Our Obituaries

Rosa Marie Williams

May 22, 1934 - August 18, 2014

Ms. Williams departed this life August 14, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory: 2 daughters, Mildred M. Williams and Yvette M. Williams (Lomax); 2 sons, Alfred I. Williams, Jr. and Jessie Johnson; 13 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; sisters, Lucy Whitfield, Dora Watson, Jeanette Waters; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 10am, Sat., Aug. 23rd at Ezion Fair Baptist Church,...
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Orlando G. Goode

July 25, 1930 - August 14, 2014

Orlando G. Goode peacefully passed away on Thursday, August, 14th. Born July 25, 1930 in West Virginia. He was the son of the late Emmett Goode and Lucinda Goode. He leaves to cherish his memory, his children, Orlando Jr., Gary (Quinn), Derrick, Lucinda (Richard), Shar-Ron (Phillip, Sr.) and Angela; 10 stepchildren; adopted daughter, Christina; 7 grandchildren, Temeisha, Kimberlie, Richard, Jr....
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Rosetta F. Johnson

September 1, 1924 - August 12, 2014

Rosetta F. (Hollis) Johnson, daughter of the late Howard Hollis, Sr., and Frances Dean Hollis was born September 1, 1924 in Hope, Maryland. She departed this life on August 12, 2014 at the Gilpin Hall Nursing Home. Rosetta received her childhood education in Hope, Barkley and Ingleside Maryland. She received her high school education at Booker T. Washington High School in Dover, Delaware. She...
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Geislaine Jackson

July 8, 1962 - August 11, 2014

Geislaine Sylvania Jackson affectionately known as Gigi, daughter of Raymond Jackson and Sylvia Allen, was born July 8, 1962 in Chester, Pennsylvania. She departed peacefully to walk with the King on Monday, August 11, 2014, with her son at her side. She received her early education in the public schools of Chester, Pennsylvania and graduated from Chester High School in 1980. While attending...
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Lois Ann Johnson

July 26, 1943 - August 10, 2014

Lois Ann Johnson, age 71, departed this life August 10, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory: her 2 sons, Eric Johnson and Ikemeer Salim-Shabazz; her 3 daughters, Tracey Johnson-Walker; Rae Johnson and Terri Johnson-Gibbs; and a host of other relatives and friends. Her funeral services will take place 11 am Monday, August 18th, at Community Outreach Church, 200 E. Hazeldell Avenue, New Castle...
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Richard John Copes

March 24, 1935 - August 8, 2014

Mr. Copes departed this life August 08, 2014. In his younger years, Mr. Copes was a basketball player for the Wilmington Blue Bombers and also served in the US Army for 2 years, and the National Guard for over 20 years. Mr. Copes retired after 30 years as a teacher and administrator in the Wilmington Public School System and Red Clay School District. He was a member of the Omega Psi Phi...
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Lester Mathis

June 21, 1963 - August 7, 2014

Mr. Mathis departed this life August 07, 2014. His funeral services will take place 11am, Thurs., August 14th at Ezion Fair Baptist Church, 1400 B Street, Wilm, DE 19801. Burial, Silverbrook Cemetery.
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Daniel Crenshaw

November 20, 1945 - August 7, 2014

Daniel Crenshaw departed this life on August 7, 2014. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Yvette Crenshaw and other family and friends. All services will be private
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Claude A. Kellam, Jr.

August 28, 1961 - August 5, 2014

Claude A. Kellam departed this life on August, 5, 2014 in New Castle, DE. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Loretta Kellam; his children Erika Graham and Jamar Kellam; step daughters Anita and Alicia Montgomery; his parents Claude A. Kellam, Sr., and Rev. Barbara Blackston; brother Derrick Kellam; sisters Debra, Kezia and Maggie Kellam, and Zina Marshall, 4 grandchildren and a host of...
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Willie J. Mathis III

July 7, 1959 - August 5, 2014

Willie J. Mathis, III, son of the late Willie J. Mathis and Alice Beckett, was born July 7, 1959, in Tokyo, Japan. He received his wings on August 5, 2014, surrounded by his loving companion and his family. Jimmy received his early education in Instabul, Turkey, Austin, Texas, and New Castle, Delaware. Jimmy was a veteran on the Armed Forces and received an honorable discharge. After his...
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Eva Bell Hall

May 20, 1924 - August 5, 2014

Mrs. Bell Hall departed this life peacefully on August 05, 2014. Mother of Willa Bell Stewart and Estelle Williams; sister of the late Otis Brown, Emma Nuness, and Annie Mae Sallie. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Funeral 11am, Wed., August 13th at Buttonwood UMC, 22 Buttonwood Blvd., New Castle, DE; viewing 9-10:45am only. Burial, Gracelawn Memorial Park.
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John Frederick Boddy

January 24, 1945 - August 5, 2014

John Frederick Boddy, Sr., age 69, of Avondale, Pa, passed away peacefully at home on August 5, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Born in West Grove, PA, he was the son of the late George E. Boddy and the late Mildred Henson Boddy. He attended Avon Grove public schools where he received his high school diploma. He was a veteran in the U.S. Army from 1964-1969, serving in Houston, TX and...
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Harrison A. Wilkerson

June 26, 1932 - August 4, 2014

Mr. Wilkerson departed this life August 4, 2014. Husband of the late Charlotte Wilkerson; father of Rev. Michele Lee (Mansfield); 4 siblings, 3 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, and host of other relatives and friends. Mr. Wilkerson worked as a maintenance tech for the State of DE Family Court for over 20 years. Funeral 11am, Mon., Aug. 11th at Rock of Ages Baptist Church, 28 Meadowbrook Ave.,...
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Thristina M. Jackson

