Our Obituaries

Bobby Eugene Monroe

November 11, 1943 - November 17, 2014

Bobby Eugene Monroe, age 71, departed this life peacefully to go home with the Lord on November 17, 2014, with his wife Geraldine (Gerri) Monroe, by his side. He is the father of Marilyn Monroe Conaway (Vaughn), Bobby (Danna) Monroe, Frederick Monroe (Kisha), Angela Monroe, and Tomorrow (Trevor) Monroe. Also survived by two sisters, Katie and Ann Monroe; mother-in-law, Laura Frisby; 2 sisters...
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Ella Mae Smith

November 17, 2014

Mrs. Ella Mae "Ms. Honey" Smith, age 89, went home to be with the Lord on November 17, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, DE. Wife of the late L. C. Smith (Smitty); mother of Helen (Grafton) Brittingham and Delores (Bae) Smith; and sister of Pommie Lee Myrick. She is also survived by 2 grandchildren, Rochelle (Shelli) and Jeremiah Smith; 3 great grandchildren, Christion Wheeler,...
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Frank C. Caldwell

March 11, 1923 - November 15, 2014

Mr. Caldwell departed this life November 15, 2014. Husband of Martha Caldwell; father of Harry McClelland (Maria), Frank Maddrey (Gladiola), Dora Mary Jane Caldwell-Carter (William), Frankie Caldwell, Elizabeth Caldwell, Anthony "Pete" Maddrey, Ernestine, Barbara, and Karen Randolph. He also leaves to cherish his memory a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. ...
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Robert Henry Bowers

October 29, 1943 - November 15, 2014

Mr. Bowers departed this life November 15, 2014. Husband of Doris M. Bowers; father of Jeanna L. Bowers, Lisa M. Bowers (Errol), Roberta A. Taylor (Allan), Gail D. Bowers, A. Michelle Deputy (Dameon), and Quincy B. Johnson; son of the late Silvester A. Bowers and Mary M. Bowers. He also leaves to cherish his memory: 2 brothers, 3 sisters; 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 14 step...
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Marguerite E. Conkey

October 9, 1947 - November 14, 2014

Marguerite E. Conkey, age 67, departed this life on Friday, November 14, 2014. Wife of the late Ralph Conkey, Sr.; mother of Alesia Sore, Melissa Earl, Ralph Conkey, Jr., Brian Conkey and Roshell Conkey; sister of Barbara Forte, Marsha Banks, Shirley Rumsey, Carolyn, Joan and Jenet Banks. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, other family and friends. Funeral, 10 am...
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William Henry Johnson, Jr.

June 22, 1938 - November 14, 2014

Mr. William H Johnson, Jr. "Bugs", age 76, departed this life November 14, 2014. He is the husband of Margaret E. Johnson; father of Sheila Johnson-Brown, and Rev. André E. Johnson; 4 grandchildren, Rickea, Chase, Lorin, and Laci and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services 10 am Thursday, November 20, 2014, at St. Paul UAME Church, 3114 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE;...
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Marcus Denzel Johnson

July 13, 1994 - November 13, 2014

Marcus Denzel Johnson, age 20, went home to be with the Lord on November 13, 2014. He is the beloved son of Arlette B. Johnson Williams, the late Michael R. Johnson, Sr., and of Learmond A. Williams. He leaves to cherish his memory: 2 brothers, Michael R. Johnson, Jr. and Marcel C. Johnson; his paternal grandmother, Geraldine Melton; paternal great-grandmother, Mary Hayes; 2 aunts, Michelle &...
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Irene Andrews

February 10, 1934 - November 12, 2014

Irene Andrews, age 80, departed this life November 12, 2014. She was the mother of Regina Solemina (Gerald), Darlene Kelly, Yvonne, Bernita, and Kenneth Andrews (Michelle), Paul Cunningham (Danny), and Derrick Lloyd; sister of Joan Tilghman (Alex), Marion Andrews (Cecilia), Stacey Andrews (Betty Jean), and Janice Goins (Theodore); 10 grandchildren, 15 grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren. ...
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Joseph John Flowers

February 5, 1942 - November 11, 2014

Mr. Joseph John Flowers, age 72, departed this life November 11, 2014, at the Veterans Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 am Thursday, November 20, 2014, at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19805; viewing-10:45 am only. Burial in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE.
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Anna L. Turner

