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Blanche V. Rayfield

February 20, 2015 - 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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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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Hollis Smith, Jr.

February 9, 1948 - March 31, 2015

Mr. Hollis Smith, Jr., age 67, departed this life March 31, 2015. Son of the late Hollis, Sr. and Ruth Smith; brother of Ronald, Larry, Reginald, Kenneth, and Lamar Smith and the late Beverly Wilson and Terrance Smith. He is also survived by a host of other family and friends. Funeral service 11 am Wednesday, April 8th at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Avenue; viewing 10-11am. Burial,...
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Jamar Sartaj Watson

July 31, 1980 - March 30, 2015

Jamar S. Watson, age 34, departed this life March 30, 2015. Husband of Deja C. Baynard-Watson; son of Edward I. and Margaret M. Watson; brother of Tashel R. Berry. He is also survived by 2 nieces, 1 nephew, 3 godchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 11am, Friday, April 10th at Ezion Fair Baptist Church, 1400 B Street, Wilmington, DE 19801; viewing, 9-10:45am only. ...
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Isaac Thomas Harmon

September 14, 1953 - March 29, 2015

Isaac T. Harmon, age 61, departed this life on March 29, 2015, at Christiana Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Carolyn Harmon; father of Georgeanna, Carlis and Victor; and brother of Reginald Trader. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren. Funeral 12 noon Saturday, April 4th at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19805; viewing 10-12 noon.
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Doretta Goode Davis

August 29, 1941 - March 29, 2015

Ms. Doretta G. Davis, age 73, departed this life March 29, 2015 in Union Hospital. Sister of Nellie Adams, Thelma Greenspan, Lizzate Goodloe, Alean Marbury Tynes, and Deliah Henry. She also leaves to cherish her memory: a beloved nephew, Michel Goode and her niece Trichita Saunders, a host of other relatives and friends. Ms. Davis worked as a teacher in the District of Columbia School System....
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Howard S. Redding

April 17, 1946 - March 28, 2015

Mr. Redding departed this life on March 28, 2015, in Wilmington Hospital. He leaves to cherish his precious memory: his beloved wife Florence H. Redding; 3 sons, Dana Redding (Robyn), Damon Redding(Tanicsha), and William Chambers; 3 grandchildren, Darrien, Alicia and Sienna Redding; 1 brother Arthur Redding, Jr.; 2 sisters, Flora R. Savage and Veronica Harris; other extended family members and a...
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James Oscar Emory

October 11, 1943 - March 27, 2015

Mr. James Oscar Emory died suddenly at his home in Wilmington, Delaware on March 27, 2015. Mr. Emory had recently retired from Shipley Manor where he worked in Food Services for many years. He was educated through the New Castle County School System, graduating from William Penn High School. He always cherished his years growing up in New Castle, Delaware. He was most proud of his service to...
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Cecil H. Wright, Jr.

December 15, 1955 - March 24, 2015

Mr. Cecil H. Wright, Jr., age 59, departed this life March 24, 2015, at the Genesis Health Care Nursing Home. Cecil was preceded in death by his loving siblings: sister, Stacia C. Wright and brother, Kevin L. Wright. Beloved son of Mr. Cecil H. Wright, Sr. and Mrs. Priscilla Wright; loving brother of Denette Clark, Darryl Wright, Toni Wright-Jones, and Lauretta Dorsey. Cecil attended Harlan...
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Mayoma Watson Williams

January 20, 1917 - March 24, 2015

Mrs. Mayoma Watson Williams, age 98, family matriarch, departed this life on March 24, 2015, at Cadia Silverside Rehabilitation Center. Wife of the late John R. Williams; sister of Ada Wanamaker and Nathaniel Watson (Katherine). Mrs. Williams is also survived by her devoted niece and caregiver, Joan Moore (William); 2 sisters-in-law, Lydia Watson and June Watson; brother-in-law, Luther Turner;...
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C. Patricia Turner Debnam

June 3, 1923 - March 24, 2015

The first African American female doctor in Delaware, C. Patricia Turner Debnam, M.D., died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Warminster, PA. A resident of Horsham, PA for the past 10 years, Patricia was the widow of Dr. Charles H. Debnam, of Marshallton, DE. Patricia, the daughter of the late Patrick William Turner and Helen Esther Henderson Turner, and sister of the late Helen E. "Betty" Turner...
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Millard Eugene Lofland

August 8, 1984 - March 23, 2015

Mr. Millar E. Lofland, age 30, departed this life March 23, 2015. Funeral services 10am Saturday, April 4, 2015, at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19802; viewing 8-9:45am only. Burial, Silverbrook Cemetery.
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Charles D. Neal

