly a Real Estate Agent with Weichert...
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Earl F. Murray

July 18, 1936 - May 27, 2015

Earl F. Murray departed this life on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at his residence in Wilmington, DE. He was born on July 18, 1936 in Wilmington, DE to the late William J. and Mae J. Murray. He received his early education in the public schools of Wilmington, including #5 and #29, and graduated from Howard High School in 1954. Earl enlisted in the US Army in 1954 where he served his country with...
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Greta N. Carter

September 24, 1928 - May 27, 2015

Greta N. Carter, age 86, departed this life peacefully surrounded by her children on May 27, 2015. Wife of the late Harry L. Carter; mother of Alvin and James "Ty" Carter, Cheryl Royal, Deborah Long and Sherita Loat; and sister of Bertha Friend. She is also survived by a host of grandchildren, other family, friends, and her lifelong friend, Clarissa Williams. Funeral 11am Thursday, June 4th,...
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Arellis Hartsfield

March 16, 1958 - May 23, 2015

Ms. Arellis Hartsfield, age 57, departed this life May 23, 2015. She was the mother of Thomas Hoskins, Sr., Tiffany Hoskins, Kaleishia Hoskins, Chyna Hoskins; daughter of Lille Hoskins and Matthew Hoskins; sister of Pearl Hoskins, Calvin Hoskins, Brett Hoskins, DeAngelo Hoskins, Hilton Hoskins, Mathew Hoskins, Jr. (deceased), Jerome Hoskins (deceased). She is also survived by 7 grandchildren. ...
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William Gordon Waters, Jr.

May 27, 1956 - May 22, 2015

William G. Waters, Jr., age 58, departed this life May 22, 2015. Husband of the late Marta Waters; father of William Singleton, Tiffany Mason (Eric), Enoch Moore, Irimar Waters, Hailla Holden, Diane Singleton, and the late Michelle Jackson. Son of Gloria Waters and the late William Waters, Sr. Brother of Leamond Waters, Sr. (Carol), Michael Waters, Gloria Gradwell, Ophelia Waters, Jaclyn...
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Earnest Lee Willis

August 27, 1936 - May 19, 2015

Earnest Lee Willis was born on August 27, 1936 in Tallulah, Louisiana to the late Mack and Alice Willis. He departed this life on May 19, 2015 at Christiana Hospital, Newark, Delaware, at the age of 78. Earnest attended Holiday Grade School in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Cleveland High School in 1954. After graduating from high school, Earnest moved to California and worked in various...
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Linda Nadine Adams

August 26, 1954 - May 19, 2015

Ms. Linda N. Adams, age 60, departed this life on May 19, 2015, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania . She was the mother of Terrance D. Gibson (Wanda); daughter of Betty Gibson; sister of Kevin Gibson; grandmother of Anthony, Desiree, Montrell and Clarissa. She also leaves 13 grandchildren, 2 special cousins, Trina and Bug; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends. Funeral 12 noon...
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Joseph N. Perkins, Sr.

October 27, 1954 - May 16, 2015

Mr. Perkins departed this life on May 16, 2015, at his residence in New Castle, Delaware. He was born October 27, 1954, the son of Hattie Perkins and the late Randolph Curley. He received his early education in the public schools of Wilmington, attending Bancroft and Howard High School. Mr. Perkins was the founder and owner of P. Brothers Construction for over 15 years. In addition to his...
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Blanche V. Rayfield

February 24, 1937 - May 16, 2015

Mrs. Rayfield departed this life May 15, 2015. She leaves to cherish her memory: her children, Michael A. Johnson, Sr. (Cresentia), Leon S. Rayfield, Jr., Timothy E. Rayfield (Karen), James D. Rayfield, Sr. (Dawn). She also leaves to cherish her memory: 15 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 1 sister, and a host of other relatives and friends. She was proceeded in death by her parents, Gladys...
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Andria E. Samuels

