Our Obituaries

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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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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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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Vanessa Hawthorne

July 2, 1970 - April 20, 2014

Vanessa "Angel" Hawthorne was born on July 2, 1970 in Beaufort, SC and is the first of two children to the (Late) Thomas and Frankie Mason. Early Resurrection Morning, April 20th, 2014, the Lord fulfilled on of His many promises, He came to receive one of His own. Vanessa completed her public school education in Delaware culminating with a graduation in 1987 from Howard High School. She...
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Lolita Jackson

November 9, 1949 - April 20, 2014

Rev. Jackson departed this life April 20, 2014. Rev. Jackson served as the Senior Pastor of Friendship Baptist Church, and was a member of the State of Delaware Baptist Convention. There will be a public viewing and musical on Thurs., April 24th from 4pm-8pm at Friendship Baptist Church, 530 E. 4th St., Wilm, DE. Her burial will take place in Moblie, Alabama.
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Shirronda Gross

September 12, 1955 - April 16, 2014

Mrs. Gross departed this life April 16, 2014. Wife of Mr. Francis Gross; mother of Tashma A. Walker (Jennifer); sister of Sandra, Allen, and Harold Nichols; 2 grandchildren. Funeral, 10:30am Wed., April 30th at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Ave., Wilm; viewing 8:30-10:15am only. Burial, Delaware Veterans Cemetery.
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James Johnson

September 3, 1979 - April 16, 2014

Mr. Johnson departed this life April 16, 2014. Father of Jamier E. Johnson, Elanna Johnson, and TyKease Handy; son of James E. Cornish, Jr., and Paulette Johnson; brother of Brandon Johnson and James E. Cornish. Mr. Johnson worked as a general laborer for the International Longshoreman Association in Wilm, DE, and was a member of Canaan Baptist Church. Funeral 11am, Fri., April 25th at St. Paul...
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Joyce Mae Stallings

June 11, 1944 - April 16, 2014

Joyce Mae Stallings was born on June 11, 1944 in Wilmington, DE to the late Garfield, Sr. and Igolia Stallings. She peacefully went home to our Lord on April 16, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory a brother, James Stallings, three sisters, Vivian McElderry, Janice and Maxine Stallings and a host of nieces, nephews, cousings and other family and devoted friends. Joyce received her early...
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Larry Anthony Jackson Sr. (Booten), Sr.

March 25, 1950 - April 14, 2014

Larry Anthony Jackson, Sr. (Joop)-(Booten), departed this life on April 14, 2014 at home. Larry was born in Snowhill, Maryland on March 25, 1950. The family soon moved to Wilmington, Delaware where Larry received his early education from the Wilmington Public School System and graduated from Wilmington High School in 1968. He went on to pursue a career as a lab technician at DuPont...
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Tynisha Scott

February 19, 1987 - April 12, 2014

Tynisha departed this life on April 12, 2014; mother of Tyshem Scott Revelle; daughter of Felicia and Frank E. Brown III; sister of Aisha, Takayla, Frank and Amelia. She leaves to cherish her memory a host of other family and friends. Funeral 10am, Sat., April 26th at New Destiny Fellowship, 906 E. 16th Street, Wilm., DE; viewing 8-9:45am only. Burial, All Saints Cemetery.
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Rhashem Anthony Revelle

August 21, 1982 - April 12, 2014

Rhashem Anthony Revelle was born in Wilmington Delaware on August 21, 1982 to Lloyd Anthony Crenshaw Sr., and Enid Revelle-Crenshaw, departed this life on April 12, 2014. He was a loving and devoted father to Deshirah Revelle-Reynolds, Shariah Revelle-Reynolds and Tyshem Revelle. He was a brother to Andre Omar Revelle, Sr. Ebonie Revelle and Lloyd A. Crenshaw Jr. He was an uncle to Andre Omar...
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Germaine L. Boston

December 6, 1953 - April 11, 2014

Germaine L. Boston departed this life on April 10, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA; mother of Romona Willis-Anderson and DeWitt Boston; daughter of Anna Mae Boston-Willis and Tannis Willis; sister of Mary Boston-Harvey, Pearline Boston, William Jervey, Sherry Willis, Alice Willis, and Stacey Willis. She leave to cherish her memory, 5 Grandchildren and other family and friends. Ms. Boston worked as a...
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Violet Marie Jackson