September 4, 1946 - March 22, 2015

Mr. Charles D. Neal, affectionately called "Chico", age 68, son of Greta Neal and the late Wilbert T. Neal, Sr., departed this life March 22, 2015. He was also preceded in death by his wife and mother of his girls, Orita Cooper Neal; grandson, Devon Lindsey; brothers, William Watson, Wilbert T. Neal, Jr., and Ernest L. Neal. Some of Chico's hobbies were being with his family, fishing, eating...
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Jessie Mae Patrick

April 23, 1933 - March 17, 2015

Mrs. Jessie Mae Patrick, wife of the late John D. Patrick and daughter of the late Lizzie Kate Scott and Frank Scott, departed this life on March 17, 2015, in Rockford, Illinois, after a long illness. She was born on April 23, 1933 in Red House, VA. Mrs. Patrick moved to Rockford, Illinois from Delaware in 1965. While in Delaware, she was a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church in Newark, Delaware...
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Warren Kiah

September 3, 1927 - March 17, 2015

Warren Wongas Kiah, age 87, son of the late Pansy Mae & Harold Kiah was born September 3, 1927 in Baltimore MD. He departed this life on March 17, 2015 peacefully at home. He received his education in the public school systems in Baltimore MD. His entire life he had a love of horses even working with them as a young child. After school he went from taking care of horses to riding them where he...
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Willie Henry Waller

August 9, 1951 - March 17, 2015

Mr. Willie H. Waller, age 63, departed this life march 17, 2015. He leaves to cherish his memory, two daughters, Tamika and Tracey; his mother, Dorothy Beckett; two sisters, Catherine and Mary; ten grandchildren, six great grands; one brother, Olden and his close girlfriend, Tina DiRienzo; two brothers-in-law, Ernest Henry and Willie Louie Hollingsworth; one great friend, Ronald Stoner; one...
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Hector L. Rodriguez

May 6, 1960 - March 17, 2015

Hector L. Rodriguez, age 54, passed away March 17, 2015 in Christiana Hospital. He leaves to cherish his memory: his children, Sandra Perez, Kimberly Perez, Madeline Fernendini, and Hector Rogriguez, Jr.; mother, Concepcion Baez; 7 brothers, 2 sisters, 7 grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends. His father, Angel Ortiz preceded him in death. Funeral Service will be 7:00 pm...
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James B. Allen

August 11, 1935 - March 16, 2015

James "Jimmy" Allen, age 79, was called home on Monday, March 16, 2015 surrounded by loved ones. Born August 16, 1935, Jimmy attended West Philadelphia High School where her excelled in sports. After high school, Jimmy served in the United States Army where he achieved rank of Private First Class and attained notoriety as a boxer. Jimmy had a full life. On November 26, 1956, Jimmy married...
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Sarah B. Jones

September 28, 1919 - March 15, 2015

Sarah B. Jones was born the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Henley on September 28, 1919, in Amherst, Virginia. She departed this life to join our Lord in His home of eternal rest, at the age of 95, early Sunday March 15, 2015 from Foulk Manor South. After receiving her early education in the public schools of Amherst, she came as a young woman to Wilmington to join her sisters. She had...
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Teresa A. Mathis

June 16, 1960 - March 15, 2015

Teresa A. Mathis, age 54, departed this life March 15, 2015, in Newark, Delaware. Ms. Mathis is the mother of Brittney Parker and Joshua Mathis; daughter of the late Willie James and Alice Mathis; sister of Lillian Mathis, Willie Mathis, Brenda Brown, David Mathis, Sondrda Mathis, Richard Mathis, and Nicholas Mathis. She is also survived by 2 grandchildren, Brielle Brown and Naima Parker. ...
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Terraine Marwin Holmes

April 7, 1951 - March 14, 2015

Mr. Terraine M. Holmes "Terry", age 63, peacefully departed this life at his home on Saturday, March 14, 2015. A native Delawarean, Terry was the son of Mildred Robinson Holmes and the late William Thomas Holmes, IV. Family and close friends were very dear to Terry's heart. He is survived by his son, Ty-Reem; mother, Mildred R. Holmes; granddaughter, Keilah Holmes; sister and best friend,...
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Aldolfo Martinez Lozada

July 10, 1958 - March 13, 2015

Mr. Aldolfo M. Lozada, age 56, departed this life March 13, 2015. Funeral service, 12 noon Saturday, March 21, at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19801; viewing 11am to 11:45am. Burial, private.
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Ellen E. Mosley