May 8, 1944 - August 4, 2014

Thristina M. Jackson departed this life on August, 4, 2014 in Middletown, DE; wife of the late Donald M. Jackson, Sr.; daughter of the late Carrie E. Miller-James and Herbert T. James, Jr. She leaves to cherish her memory her children Tammy M. Jackson-Poole, Donna E. Jackson and Donald M. Jackson, Jr., 3 siblings, 5 grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. Viewing 6-8pm., Friday,...
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April Powell

May 11, 1965 - August 2, 2014

Ms. Powell departed this life August 02, 2014. Mother of Shenney Powell; sister of Sarah Johnson (George), Donald (Dana), Larry, Michelle, Mark (Sharon), Danny, Carolyn, Mary Ann, the late Ronald and Anthony Powell; 3 grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends. Ms. Powell worked for the Doubletree Hotel in North Wilmington for over 25 years. Funeral, 11am Tues., Aug. 12th at Congo...
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Alice B. Roberts

April 12, 1930 - August 2, 2014

Age 84 departed this life on August 2, 2014, in Christiana Hospital. Wife of the late Charles E. Roberts; sister of of Lucietia Munson and Emilin Brown Jr. She is also survived by a host of other family friends. Homegoing, 12 noon, Wednesday, August 13th at Mt. Salem UAME Church, 4th & Bayard St., Delaware City; viewing 9:45-11:45 only. Burial, Green Hill Cemetery, Delaware City, DE.
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Christopher H. Smith, Jr.

April 6, 1926 - August 2, 2014

Age 88, of Wilmington, DE, Chris passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 2, 2014, as he sat with his pet, Junior on his front porch watching old Western movies. Chris was born on April 6, 1926 in Wilmington, DE and received his early education at the Historical St. Joseph Industrial School. Afterwards, he served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II being one of the first...
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A'Niah Jade Davila-Torres

March 10, 2013 - August 1, 2014

A'Niah Jade Davila-Torres departed this life on August 1, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory, her parents Zinnia Davila-Torres and Donald Miller and other family and friends. Funeral 12:30pm, Friday, August 8, 2014 at Spirit of Life Church, 500 Concord Avenue, Wilmington, DE; viewing 9-12:15pm. Burial at Silverbrook Cemetery.
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Carlos Calitio Guadalupe, Jr.

October 1, 1982 - July 31, 2014

Carlos Calitio "Lucky" Guadalupe, Jr., 31, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Christiana Hospital. He was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey on October 1, 1982. He was preceded in death by his father, Carlos C. Guadalupe, Sr. in 2000. Carlos attended Sterck School for the Deaf when he was 3 yrs old (1985) under Parent-Child and he learned ASL so fast that he became a...
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Richard Lee McVey

October 31, 1954 - July 31, 2014

Richard Lee McVey went home to be with the Lord on July 31, 2014 after a very long illness. He leaves to cherish his memory: his children; Todd and Joshua Murray and Walter Hammond; 5 sisters, 2 brothers, 2 grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends. Memorial services will be held 12pm, Sat., August 9, 2014, at Liberty Fellowship, 245J Quigley Boulevard, New Castle, DE 19720. For...
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James F. Wells

November 11, 1945 - July 29, 2014

Mr. Wells departed this life July 29, 2014. Husband of Brenda Wells; father of Tonya Butler, Eugene Carter, James Wells, Jr., James Naylor, Sinovia Whitsy, Timothy Wells, Tyrone James, and James Brown; son of the late Earnest L. Baker, Sr., and Julia L. Williams; brother of Amelia Mays, Elaine Smith (Ronnie), Earnest Baker, Jr. (Artery Faye); 30 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; a devoted...
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Alfred Howard Johnson

February 25, 1935 - July 29, 2014

Alfred Howard Johnson departed this life on July 29, 2014; wife of the late Thelma Johnson; father of Venice White (Michael), Alfred Jr., Debbra, Thelma, Jeffrey, Valerie and Stephanie. He leaves to cherish his memory 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. Funeral 11am, Tuesday, August, 5, 2014 at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Avenue, Wilmington, DE...
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Florence Alberta Satterfield

November 7, 1936 - July 28, 2014

Florence Satterfield passed away on July 28, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory her children; Sharon Wright, Kevin, Valerie, and Derek Rogers, Andre Alexander and Cheryle Grier; 5 sisters, 2 brothers, 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and a host of other family and friends. Funeral 12pm, Thursday, August, 7, 2014 at New Destiny Church, 906 E. 16th Street,...
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Sandra L. Tackett

November 17, 1953 - July 26, 2014

Ms. Tackett departed this life July 26, 2014. Mother of Carmen Jones, Ivy Tackett, Harmon Tackett, and Briea Carey; daughter of Thelma Jones and the late Bernard E. Jones; sister of Leslie, Bernard, Michael, Crystal, and the late Marcia; 3 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Ms. Tackett worked as an early childhood teacher for Salvation Army. Funeral...
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Volante Konay Boyd

April 6, 1985 - July 24, 2014

Volante Konay Boyd was born in Fairbanks, Alaska on April 6, 1985 to Wanda K. Bethea and Richard P. Boyd, passed away surrounded by her loving family and close friends on July 24, 2014. Her father brought her from Alaska to Wilmington, Delaware in 1989 at the age of four. Volante was the fourth child of Richard's. Volante received her education in the Wilmington Public Schools. From a...
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Mercedes Elizabeth Banks

November 21, 1934 - July 24, 2014

Mercedes Elizabeth Banks, daughter of the late Martha Williams, was born on November 21, 1934 in Philadelphia, PA. She departed this life Thursday, July 24, 2014 in Christiana Hospital. She received her early education in the public schools of Wilmington, Delaware and graduated from Howard High School. White attending Howard High School, she joined the marching band as a majorette, and was...
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Jalil Louis Bryant

