Our Obituaries

Barbara A. Washington

March 4, 1940 - October 20, 2014

Barbara A. Washington, age 74, departed this life October 20, 2014. Arrangements pending.
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Janay M. Bentick

September 21, 2014 - October 19, 2014

Baby Janay M. Bentick departed this life October 19, 2014. Loving daughter of Myisha L. Vance. Services will be private.
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Gladina Delores Wilson

September 7, 1920 - October 19, 2014

Gladina Delores Wilson, age 94, daughter of the late Charlie Yee and Elizabeth Diggs, departed this life October 19, 2014, in Christiana Hospital. She was the wife of the late James Rodman Wilson; mother of Ronald R. Wilson (nee) Barbara of Subbney, MA, LeRoy D. Wilson (nee) Earlene of New Castle, DE, and Candace D. Wilson (nee) Earl of Orange, NJ. Sister of Elizabeth Lassiter and Alice Darby....
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Janice Lorraine Hicks

February 27, 1931 - October 19, 2014

Janice L. Hicks, age 83, of New Castle, Delaware departed this life on Sunday, October 19, 2014. Born to the late Leroy Russell and Edna Chisholm-Russell-Hampton Janice was raised in Wilmington, Delaware where she attended public schools and graduated with honors from Howard High School in 1949. She retired, after many years, from the Ursuline Academy Convent where she worked as a nurse's...
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John L. Allen, Sr.

December 26, 1950 - October 19, 2014

John L. Allen, Sr., age 63, peacefully transitioned on Sunday, October 19, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family. John was a 1969 graduate of DeLaWarr High School and was known for his stunning smile and quick wit. He had a great love for people and music. He was a founding member of the Diamond State Van Club, Ponderosa Club, The CB Club and the Delaware VIP's. He was also the...
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Ranzella B. Haley

December 16, 1931 - October 18, 2014

Mrs. Ranzella B. Haley, age 82, departed this life October 18, 2014, in Manor Care Nursing Facility, Wilmington, Delaware. She was the mother of Eugene (Shirley), Susan (Ernest), Barbara and Elwood Harris, Sarah (Derrick) Kellam and Quinton Stokes; sister of Sidney and Raymond Kelley; also survived by 20 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family...
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Leon Olando Johnson

May 29, 1956 - October 18, 2014

Leon Olando Johnson, son of the late Herbert and Mable Johnson was born in Wilmington, Delaware on May 29, 1956. He departed this life on October 18, 2014 in the Christiana Hospital. Leon received his early education in the public schools of Newark, Delaware. Upon leaving school, he enlisted in the U.S Army in 1977. He spent most of his Tour of Duty in Germany and was decorated as an expert in...
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Barbara D. Matthews

January 29, 1948 - October 17, 2014

Barbara D. Matthews, age 66, of Bear, Delaware, departed this life, October 17, 2014 at Seasons Hospice surrounded by family and friends. She was a graduate of Delaware Technical Community College with an Associate's Degree in Nursing. She worked as registered nurse for over 30 years in several facilities: The Medical Center of Delaware, Prospect Park Care Nursing Home, Wilmington Veterans...
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Steven L. Garris

July 18, 1952 - October 15, 2014

Mr. Garris departed this life October 15, 2014. Husband of Mrs. Karen Garris; father of Steven Porter, Tylisha Mickens, Adrian and Jennifer Porter; stepfather of Darrick and Nicole Allen; son of Dorothy Garris and the late Levi Garris; brother of Gibberteen Cyrus; a host of grandchildren, other relatives, and friends. Mr. Garris recently retired from Christina School District, where he was...
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Allen Theodore Freeman

October 25, 1937 - October 14, 2014

Allen departed this Earth, surrounded by his loving family, on October 14, 2014 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware. Allen Theodore Freeman, also known as "Teddy," was born October 25, 1937 in Chester, Pennsylvania to the late Henrietta and Allen Freeman. During his childhood, he grew up in Linwood and Chester, PA. He was known as an "adventurer," always being on the go. He enjoyed...
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Thomas C. Matthews

