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Brenda Patricia Dale

September 18, 1943 - April 24, 2015

Brenda P. Dale, age 71, departed this life April 24, 2015, in St. Francis Hospital. Loving companion of 30 years to James Johnson; mother of Anthony Dale and Richard Dale; step-mother of Craig Kelson (Debbie); sister of Linda Holland and the late Richard Dale; grandmother of Shavon Richardson, Damien Reed, Tiekiesha Meades, Richard Dale, Jr., Aaliyah Mercante and Angel Contee. She is also...
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Ethel Anita Henderson

May 17, 1939 - April 20, 2015

Ms. Ethel A. Henderson, age 75, departed this life April 20, 2015, surrounded by her family and friends. Ethel leaves to cherish her memories: children, Melvin (LaMere) Henderson, Daran Henderson, Victoria Johnson, Lisa Henderson, Leslie Jackson, Tessa Smith (Marvin), and Russell Brown. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. ...
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Blanche Miles Fleming

November 4, 1915 - April 19, 2015

Dr. Blanche Miles Fleming, age 96, departed this life Sunday, April 19, 2015 in Wilmington, Delaware. Wife of the late Daniel E. Fleming, Sr.; mother of Daniel E. Fleming (Cheryl); daughter of the late William Arthur Thomas and Mary B. Miles. She is also survived by 2 grandchildren, Danielle Jordan and Justin Daniel, and a host of other relatives and friends. Dr. Fleming was retired from...
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Sylvester Benjamin Cokley, Jr.

February 8, 1973 - April 17, 2015

Sylvester B. Cokley, Jr., age 42, departed this life April 17, 2015.
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DeShannon Damar Reid

September 3, 1976 - April 17, 2015

DeShannon D. Reid, age 38, departed this life April 17, 2015. He is survived by his mother, Etta Elaine Reid; 3 children, Matima, Trinity, and Sa'Rya; 2 sisters, Willetta and Shonda; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral will be 10am Friday, April 24th at Ezion Fair Baptist Church, 1400 B Street, Wilmington, DE 19801; viewing 8-9:45am only. Burial, Riverview Cemetery.
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Elsie Mae Johnson

October 1, 1922 - April 14, 2015

Elsie Mae Johnson, age 92, departed this life April 14, 2015 in Shipley Manor Nursing Home. Beloved Aunt of Joyce Redden (Willie), Nancy Harris, and Sharon Hill. She also leaves to cherish her memory, 4 generations of nieces and nephews; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral, 7pm Friday, April 24th at Union Baptist Church, 2616 Carter Street, Wilmington, DE 19802; viewing 5-6:45pm...
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Edith Bernice Martin

January 24, 1925 - April 13, 2015

Elder Edith B. Martin, age 90, departed this life April 13, 2015. She is the wife of the late Willie Frank Martin; mother of Ben Frank Martin, Margette Finney, Carolyn A. Williams, Timothy A. Martin, Addie W. Sessoms, and the late Jeanette Martin; daughter of the late Richard and Carrie Kinard; sister of Mary Helen, Connie, Vera, Richard, and the late Willie James, Mackson, Blanche, and Zelma. ...
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Michele Denise Nelson

September 16, 1968 - April 10, 2015

Michele Nelson, age 46, departed this life April 10, 2015. Wife of Anthony Nelson; mother of Monica Mays and Patricia Nelson; daughter of the late Patricia Redden and Roscoe Dennis; sister of Andre and Shena Dennis, Tyrone Redden, CheRon Shephard and Shawn Tucker-Fields. She is also survived by a host of other family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held 1pm Saturday, April 18, at...
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Helen Isabel Blunt

February 6, 1921 - April 9, 2015

Mrs. Helen Isabel Blunt, age 94, departed this life on April 9, 2015, at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. She leaves to cherish her memory: 3 children, John Blunt and wife Donna, Honorable Theodore Blunt and wife Alice LaTrelle, and Catherine Blunt; 5 grandchildren, Honorable Lisa Blunt Rochester, Thea Blunt Fowler (Mark), Marla Blunt Carter (Dr. Richard), Malik Blunt and Julian...
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Edward Lee Dryden