July 19, 2001 - July 24, 2014

Jalil Louis Bryant, 13, of New Castle, DE went to be with Our Heavenly Father on July 24, 2014. The son of Anita and the late Kendall Bryant. The grandson of Betty J. and the late Louis Dorsey and the late Gentris and Lula Bryant, great-grandson of Virginia and the late Floyd Kimble. Brother of Anissa, Kristin (Corey) and DaKevis. The nephew of Councilwoman Sherry Dorsey Walker (Dwight), Karen...
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Charlie Lee Patrick

December 2, 1944 - July 23, 2014

Charlie Lee Patrick departed this life on July 23, 2014; husband of Diana M. Patrick; father of DeAnna G. Murphy (Adrian); son of the late Lester Patrick, Sr. and Nannie M. Patrick; brother of Mary Catherine Womack (Nathaniel) of Baltimore, MD, Lester Patrick, Jr. (Irene) of Newark, DE, Joe L. Patrick (Cheryl) of Killen, TX, James S. Patrick of New Castle, DE, Connie Patrick of Rochester, NY and...
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Mabel E. Cephas

September 15, 1928 - July 22, 2014

Mother Cephas departed this life July 22, 2014. Wife of Edward Cephas; mother of James Floyd, Warren Floyd, and Patricia Walley, and the late Debra Lewis; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 7pm, Mon., July 28th at Mother UAME Church, 701 East 5th St., Wilm, DE; viewing 4-6:45pm only. Burial 12pm, Tues., July 29th in Riverview Cemtery.
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Samuel H. Reed, Sr.

June 12, 1935 - July 21, 2014

Mr. Reed departed this life July 21, 2014. Father of Samuel Reed, Jr., Tonya Reed, Laura Reed, Lori Reed, Sheila Edwards, Derrick and Frederick Reed; brother of Raymond Reed; a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral 11am, Fri., Aug. 1st at Miracle Tabernacle COGIC, 428 E. 4th St., Wilm, De; viewing 9-10:45am only. Burial, Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.
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David Fields

May 17, 1957 - July 21, 2014

David Fields passed away on July 21, 2014 in Christiana Hospital; father of Sharona McBride; son of the late Allen and Maggie Fields; sister of Rosevelt Campbell, Almether Baker, Mitchell Fields, Bishop Allen Jr., James Fields, Evang. Maggie Maxion, Frank Fields, C.B. Fields, Patricia Fields and the late Bessie Wesley and Mark Fields. Also survived by 2 grandchildren and a host of other family...
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Linda Faye Wright

August 14, 1953 - July 20, 2014

Linda Faye Wright departed this life on July 20, 2014 in Wilmington Hospital; wife of Randolph. S. Wright, Sr.; mother of Randolph (Steven) Wright III and Aaron Wright; step-mother of Randolph S. Wright, Jr.; daughter of the late Ransom, Jr. and Armanda George; sister of Gayle George Bailey, Ellen Jones (Calvin), Zelda George, Larry D. George and the late Mary C. Fayne, Amanda A. George, Calvin...
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Robert Nathaniel Wilson

August 30, 1938 - July 17, 2014

Mr. Wilson departed this life July 17, 2014. Husband of the late Lolita A. Wilson; father of Althea Wilson-Davis, Robert, Nathaniel, and David Wilson; stepfather of Rev. Carmella Harris, Jacob V. Jervey and Eric M. Jervey; 22 grandchildren, a host of great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral 12pm, Thurs., July 24th at CONGO Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market St., Wilm; viewing 10-11...
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Idolina Jusino-Rivera

March 19, 1940 - July 15, 2014

Idolina Jusiono-Rivera departed this life on July 15, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children Manuel Montez, Manuel, Jesus and Maria Santiago, sisters, Flor and Lydia Jusino, brothers, Amalio Jr., Miguel and Hector Jusino (Ivette), 19 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Amalio...
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Otis V. Saunders, Jr.

October 17, 1986 - July 13, 2014

Mr. Saunders departed this life July 09, 2014. Father of Tre'Von Segar; son of Otis Saunders, Sr., and Annie M. Saunders; brother of 3 sisters, Keisha Saunders, Nakala Tafoya, Na'Tasha Walley; 3 brothers, Jordan Tafoya, Isaiah Saunders, and Shawn Norman; grandson of Dennis Puckett; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 1pm, Fri., July 18th at Ezion Fair Baptist Church, 1400 B St., Wilm,...
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Cynthia J. Wright-Lolow

November 13, 1960 - July 11, 2014

Mrs. Wright-Lolow went home to be with the Lord on July 11, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory, her beloved husband, Oliver Lolow; her children, Ronald, Ronda, Paul, and Paula Wright and Jacqueline Moody (George); her brothers, Samuel, Melvin, Michael and Samuel Wright III; her sisters, Marvella Carter (Victor) and Harriett Wright; 11 grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. ...
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Seldon Ulysses Pugh

July 26, 1943 - July 8, 2014

Seldon Ulysses Pugh departed this life on July 8, 2014. He leaves to cherish his memory his son Derrick Peterson; his sisters Janice, Peggy and Connie; 1 grandchild, 1 great-grandchild and a host of other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents James Ulysses and Lillie Mae Pugh, his brother Monroe and 2 sisters Phyllis and Maxine. Mr. Pugh worked as a Maintenance...
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Otha Tabron

September 8, 1958 - July 5, 2014

Otha "Scookie" Tabron departed this life on July 5, 2014. He leaves to cherish his memory, his daughter Aisha Lambert; his sister Yolonda Tabron, and his fiancée Carmelia Potts and a host of other family and friends. Funeral 10 AM Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE; viewing 8-9:45 AM. Burial at Silverbrook Cemetery.
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Alice Jane Greer

