Our Obituaries

Martha Jane Hollis

November 1, 1926 - April 21, 2014

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

July 2, 1970 - April 20, 2014

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

November 9, 1949 - April 20, 2014

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

September 3, 1979 - April 16, 2014

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

June 11, 1944 - April 16, 2014

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

March 25, 1950 - April 14, 2014

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

February 19, 1987 - April 12, 2014

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

August 21, 1982 - April 12, 2014

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

December 6, 1953 - April 11, 2014

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

March 8, 1947 - April 11, 2014

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

July 6, 1968 - April 11, 2014

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

February 21, 1972 - April 10, 2014

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

September 17, 1934 - April 9, 2014

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

February 10, 1935 - April 7, 2014

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

February 22, 1956 - April 5, 2014

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

April 14, 1976 - April 5, 2014

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

April 23, 1969 - April 4, 2014

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

April 13, 1951 - April 4, 2014

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

January 5, 1919 - April 4, 2014

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

May 25, 1989 - April 2, 2014

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

June 8, 1980 - April 2, 2014

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

December 9, 1929 - April 1, 2014

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

June 14, 1930 - March 31, 2014

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

July 18, 1929 - March 29, 2014

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

May 5, 1949 - March 28, 2014

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

September 4, 1917 - March 27, 2014

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

December 3, 1932 - March 26, 2014

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

November 18, 1949 - March 26, 2014

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

August 20, 1953 - March 26, 2014

Ruble Norman Harris, son of Elizabeth Marshall and the late Ruble N. Harris was born August 20, 1953 in Newark, NJ. He departed this life March 26, 2014 in Wilmington, DE. Mr. Harris received his education in the public schools of Wilmington, Delaware. He was a retired truck driver who loved taking his sons and grandsons on the road every summer. He could talk for hours about his many...
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Barbara Ann Caudle Ellis

August 5, 1932 - March 26, 2014

Mrs. Barbara Caudle Ellis departed this life March 26, 2014 in Wilmington, DE. Wife of the late Henderson A. Ellis, Sr. mother of Henderson A. Ellis, Jr. (LaTanya) of Wilmington, DE; sister of Hazel Caudle Morton of Wilmington, DE; sister-in-law of Walter Ellis (Evelyn) and Mattie Ellis Ikard of Newton, NC; 6 Grandchildren, Brittany Steele Williams (Tobias), Joshua Steele (Burgundi), Jai'Esha...
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Vivian Maxine Williams

October 26, 1934 - March 24, 2014

Vivian Maxine Williams was born October 26, 1934, in Meadowview, VA to the late Pearl E. Fitzsimmons Davis and William Jackson Davis. She departed this life on March 24, 2014. In 1957 Vivian graduated from St Augustine's College, now University, with a degree in Education . In 1967 Vivian moved to Wilmington, Delaware and in November 1968 married Thomas McInzy Williams (deceased) and they...
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Irene Rose Collins

August 1, 1921 - March 23, 2014

Ms. Collins went home to be with the Lord on Sun., March 23, 2014. Mother of 3 sons, Robert Sylvester (Lorie), Leon Henry (Sheletta), and Rosoe Sterling; 2 daughters, Irene M. McNeill (Clarence), Gretchen M. Easley (Joe), 27 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and everyone at St. Patrick's Senior Center. Graveside...
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Gertrude M. Henry

February 13, 1928 - March 22, 2014

Mrs. Henry passed away March 22, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Isaac W. Henry, Sr. She was preceded in death by one child, Mary (Charles), and has seven surviving children: Coleman, Salvatore, Gertrude (Paul), Isaac, Jr. (Tameko), Michael Sr., (Brenda), Adriane and Mia. She has four surviving siblings: Mary, Helen, Hilton, and James (Sandra). She was also preceded in...
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Rosalynn Nettie Lee Yette

July 12, 1933 - March 21, 2014

Rosalynn"Rossie" Lee Yette, passed away peacefully at her home in Wilmington, Delaware, on the 21st day of March 2014, at eighty years of age. Rosalynn was born on the twelfth day of July, 1933 in Rogersville, Tennessee; the second of four children born to Mr. Robert E. and Bessie K. Lee. Rosalynn is survived by her four children: Evon Yette of Wilmington, Delaware, Karen Yette of Clinton,...
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Jacqueline Ann Emory

September 9, 1947 - March 21, 2014

Mrs. Emory departed this life March 21, 2014. Wife of 43 years to Elmer "Pete" Emory; mother of Martin and Arthea Emory; step-mother of Anita, Sharon, Blake, and Kevin; daughter of Ruth W. Hazzard and the late John E. Hazzard, Sr.; sister of Joyce L. Hayes, Jereline A. Coleman, and Joel M. Hazzard; 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Mrs. Emory...
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Isaiah Nasai Murrell-Young