October 26, 1938 - April 8, 2015

Edward L. Dryden, age 76, departed this life April 8, 2015, at his residence. He was the husband of the late Brenda Dryden. He leaves to cherish his memory: his children, Charmen Walley, Loretta Dickerson, Edward L. Jr., Ernest, James, and Joshua Dryden, Grant Morrison Dryden, Mark and Michael Johnson, and Tanisha Lambert. And He is also survived by his siblings, Marion Perkins, Arnold...
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Willie Lee Word

September 14, 1942 - April 8, 2015

Willie L. "Bird" Word, son of the late Early and Dora Word, passed away peacefully on April 8, 2015. Born in Halifax, VA, he moved with his family to Delaware as a young boy and made Newark his lifelong home. Willie was a devoted and loving father and grandfather, and treasured the time he spent with his children and grandchildren. Willie was a long standing member of the Elk's Pride of...
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Mildred Fordelia Mosley

October 30, 1944 - April 8, 2015

Ms. Mosley departed this life April 08, 2015. She leaves to cherish her memory: one daughter, Amanda Mosley; her sisters, Edith Price and Elaine Davis. She was the aunt of Karen and Kevin Price, Harry "Levoy" Samuels, Jayson Trotter, Alexus and Jamil; a host of other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rosabell and Cleveland Davis. Ms. Mosley was retired from...
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Patrick Lee Richard, Sr.

February 18, 1960 - April 7, 2015

Patrick Lee Richard, Sr., age 55 years, better known as "Lee," departed this life on April 7, 2015, at VA Hospital, Elsmere, Delaware. He leaves to cherish his memory: 3 children, Kelli Clarke and husband Kleet of Yates Center, Kansas, Stacy Bowers of Fredericksbury, VA, and Patrick, Jr of Laurel, DE; 1 brother, Michael Richard; 4 grandchildren, Hailey, Riley, Dakota and Larry; 2 nephews, Dylan...
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Raymond Howard

July 2, 1929 - April 7, 2015

Raymond Howard, age 85, departed this life April 7, 2015. Funeral 11am Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Ezion Fair Baptist Church, 1400 B Street, Wilmington, DE 19801; viewing, 9-10:45am only. Burial, 2pm at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, Delaware.
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Alice V. Barker

January 29, 1934 - April 6, 2015

SERVICES RESCHEDULED TO 11 am WED.4/22 AT CONGO FUNERAL HOME, 2317 N. MARKET STREET. Mrs. Alice V. Barker, age 81, went home to be with the Lord, April 6, 2015. Wife of the late George Barker; mother of the late Irene Barker. She is survived by 3 children, Ronald West, Melva Jackson, Fannie Evans; 12 grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. Funeral 11 am Wed, April 22nd at Congo...
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Timeka J. Wilson

May 16, 1978 - April 4, 2015

Timeka J. Wilson, age 36, departed this life April 4, 2015. She was the mother of Neki Gibbs, Jr. and Taiswan J. Gibbs; daughter of Viola N. Green and Albert L. Wilson, Sr.; sister of Albert L. Wilson, Jr. and Julius A. Wilson. She is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. Timeka was a member of New Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Funeral service, 10am Saturday, April 25th at New...
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Rae-kwon Ni-Keem Mangrum

August 19, 1995 - April 4, 2015

Rae-Kwon N. Mangrum, age 19, departed this life April 4, 2015. Son of Marketta Mangrum and William Comer; grandson of Dorothy Mangrum (Wayne Brown); brother of Donald and Donnasia Miller, Derris and Davon Lloyd, Jayla, Jayda, and Journie Pulliam, Samya Coleman, Ameenah and Derrionah Comer, and a host of other relatives and friends. Rae-Kwon worked various jobs in the construction field and...
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James Edward Duker