November 8, 1925 - July 5, 2014

Alice J. Greer was born November 8, 1925 to the parents of Hervey and Ruth Millar (Clause), in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her family then relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she later met, fell in love and married Benjamin L. Greer on Friday, March 13, 1948. They remained married for 44 years until his departure at the age of 88 on February 2, 1992. 22 years later, at the age of 88, we say...
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Gilbert F. Frisby

July 14, 1926 - July 4, 2014

Rev. Frisby was the brother of Violet Dixon, Benjamin E. Frisby, Jr., Howard, Winfield and Jean Frisby; and the late Franklin, Clarence "Terry" and Aileen Frisby; Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews other family and friends. Rev. Frisby retired from the US Postal Service in 1996 after 30 years of service, After college, he was an elementary school teacher in Greenwood, DE. Rev. Frisby was...
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Purnell L. Allen

February 15, 1943 - July 2, 2014

Purnell Allen of Wilmington, DE went home to be with the Lord on July 2, 2014 at the age of 71. Purnell was born in Accomac, Virginia on February 15, 1943, the son of the late Isaiah and Leah Allen. Purnell was raised in a Christian home and he gave his life to Christ at an early. He joined and attended Macedonia A.M.E. Church in Accomac, VA. Purnell was a faithful member of Spirit of Life...
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Mary Emma Braddy

September 1, 1942 - July 2, 2014

Mary Emma Braddy departed this life on July 2, 2014; daughter of the late Eddie and Margaret Davis. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Carolyn, Marita, Sherry and James Braddy and Likisha Braddy-Robinson, 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, "Grand Pooches" "Kasey and Orea" and a host of other family and friends. Funeral 11am, Monday, July 14, 2014, at Bethel AME Church, 604...
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Elizabeth Knott

April 25, 1929 - July 2, 2014

Elizabeth "Betty" Knott departed this life July 2, 2014 surrounded by her family. Devoted wife of 64 years to James "Sonny" Knott. Mother of Reginald Hayward (Rhonda). Sister of Betty Jackson (John). Grandmother of Carmen Brown, Phillip Hayward (Teresa), Von Hayward (Kendall) and Waynna Dobson. She is also survived by 9 Great-Grandchildren, 5 Great-Great Grandchildren and a host of other...
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Floyd W. Peterson

September 2, 1941 - June 30, 2014

Floyd W. Peterson, PH.D. Son of the late Samuel and Sadie Peterson; brother of Bernard & Martha Peterson, Carnetta Smith, departed this life June 30, 2014. Floyd attended Wilmington public schools, Dartmouth College, Union Theological and the University of Massachusetts. He made his home in Berlin, Germany conducting research in Radio Astronomy and working as an independent contractor with...
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Bryan Rivers

September 10, 1977 - June 30, 2014

Bryan departed this life June 30, 2014. Father of Tamia Rivers, Shyanne Rivers-Boyd, Emoni Rivers-Boyd, Bry'Niah Rivers, and Sha'nai Rivers-Walker; son of Andrea Brooks and Theodore Nelson; brother of Andrea Rivers, Nasha Brooks, Peri'Gnon Brooks, Tamekea Nelson; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 1pm, Fri., July 25th at CONGO Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market St., Wilm, DE. There will...
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Katherine Marie Dutton

June 2, 1926 - June 29, 2014

Katherine Marie Dutton "Kitty", departed this life on Sunday June 29, 2014 in the Milton & Hattie Kutz Home located in Claymont DE; wife of the late Robert Amos Dutton. Ms. Dutton was a retired Food Service Worker in the Dietary Department at St. Francis Hospital. She was a member of Tower of Power Tabernacle Baptist Church. She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Judy Marie Hutt, ...
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Elma E. Jackson

July 29, 1937 - June 28, 2014

Ms. Jackson left her earthly home and transitioned to her heavenly home on June 28th with family and her little dog Sandy at her side; mother of Arawannah Bailey, Aaron Jackson (Rebecca), Angela Coverdale and Audrey Thompson (Luther). Also survived by the love of her life and soulmate John J. Jackson. Three siblings, Chandler Smith, Bertha (Ronald) Smith and Lester (Vernette) Smith, 7 sisters-in...
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Catherine Temple

July 22, 1927 - June 28, 2014

Catherine Temple departed this life June 28, 2014. Mother of the late Leon Temple, Sr.; stepmother of William Temple, Jr., Trudy Smalls, and Barbara Temple; 3 grandchildren, Catherine S. Fleetwood, Venus Smith, and Leon Temple, Jr; 5 great grandchildren, 2 sisters in-law , Mamie Brown and Sarah Temple. Her funeral services will take place 11am, Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Congo Funeral Home, 2317...
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Phyllis W. Reed

May 16, 1947 - June 27, 2014

Mrs. Reed departed this life June 27, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory: 2 children, Julius Williams (Tina), and Angela Williams; 5 siblings, Barbara Berry (Lawrence), James Williams, Clark Eugene Williams, Joan Daniels, and Sandra Haman; 2 aunts, Leola Henry and Vonitiva Williams; 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 2 godchildren. Funeral, 10am, Sat., July 5th at Dale United...
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Walter O. Rogers, Jr.