March 8, 1947 - April 11, 2014

Violet Marie Jackson went home to be with the Lord on April 11, 2014 in St. Francis Hospital; mother of Debrah Balaam, Valerie Jackson, Mark Jackson, Angela Jackson and Starr Jackson (Jomir Staley); daughter of the late Olga Jackson; sister of Lillian Brown and Jerry Carter. She leaves to cherish her memory: 12 grandchildren Quashaun, Daril, Stacy, Qushad, Deondra, RayQuon, Zayvran, Iesha,...
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Michael K. Chandler

July 6, 1968 - April 11, 2014

Michael K. Chandler went home to be with the Lord on April 11, 2014. He is the son of Mary Talbot and Welcie Chandler Jr. Mr. Chandler graduated from Glasgow High School and attended Delaware State University. Michael worked for Amtrak as an electrician where he retired after 20 years of service. Michael will be missed by all his family and friends. He leaves to cherish his memory: his...
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Tonu LaKendra Brooks

February 21, 1972 - April 10, 2014

Tonu LaKendra Brooks was born February 21, 1972 in Wilmington, Delaware, and departed this life on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Tonu was preceded in death by her father, Augustine Burgos; grandparents, John and Edna Hampton, and a sister, Kim Grayson. Tonu leaves to cherish her memory, two children, Z'kai and Keera Brooks; mother, Antoinette Anderson; stepfather, Whitney Anderson; brothers and...
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Emma L. Lewis

September 17, 1934 - April 9, 2014

Emma departed this life April 9, 2014. She is survived by her husband, George Lewis; daughters: Grace Lawson, Charmetta Bayard, Deborah Cleckley (Arthur); her beloved sister, Bertina Ann Jackson and a host of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her sons, Marvin and Clinton Lawson. Funeral, 11AM Thurs., April 17th at Brandywine Community UM Church, 2200 N. Market St., Wilm, DE; viewing 9...
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Sarah E. Smith

February 10, 1935 - April 7, 2014

Sarah E. Smith, daughter of the late Arthur and Sarah Caulk of Townsend, DE, departed this life Monday, April 7th at Seasons Hospice Unit, Christiana Hospital. She received her early education in the Louis L. Redding Public School. She became a school bus driver and eventually co-owner of Premium Bus Service. Sarah worked as a transport driver for DAST. On Dec. 28, 1951, she was united in Holy...
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Matthew Robert Kane

February 22, 1956 - April 5, 2014

Matthew Robert Kane went home to be with the Lord on April 5, 2014. He leaves to cherish his memory: his daughter, Kaylee Shea Kane and other family and friends. All services are private.
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Robert A. Weaver

April 14, 1976 - April 5, 2014

Robert A. Weaver, age 37, son of the late William and Sharon Weaver, departed this life suddenly on April 5, 2014, at Christiana Hospital. He leaves to cherish his memory 2 daughters, Rebecca and Brianna Weaver; 2 brothers, Jeff McGinnes (Sherry)and Larry Croall; 3 sisters, Alice Russell, Jennifer Baez (Raymond) and Margaret Weaver; 3 nieces, Kaylynn, Kyrsten and Haley; 3 nephews, William,...
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Cheryl Ann Graham

April 23, 1969 - April 4, 2014

Ms. Graham departed this life April 4, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory: 2 sons, Gabriel and Joshua Graham and their father, Yul Graham; daughter of Edith Clemmons and the late Paul Clemmons; sister of Lisa Johnson, Belinda Bailey (Cornell), and Paul L. Johnson (Lisa). Cheryl was a member of Spirit Life Church, and worked as a customer service representative for Bank of America for over 20...
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Inez Means

April 13, 1951 - April 4, 2014

Inez Olivia Means, daughter of the late Lawrence Willis and Delores Owens, was born April 13, 1951 in Manhattan, NY. Inez went home peacefully to be with the lord on Friday, April 4, 2014. She received her early education in public school of Louisville KY and graduated from Ahrens Trade School in 1968. While attending Ahrens Trade School she was a cheerleader and later became the first African...
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Carrie M. Cale