September 15, 1949 - May 16, 2015

Mrs. Andria E. Samuels, departed this life on May 16, 2015, in Fairfax, VA. She was the wife of the late Donald Samuels; beloved mother of Kakdis Samuels-Leutzimher (husband, Evan); sister of Doris Aldegon, Mary Allen, Carlos Hall (Edith), Loretta Hall, Yolanda Harbin (Carl) and Barbara Hall. She is also survived by 2 grandchildren, Samuel Leutzinger and Nyomi Leutzinger; a host of cousins,...
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Eric S. Barksdale

December 7, 1957 - May 13, 2015

Mr. Barksdale departed this life on May 13, 2015, in St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, DE. He was the son of the late Jean Bell Gough. He leaves to cherish his memory his fiancé, Karen Nelson; sister, Kimyata Harrison (Antonio) of Baltimore, MD; 1 niece, Bria; 1 nephew, Jordan; other family and friends. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Bell...
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Carmen Julia Perez

December 12, 1939 - May 12, 2015

Mrs Carmen J. Perez, age 75, departed this life May 12, 2015. Wife of Gilberto Perez. Her funeral services will be held 12 noon Saturday, May 16, at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19805; viewing 10am-12 noon. Burial will be private.
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M. Louise Spaulding

April 20, 1932 - May 10, 2015

M. Louise Spaulding passed away on May 10, 2015, in Philadelphia, PA. She leaves to cherish her precious memory her beloved husband, Theodore Spaulding, Jr., 2 sons, Theodore, III (Sophia) and Kyle, and 1 daughter, Linda. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson, other family and friends. Her Memorial Service will be 10 am, Saturday, May 23rd at Episcopal Church of Saints...
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Zoretta Edwards

October 15, 1915 - May 10, 2015

Ms Edwards departed this life on May 10, 2015, in Wilmington, Delaware. She was born on October 15, 1964, to the late Leon Sam Edwards and Ethel B. Watts Edwards. She leaves to cherish her precious memory: 3 sisters, Phebe Frances Edwards, Phyllis Joy Edwards, and Miriam Annette Edwards. Zoretta loved road trips, nature, and her dogs. Favorites are the mountains of Denver and the National...
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John Thomas Downes

March 14, 1924 - May 10, 2015

John Thomas Downes, age 91, departed this life May 10, 2015. Husband of the late Martha Abrenda Downes; father of Michelle Hawkins-Belvett, Ralph O'hara, Shaddrick Johnson, Sam Rogers, Debbie Clark, Carl, Calvin, Tommy Downes, and the late Sam Flamer; brother of James Calvin and Marvin Brown. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and...
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Dakari Renard Johnson

December 17, 2003 - May 6, 2015

Dakari Renard Johnson was lovingly greeted by our Lord and Savior on May 6, 2015 at the Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE. Dakari was born on December 17, 2003 in Dover, DE. He was a 5th grader at Odyssey Charter School and a member of Blue Route Vineyard Church in Media, PA. He was also a member of the Mets baseball team with the Wilmington Little League. ...
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Dakari R. Johnson

December 17, 2003 - May 6, 2015

Dakari Renard Johnson was lovingly greeted by our Lord and Savior on May 6, 2015 at the Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE. Dakari was born on December 17, 2003 in Dover, DE. He was a 5th grader at Odyssey Charter School and a member of Blue Route Vineyard Church in Media, PA. He was also a member of the Mets baseball team with the Wilmington Little League. ...
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Michael William Evans

February 4, 1955 - May 5, 2015

Michael William Evans, age 60, departed this life May 5, 2015. Husband of Terry L. Evans; father of Torriane S. Evans; son of the late James and Hannah Evans; brother of Marlon B. Evans, the late Lemuel E. Joyner and James R. Evans; grandfather of Leroy E. Lynch IV, Olivia S. Lynch, and London D. Hollingsworth. Mr. Evans worked at Sears Warehouse and was a member of Fight For Families...
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Thomas H. Graham

July 20, 1962 - May 4, 2015

Mr. Thomas H. Graham, age 52, departed this life on May 4, 2015, in Christiana Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Karen Sessoms Graham; father of Kawaina Graham, Thomas Graham, Jr., Dayzanae Sessoms, Tykesha Sessoms, Quadre Graham, Johnica Sessoms, Michael Sessoms & Jan Stokes; son of Joseph A. Graham and the late Mary Graham; brother of Glenda Johnson, Emma Campbell (Aaron), Joseph L....
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Leroy Core