February 3, 1928 - June 26, 2014

Walter O. Rogers "Mr. Sonny" departed this life on June 26, 2014 in Christiana Hospital. He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife, Anna G. Rogers; his children, Sandra Callahan-Rogers, Walter Rogers III, Alexandra Whye, Diedre Rogers, Terris Potts, Brian Mason; 39 grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, step-children, Joanne Govens (Kenny), Anthony...
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Annie E. Hunter

January 31, 1942 - June 19, 2014

Annie Elizabeth Hunter departed this life on June 19, 2014 at home in Newark, DE; wife of the late Solomon Hunter, Sr. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Kim, Marion, Michael, Solomon Jr. and Angelique; sisters, Della Price of New Jersey and Catherine Green of Atlanta, GA, 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. She was preceded in death...
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Caleria Alma Rice

January 5, 1922 - June 19, 2014

Caleria Alma Rice was born January 5, 1922 to Lawrence and Corenter Perry in Norfolk County, VA. Not only was she the oldest of her siblings but she was also a twin. After the death of her father when she was six years old, the family moved to Pittsburgh, PA, where she was educated. Lil, as she was known to family and friends also attended Temple University but was unable to complete her...
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Marian Arlene Lewis

March 24, 1971 - June 18, 2014

Marian Arlene Lewis, daughter of Harriet M. Lewis and the late Charles A. Lewis, Sr., was born March 24, 1953, in the former Memorial Hospital. She went home to be with the Lord on June 18, 2014. She received her early education at the following Wilmington schools: Northeast Elementary School and Bancroft Junior High School, and graduating from Wilmington High School in 1971. On December 26,...
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Carla White

August 24, 1963 - June 17, 2014

Ms. White departed this life June 17, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory: 3 children, Khalil, Stephan (Jakai), and Jahlil White; daughter of Frances White and the late John White; sister of Cheryl, Leah, Larry, Johnathan and the late Steven (Simone) White; grandmother of Kaiden White; longtime companion of Stephan "Footes" Fullman; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral, 11am, Wed.,...
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Theodore Archie

June 9, 1962 - June 15, 2014

Theodore Archie passed away peacefully June 15, 2014 in Heartland Hospice House. Father of Ardeena Banks, Carla Broomer, Bieare Charles and Marquis Capel; son of the late Walter and Hilda Archie. Also survived by 8 sisters, 1 brother, 17 grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. Funeral 11AM, Friday, June 27, 2014 at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market Street, Wilm, DE; viewing 9...
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Elizabeth T. Boyd

January 15, 1920 - June 15, 2014

Mrs. Boyd passed away on June 15, 2014 in Wilmington, DE. Mrs. Boyd retired from the Cleveland, Ohio Public School System. Mother of Michael (Judith) of Loveland, OH and Carol Amos (Alvin) of Hockessin, DE and grandmother of Moriah Boyd. She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Boyd and her son Ronald Boyd. The family thanks the staff of Sunrise of Wilmington for providing care for...
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Louise R. Thomas

July 8, 1920 - June 13, 2014

Entered eternal life on Friday, June 13, 2014 at Wilmington Hospital. She is survived by great grandson, Kevin "Bouck" Bordley, Jr., nieces, Shirley Roberts, Ernestine White, Ellen Bullock, Gisselle and Stacey Roberts, and Ann Alexander, nephew Cedric Roberts, a special friend Claude McLean and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends. Louise attended public schools on...
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Katherine Marie Miles

April 23, 1939 - June 12, 2014

Katherine Marie Miles aka "Miss Kitty" departed this life on June 12, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, David, Gary, Timothy and Anthony Williams and Terry Miles; sisters, Carolyn Quick, Gwen, Arlene, Diane and Adrian Coleman; 16 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Miles; one son,...
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Denzie Maurice Barnes

September 30, 1959 - June 12, 2014

Mr. Barnes departed this life June 12, 2014. Son of the late William and Marie Barnes; godson of Mrs. Bernita O. Bradley; 7 sisters and 4 bothers; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 11am, Friday, June 20th at CONGO Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE. There will be a public viewing from 9am-10:45am only. His burial will take place in Gracelawn Memorial Park.
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Elizabeth Wootten

January 9, 1931 - June 11, 2014

Ms. Wootten departed this June 11, 2014. Grandmother of Theresa, Cardwell, Jr., Chablish Wooten, Juanita Marie Winston-Kane, and Ieshia Wilson; a devoted niece and caretaker, Linda Watts; nieces, Brenda Simpson, Detra Cooper, and Arletha Allen; one daughter in-law, Bernadette Wooten; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 7pm, Thurs., June 19th at Rock of Ages Baptist Church, 28...
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Timothy Nicholas Duckett, Sr.

August 24, 1944 - June 11, 2014

Timothy Nicholas Duckett was born August 24, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pa, born to the late Charles & Muriel Duckett. Tim grew up in South Philadelphia and he was the second eldest of nine children; Charles Jr. (preceded in death), Garfield, David (preceded in death), Tyrone (preceded in death), Cowanis, Muriel, Nettie and Anthony. During his younger years, Tim was educated in the Philadelphia...
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Wayne Lawrence Derrick

June 22, 1939 - June 9, 2014

Wayne Lawrence Derrick was born on June 22, 1939 to Wilbur Smith and Ruth Derrick. After losing his mother to illness at an early age, Wayne was raised first by his grandmother and then from the age of 6 by his adoptive parents, Charles K. and Mary W. Smith. Nicknamed "Chops" from childhood, Wayne grew up in West Brighton and graduated from PS 18 and Curtis High School, where he starred in...
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Anne West Clark

October 14, 1929 - June 8, 2014

Anne West Clark departed this life on Sunday, June 8, 2014. She was the mother of Theresa-Ann Clark (J. Catellani) and Vanessa Jayne Brooks (W.A. Brooks); daughter of the late James A. West and Irene T. Hindman; grandmother of 3 grandchildren, Afi Catellani-Clark, Mona C. Brooks and Alexander A. Brooks. Ms. Clark was a retired Anne Arundel County Public School Music Teacher. She was a member...
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Tameka Carson Pittman

September 15, 1977 - June 4, 2014

Mrs. Carson-Pittman departed this life June 4, 2014. Her funeral services will take place 11am, Wed., June 11th at St. Luke Community Christian Church in Chester PA. There will be a public viewing from 9-11am. Her burial will be private.
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Milton E. Davis