July 6, 1952 - October 12, 2014

Mr. Matthews departed this life October 12, 2014. Husband of Gladys "Doll" Matthews; father of Lavocia Callahan, Tyré, Tonya, and Thomas Matthews, Jr.; son of Mildred Williams and Perry Matthews; 9 grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 11am, Sat., Oct. 18th at Alpha Worship Center, 2020 Firedancer Lane Bear, DE 19701; viewing 9-10:45am only. Burial, 10am Mon., Oct....
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Irene J. Freeman

November 8, 1941 - October 12, 2014

Mrs. Freeman departed this life October 12, 2014. Wife of the late Clarence A. Freeman; devoted aunt of DeVaughn and Jamar H. Jeffers, Dryesha, Vonyea and Andre Taylor, Jr., and Synquette Wilkes; godmother of Fontella Taylor; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 10am, Sat., Oct. 18th at Spirit Life Ministries, 3401 Governor Printz Blvd., Wilm, DE; viewing 8-9:45am only. Burial,...
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Edna A. Wise

September 21, 1922 - October 11, 2014

Ms. Wise departed this life October 11, 2014. Mother of Gerri (Alexander) Cropper of Yeadon, PA, James (Karen) DeShields, Bernice Corbin, Norma Cooper, the late Edgar and Edward Collins; one sister in-law, Grace Wise Williams of Pocomoke City; a host of other family and friends. There will be a public viewing from 10-11am on Sat., Oct. 18th at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market St., Wilm, DE;...
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Esther M. Wallace

February 23, 1967 - October 7, 2014

Ms. Wallace departed this life October 07, 2014. Mother of Nishea and Shelagh Wallace; daughter of Rev. Patricia Wallace and the late Calvin C. Wallace, Jr.; sister of Kevin, Keith, and Terence Wallace; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 11am Fri., Oct. 17th at Mother AUFCMP Church, 812 N. Franklin St., Wilm, DE; viewing 9-10:45am only. Burial, Gracelawn Memorial Park.
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Dennis Elwood Brooks

January 7, 1942 - October 5, 2014

Dennis Elwood Brooks departed this life on October 5, 2014. Father of Joanne Brooks, Jonathan Brooks, Rosaline Woolfolk (Oliver) and Mia Lee (Kenny); ex-husband to Kim Brooks; son of the late Ellwood and Evelyn Brooks; brother of Sandra Brooks and Marsha Lowry; uncle of Troy Brooks, Ranelle Lowry and Charisse Thomas. He leaves to cherish his memory 12 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and a...
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Leroy A. Stanford, Sr.

August 3, 1940 - October 5, 2014

Mr. Stanford departed this life October 5, 2014. Father of Corrine Sermaint (Elizabeth), Conuslla Anderson (Raymond), Grace Milton (Herman), Linda Thompson (Welby), Jackie, Michelle, Leroy, and Rodney Stanford, Jennifer and Jermaine Roger, the late Leroy, Tyrone, and Glen Stanford; brother of Lester, Quenton, Lonnie Stanford, Lillian Holmes, Grace Holden, Geraldine Stewart, Shirley Anderson, and...
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Valarie Louise Harris

July 22, 1962 - October 3, 2014

Valarie Louise Harris departed this life on October, 3, 2014 at home. She leaves to cherish her memory her son Tyrone Harris and a host of other family members and friends. Memorial Service 6pm., Monday, October 13, 2014 at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE.
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Debra Frances Curtis

August 28, 1958 - October 2, 2014

Ms. Curtis known to many as "Debbie" was born August 28, 1958 in Wilmington, Delaware to William C. and the late Lillian M. Edelin. She departed this life on Thurs., Oct. 2nd in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Debra received her early education in the Wilmington Public School System and graduated from P.S. DuPont High School. She leaves behind her son, Keith A. Edelin; daughter, Jazmine N. Curtis; her...
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Ruby Mae Ryle