September 1, 1998 - March 19, 2014

Isaiah departed this life March 19, 2014. Son of Adrianne Young and Charles Murrell; brother of Amir Young and Jaeden Ridgeway. Isaiah was blessed to have two grandmothers, who loved him dearly; Mrs. Sharon Young, who was also his caregiver and Ms. Francine Byrd; a host of other relatives and friends. Isaiah was a student of Brandywine High School. Funeral, 11am Fri., Mar. 28th at Canaan Baptist...
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Betty Ann Perry

April 7, 1936 - March 17, 2014

Betty Ann Perry was born on April 7, 1936 to parents Samuel David Dixon and Ada Ann Vaughn departed this life on March 17, 2014. The family resided in San Antonio, Texas and Betty was the second of four daughters. She was predeceased in death by two of her sisters, Barbara Dixon Sharpe and Sam Ella Campbell. She is survived by one remaining sister, Lena Dumont. Betty began her education in...
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Betty Ann Perry

April 7, 1936 - March 17, 2014

Betty Ann Perry, age 78, departed this life March 17, 2014. Arrangements pending.
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Victor L. Hunt

July 1, 1961 - March 15, 2014

Victor L. Hunt enter into eternal life with our Lord on Saturday, March 15, 2014. He was born in Wilmington, DE on July 1, 1961 to the late Willie (Jake) and Betty Jean Hunt. Victor graduated from Wilmington High School and went on to serve in the United States Army and later worked for Waste Management for over 25 years he recently worked for Cokesbury Village retirement home prior to his death....
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Cornelia Strickland

September 29, 1952 - March 14, 2014

Cornelia Strickland, age 61, departed this life Thursday, March 14, 2014. Funeral Services, 11 am Friday, April 4, at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19805; viewing 10-10:45am only. Burial, Private.
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Hyla Larena Roane Wright

October 7, 1923 - March 14, 2014

Hyla Larena Roane Wright, age 90, departed this life at St. Francis Compassionate Care Unit on March 14, 2014. Hyla was born on October 7, 1923 to the late Vernell and Curtis Roane and was raised in Wilmington, Delaware. She joined Eighth Street Baptist Church as a child where she was committed to serving the Lord. Hyla graduated from Howard High School and while actively doing "days work"...
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Mary E. Johnson

November 17, 1940 - March 13, 2014

Mary E. Johnson departed this life on March 13, 2014 in Wilmington Hospital. She leaves to cherish her memory, one son Percil Johnson, two brothers, Rudolph Johnson and Earl Evans, one granddaughter, Alexia, one devoted cousin, Alice L. Moore and one devoted friend DeeDee. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary E. Johnson. Memorial Service 11 am, Monday, March 24, 2014 at Congo Funeral...
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Mary Ann Harris

February 14, 1953 - March 13, 2014

Ms. Harris departed this life March 07, 2014. Mother of Michael Harris, Annette Thomas, and the late Jeanette Harris; daughter of the late Gertrude Harris and the late William Maxwell, Sr.; sister of James and Elmer Harris, William "Bill" Maxwell, Jr., (Kim), Barbara Harris, Jacqueline Wing, Sharon Fullman (Kevin), and Rosalie Harris; 6 granchildren; devoted grandson, Kenneth "Boobie" Harris, ...
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Ruth V. Quinn

January 21, 1927 - March 13, 2014

Departed this life on March 13, 2014; mother of Doug Allen(Sandra) and Amani Maat-Kheru (Michael Gardner); sister of Winston and Zeith Massiah. She leaves to cherish her memory; 2 grandchildren, Chris and Candice Allen, 1 great-grandchild, Brianna Bates, two nieces Rodette Washington and Michelle White. She was preceded in death by her son Brian Gardner and her sister Anna Bligen. Funeral 10 am....
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James H. Evans, Jr.

September 8, 1936 - March 8, 2014

James H. Evans, Jr. "Juney" age 77, son of the late Herman, Sr. and Marion Evans, departed this life on Saturday, March 8, 2914 at home. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Marion Evans; 2 sons, James III and Raymond Evans; 4 step-children, Robin Woody, Regina, Malcolm and Constance Ross; 3 brothers, Donald, Irving, and Ralph; 4 sisters, Beverly, Marie, Mary and Cynthia; 6 grandchildren,...
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Robert A. Harrigan, Jr.