June 10, 1943 - May 4, 2015

Leroy Core, age 71, departed this life May 4, 2015. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 11, 2015, at Victory Christian Fellowship, 100 Wilton Boulevard, New Castle, DE 19720; viewing 9-10:45am. Burial, Gracelawn Memorial Park.
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Dernard Turner

January 29, 1980 - May 4, 2015

Mr. Dernard Turner, age 35, went home to be with the Lord May 4, 2015. Father of Danajsha Turner; son of Teresa Turner and the late Gene Bivens; grandson of Shirley Bivens and the late Carrie Tuner; one stepsister; a devoted friend, Asadi Bazemore; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 11am Saturday, May 9th at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19802;...
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Robert Vincent LaFate

October 30, 1931 - May 4, 2015

Robert Vincent LaFate, age 83, departed this life on May 4, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 30, 1931, to the late Thomas "Bubbles" LaFate, Jr. and Lillian "Sing" (Williams) LaFate. Robert graduated from Howard High School. He served in the Military Reserves. He was employed with the Railroad, Conrail Road, then Amtrak from 1952 until 1993 (41 years)....
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Charles S. Williams, Jr.

July 2, 1977 - May 2, 2015

Mr. Williams departed this life May 02, 2015. His funeral will take place 11am, Friday May 08th at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Ave., Wilmington, DE 19805. There will be a public viewing from 9am until 10:45am only. His burial will take place in Gracelawn Memorial Park.
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Mattie F. Flonnory

February 11, 1934 - May 2, 2015

Mattie F. Flonnory, age 81, departed this life on Saturday, May 2, 2015; wife of Isaac Flonnory; mother of Robert Flonnory, Joyce Powell (Rev. Provey), Jackie Milton (Rev. Nate), Marie "Ann" Flonnory, Freddie Flonnory, Dorothea Flonnory, Phyllis Martin (late Robert), and Glenn Flonnory (Joy); sister of Grady Moye (Dot), Nellie Hilton (late Johnny), Elenora McGruder (late Eddie), Eunice Parker ...
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Jean Christian

February 27, 1926 - May 1, 2015

Jean Christian, affectionately known as Doll to her close friends. Jean Christian was born to Robert and Sally Christian Febrary 27, 1926 in Portsmouth, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her parents, lovingly known as Robert and Sally; her brother, Robert Christian; her sister, Lillian; her daughter, Valerie Chavis; and her son, Robert Guy Chavis. Jean Christian is survived by her...
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Shirley M. Brown

August 16, 1945 - May 1, 2015

Mrs. Brown departed this life May 01, 2015. She leaves to cherish her memory: her spouse of 43 years, Steven R. Brown; her children, Tina Davis Person and Brian R. Davis (Ying Ying Liu-Davis); sister of Sarah K. Williams and Janet E. Davis; 4 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild; a host of other relatives and friends. Mrs. Brown was a faithful member of Mt. Pisgah UAME Church for over 40 years. ...
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Arteise Brown

April 12, 1990 - April 29, 2015

Passed away suddenly on April 28, 2015; mother of Haiden and A'Brie Briscoe; daughter of Arto Harrison, III and Martia A. Brown; sister of Crystal Trapp, Candace, William, Cameron, and Joseph Brown, and Markevis Clark; granddaughter of Genevieve Bryant and the late Arto Harrison, Jr., Inez Thompson, and Joseph Patton; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins other family and friends. ...
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Kathryn Lorraine Hammond

May 15, 1953 - April 29, 2015

Kathryn Lorraine Hammond was born on May 15, 1953, to the late Pearl E. and Thomas Hammond. She was later raised by her late Uncle and Aunt Emil & Kathryn Hammond. She went home to be with the Lord on April 29, 2015. She graduated from Howard High School, and she later became a licensed Cosmetologist. She worked for Elio's Beauty Salon for over 20 years until her retirement. After her...
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Elisha Whealton

October 11, 1946 - April 28, 2015

Mr. Whealton departed this life April 28, 2015. Husband of Constance Whealton; father of Kimberly Harmon and Mark Davis; brother of Vangelo Handy and Frank Fennell; 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Mr. Whealton was a security guard for several organizations and companies, including Comnac and the State of Delaware. Mr. Whealton was a lover of...
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Michael L. Reason