September 1, 1914 - October 2, 2014

Ruby Mae Ryle went home to be with the Lord October 2, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of the late Frank Sr., and Evelyn B. Davis. She leaves to cherish her memory her children Eloise Stewart, Betty McLeod (Julius), Delores Ryle, Bernard Ryle, Bernice Thomas, Donise Ryle, Donald Ryle (Glenden), and Gerald Ryle (Lashawn) along with 146 grandchildren (6 generations strong)....
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Forrester A. Lee, Sr.

October 31, 1916 - October 2, 2014

Forrester Ashe Lee, Sr. passed away on October 2, 2014 at the Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care in Newark, DE in his 97th year after a short illness. He was born in Gallipolis, OH on October 31, 1916, the youngest of four sons of Benjamin Franklin Lee, Jr. and Mary Ella (Mossell) Lee. His family has strong roots in the A.M.E. Church. He was the grandson of Rev. Benjamin F. Lee, D.D, an A.M.E....
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Linda Rene Briscoe

February 10, 1960 - October 1, 2014

Linda Rene Briscoe departed this life on October 1st., 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory, her siblings Selena Redden, Joan Allen, Sharon Wright, Cheryl Redden, Randolph Lyons, Anthony Lyons, Dessiree Blake, Wendy Vicks, Yvonne Vaugh and Sara Williams; step-father Cleother Vicks; a long time companion Kim Allen and a host of other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by...
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Randolph E. Dickerson

March 6, 1944 - September 30, 2014

A wonderful father, Pop-pop and friend Randolph E. Dickerson (Petey) was born on March 6, 1944 in Wilmington, DE to the late Lillian Dickerson, the late William Hopkins and Mary Hopkins. He gracefully departed this life on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Christiana Hospital with his loving family and friends by his side. He was raised in Wilmington, Delaware by his uncle the late William Hopkins ...
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Kevin E. Comer

November 2, 1964 - September 29, 2014

Mr. Comer departed this life September 29, 2014. Son of the late Arnold M. Comer, Sr., and Eleanor Dolly Givens Comer; brother of Arnold M. Comer, Jr., Carolyn L. Comer Crisden, Anya M. Comer, Sharon L. Comer Church (Marlando), Tyrone M. Comer, Gregory M. Comer (Janice), and the late Arnetta Crystal Comer Dollard; a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one sister,...
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Alfred O. Bordley

January 19, 1937 - September 29, 2014

Alfred O. (Frankie) Bordley son of the late Hilda Evans and Norman G. Bordley was born on January 19, 1937 departed this life on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 6:29 a.m.in Season Hospice surrounded by family. Frankie was preceded by death his wife of 48 years Emma L. Roane-Bordley, son Norman G. Bordley, Great-Grandson Brian Mason-Simmons. Frankie was employed with General Motors for over 47...
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Fleater Bryant

November 11, 1916 - September 26, 2014

Fleater Bryant, 98, of Wilmington Delaware, departed this life on September 26, 2014. On November 1, 1916, Fleater was born to the late Leonard and Emma Blake, in Haw Branch, N.C. During World War II, she relocated from Durham, N.C. to Wilmington DE.;where she met and married the late Alton Bryant. No children were born to this union. Ms. Bryant was a long time resident of Franciscan Care...
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Bobby D. Williams

December 18, 1953 - September 25, 2014

Bobby D. Williams departed this life on September, 25, 2014 at the VA Hospital surrounded by his loving family and friends. He leaves to cherish his memory a host of family members and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:30pm., Sunday, October 12, 2014 at First State Church of Christ, 307 A. Street, Wilmington, DE.
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Charles Rudolph Rochester, Jr.