March 26, 1927 - November 9, 2014

Anna L. Turner, age 92, went home to be with the Lord, unexpectedly, November 9, 2014, in the Christiana Hospital. She was the mother of Garnald Corbin, Milton, Derinda and Meredith Reams, Toni Rufin, Alethia, Marshell and Holly Reams. She is also survived by a special niece, Doris Miller; 38 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren, other family and friends. Funeral services 11 am...
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Alice Mae Burnett

May 8, 1934 - November 8, 2014

Mrs. Alice Mae Burnett, age 80, departed this life November 8, 2014, in the Christiana Hospital. She is the wife of Curtis Burnett. She raised seven children along with Curtis: Deborah, Curtis, Jr., Michael (deceased), Robert, Roland, Charles, and Kelton Randell, Andrew Dash, Lexis Drungold, and Tanya Pataway; and a host of grandchildren, other relatives and close friends. Mrs. Burnett retired...
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Auretha Mae Talbert

November 11, 1938 - November 8, 2014

Mrs Auretha Mae Talbert, age 76, passed away November 8, 2014; wife of Oliver Talbert; mother of Brett Talbert (Simone), Shari Golston (Dan), Gary Talbert, Deveral Talbert (Diina), and Anthony Coleman. She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Thelma Stallings; sister of Charles Stallings (Olivia), Jacqueline Moore (Roy), Millicent Ayers (Walter), Vanito Dennis (Kevin), and Justine DeShields ...
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Ellen Mells

July 27, 1932 - November 4, 2014

Mrs. Ellen Mells, age 82, departed this life on November 4, 2014, in Compassionate Care Hospice. She is the wife of the late Thomas Mells, Jr.; mother of Ako Mells, Diallo Mells, Yohana Mells and Victoria Mells-Clymer. She is the daughter of the late Rev. John Henry Smith, Jr. and the late Betty L. Smith. Ms. Mells is also the sister of Hedy Gibson and Emma Smith (twins). Her sisters,...
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Thomas Howard Gibbs, Sr.

July 3, 1937 - November 4, 2014

Mr. Thomas Howard Gibbs, Sr., age 77, departed this life November 4, 2014 in Union Hospitl, Elkton, MD. Father of Sheldon Gibbs and the late Thomas Howard Gibbs, Jr. He was the son of the late Arthur and Mary Gibbs; brother of Gertrude Terrell and Margaret Sewell of Elkton, MD and was preceded in death by his siblings: Elizabeth Banks, Daisy Moore, Dorothy Gibbs, Arthur Gibbs, Jr. and Bishop...
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Florence M. Gasby

June 6, 1920 - November 3, 2014

Florence M. Gasby departed this life November 3, 2014, at the age of 94 years. She is the wife of the late John L. Gasby. She leaves to cherish her precious memory: 8 children, Margaret Miller, Sylvia Scott (Richard), Mabel Collins, Linda Gasby, Jacqueline , Cynthia Gasby, John E. Gasby and Tonette Gasby; 24 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren; other family and friends. Home Going...
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Wilma J. Beal-Kelson

August 5, 1947 - November 2, 2014

Mrs. Wilma J. Beal-Kelson departed this life November 2, 2014. She was the wife of Richard V. Kelson; daughter of the late Fred Beal and Catherine Elliot; sister of Linda Meades, Fred Bivens, the late Douglas Bivens, and Gwendolyn Perkins. She is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services 11am Friday, November 14, 2014, at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Avenue,...
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Shana Alayiah Johnson-Whittle

March 27, 1969 - November 2, 2014

Shana Alayiah Johnson-Whittle, age 45, departed this life November 2, 2014. Memorial Service 11 am, Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Peoples Baptist Church, 50 South Street (Hamilton Park) New Castle, DE 19720. Burial, Private.
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Geneva Brown

March 12, 1916 - November 1, 2014

Mrs. Geneva Brown, age 98, departed this life November 1, 2014. Mother of Almira McKinney and Otelia O. Williams. She also leaves to cherish her memory a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services 11 am, Friday, November 7, 2014, at Alpha Worship Center, 2020 Firedancer Lane, Bear, DE 19701; viewing, 9-10:45 am only. Burial, Riverview Cemetery.
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Myles Washington Younger

April 13, 1949 - October 30, 2014

Myles W. Younger, age 65, departed this life October 30, 2014. He was the father of Myles and Katina Watson; son of the late Helen and Aldolphus Younger; brother of Rita, Marietta, Andrea, Tonya, and Joyce Younger. Mr. Younger is also survived by 1 granddaughter, Jayla Alderman-Watson; a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Mr. Younger worked for Amtrak and was a member of Porky Oliver's Golf...
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Norma V. Wyatt