December 29, 1954 - April 28, 2015

Mr. Reason departed this life April 28, 2015. Funeral 7PM, Wed., May 06th at St. Paul UAME Church, 3114 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE 19802; viewing 5-6:45pm only. Burial, 10am, Thurs., May 7th in Gracelawn Memorial Park.
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David R. Frisby

July 17, 1991 - April 27, 2015

David departed this life suddenly to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on April 27, 2015; son of Beverly Frisby-Grant and David Grant; brother of Alexus Frisby; grandson of Viola Frisby and Charmaine Richardson; nephew of Carolyn, Francis, Frank Frisby, and Viola Frisby-Ellerbe; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 10am, Sat., May 2nd at Buttonwood UM Church, 34 Buttonwood Ave., New...
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Jah-Quan John Whitfield

December 3, 1991 - April 26, 2015

Jah-Quan John Whitfield, age 23, departed this life April 26, 2015, in Christiana Hospital. Son of Sabrena Whitfield. A Memorial Service will be held 12pm Monday, May 4, at Victory Christian Fellowship, 100 Wilton Blvd, New Castle, DE 19720.
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Herbert Lee Spence

September 22, 1957 - April 24, 2015

Mr. Herbert Spence, age 57, departed this life April 24, 2015. He received his education in the public schools system. Herbert loved baseball, was a kind hearted person. and was always giving and doing for others. He was predeceased by 3 brothers, William Henry Gregory, Roosevelt Gregory and Calvin Eugene Gregory; and 1 sister, Delores Gregory. Herbert is survived by 2 sisters, Shirley...
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Marian D. Rogers

June 5, 1935 - April 24, 2015

Ms. Rogers departed this life April 24, 2015. Mother of Sharon, Rhonda, Edward Rogers (Denise), and Monica Braxton; sister of Anna Mundy, Rachel Carter, Thomas Watson (Geri), and Ida Hall; 11 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by two sons, Kevin & Calvin Rogers, along with a grandson, Edward O. Rogers. Ms. Rogers worked as a...
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Brenda Patricia Dale

September 18, 1943 - April 24, 2015

Brenda Patricia Dale was born September 18, 1943. She departed this life Friday April 24th 2015, after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Tom Stanford and Mary Dale. Brenda graduated from Howard High School, Wilmington Delaware in 1961. She attended Delaware Technical and Community College, where she completed her studies in Business. Brenda also worked for Delaware Technical...
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Andre Montez Smith

February 28, 1966 - April 21, 2015

Mr. Andre M. Smith "Eggie," age 49, son of Deborah Banks and Rev. George Sadler; step-son of the late Wayfus "Sonny" Banks, departed this life April 21, 2015, in Christiana Hospital. He is the father of Lakia Smith, Andre Smith, Jr. and Brandon Smith; brother of Tamara Banks and Terrell Gibbs, step-sister. He is also survived by 2 grandchildren, Ni'Kylah Marie Occivil and GaNijah Lynese Johnson...
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Ethel Anita Henderson

May 17, 1939 - April 20, 2015

Ms. Ethel A. Henderson, age 75, departed this life April 20, 2015, surrounded by her family and friends. Ethel leaves to cherish her memories: children, Melvin (LaMere) Henderson, Daran Henderson, Victoria Johnson, Lisa Henderson, Leslie Jackson, Tessa Smith (Marvin), and Russell Brown. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. ...
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Blanche Miles Fleming

November 4, 1915 - April 19, 2015

Dr. Blanche Miles Fleming, age 96, departed this life Sunday, April 19, 2015 in Wilmington, Delaware. Wife of the late Daniel E. Fleming, Sr.; mother of Daniel E. Fleming (Cheryl); daughter of the late William Arthur Thomas and Mary B. Miles. She is also survived by 2 grandchildren, Danielle Jordan and Justin Daniel, and a host of other relatives and friends. Dr. Fleming was retired from...
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Sylvester Benjamin Cokley, Jr.