August 6, 1949 - June 4, 2014

Milton E. Davis, affectionately known as (Quilt) son of Herbert L Sr., and Harriett H. Davis, was born August 6, 1949 in Wilmington, DE. He departed this life, Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in the Veterans Hospital in Elsmere, DE. He attended Dunlieth School System and graduated from De La Warr High School in 1967. While attending De La Warr, he excelled in Track and Field. Upon graduation from high...
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Richard Kelvin Anderson

November 16, 1953 - June 3, 2014

Mr. Anderson departed this life June 3, 2014. He was born November 16, 1953 in West Chester, PA, and was son of Constance Snowden and the late Melvin Anderson II. He received his education in the public schools of Kennett Square School District. Richard was employed at NVF Plant for 18 years in Kennett Square and Marriott, Inc. for over 14 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and...
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Arthur Brown, Jr.

July 9, 1946 - June 3, 2014

Arthur Brown, Jr. son of the late Mamie Collins and Arthur Brown, Sr. was born July 9, 1946 in Wilmington, Delaware departed this life on June 3, 2014 in the Hillside Nursing Center after a long illness. Arthur attended the Wilmington Public Schools and Howard High and Del Castle High Schools where he graduated with High Honors and became one of Wilmington Delaware's Master Home Builders. ...
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Carolyn N. Burks Garcia

October 29, 1960 - May 28, 2014

Mrs. Garcia departed this life May 28, 2014 in Newark, DE. Wife Eduardo Garcia; mother of Rochele Owens, Janice Burks, Travis Burks, Jamie Burks, and Oneisha Burks; daughter of the late Kenneth Camile and Rosella Mae Benson; sister of Edward Burks, Marie Lopez, Sylvester Benson, David Benson, Kenneth Burks, Renee Duker, Terri Benson, and Angela Benson; 15 grandchildren; a host of other relatives...
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Alphonso Boyd

August 15, 1985 - May 27, 2014

Alphonso departed this life May 27, 2014. Husband of Bessie "Pooh" Boyd; son of Cynthia Boyd-Rollins and Reginald Harris; father of Shainnah, Dontaé, Jay'Brianna; stepfather of Tiqua, Nejia, Yah Yah, and Zi; 6 sisters, 6 brothers; 1 grandson, King Taylor; stepson of Terrance Rollins and Betty Newby; a host of other relatives and friends. Public Viewing, 11:30am-1:00pm at Congo Funeral Home...
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Valerie McCoy

January 24, 1954 - May 27, 2014

Ms. McCoy departed this life May 26, 2014. Mother of Donald and Seneca Davis; grandmother of Amani Omar and Donald Davis, III; daughter of the late Carter and Alice Griffin. She was raised by the late Richard and Janet Mann. She also leaves to cherish her memory: her siblings, Doris Brown, Hazel Dunn, Barbara Bailey, William Griffin, Michael Seth, Dashonta Griffin, the late Shirley Matthews,...
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Roxanne K. Harris

January 4, 1961 - May 24, 2014

Roxanne Harris, 53, daughter of Patricia Miles Proffitt, was born in Wilmington, Delaware on January 4, 1961. She departed this life on May 24, 2014, passing peacefully at home in her sleep. Starting young Roxanne showed a creative passion. She loved to write stories and poems, and loved drawing. She always described her teen and adult years as, "Peace, Love, and Bobby Sherman." At age 23,...
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Cathelma L. Shorts

October 14, 1933 - May 24, 2014

Mrs. Shorts passed away on Sat., May 24, 2014 in Newark, DE. Funeral, 11am Fri., May 30th at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1325 Barksdale Rd., Newark; viewing 9-10:45am only. Burial, Gracelawn Memorial Park.
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Maria Nilsa Rodriguez-Mendez

April 16, 1953 - May 24, 2014

Maria Nilsa Rodriguez-Mendez daughter of Domingo G. and Felicita Rodriguez Sr. was born on April 16, 1953 in Maizales, Naguabo, Puerto Rico. She departed this life on May 24, 2014 in Lares Castaner Hospital in Yauco, Puerto Rico. Maria was affectionately called by her siblings, extended family and friends as ("Nancy"). She received her early education in the Catholic School of Saint Paul's in...
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Emmaline Southerland

February 17, 1936 - May 24, 2014

Mrs. Southerland departed this life on May 24, 2014 in St Francis Compassionate Care Hospice; wife of the late James Southerland; beloved mother of Lester Davis (Shasta) and Stanley C. Davis (Pamela); daughter of the late Elwood and Lillian Davis; sister of Sara Kathryn Williams, Charles Davis (Laura), Janet Davis, Shirley Brown (Steve) and the late Francis & Thelma Davis. She was survived by...
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Bennie L. Thomas

February 3, 1938 - May 22, 2014

Bennie L. Thomas departed this life on May 22 in Regency Healthcare Center; father of Jamilah El-Amin, Norman Thomas (Deborah), Celestine Bowe (Michael), Timothy Bayard (Nia); son of the late Earl Thomas Sr. and Teresa Edmonds-Thomas; brother of Rev. Louis Thomas and Denormus Thomas. He leaves to cherish his memory, 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren and a...
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Delores M. Garris

August 22, 1938 - May 22, 2014

Delores Marie Garris born August 22, 1938 in Chester, PA, departed this life on May 22, 2014; mother of Rasheena Hammond of Warrenton, NC. She leaves to cherish her memory, her god-daughter, Dorothy Calhoun, one grand-son Taylor Bost from Washington, DC, one sister, Mary Jane Byrd from Wilmington, DE and a host of other family and friends. She was a homemaker a very loving person and always...
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Joyce A. Hall

August 19, 1961 - May 21, 2014

Ms. Hall departed this life May 21, 2014. Mother of Nyjeri, Nyjeria, and Isaiah Hall; daughter of Ellen Chase, David Crisden, Sr., and Jeanette Henry, who raised her; sister of Donna McCrea, Debbie Johnson, Waleah Chambers-Bell, Daelene Crisden Gonzales, Dalynn Crisden, Daria Alexander, Kyeisha and Qiana Sauls, David Crisden, Jr. and Deshawn Sauls; a host of other relatives and friends. She will...
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Victor Lorenzo Clark, Sr.