September 1, 1962 - September 25, 2014

Charles Rudolph Rochester, Jr., age 52, Rock Hall, Maryland native, departed this life, September 25, following a brief hospitalization in Boston, Massachusetts, where he resided with his beloved wife, Lisa Blunt Rochester of Wilmington, Delaware. Educated in the Kent County Public School system, Charles was a 1980 honors graduate of Kent County High School where he was an all-around athlete...
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Dupree Windo Cole

October 15, 1964 - September 23, 2014

Dupree Windo "Windy" departed this life on September 23, 2014 at home. He leaves to cherish his memory a host of family members and friends. Funeral 11am., Friday, October 10, 2014 at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE; viewing 10-11am only. Burial will be Private.
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Margie Dorsey

October 13, 1923 - September 23, 2014

Mrs. Dorsey departed this life September 23, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory: husband, Francis Dorsey; children, Shirley (Henry), Charles (Debbie), Margret (Marvin), and Resse (April); 2 sisters, Laura Pritchett and Jeanette Samuels; 21 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 11am, Sat., Oct. 4th at CONGO...
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Jessie W. Brown

March 18, 1926 - September 22, 2014

Jessie W. Brown departed this life on September 22, 2014; mother of Gloria Park, Dorothy Eubanks, (Kenneth) and a son, Warren Roy, Jr. (Shirley); 2 sisters, Jewell Poon and Iola Seagers; six grandchildren, including Samir Chambers, who was her caregiver for many years; 15 great grandchildren, 2 brothers-in-law; 5 sisters-in-law, a host of nieces, nephews, including devoted nephew, Eugene Brown,...
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Karen Huss

February 8, 1965 - September 14, 2014

Karen's battle with breast cancer ended September 14, 2014 while in Compassionate Care Hospice. Karen leaves to cherish her memories her mother, Janet Huss; sister, Kathie Ann Goria; brother, Micheal Huss; 3 very close friends (sisters), Kellee, Susan and Karen. She was preceded by her father Thomas J. Huss Sr.
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Francois Rene Thebaud, Ph.D.

May 29, 1927 - September 13, 2014

Francois Rene Thebaud, Ph.D, age 87, departed this life September 13, 2014, in Newark, New Jersey. Husband of Marie C. Thebaud; father of Gerald Thebaud and step father of Yves P. John Larose. Funeral services 9:45 am Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Our Lady of Fatima, 50 Van Winkle Place, Piscataway, New Jersey. Interment, private.
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Bettine Ellen Nutter

January 19, 1945 - September 11, 2014

Bettine Ellen Nutter, age 69, departed this life September 11, 2014, in the Christiana Hospital. Funeral services, 11am., Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church, 5620 Wyalusing Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131. Burial, private.
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Jackquez Maurice Mays

December 15, 1976 - September 11, 2014

Jackquez "Quaz" M. Mays, age 37, departed this life September 9, 2014. He is the father of Jackquez and Jacqueah Mays; son of Joanne Mays and Fred Brown; brother of Shawonna Ward-Chamberlin and Frederick E. Brown, Jr. Funeral services 12 noon, Friday September 19 at Canaan Baptist Church, 3011 New Castle Avenue, New Castle, DE; viewing 10-12noon. Burial, Silverbrook Cemetery
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Willie Joe Patrick, Sr.

November 11, 1928 - September 11, 2014

Willie Joe Patrick departed this life on September 11, 2014 at Heartland Hospice, in Wilmington Delaware; husband of the late Thelma Lee Patrick. He leaves to cherish his memory, his children Delores Patrick, Elizabeth Thompson, Willie J. Patrick Jr., Bobby Pauldo and Lela B. Westbrook; 2 brothers, John and Sammy Patrick; 20 Grandchildren, 22 Great Grandchildren, 3 Great-Great Grandchildren and...
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Mark Hamilton Watts

December 13, 1963 - September 10, 2014

Mark Hamilton Watts departed this life on September 10, 2014. He leaves to cherish his memory, his children, Sadie and Andrea Watts; his parents, Carl and Ernestine Watts; his sister, Lori Watts, and a host of other family members and friends. Funeral 11am, Thursday, September, 18, 2014 at New Pentecostal Church, 721 N. Monroe Street, Wilmington, DE; viewing 9-10:45am only. Burial at Gracelawn...
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David Hamilton, Sr.