January 28, 1944 - April 4, 2015

James Edward Duker, I, age 71, son of the late John W. and Mildred Duker, was born on January 28, 1944, in Middletown, Delaware. He departed this life on April 4, 2015, in Wilmington Hospital. He leaves to cherish his memory 3 brothers, Howard W. Duker, Raymond E. Duker, Sr., and William Morris; 2 sisters, Eleanor C. Duker and Diane Duker; special nieces & nephews, Mildred, Charlotte, Theresa,...
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Nathaniel Smith

December 4, 1942 - April 3, 2015

Mr. Nathaniel Smith passed away April 3, 2015 at his home. He is the beloved father of Natisha Smith Cooks; grandfather of Tyree T. Smith and Tytonna Cooks. Mr. Smith is also survived by other family and friends. His funeral will be 11am Tuesday, April 21st at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19802; viewing, 9-10:45M only. Burial, Delaware Veterans Memorial...
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Debora J. Lafferty

August 1, 1958 - April 1, 2015

Debora J. Lafferty, age 56, departed this life suddenly on April 1, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital. She was born on August 1, 1958, and was the daughter Gladys DiCarlantonio and the late Joseph Ernest. She had worked most of her life as a cook in various restaurants. She leaves to cherish her memory: 3 children, Andrea Perrin (Charles), Ashley Lafferty and Walter Lafferty, Jr.; 6...
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Edward Walter Johnson

June 3, 1929 - April 1, 2015

Edward W. Johnson, age 85, peacefully passed away on April 1, 2015, in the Compassionate Care Unit of St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, DE. Edward, affectionately known by his friends and family as Ed, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 3, 1927. Son of Edward Johnson and Vivian Taylor, he is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marjorie Johnson; his sons, Michael Johnson (Alexa) and...
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Hollis Smith, Jr.

February 9, 1948 - March 31, 2015

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

July 31, 1980 - March 30, 2015

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

September 14, 1953 - March 29, 2015

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

August 29, 1941 - March 29, 2015

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

April 17, 1946 - March 28, 2015

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

October 11, 1943 - March 27, 2015

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

December 15, 1955 - March 24, 2015

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

January 20, 1917 - March 24, 2015

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

June 3, 1923 - March 24, 2015

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

August 8, 1984 - March 23, 2015

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

September 4, 1946 - March 22, 2015

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

April 23, 1933 - March 17, 2015

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

September 3, 1927 - March 17, 2015

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

August 9, 1951 - March 17, 2015

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

May 6, 1960 - March 17, 2015

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

August 11, 1935 - March 16, 2015

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

September 28, 1919 - March 15, 2015

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

June 16, 1960 - March 15, 2015

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

April 7, 1951 - March 14, 2015

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

July 10, 1958 - March 13, 2015

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

February 14, 1956 - March 12, 2015

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

November 29, 1936 - March 11, 2015

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

July 18, 1930 - March 11, 2015

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

December 26, 1962 - March 11, 2015

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

March 11, 2015 - March 11, 2015

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

June 24, 1967 - March 10, 2015

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

July 29, 1948 - March 7, 2015

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

January 24, 1969 - March 6, 2015

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

August 31, 1967 - March 5, 2015

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

July 12, 1951 - March 5, 2015

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

November 27, 1940 - March 3, 2015

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

June 29, 1962 - March 3, 2015

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

October 27, 1966 - March 2, 2015

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

March 10, 1931 - March 2, 2015

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

March 30, 1950 - March 2, 2015

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

September 20, 1957 - February 28, 2015

Linda D. James, age 57, departed this life on February 28, 2015, in Christiana Hospital, Newark, Delaware. She leaves to cherish her memory, her devoted companion Edward Parham; 1 daughter, Jenese Wilcox; 2 sons, Jason Spradley (fiancée Genine Jordan) and Jarell Spradley; her mother, Ethel James; 1 sister, Lisa James; 2 brothers, Bobby James (Karen) and Brian James; 2 grandchildren,...
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Jacqueline Velma Moore