February 14, 1956 - March 12, 2015

Ellen E. Mosley, age 59, departed this life on March 12, 2015, in Wilmington Hospital. She was the beloved mother of April Mosley; grandmother of MaKaila Mosley; sister of Carol Weng, Richard Mosley, III, and the late Patricia Mosley and Tyrone Carter; aunt of Lethia Hemingway and Nicholas Greene. She is also survived by other family and friends. Funeral Service, 7pm on Thursday, March 19th at...
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Daniel Boone

November 29, 1936 - March 11, 2015

Mr. Daniel Boone, age 78, departed this life, March 11, 2015, in Tacoma, Washington. Father of Danette P. Boone and Gary Boone (Deborah); grandfather of Paige D. Cornelius; son of Emily Boone and the late Daniel Boone, Sr.; brother of Carrie Robertson (Lloyd), Kalean Thompkins (John), David Boone, Donald Boone, Samuel Boone (Allison), Vincent Boone, Vincent, Sharlean Boone, and the late Eddie...
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Sidney Archibald Payne

July 18, 1930 - March 11, 2015

Mr. Sidney A. Payne, age 84, departed this life March 11, 2015. He was the husband of Maxine Payne; father of Sydney B. Smith (James), Ronald D. Payne, Keith W. Payne (Sharrine), Kenneth C. Payne, Rev. Tracy B. Payne (Iris), Carla D. Truitt (Robert), Betty J. Payne, and Tanya Buell; stepfather of Gregory A. and Douglas G. Ringgold. He also leaves to cherish his memory his step-grandson, Derwin...
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Hector M. Babilonia

December 26, 1962 - March 11, 2015

Hector M. Babilonia, son of Maria Medina and the late Gervasio Babilonia, departed this life on March 11, 2015, at Christiana Hospital Seasons Hospice Unit. He had worked as a truck driver for Goodwill Industries. He leaves to cherish his precious memory: his mother, Maria Medina; 1 sister Luz Babilonia; 1 brother Joel Hernandes (Swashili); 2 nieces, Fraya Vazques and Naysira Hernandes; 2...
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Melvin Leon Alford

March 11, 2015 - March 11, 2015

Mr. Melvin L. Alford, age 67, departed this life March 5, 2015, in Christiana Hospital. Beloved husband of Brenda Smith; father of Desire' Alford and step-son, William Smith; son of the late Lightly and Annie Alford. He is also survived by 2 grandchildren, Kaleb Weeks and William "Josh" Smith; mother-in-law, Earnestine Lemar; other family and friends. Funeral service 11am Friday, March 13th,...
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Barry L. Miller, Sr.

June 24, 1967 - March 10, 2015

Mr. Miller departed this life March 10, 2015. Father of Brian and Brianisha Ledbetter, Barry Jr., and Domear D. Miller; son of Frances and Marshall Miller; 8 brothers, 9 sisters, 5 grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 12PM, Tues., March 17th at CONGO FUNERAL HOME, 2317 N. Market St., Wilm, DE 19802; viewing 10am-11:45am only. Burial, Private.
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Joyce Louise Henry

July 29, 1948 - March 7, 2015

Joyce Louise Henry, age 66, daughter of the late Herbert Samuel Goldsborough and Ada Griffin, passed away unexpectedly on March 7, 2015. Ms. Joy, as she was affectionately known, enjoyed socializing with people and was always willing to help others. She loved to cook and was always feeding people in the community. She was very well known for her homemade rice pudding. Joyce loved giving...
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Anthony Jackson

January 24, 1969 - March 6, 2015

Mr. Jackson departed this life on March 6, 2015, in Christiana Hospital, Newark, Delaware. He is the father of Kadeem Butler; son of Ima King (Frank) and Lavester Jackson (Cecile); brother of Sarah "Lynn" Johnson, Tia Jackson, Stephanie Woolley (Marc) & Stephen Jackson; special aunt Patricia Brooks; step-brother of Michael King and Frankie Manlove; paternal grandson of Roberta Jackson. Also...
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Vincent E. Miller

August 31, 1967 - March 5, 2015

Mr. Miller departed this life March 05, 2015. Son of the late Maybelle Miller and James Jones; brother of Gloria Brown (Charles), Willa Williams, William Johnson (Teresa), John Williams, Luther, Garfield (Myrtle), and Theodore Jones, Marcella Meads, Delores Copper, Doris Williams, Irene Hammond (Donnell), and Shirley Jones; nephew of Naomi Jones-Lyones, Mary Grayson and Pauline Nesmith; a host of...
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Franklin Wilson