June 10, 1930 - September 6, 2014

David Hamilton, Sr., age 84, departed this life on the afternoon of September 6, 2014. Father of David Hamilton, Jr., Jacqueline Hamilton, Rochelle Scott and Sherry Cook; brother of Lizzie Frasier, Laura Brezial, Doris Williams, Louise Douglass, Ruth Pulliam, Nora Gibson, and Ruby Smith. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends, including long-time...
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Janice V. Perry

February 2, 1939 - September 5, 2014

The phenomenal life of Janice Perry began on February 2, 1939 the youngest child of the late Harmon and Emma Carey. Called "Vickie" all of her life, she was known for her compassion, uncanny ability to listen to anyone who wanted non-judgmental guidance; she had a profound belief in the goodness of others. Vickie attended Bancroft Jr. High School, Howard High School and subsequently graduated...
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Deborah A. Soto

January 11, 1961 - September 4, 2014

Deborah Reaves Soto, affectionately known as "Ann" was called home to be with the Lord on September 4, 2014. Deborah is preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Shirley Reaves. She leaves to mourn, her husband of 17 years, Rene Soto; two daughters, Latoya Reaves, Crystal Reaves and one son, Calik Reaves; one sister, Gloria Pharr of Brooklyn, NY; one brother, Shula Reaves of Delaware;...
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Arthur Francis Johnson

December 31, 1965 - September 3, 2014

Arthur F Johnson, age 48, passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. "Art" was born on December 31, 1965 to the late Arthur F. Johnson and Joan A. Johnson. He was a hard and dedicated worker, always on his feet and ready to help anyone on need. He enjoyed camping at Blue Rocks Family Campground, fishing, family get-togethers, and lived all Philadelphia sports teams. In addition to his...
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Richard Lee Edwards

May 8, 1963 - August 31, 2014

Mr. Edwards departed this life August 31, 2014. He is survived by one son, Joshua S. Minor III, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 11am, Tues., Sept. 9th at Seeds of Greatness Bible Church, 828 Frenchtown Rd., New Castle; viewing 9-10:45am only. Burial, Private.
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Brian C. Boyd Irby

October 4, 1992 - August 31, 2014

Brian departed this life August 31, 2014. Funeral 11am, Tues., Sept. 9th at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2200 N. Claymont St., Wilm, DE 19802; viewing 9-10:45am only. Burial, Gracelawn Memorial Park.
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Jerry Luis deJesus

May 10, 1970 - August 30, 2014

Jerry Luis deJesus, 44, passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2014 in Wilmington, DE. He was the fiance of Sarah Mondzelewski. Father of Daniel Joseph deJesus Scott (DJ), Annabella Carmen deJesus (deceased). Son of Jose deJesus Sr. (Cheo) and Carmen Maria Martinez (Quimin) (deceased). Brother of Jose F. deJesus (Bear) and Jose Luis deJesus. He is also survived by his nephews, Pollito Boti,...
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Byron Jamiel Ashton Hawkins

December 14, 1994 - August 30, 2014

Byron Jamiel Ashton Hawkins, beloved son of Arthur Hawkins, Jr. and Bernadette Richardson, was born December 14, 1994, in Wilmington, DE. He departed this life too soon, to be with the Lord on August 30, 2014, in New Castle, DE. Byron, known as "Jamiel Millz," or "@mieldaboss," was a fun, loving, and joyful person to be with. He enjoyed many things and loved spending time with family and friends...
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Ethel Mae Pearson