January 28, 1961 - May 19, 2014

Victor Lorenzo Clark, Sr., departed this life on May 19, 2014; father of Jermaine, Victor Jr. and Aaron; son of Shirley Stevens and the late John Clark, Sr.; brother of William, Clifford, Shirley, Deborah, John, Yvette, Theresa and the late Margaret and Marlene. He leaves to cherish his memory, 8 grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and other family and friends. He was...
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Dianne Rosetta Johnson

February 23, 1949 - May 19, 2014

Dianne Rosetta James Johnson departed this life on May 19, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family; wife of the late Ronald E. Johnson, Sr.; mother of Rhonda Bailey (Brian), Brandi Johnson, Brooke Johnson and Ronald E. Johnson, Jr. (Jazmine Cooper); daughter of the late Wilson and Sarah James; sister of Wilson James, Jr. and Hazel J. Murphy. She leaves to cherish her memory, 9...
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Michael J. Chesson

June 20, 1967 - May 13, 2014

Mr. Chesson departed this life May 13, 2014. He is the son of Valarie Evans; stepson of Robert Evans; brother of Larry Williams and Johnny El; stepbrother of Juanita Chandler, Dorian Coleman, and Damond Rush; grandson of Selvy Chesson; nephew of Angel Lynn Tucker, Barbara Lundy (Jimmy), and Ricky Chesson. He is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. Memorial Service will be 12...
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DeWayne Lee Brown

June 17, 1984 - May 8, 2014

DeWayne passed away March 8, 2014. Father of DeWayne Brown, Jr; son of Carolyn Brown and Leroy Brooks, Jr; brother of Leroy Brown and Ernest Brown; godbrother of Larry Lewis. There will be a viewing from 5-7pm Thurs., May 22nd at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market St., Wilm, DE. Funeral, 11am Fri., May 23rd at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market St; viewing 9-10:45am only. Burial, Private.
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Essie Mae Anderson

December 14, 1923 - May 7, 2014

Essie Anderson daughter of Vinnie Williams, was born December 14, 1923, in Sylvania, Ga. She went home to be with the Lord peacefully on May 7, 2014 at the golden age of 90. She received her early and secondary education in the public school system in the state of Georgia. She met and married John James Anderson, (deceased), on February 14, 1948. They moved their blended family to Philadelphia...
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Minister Merciline Evadne Richards-Titus

April 14, 2014 - May 6, 2014

Minister Titus departed this life May 06, 2014. Her funeral services will be held 10am, Sat., May 24th at Revival Fellowship Church, 3071 New Castle Ave., New Castle, DE. There will be a public viewing from 8:00am-9:45am only. Her burial will take place in Gracelawn Memorial Park.
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James B. White

February 22, 2014 - May 5, 2014

Mr. White was born February 22, 1953 in Ahoskie, NC to Mozella Lucas White and the Joseph Lee White. He departed this life May 05, 2014 in Newark, DE. He leaves to cherish his mother, Mozella White; siblings: Reginald, Derek, Greta, Susie, Angela White-Miles (Alfred), Michael and Mitchell White; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 12pm, Fri., May 9th at Cornerstone Fellowship Baptist...
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James W. Parker

December 15, 1954 - May 5, 2014

Mr. James W. "Speedy" Parker departed this life on May 5, 2014, at his home. He is the son of James Fennell & the late Evelyn Johnson and step-son of Ruth Fennell; father of Ernest "Buddha" Hill (Kareemah) and Shareeka Gasby; brother of Ruth Dillard, Aaron Fennell, Jean Knox, and the late Chris Mays, Jim and April Fennell. Also survived by 3 grandchildren, Keyanna U. S. Hill, Aaronasha Gasby,...
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Arnold Eugene Emory

August 6, 1937 - May 3, 2014

Arnold Eugene Emory "Bruzzy" A.K.A "Tough as Nails" departed this life on Saturday, May 3, 2014; loving husband of Delores Marie Emory; father of Arnold Eugene Emory Jr. (Dannyboy), Caroline Emory Todd (Bertie), Oscar Leroy Emory (Oz); son of the Late Oscar Leroy Emory and Caroline Emory Brunswick; brother of Charlene Emory Gross, James Oscar Emory, Paula Emory Glover, Albert A. Emory, and...
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Bobby J. Freeman

March 15, 1942 - May 2, 2014

Mr. Freeman departed this life on May 2, 2014, at Christiana Hospital. Beloved fiancee' of Cheryl Springs. Father of Deshaun Freeman; stepfather of Bernard (Roy) Walker & Wanda Tarpe; son of the late Marion L. Freeman and Lodge Hunter; brother of Annie Blue, Minnie Ellis and Freddie Freeman. Also survived by 7 nieces, 6 nephews and a host of other family & friends. Funeral 12 Noon Thursday,...
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Tracy Green

September 25, 1967 - May 2, 2014

Mr. Green departed this life May 02, 2014. Father of Tray Tyrell Green; son of David and Elaine Green; brother of Marlene (Melvin), Donald, Karen (James), David, Jr.(Ann), Charles, Calvin, Tony, Stacy, Yvette, and Timothy; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 11am, Fri., May 9th at St. Paul UAME Church, 3114 N. Market St., Wilm, DE; viewing 9-10:45am only. Burial, Gracelawn Memorial...
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Minister Doreen Grace Spence

October 16, 1949 - May 2, 2014

Minister Doreen Grace Spence went home to be with the Lord on May 2, 2014 at home; mother of Ronee Mercer, Charles Mercer (Kimyatta) and Samia N. Dunschee; daughter of Grace M. Hawkins and David Shedrick; sister of Alice, Lawrence (Terry), Lewis, David Jr., Nisey, Romeo, Lorenzo, Walter, James, Delores, Debra and Juanita. She leaves to cherish her memory, 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren...
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Terrance Allen Williams, Sr.