November 11, 1933 - February 26, 2015

Jacqueline V. Moore (Stallings), age 81, went home to be with the Lord on February 26, 2015. Wife of the late Roy Moore; mother of Fred Calhoun (Mona-Lisa), Pamela Jones (Glenn), Lionell and Tracy Moore; stepmother of Lois Moore; daughter of the late Charlie C. and Thelma F. Stallings; sister of Charles Stallings (Olivia), Millicent Ayers (Walter), Justine DeShields (George), Vanito Dennis ...
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Earline J. Hall

November 14, 1945 - February 26, 2015

Ms. Earline J. Hall, age 69, departed this life February 26, 2015, at Heartland Hospice House in Wilmington, Delaware. She had been a Collections Officer at the former MBNA Bank. She had a passion for sewing and owned her own drapery and design company, Seams to Be by "E." She leaves to cherish her memory, her beloved fiancee, Sylvester "Sam" Billingsley; several cousins, Louise Coleman,...
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James E. Seals III

December 19, 1935 - February 25, 2015

Mr. James E. Seals, age 79, son of the late James Edward Seals and Cora McDaniel Seals, departed this life February 25, 2015, in the Delaware Veterans Hospital. James received his early education in the public schools of Washington, DC. During his high school years, he excelled in woodcraft. He enlisted in the United States Army and served his country well. He received an honorable discharge...
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Sharon E. Boyette

January 23, 1962 - February 24, 2015

Ms. Boyette departed this life February 24, 2015. She is survived by her children KaShauna Williams, Joseph Williams II, and Danietta Williams; 4 grandchildren; fiancé, Byron Smith, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 12pm, Wed., March 4th at New Destiny Fellowship, 906 E. 16th Street Wilm, DE; viewing 10-11:45am only. Burial, Private
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Yolanda Yvette Corsey

October 24, 1956 - February 24, 2015

Yolanda Yvette Corsey, daughter of Robert Turner and the late Wilma Turner, was born October 24, 1956 in Wilmington, Delaware. She departed this life February 24, 2015, peacefully at her home, after a long battle with Cancer. She received her early education in the public schools of Wilmington, Delaware and graduated from Wilmington High school in 1974. During her high school career she became a...
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Dwayne Alonzo Wise

May 1, 1958 - February 23, 2015

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

December 25, 1945 - February 23, 2015

Carolyn S. Richardson, age 69, departed this life February 23, 2015 in Newark, DE. Wife of Phillip M. Richardson; mother of Tonya R. Richardson and Heather L. Richardson; daughter of thr late Louis and Leila Hill; sister of Delois Smoot, Barbara Leftridge, and the late Joanne Smoot; 4 grandchildren, Ashanti, Aaron, Alexis, and Aubrey Hargrove; a host of other relatives and friends. Mrs....
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Albert D. Harley

September 3, 1946 - February 22, 2015

Albert D. Harley, age 68, departed this life February 22, 2015. Husband of Mrs. Jean Harley; father of Rodney D. Harley and Theresa Bradley; son of the late Albert and Rachel Harley. He was also the brother of Dorothy McCoy, Sandra Smithers (Joseph), Shirley Brown (Robert), Mary Harley, and the late William, Gwendolyn, and Cornelius Harley. Mr. Harley was retired from Local 199, where he...
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David Christopher Jarvis

April 27, 1989 - February 22, 2015

David Christopher Jarvis, son of Robert and Aretha Jarvis, was born on April 27, 1989 in Newark, Delaware. He was called home on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at his residence surrounded by his family. Chris received his education from the Colonial School District in New Castle, Delaware, attending Eisenberg Elementary, McCullough Middle School, and William Penn High School. He then joined...
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Clifford Henry

September 5, 1950 - February 20, 2015

Mr. Clifford Henry, age 64, departed this life February 20, 2015, at his residence. Husband of Carol A. Singleton-Henry; father of Antoinette Henry, Clifford Henry, III, and the late Marlon Henry; son of the late Betty Lacy & Clifford Henry, Sr.; brother of Dolores Lacy and James Lacy. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren, Sharneice, Nyjai, Marlon, Cliff, Caleaf, Christian, Gavin, and Artease...
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JoAnne Louise Hogan