June 26, 1939 - August 30, 2014

The one that helped me through my tests and trials. The one who loved me unconditionally no matter what I said and did. Ethel Mae Pearson, age 75, departed this life August 31, 2014. Ethel May Pearson, affectionately known as Ett, was born June 26, 1939 in Lawrenceville, Virginia, to the late Henry and Cora Pearson. She was the youngest of five siblings, George Jarrett, A.W., Eunice (Watkins)...
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Christine Rebecca Hightower

November 1, 1918 - August 29, 2014

Christine Rebecca Hightower, age 95, departed this life August 29, 2014, at the Kutz Home in Wilmington, Delaware. Her husband is the late Edward Hightower, Sr. She is survived by 4 devoted grandchildren, Ronnetta Watson, Tonya Hawkins, Trina Watson, and Edward Hightower, III, 19 grandchildren, and 14 great-great grandchildren. Funeral service, 11 am Friday, September 5, 2014, at The...
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Rosa Mae Romeo

October 25, 1941 - August 27, 2014

Rosa Mae Romeo, age 72, daughter of the late Richard Romeo, Sr. and Cora Bradley Reed. On August 27, 2014, she left her earthly tabernacle to be with her Lord and Savior, who brought down her wings and now she is in heaven singing with the Angels. Rosa received her early education in the public schools of Blackville, SC. In the late 1950's Rosa and her family moved to Wilmington, Delaware...
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Charles Henry Davis aka Uncle Bud

July 10, 1927 - August 27, 2014

Charles Henry Davis, was born to Elwood Davis and Lillian Cale Davis on July 10, 1927 in Summit Bridge, Delaware. His life ended on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the Wilmington Hospital. Charles was affectionately known as "Uncle Bud" by his family, neighbors and many friends. He leaves to cherish his memories his devoted wife of 62 years, 9 months and 5 days, Laura L. Davis; four daughters,...
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Catherine Normand

March 20, 1936 - August 27, 2014

Catherine Normand, age 78, departed this life August 27, 2014. She is the mother of Arnold Tucker, Sr., Phyllis Ali Taylor, Paula Church, Cheri Muhammad, Linda Watson, Robin Horne, Kathy Watson and David Watson; sister of Geraldine Chandler and Walter Ayers. Ms. Normand is also survived by 23 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral 12 noon Friday,...
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Ruth E. Moon Adams

June 19, 1946 - August 27, 2014

Pastor Ruth E. Moon Adams, age 68, of Stockbridge, GA, departed this life August 27, 2014. Wife of Apostle Theodore E. Adams; mother of Anita Hawkes, Pamela Godley (Stefan), Dr. Rita Moody (Victor); daughter of Deacon James W. Henry and the late Lois O. Henry; sister of Dr. Olivia Washington (John), James and Rev. John Henry (Varnell), and Hazel Perine; 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and...
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Mary Elizabeth Jones Person

May 18, 1913 - August 26, 2014

Mary J. Person, age 101, departed this life August 26, 2014, in Christiana Hospital. Wife of the late Walter E. Person, Sr. She was also predeceased by her son, Walter E. Person, Jr. Mrs. Person is survived by her devoted daughter, Yvonne B. Person-Adkins and her son-in-law, John Adkins, III; 3 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and a host of other relatives and...
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Neysa R. Guy

October 17, 1955 - August 25, 2014

Neysa Guy, age 58, of Wilmington, Delaware, departed this life on August 25th, 2014 in Wilmington, Delaware surrounded by family. Neysa attended Howard High School and graduated in 1973. For many years she worked as a custodian at Hillside House Nursing home, New Castle County Courthouse, and Brandywine School District at Springer Middle until her illness. Neysa enjoyed life and spending time...
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Eulalia Cavet Burton