February 8, 1973 - April 17, 2015

Sylvester B. Cokley, Jr., age 42, departed this life April 17, 2015. His funeral will take place 10am, Sat., May 02, 2015 at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Ave., Wilmington, DE 19805; viewing 9-9:45am only. Burial, Gracelawn Memorial Park.
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DeShannon Damar Reid

September 3, 1976 - April 17, 2015

DeShannon D. Reid, age 38, departed this life April 17, 2015. He is survived by his mother, Etta Elaine Reid; 3 children, Matima, Trinity, and Sa'Rya; 2 sisters, Willetta and Shonda; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral will be 10am Friday, April 24th at Ezion Fair Baptist Church, 1400 B Street, Wilmington, DE 19801; viewing 8-9:45am only. Burial, Riverview Cemetery.
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Elsie Mae Johnson

October 1, 1922 - April 14, 2015

Elsie Mae Johnson, age 92, departed this life April 14, 2015 in Shipley Manor Nursing Home. Beloved Aunt of Joyce Redden (Willie), Nancy Harris, and Sharon Hill. She also leaves to cherish her memory, 4 generations of nieces and nephews; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral, 7pm Friday, April 24th at Union Baptist Church, 2616 Carter Street, Wilmington, DE 19802; viewing 5-6:45pm...
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Edith Bernice Martin

January 24, 1925 - April 13, 2015

Elder Edith B. Martin, age 90, departed this life April 13, 2015. She is the wife of the late Willie Frank Martin; mother of Ben Frank Martin, Margette Finney, Carolyn A. Williams, Timothy A. Martin, Addie W. Sessoms, and the late Jeanette Martin; daughter of the late Richard and Carrie Kinard; sister of Mary Helen, Connie, Vera, Richard, and the late Willie James, Mackson, Blanche, and Zelma. ...
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Michele Denise Nelson

September 16, 1968 - April 10, 2015

Michele Nelson, age 46, departed this life April 10, 2015. Wife of Anthony Nelson; mother of Monica Mays and Patricia Nelson; daughter of the late Patricia Redden and Roscoe Dennis; sister of Andre and Shena Dennis, Tyrone Redden, CheRon Shephard and Shawn Tucker-Fields. She is also survived by a host of other family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held 1pm Saturday, April 18, at...
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Helen Isabel Blunt

February 6, 1921 - April 9, 2015

Mrs. Helen Isabel Blunt, age 94, departed this life on April 9, 2015, at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. She leaves to cherish her memory: 3 children, John Blunt and wife Donna, Honorable Theodore Blunt and wife Alice LaTrelle, and Catherine Blunt; 5 grandchildren, Honorable Lisa Blunt Rochester, Thea Blunt Fowler (Mark), Marla Blunt Carter (Dr. Richard), Malik Blunt and Julian...
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Edward Lee Dryden

October 26, 1938 - April 8, 2015

Edward L. Dryden, age 76, departed this life April 8, 2015, at his residence. He was the husband of the late Brenda Dryden. He leaves to cherish his memory: his children, Charmen Walley, Loretta Dickerson, Edward L. Jr., Ernest, James, and Joshua Dryden, Grant Morrison Dryden, Mark and Michael Johnson, and Tanisha Lambert. And He is also survived by his siblings, Marion Perkins, Arnold...
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Willie Lee Word

September 14, 1942 - April 8, 2015

Willie L. "Bird" Word, son of the late Early and Dora Word, passed away peacefully on April 8, 2015. Born in Halifax, VA, he moved with his family to Delaware as a young boy and made Newark his lifelong home. Willie was a devoted and loving father and grandfather, and treasured the time he spent with his children and grandchildren. Willie was a long standing member of the Elk's Pride of...
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Mildred Fordelia Mosley

October 30, 1944 - April 8, 2015

Ms. Mosley departed this life April 08, 2015. She leaves to cherish her memory: one daughter, Amanda Mosley; her sisters, Edith Price and Elaine Davis. She was the aunt of Karen and Kevin Price, Harry "Levoy" Samuels, Jayson Trotter, Alexus and Jamil; a host of other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rosabell and Cleveland Davis. Ms. Mosley was retired from...
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Patrick Lee Richard, Sr.