February 4, 1942 - February 19, 2015

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

June 4, 1938 - February 19, 2015

James S. Saddler, age 76, departed this life February 19, 2015. He was the husband of Barbara Saddler; father of Valerie Lloyd, Kevin, Kenneth, Simon, and Darius Saddler, the late Gregory Saddler and Denise Chittum. He also leaves to cherish his memory, a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 11am Saturday, February 28th at New Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 1402 N. Market Street, Wilmington...
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Dorothy R. Blackstock

May 18, 1929 - February 18, 2015

Mrs. Dorothy R. Blackstock, age 85, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Wife of Charlie H. Blackstock; mother of James Johnson, Valarie Moore, the late Johnnie DeJournette and George Dickerson, all of Wilmington, DE. She was born in Rockingham County, North Carolina. She worked as a Bus Driver for Colonial School District. Mrs. Blackstock is also survived by 1 sister,...
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Sharon K. Luckey

August 12, 1958 - February 17, 2015

Ms. Luckey was born in Neptune New Jersey, and died Tuesday, February 17, 2015, after a lengthy illness. Daughter of the late James Edward Luckey, she is survived by her mother, Willie Mae Luckey of Neptune New Jersey, one son Dereck Luckey of Neptune New Jersey, Three brothers; Jimmy Luckey of Neptune NJ, Garen Luckey of Asbury Park NJ, and Michael Luckey of Wilmington Delaware. Three sisters;...
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Rayfield Walker, Jr.

February 20, 1952 - February 17, 2015

Mr. Walker departed this life Tues., February 17, 2015 at home. Rayfield was born February 20, 1952 to the late Margaret Couch and Rayfield Walker, Sr; stepson of the late James Couch, Sr.; brother of Shirley Stevens, James C. Couch, Jr., Rose D. Couch; adopted brother, William Primrose (Skippy); a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and friends. Funeral 11am, Fri., Feb. 27th at Congo...
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Deborah Suzanne Maddox

August 10, 1959 - February 16, 2015

Deborah S. Maddox, age 55, departed this life February 16, 2015 in Christiana Hospital. Former wife of Purvest A. Maddox; mother of Angela and Nicholas Maddox; daughter of Dorothy and Robert Fetters; sister of Bobby Fetters. She is also survived by 3 grandchildren, Deja and D'Angelo Reams and Deyana Dennis. Debbie worked at AIG Life Insurance Company for 20+ years along with various other jobs...
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Geraldine Brown

March 10, 1949 - February 16, 2015

Geraldine Brown, age 65, departed this life February 16, 2015. Daughter of the late Edward and Johnnie Mae Brown; sister of Betty M. Laws, Arthur Walker (Bernice), Dorothy Harmon, the late Raymond Brown and Willie Mells, Jr., a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 6:30pm Thursday, February 26, at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19802; viewing 5-6:45pm...
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Terry Anita Fisher

June 6, 1947 - February 15, 2015

Terry Anita Fisher, age 67, went home to be with the Lord on February 15, 2015. She was the mother of Kimberly Kamau and Shaana Roy; grandmother of Kimani and Malaika Kamau; daughter of the late Juanita and Harry Fisher; step-daughter of Henry "Mr. Sonny" Gibson; sister of Jerry, Teddy, Timmy, and Tommy Fisher, Shirley Wooley (Dwayne) and the late Harry and Tammy Fisher. She is also survived...
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Daysh�n C. Wallace

November 5, 1996 - February 14, 2015

Dayshón departed this life February 14, 2015. Son of Tamara Wallace and the late Jason Jackson; brother of Mariah Wallace, Anasia Wallace, and Rasheed Lloyd, Jr; grandson of Joui Wallace, the late Joseph Wallace, Mary Jackson, and William Edward Jackson; great grandson of Cora E. Hill; a host of other relatives and friends. Dayshón was a student of John Dickinson High School. ...
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Tamara Michelle Lenoir