July 12, 1951 - March 5, 2015

Mr. Wilson, age 63, departed this life on March 5, 2015, in Broomall Manor Nursing Center, Broomall, PA. He is the beloved husband of Darlene Cale Wilson; father of Frank Triplett, Tiffany Wilson, Angela Wilson and Aaron Wilson; step-father of Frank Scott and Dominick Scott; son of the late Carrie Wilson and James Murray; brother of Anastasia Holland (Linford), Beverly Wright (Bennie), Mark...
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Alonzo Stewart

November 27, 1940 - March 3, 2015

Mr. Alonzo "Friday" Stewart, age 74, departed this life on March 3, 2015, at his home in New Castle, Delaware. He was born on November 27, 1940. He attended school in the Anson County School system in Wadesboro, NC. He later moved to New Jersey and then settled in New Castle, DE. Funeral service will take place 11am Thursday, March 12, at Word Church, 51 N. Broad Street, Penns Grove, New...
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Angel J. Collins

June 29, 1962 - March 3, 2015

Ms. Collins departed this life March 2, 2015. She was the daughter of Mr. Robert and Mrs. Jacqueline Collins, Sr.; sister of Robert G. Collins, Jr., Kim Manning, and the late Crystal Collins; a host of other relatives and friends. Angel worked as a chef at Hearth Restaurant in Odessa, DE for many years. In her early years, she regularly attended Dale United Methodist Church. Funeral 1pm Sat.,...
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Lenetta A. Roberts

October 27, 1966 - March 2, 2015

Lenetta A. Roberts was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 27, 1966. She departed this life on March 2, 2015, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. She leaves to cherish her memory, her significant other, special friend, and father of her children, Christopher Roberts, Sr.; 3 sons, Chris Jr., Khai, and Kameron Roberts; parents Dorothy Lindsay and...
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Booker T. Smith

March 10, 1931 - March 2, 2015

Booker T. Smith, beloved husband of Jacqueline Smith, departed this life on March 2, 2015, at his home. He is the loving father of Sabrina Fearon (Richard), Angela, Michael, Gary and Charles Smith; brother of Eula Mae and Willie Smith; grandfather of Bianca, Jasmyn and Russell. He also survived by other family and friends. His Funeral Service will be 11:30 am, Friday, March 13th at Congo...
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Beverly T. Johnson

March 30, 1950 - March 2, 2015

Beverly T. Johnson, age 64, departed this life on March 2, 2015. She is the mother of Kimerley Johnson (Mary), Dionne Putney, and LaTanya Johnson; daughter of the late Rayfield and Arvella Johnson; sister of Andre Johnson (Susan), Rayfield Keith Johnson, Stanley Johnson (Sherry) and the late Joyce M. Knight. Beverly is also survived by five grandchildren, Alexandria, Alaysia, Koren, Victoria...
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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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Jacqueline Velma Moore

November 11, 1933 - February 26, 2015

Jacqueline V. Moore (Stallings), age 81, went home to be with the Lord on February 26, 2015. Wife of the late Roy Moore; mother of Fred Calhoun (Mona-Lisa), Pamela Jones (Glenn), Lionell and Tracy Moore; stepmother of Lois Moore; daughter of the late Charlie C. and Thelma F. Stallings; sister of Charles Stallings (Olivia), Millicent Ayers (Walter), Justine DeShields (George), Vanito Dennis ...
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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, son of the late James Edward Seals and Cora McDaniel Seals, departed this life February 25, 2015, in the Delaware Veterans Hospital. James received his early education in the public schools of Washington, DC. During his high school years, he excelled in woodcraft. He enlisted in the United States Army and served his country well. He received an honorable discharge...
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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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Dwayne Alonzo Wise

May 1, 1958 - February 23, 2015

Mr. Dwayne A. Wise, age 56, departed this life February 23, 2015, in Newark, Delaware. Father of Janell Foster (son-in-law, John P. F. Foster, III), Shareba Wise, Tamrin Wise, and Genesis Wise. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Keisha Wise. He was the son of the late Eliece Wise and the late Hanry Mendoza; brother of Eliece Culburn, Elaine Harris, Robert Plater and preceded in death by...
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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

Mrs. Joanne Louise Hogan, age 73, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015, in Gilbert, Arizona. She was born in Lincoln University, PA, to William and Josephine Stewart on February 4, 1942. JoAnne went to high school at Oxford High in Pennsylvania, and graduated in 1960. She worked at PNC Bank for 25 years and retired in 1997. Shortly after retirement, around 2002, she began working for the...
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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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