October 15, 1953 - August 22, 2014

Eulalia Cavet (Daavis) Burton, affectionately known as "Corvey" went home to be with The Lord on Friday, August 22, 2014. She was born on October15, 1953 to the late John Lee Davis and Flossie Mae Smith at Wilmington General Hospital. Corvey received her early education from Elbert Palmer Elementary School in Southbridge Wilmington. She later attended Warner Jr. High School and then went to P...
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William R. Scales

June 26, 1948 - August 21, 2014

William R. Scales, age 66, departed this life on August 21, 2014. He is survived by his beloved, Carolyn; two stepdaughters, Kimberly Bantum and Paris Clark; 5 brothers, Elwood Jr., Morris, Maynard, Roger, and Albert Scales; 3 grandchildren, Taylor, Rashad and Aigner. He is also survived by a host of other family and friends. Mr. Scales was a chief custodian in the Red Clay School District and...
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Earl Michael Folks

September 19, 1949 - August 20, 2014

Earl Michael Stevenson Folks, age 64, affectionately known as "Mike", departed this life peacefully on August 20, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware. He was born on September 19, 1949 in Kennett Square, PA to the late Mary V. Folks and the late Percy Folks. "Mike" Folks received his early education in the Wilmington Public School system. "Mike" enjoyed carpentry, painting,...
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William A. Hackett, Jr.

November 16, 1961 - August 20, 2014

William A. Hackett, Jr. departed this life on August 20, 2014, in Wilmington Hospital. He is the father of Marquita Johnson and Tony Clark; son of Elva and William A. Hackett, Sr; grandfather of Moses and Devon; and brother of Kevin and Kim Hackett. William is also survived by a host of other family and friends. Funeral Services will be 10 am Saturday, August 30th at CONGO FUNERL HOME, 2317 N....
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Brandon Andree Wiggins

May 15, 1988 - August 19, 2014

Brandon "B" Anree' Wiggins, age 26, departed this life on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. He was the father of Deniyah K. Williams; son of John "J" Taylor and Tiffany T. Wiggins; stepson of Robert N. Romeo; godson of Sia Goldsborough; brother of Jamere "Beetle" and Robynn N. Romeo and Jayden J. Taylor; grandson of Maxine (Keith) Smith and James Mitchell. Brandon is also survived by two nieces, a...
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Melvin Johnson

November 19, 1934 - August 18, 2014

Mr. Melvin Johnson, age 79, departed this life on August 18, 2014, in the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, Smyrna, Delaware. He is survived by his wife, Mary E. Johnson; sisters, Ester Ellis McClain of Wilmington, DE, Carolyn Johnson of Chester, PA, and Audrey Johnson of New York; and brother, Lawrence "Ghost" Johnson of Wilmington, DE. Mr. Johnson was a veteran of the United States...
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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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Lydia Harden Brown

October 1, 1961 - August 11, 2014

Lydia B. Brown, affectionately known as Lit, daughter of Elaine Harden and the late Earl L.F. Harden, was born October 1, 1961 at Wilmington General Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware. She answered her divine call from our heavenly father on August 11, 2014 surrounded by her family. On September 3, 2001, Lydia was joined in Holy Matrimony to John A. Brown and from this union, Jheremy and Jheauna...
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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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William A. Banks

November 6, 1925 - August 9, 2014

William A. Banks departed this life on August 9, 2014 at St. Francis Compassionate Care. He leaves to cherish his memory a host of family members and friends. Burial 1:00pm., Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
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Autumn J. Milligan

March 15, 2010 - August 8, 2014

Autumn departed this life Aug. 8th 2014. Daughter of John B. Milligan; sister of Ethan Milligan; granddaughter of Tracey Jordan and Ray Hunter; niece of Erin Milligan-Milburn, Tiffany Greenfiled, Terri-elle amd Tevona Jordan, and Tevin Hunter; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral, 11AM Tues, Sept. 2nd at CONGO Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market Street, Wilm; viewing 9-10:45am only. Burial,...
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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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