May 16, 1967 - February 14, 2015

Tamara Michelle Lenoir, daughter of the late June Matthews and the late Tessie Thomas Glass, was born on May 16, 1967, in Wilmington, Delaware. She departed this life on February 14, 2015, in Christiana Hospital, Newark, Delaware. Ms Lenoir had worked for Pack and Process. She is survived by her husband Michael Richardson; 1 son, Tamal Lenoir, 2 daughters Tiara Myers and Tiana Digsby; 2 sisters...
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Joseph Franklin Wheeler, Jr.

September 4, 1951 - February 13, 2015

Mr. Wheeler departed this life February 13, 2015. Husband of Nancy Pierce Wheeler; father of Joseph F. Wheeler, III, & TreVeon Wheeler, Sr.; stepfather of Gary Pierce, Sr.; son of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph F. Wheeler, Sr.; brother of Edward Williams; 7 grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Mr. Wheeler worked as an Assembler for General Motors, where he later retired. Funeral 10AM,...
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Roger L. Garbett, Sr.

May 11, 1946 - February 13, 2015

Mr. Garbett, husband of Marguerite Garbett, and son of Frederick and Mattie Garbett, was born on May 11, 1946, in Philadelphia, PA. He departed this life on February 13, 2015, at his home. Funeral Service will be 11am Monday, February 23, 2015, at Canaan Baptist Church, 3011 New Castle Avenue, New Castle, DE 19720, where viewing will be from 9-10:45am. Interment will be 10am Tuesday, February...
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Dora M. Winfield

September 24, 1928 - February 10, 2015

Mrs. Dora M. Winfield departed this life on February 10, 2014, at Parkview Nursing Center in Wilmington. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Conway W. Winfield, Sr. and her late daughter, Marsha Winfield. She leaves to cherish her precious memory: 3 children, Kenneth W. Winfield (Regina), Barbara Billops (Joseph), and Conway Winfield, Jr,; 5 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren,...
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Michael Glasper

May 5, 1962 - February 9, 2015

Michael Glasper, "Beau", age 52, departed this life February 9, 2015. He was the husband of Leesa Moran; father of Mikey Moran (Stephanie Velasquez) and the late Joseph Moran; son of Janet Glasper and the late Robert Glasper; brother of Denise Credle (Chris Jones), and JoAnna Glasper. Mr. Glasper is also survived by his niece, Alaysia Credle, a nephew, Michael Credle, Jr. and a host of other...
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Beverly Audrey Stanford

November 22, 1935 - February 9, 2015

Mrs. Beverly A. Stanford, age 79, departed this life February 9, 2015. She was the wife of the late Olin Stanford, Jr.; mother of Pat Reid (Floyd); 3 grandsons, Harry Johnson, Enoch Johnson (Bridgette), and Leroy Watson (Janine); 11 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Mrs. Stanford worked as a nursing aid in the Tri-State area for several years, and was a dedicated...
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Michael Bradley Boone, Sr.

November 14, 1955 - February 8, 2015

Michael B. Boone, Sr., age 59, departed this life February 8, 2015. son of the late Leon and Pearl Boone. He was the husband of Mary Boone; father of Michael B. Boone, Jr. (Betsy) and Devon Maurice Boone; and brother of Leon Boone, Jr. (Beulah)and the late Donald Boone (Miriam). He is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. Mr. Boone worked as a Material Analyst for Boeing...
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Charlene H. Robinson

February 1, 1953 - February 7, 2015

Charlene H. Robinson, age 62, departed this life February 7, 2015. Beloved mother of Darcell D. Robinson; daughter of the late Mary A. Camper and Charleston H. Robinson; sister of Anthony Camper, Sherrill Camper, Valerie Townsend, Stacia Johnson, Bernard Bayard, Alexis Bayard and the late Claude Bayard and a host of other family and friends. Ms. Robinson was a dental assistant for the State of...
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William Alexander Wilson, Sr.