January 5, 1919 - April 4, 2014

Mrs. Cale passed away Fri., April 4, 2014; wife of the late John Fletcher Cale, Sr.; mother of Winne Backus, Jacqui Snow, Jimmy Backus, Joyce Huggins, Jeraldine Cale, Justine Cale-Clyde, and the late Joann Cale; sister of Edward "Pete" Benson, and Franklin B. Benson; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 1pm, Sat., April 12th at Trinity AME Church, 27 E. Lockwood St., Middletown, DE;...
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Sinque Ramone Hagler

May 25, 1989 - April 2, 2014

Sinque Ramone Hagler departed this life on April 2, 2014. He leaves to cherish his memory: two daughters, Amaya and Denim and a host of other family and friends. Funeral 1pm, Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2200 N. Claymont Street, Wilmington, DE; viewing 11 am -12:45 pm. Burial at Gracelawn Memorial Park.
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Thomas Jason Bacon

June 8, 1980 - April 2, 2014

Thomas Jason Bacon passed away suddenly on April 2, 2014. Thomas was a graduate of John Dickinson High School and earned a basketball scholarship to Salem Community College. Thomas is survived by his son, Thomas J. Bacon; his parents, Thomas and Deborah Bacon; his brother Joshua (Julia); his sister Amber and one nephew Landon Bacon. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to youcaring...
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Paul David Collins, Sr.

December 9, 1929 - April 1, 2014

Deacon Paul D. Collins, Sr. passed away on April 1, 2014 in Wilmington Hospital; husband of Willa Collins; father of David and Peter Collins and Susan Gomes; brother of Charles and Oscar Collins and Helen Biles. Mr. Collins leaves to cherish his memory: 3 grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. He was a member of Canaan Baptist Church where he served on the Deacon Board. Funeral...
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Frances Unthank

June 14, 1930 - March 31, 2014

Ms. Unthank, a longtime resident of Wilmington, Delaware died peacefully on Monday, March 31, 2014. She was pre-deceased by her husband Merle Unthank and son Lawrence Unthank. Frances graduated from Howard High School in 1949 and University of Delaware in 1979. She worked as an Executive Assistant to County Councilman Penrose Hollins, retiring in 1999. Frances leaves to cherish her memory: 3...
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Juanita Ryan

July 18, 1929 - March 29, 2014

Juanita Ryan, daughter of the late Bennie Smith and Carrie Mickels, was born July 18, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan, departed this life on March 29, 2014 in Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware. Mrs. Ryan was the eldest of seven siblings for whom she provided care and nurtured throughout their young lives. Mrs. Ryan received her early education in the public school system of Detroit and...
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Josephine Hunter

May 5, 1949 - March 28, 2014

Mrs. Hunter was the wife of the late Ernest Hunter, Jr.; mother of Kelly Perkins, Kabana Perkins (Valerie), and Talayia Swann (Pedro Jr.). She also leaves to cherish her memory, a devoted grandson, James Reed; 2 stepsons, Ernest Hunter III (Amanda), and Eric Hunter (Roxanne); daughter of the late Willie Wiley, Sr., and Mary Wiley McDowell; 3 brothers, 3 sisters, 17 grandchildren, and a host of...
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John Willie Gardner, Jr.

September 4, 1917 - March 27, 2014

John Willie Gardner was born to Jon W. Gardner, Sr. and Bessie Pryor on September 4, 1917, in Montezuma, Georgia. He had one sister, Bertha Mae, and one son, Sylvester Coombs, who preceded him in death. On Thursday, March 27, 2014, GOD called him home into His kingdom for eternal rest at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. John's childhood was spent in Montezuma until his father decided...
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Irma Jean Jones

December 3, 1932 - March 26, 2014

Departed this life on March 26, 2014; wife of the late Willie C. Jones; mother of Wesley C. Jones; daughter of the late Isabelle Hopkins-Spencer and Sam Spencer; sister of Virga Mae Baize. She leaves to cherish her memory: one son, two grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Delores Clemons, Catherine Saunders and Juanita Rhineheart and...
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Sarah Cottman Townsend

November 18, 1949 - March 26, 2014

Mrs. Cottman Townsend departed this life, March 26, 2014 in Wilmington Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Albert "Butch" Townsend; son, Bennett H. Cottman; step- mother of Kimberly Mcquillar, Ena and Albert Townsend; daughter-in-law of Lilly King; sister of Clayton Gulledge, Sr. (Brenda), Rev. Claire Cottman, Lethia C. Asare, Laura Furrowh (Larry), Alphonso Cottman, Jr. (Anna) and Lowell...
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