March 2, 1954 - May 2, 2014

Mr. Williams was born March 2, 1974 to Ella and Garland Williams. He departed this life suddenly April 24, 2014. He is survived by his son Terrance Allen Williams II; two daughters, Andrea and Tionna Williams; his devoted fiance, Amy Richardson; his mother, Ella Williams; his brothers, Timothy Stevens, Alexander Butcher, Garland, Jerome (His Twin), and Larry Williams; a host of other relatives...
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Patricia Cooke Watson

September 19, 1940 - April 30, 2014

Ms. Watson departed this life April 30, 2014. Mother of Charlene Turner; daughter of the late Jessie Moore and Laura Cooke Dickerson; sister of Franklin Cooke, Sr., twin brother, Patrick Cooke, Sr., Cynthia Johnson, the late Barbara, Arthur & Dennis Cooke, and Lester Dickerson. Ms. Watson worked as general laborer in several dry cleaning companies such as Acme Dry Cleaning, Swann Dry Cleaning,...
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Melvin H. McLaurin

October 16, 1957 - April 27, 2014

Melvin H. McLaurin born in Brooklyn, NY on October 16, 1957 departed this life on April 27, 2014. Melvin leaves behind his wonderful supportive wife LaVerne and sons, Jah-Mel and Jaloni and a host of other family and friends. Funeral 12noon, Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Avenue, Wilmington, DE; viewing 11am-12noon. Burial will be private.
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LaVerne Dumas

October 4, 1949 - April 25, 2014

Passed away unexpectly on April 25, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital with her soul-mate Randolph V. Jackson by her side. She leaves to cherish her memory: her soul-mate Randolph V. Jackson, cousin, Barbara Austin Liverman and a host of other family and friends. LaVerne was an educator for over 25 years in the Wilmington School District , Christiana School District and Delaware Tech and Community...
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Robin Cecelia Woulard

September 5, 1958 - April 24, 2014

Robin Cecelia Woulard, the daughter of Chester Sr. and Dorothy Woulard, was born September 5, 1958 in Daytona Beach, Florida. She departed this life on April 24, 2014 in St. Francis Hospital surrounded by loved ones. Robin received her education at Wilmington High School, graduating in 1976. After graduating she attended Goldey Beacom College where she obtained her degree in Accounting. In...
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Michael S. Irby

September 16, 1952 - April 24, 2014

Michael S. Irby, age 61, departed this life on April 24, 2014, at his home. Michael was a graduate of De La Warr High School, where he played basketball and received numerous awards. He had worked for CSX (former B & O) Railroad. He leaves to cherish his precious memory: 3 children, Michael W. Irby, Nickalus Irby and Michelle Irby; his mother, Betty Irby; 4 grandchildren, his former wife,...
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Iris Rosalie Brown

August 15, 1942 - April 24, 2014

Iris Rosalie Brown departed this life on April 24th, in Wilmington, DE; mother of Dennis W. Brown (Mary) of FL, Michael A. Brown (Angela) and Melanie D. Brown of DE, Shannda A. Brown and Brian K. Brown of TX. She leaves to cherish her memory three sisters, Betty Bantum, Francis Brown (Harold) and Corrine Walton and two brothers, Philip (Marian) Minor and Ronald (Delores) Minor and a host of...
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Hezekiah Abraham Bell

June 24, 1935 - April 22, 2014

Hezekiah Abraham Bell (Papa Bell), the 6th child of the late Sarah Jackson Bell and Joseph Bell, was born on June 24, 1935, in Tallulah, Louisiana. He attended school in Michigan. He had many fond memories of those early years attending school and hanging out with family and friends. Later, he enlisted in the U. S. Army and served honorably from 1952-1955. Today, we focus on the man he...
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Chet Andre Walker, Jr.

May 16, 1985 - April 21, 2014

Chet André Walker, Jr., son of Chet Walker, Sr. (Pat) and Lisa Massey, was born May 16, 1985, in Wilmington, DE. He departed this life April 21, 2014, in the Wilmington Hospital. He received his early education in the Wilmington Public Schools. He attended Job Corps in Charleston, West Virginia, where he received his GED and Culinary Arts Certificate. After Job Corps he worked in...
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Robert Lee Driver

April 10, 1935 - April 21, 2014

Robert L. (Hawkes) Driver son of the late Robert and Laura Driver-Hawkes went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 21, 2014 at Heartland Hospice House. Bobby as he was affectionately called was the father of Yvette Jefferson-Carr, Cheryl Thomas, the late Howard Keith Driver and Robert Andre Driver, grandfather of Akime, Cydney, Mikki, Justin, Courtni, Desiree, Naomi and Jude and 4 great...
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Martha Jane Hollis

November 1, 1926 - April 21, 2014

Martha Jane Hollis went home to be with the Lord on April 21, 2014; wife of the late Harold Hollis; mother of Florence Pipes (William) and Pamela Livingston (Brien). She leaves to cherish her memory, 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, one sister, Barbara Brooks, son-in-law, Venter Wright and other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Randolph and Marguerite...
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