April 26, 1926 - February 6, 2015

William Alexander Wilson, Sr., age 88, departed this life February 6, 2015. Husband of the late Ruth Loretta Wilson; father of Wanda Kellum, Joann George, April Wilson, June Wilson, Melita Anderson, Corlis Wilson, Melvina Smith, Patricia Ann Boyd, Lawrence Harris, the late William A. Wilson, Jr., Steve Wilson, and Doris Forte. He is also survived by 32 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 2...
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Elizabeth Miller

August 17, 1931 - February 6, 2015

Elizabeth Miller, "Betty", age 83, passed away Friday, February 6, 2015, at Manor Care. Betty was the wife of the late Walter Frank Miller (Rock). She was the mother of Pamela Carter, Wanda Smith, Quinton Smith (deceased), Dewitt Smith, Bernadette Saylor, Walter Miller, Sheila Miller, Tyrone Miller, and Valerie Black. She was the daughter of the late Ella Mae Gladys Brown. She was also...
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Nancy Mae Sykes Joyner

May 13, 1921 - February 6, 2015

Nancy Mae Sykes Joyner, 93 went peacefully to be with the Lord on Friday, February 6, 2015. She was born in Greenville County, VA to the late James and Helen Sykes in May 1921. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Joyner, her daughter, Earlene Joyner Boone and her brothers Joseph, Russell and Mark Sykes. Nancy is survived by her god-daughter Barbara Faye Henry; grandchildren,...
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Teena Lavette Fields

July 25, 1965 - February 4, 2015

Teena Lavette Demby Fields, age 49, daughter of Jacqueline R. Snow and Stanford Demby, Sr., went home to be with the Lord on February 4, 2015, in Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC. She is the beloved mother of Taynnel Wright (Samuel, Jr.) and Diante Fields; sister of Kevin (Jincy), Stanford, Jr. (Myra), Steven and Colin Demby; grandmother of Taya and Samuel Wright, III. She is also...
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Wallace Eugene Bessicks

June 29, 1935 - February 2, 2015

Mr. Wallace Eugene Bessicks, age 79, departed this life February 2, 2015. Husband of Joan Bessicks; father of Matthew Bessicks and Beverly Williams (Matthew), and brother of Vivian Dolores Davidson. Mr. Bessicks is also survived by 3 grandchildren, Jennah Bessicks, Rashad and Travis Williams. Mr. Bessicks worked as a lab technician for DuPont Company for 34 years until his retirement in 1996. ...
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Beverly Yvonne Winfield

December 7, 1947 - January 31, 2015

Ms. Beverly Yvonne Winfield, age 67, passed away January 31, 2015. She was the youngest child to the late Allen Adair and Blanche Stafford Winfield on December 7, 1947. She is predeceased by brothers, Roger Winfield and Warren Winfield; her sisters: Jean McMillan and Virginia Archie McCray. Beverly leaves to cherish her memory, children: son, Michael R. Collins, Jr. (Valarie) of Washington,...
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Michael D. Ewell

February 17, 1970 - January 31, 2015

Michael D. Ewell, age 44, departed this life suddenly on January 31, 2015. He is the beloved son of Beatrice Stanford and Golden Ewell and stepson of Quenton Stanford; loving brother of Melissa Ewell (Andre Nichols), Patricia Ewell and Johnny Ewell. He is also survived by 6 nieces, 4 nephew, 1 great-niece, 2 great-nephews, 3 aunts, 1 uncle, other family and friends. His Memorial Service...
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Donnell Jamar Clark

February 6, 1988 - January 27, 2015

Donnell Jamar Clark "Don Don," age 26, departed this life January 27, 2015. Father of Seiomi and Egypt Clark; son of Natasha Clark and Donald Ford; grandson of Therese Clark, Lloyd Ledbetter, and Alfred Williams. He is also survived by 5 brothers, 6 sisters, and a host of other family and friends. Funeral service 11 am Monday, February 9, at Ezion Fair Baptist Church, 1400 B Street,...
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John Augustus Brown, Jr.