February 18, 1960 - April 7, 2015

Patrick Lee Richard, Sr., age 55 years, better known as "Lee," departed this life on April 7, 2015, at VA Hospital, Elsmere, Delaware. He leaves to cherish his memory: 3 children, Kelli Clarke and husband Kleet of Yates Center, Kansas, Stacy Bowers of Fredericksbury, VA, and Patrick, Jr of Laurel, DE; 1 brother, Michael Richard; 4 grandchildren, Hailey, Riley, Dakota and Larry; 2 nephews, Dylan...
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Raymond Howard

July 2, 1929 - April 7, 2015

Raymond Howard, age 85, departed this life April 7, 2015. Funeral 11am Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Ezion Fair Baptist Church, 1400 B Street, Wilmington, DE 19801; viewing, 9-10:45am only. Burial, 2pm at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, Delaware.
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Alice V. Barker

January 29, 1934 - April 6, 2015

SERVICES RESCHEDULED TO 11 am WED.4/22 AT CONGO FUNERAL HOME, 2317 N. MARKET STREET. Mrs. Alice V. Barker, age 81, went home to be with the Lord, April 6, 2015. Wife of the late George Barker; mother of the late Irene Barker. She is survived by 3 children, Ronald West, Melva Jackson, Fannie Evans; 12 grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. Funeral 11 am Wed, April 22nd at Congo...
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Timeka J. Wilson

May 16, 1978 - April 4, 2015

Timeka J. Wilson, age 36, departed this life April 4, 2015. She was the mother of Neki Gibbs, Jr. and Taiswan J. Gibbs; daughter of Viola N. Green and Albert L. Wilson, Sr.; sister of Albert L. Wilson, Jr. and Julius A. Wilson. She is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. Timeka was a member of New Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Funeral service, 10am Saturday, April 25th at New...
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Rae-kwon Ni-Keem Mangrum

August 19, 1995 - April 4, 2015

Rae-Kwon N. Mangrum, age 19, departed this life April 4, 2015. Son of Marketta Mangrum and William Comer; grandson of Dorothy Mangrum (Wayne Brown); brother of Donald and Donnasia Miller, Derris and Davon Lloyd, Jayla, Jayda, and Journie Pulliam, Samya Coleman, Ameenah and Derrionah Comer, and a host of other relatives and friends. Rae-Kwon worked various jobs in the construction field and...
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James Edward Duker

January 28, 1944 - April 4, 2015

James Edward Duker, I, age 71, son of the late John W. and Mildred Duker, was born on January 28, 1944, in Middletown, Delaware. He departed this life on April 4, 2015, in Wilmington Hospital. He leaves to cherish his memory 3 brothers, Howard W. Duker, Raymond E. Duker, Sr., and William Morris; 2 sisters, Eleanor C. Duker and Diane Duker; special nieces & nephews, Mildred, Charlotte, Theresa,...
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Nathaniel Smith

December 4, 1942 - April 3, 2015

Mr. Nathaniel Smith passed away April 3, 2015 at his home. He is the beloved father of Natisha Smith Cooks; grandfather of Tyree T. Smith and Tytonna Cooks. Mr. Smith is also survived by other family and friends. His funeral will be 11am Tuesday, April 21st at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19802; viewing, 9-10:45M only. Burial, Delaware Veterans Memorial...
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Debora J. Lafferty

August 1, 1958 - April 1, 2015

Debora J. Lafferty, age 56, departed this life suddenly on April 1, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital. She was born on August 1, 1958, and was the daughter Gladys DiCarlantonio and the late Joseph Ernest. She had worked most of her life as a cook in various restaurants. She leaves to cherish her memory: 3 children, Andrea Perrin (Charles), Ashley Lafferty and Walter Lafferty, Jr.; 6...
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Edward Walter Johnson

June 3, 1929 - April 1, 2015

Edward W. Johnson, age 85, peacefully passed away on April 1, 2015, in the Compassionate Care Unit of St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, DE. Edward, affectionately known by his friends and family as Ed, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 3, 1927. Son of Edward Johnson and Vivian Taylor, he is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marjorie Johnson; his sons, Michael Johnson (Alexa) and...
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