February 15, 1949 - October 30, 2014

Mrs. Norma V. Wyatt, age 65, departed this life October 30, 2014, in Kansas City, Missouri. Wife of the late Dallas P. Wyatt; beloved mother of Vincent P. Wyatt (Erica); grandmother of Marcellus, Mirissa, and Joslin; sister of Arnold Vann (Shirley), Diane Freshwater (Jackson), and Teri Vann. She is also survived by other family members and friends. Funeral services 12 noon, Friday, November 7,...
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Andrea Carmella Brooks

July 11, 1962 - October 30, 2014

Ms. Andrea Carmella Brooks, age 52, departed tis life October 30, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory: her former husband, Johnny Demby; her children, Dashawn, Kevin, & Damon Brooks, Kahajuan Jones, and Jonna Mills; her parents, Lois J. and Bertram E. Furrowh; her siblings, Alan Broks, Antoinette Brooks, and Jeanette Arrington (John). She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 1 granddaughter...
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Douglas L. Johnson

December 19, 1944 - October 29, 2014

Douglas. L. Johnson, age 69, departed this life on October 29, 2014. He is the husband of Brenda Johnson; father of Syeve and Jamar Soul and Nakia Gathers; son of Elizabeth Marshall; brother of Pastor Samuel Johnson, Pastor Thomas Johnson, Rossane Wallop and Shirley Smith. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, other family and friends. Funeral will be held 10 am...
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Lucille Matthews

April 4, 1936 - October 26, 2014

Lucille Matthews, age 78, was born April 4, 1936, and went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 26, 2014, at 8:57 pm in Wilmington, Delaware. As a young adult, Lucille was very active in church. she played the piano for her church home. Lucille loved to listen to the oldies but goodies, especially, the Temptations. She loved to spend time with her family and loved to dance. She was...
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Jeanette E. Walton

May 19, 1939 - October 25, 2014

Mother Jeanette Walton went home to be with the Lord October 25, 2014. Miss Jeanette shaped many young lives and minds with her work as a home day care provider of Elouise's Tiny Tots. She was an active member of the Cathedral of Fresh Fire where she served on the Mothers Board. She leaves to cherish her memory: one daughter, Jacquelyn Rivers; step daughter, Phyllis Jordan; grandchildren,...
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Sarah G. Brittingham

February 19, 1948 - October 23, 2014

Sarah G. Brittingham, age 66, departed this life on October 23, 2014. She was the mother of Charlene "Karen" Keys; sister of Susie Watson, Bernice Keys, Adeline Jones, Delores, Roland and James Keys. She is also survived by a grandson, Maurice Keys, other family, and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at a later time.
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Carrie Roberts

September 6, 1928 - October 22, 2014

Mrs. Carrie Roberts, age 86, departed this life October 22, 2014. She is the wife of Abraham Roberts and was preceded in death by her son, Harold Roberts. Mrs. Roberts is the sister of Eleanor Campbell and Alpha Pittman and is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other family, and friends. Funeral services, 11 am Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Mother UAME Church, 5th & Church Street,...
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Barbara Ann Washington

March 4, 1940 - October 20, 2014

Barbara Ann Washington, age 74, departed this life October 20, 2014. Funeral services will be 12 noon, Thursday, November 6, 2014, at CONGO FUNERAL HOME, 201 N. Gray Avenue, Wilmington, DE; viewing 11am-12noon.
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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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Danny P. Gilmore

August 24, 1960 - October 12, 2014

Mr. Danny "Prince" Gilmore, age 54, departed this life October 12, 2014. He is the son of Peggy M. Gilmore and the late William R. Gilmore. Danny was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 24, 1960. The family left Brooklyn and moved to Long Island. That is where Danny graduated from high school and also where he started writing his poetry, which he did very well. Danny was an excellent student...
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Terrance Leander Bordley

February 14, 1959 - October 12, 2014

Terrance L. Bordley, age 55, departed this life October 12, 2014, in Baltimore, Maryland He is the beloved son of Mary L. Gould; brother of Clyde, Sadonia Nelson, and James E. Portlock, Jr. He also leaves to cherish his memory a host of other relatives and friends. Terrance worked as a chef. He was owner and operator of Leander Catering Service.
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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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