June 7, 1955 - January 27, 2015

Mr. John A. Brown departed this life January 27, 2015. He was the husband of the late Lydia Brown; father of John Caulk, Samantha Scott, Jherami and Jheauna Brown; stepfather of Earl Harden, Maurice White, and Nenah Elam; son of John A. Brown, Sr. and the late Jane Brown Morris; brother of Jane Brown Cuff (James), Janet Brown Harris (Larrell), June Brown Harris (Fred), and James Brown (Jana) ...
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Christopher Scrivens, Sr.

February 6, 1932 - January 25, 2015

Christopher Scrivens, Sr. was born in Brunswick Georgia on February 6, 1932. He was the youngest of four children born to Rufus Scrivens, Sr. and his wife, Lillie. Tragically, his father and only sister passed away when he was very young - leaving his mother and two older brothers. Around the time he became a teenager, his mother remarried a wonderful man named Arnold Mack and the family...
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Eunice Loretta Johnson Griffin

May 21, 1924 - January 25, 2015

Eunice Loretta Johnson Griffin was born on Thursday, May 21, 1924 in Glen Jean, West Virginia. She resided there until she became a young adult. she also lived in North Carolina, Pittsburgh, and New York. She moved to Delaware in 1949 at the age of 25. She was the second of seven children. Preceding her in death are: son, Oresse Collins, Jr.; daughter, Ella L. Johnson; three sisters, Lillian...
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Donald L. Perkins

May 7, 1965 - January 24, 2015

Donald L. Perkins, son of the late Joseph Johnson and the late Helen Marie Johnson, was born on May 7, 1965, in Wilmington, Delaware. He departed this life on Saturday, January 24, 2015, in his home. He received his early education in the public schools of Wilmington, Delaware and graduated from John Dickinson High School in 1984. After graduation, he went straight into the workforce. He...
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Ramon Maldonado

January 23, 1961 - January 23, 2015

Ramon Maldonado, age 54, departed this life January 23, 2015. He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Teresa Cruz Maldonado; 4 children, Carlos Matos, Raymond, Joel, and Chris Maldonado; stepchildren, Jorge, Jr., Melissa, Gabriel, and Ellenie Cruz; his mother, Maria Lopez; his father, Hiram Maldonado (Esperanza); his sister, Anna Garcia (Tito); his brother, Ramon Torres; 8 grandchildren, and...
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Jordan Keaire Dwayne Ellerbe

June 5, 1998 - January 23, 2015

Jordan K. D. Ellerbe, age 16, departed this life January 23, 2015. He was the son of Sheeron Fuller ande Jonathan Ellerbe (Carol); brother of Jazmine and Jakiera Jordan, Isiah and Jonael Ellerbe, Antwine Lambert and Aronde Dillard; uncle of Jaidan Fuller. He is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 12pm Friday, February 6th at...
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Esther A. Church

April 17, 1917 - January 23, 2015

Mrs. Church departed this life on January 23, 2015, in Wilmington Hospital. She was the wife the late Samuel Church; beloved mother of Clifton Armstead (Dawn); sister of the late John Ford, Eva Bates, and Mildred (Mert) Ford. She is also survived by a nephew Charles S. Cramer, Jr. (Yvonne); one granddaughter, Jaye Armstead; one great-granddaughter, Aubrey Armstead; a special friend, Betty...
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Ruth Graves

August 14, 1943 - January 22, 2015

Mrs. Ruth Graves, age 71, departed this life January 22, 2015. She was the wife of William Graves; mother of William Michael (Annette), Renee D. Gregory (Richard), Anita G. Means (Gary), and Lamont B. Graves; daughter of the late Rev. Eugene and Ruth Cheak; sister of Eugene Major Cheak, Diane Cheak Carroll, Joann Cheak Peopples, Rose Brown, and the late Joseph Clark Cheak and Michael Cornell. ...
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