April 16, 1948 - March 7, 2014

Robert A. Harrigan, Jr., son of Robert Alexander Harrigan and Phala Phillips, was born April 16th 1948 in Oneida, Tennessee. He departed this life on the 7th of March, 2014, 11:45 pm at Christiana Hospital. Bob received his early education in the public schools of Cecil County, MD and graduated from Elkton High School in year 1966. He worked for 33 years at Central Chemical Incorporation where...
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Lillie Ann Harris

December 4, 1931 - March 7, 2014

Lillie Ann Harris, daughter of Henrietta Young & Alfred Nelson Sr., was born December 4, 1931, in Henderson, NC. She departed this life on Friday, March 7, 2014, at Christiana Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the youngest of 10, and there was no question that she was Daddy's Little Girl! She received her early education in the public schools of Henderson, NC. As a young lady...
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Lois D. Hackett

November 21, 1955 - March 5, 2014

Mrs.Coleman-Hackett, departed this life March 4, 2014. Wife of Mark Anthony Hackett; mother of Lester, Gary, John Coleman; daughter of the late Charles Coleman and Clara McDade; sister of Prentiss, William, Vanessa, Arlene Coleman, Barbara Johnson, Rose Henry, the late Doris Deshields, and the late Jackie Coleman; 13 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and a host of other relatives and friends....
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Alma G. Miller

January 28, 1934 - March 5, 2014

Alma G. Miller departed this life March 05, 2014. Wife of the late Cling P. Miller, Sr; mother of Alfred, Cling (Petey), John (Tee), Michael, and Taneka; daughter of Arthur T. and Cora E. Watson. She also leaves to cherish her memory: 3 sisters, Greta Neal, Rev. Helen Miller (Walter) and Shirley Brown (Theodore); two brothers, Ernest and Ralph Watson (Georgiana); 9 grandchildren, 11 great...
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Barbara Rosetta Watts

July 15, 1934 - March 5, 2014

Barbara Rosetta Watts, daughter of the late James and Mary Frances Conkey, was born July 15, 1934, in Newark, Delaware. As a young girl she attended the New London Avenue School in Newark, DE and later graduated from Howard High Schoool in Wilmington, Delaware. She retired from the State of Delaware after working as the Supervising Custodian at Christiana Salem Elementary School. Barbara was a...
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Marjorie Thorp

October 15, 1931 - March 4, 2014

Mrs. Thorp departed this life March 04, 2014. She was the wife of the late Robert G. Thorp; mother of Albert Ray Thorp, and sister of Judy Pacheco. Mrs. Thorp enjoyed reading, bowling, and tending to her cats, Casper and Garfield. Funeral, 11am Thurs., April 3rd at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Ave., Wilm, DE 19805; viewing 9-10:45am only. Burial, Delaware Veterans Cemtery in Bear, Delaware.
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Alice F. Thompson

July 29, 1923 - March 2, 2014

Alice F. Thompson was born on July 29, 1923, in Kentucky. She moved to West Virginia as a child where her father worked as a Coal Miner. Alice was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Clayton, Delaware. At an early age, she and her siblings were sent to North Carolina to live with their paternal grandmother, Mary Dillard, after her parents died. Alice attended Douglas...
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William Parson, Jr.

May 26, 1932 - March 2, 2014

Mr. Parson passed away on March 2, 2014 in Wilmington Hospital. Husband of Mary Parson; father of Patsy Archie (Billy), Wayne Parson (Pier), Jeanette Williams (Aubrey), Louise Murray (Bruce), and the late Patricia Harmon and Annette Parson; son of William Sr., and Geneva Lowery-Parson; brother of Eugene and Vergie both of Wilmington, James, Melvin, Shirley, Vertie Mae Barringer and Hilda Heath...
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Debythia E. Collins

December 14, 1947 - March 2, 2014

Debythia E. Collins, age 66, departed this life on March 2, 2014, at her home. She is survived by a daughter, Ursula Collins-Tilghman; 2 grandsons, Aaron R. Tilghman, Jr. and Austin Tilghman; and siblings, Maurice Smith, Kim Matthews-Cephas, Kevin Johnson, Ronnie Matthews, Karen Gordon and Joan Matthews-Lockett. Ms Collins worked as a lab technician for Hercules Research Center and was a...
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Ellen Lorraine Thompson

February 20, 1947 - February 28, 2014

Went home to be with the Lord on Feb 28. Ellen was preceded in death by her husband Charles Thompson and two sons Timmy and Jerry Thompson. She was survived by a son Charles "Lil Babe" Thompson a daughter Charlene "Lenie" Thompson and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral 11 am, Mon., Mar., 10 at Christian Life Center, 125 Saginaw Road, Lincoln Univ., PA; viewing 9-10:45 am...
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Francis S. Matthews

March 2, 1964 - February 26, 2014

Francis Samuel Matthews was born to the late Roy and Catherine Matthews on March 2, 1964 in Wilmington, Delaware. He departed this life suddenly on February 26, 2014. He was raised in a section of Newark, Delaware near the railroad tracks known as "The Village". Sam attended the Newark area public schools and graduated from Newark High School in 1982. He was very intelligent and excelled...
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Victoria Leslie Martin

November 28, 1970 - February 26, 2014

Victoria (Tori) Leslie Martin, of Jersey City, New Jersey, was born November 28, 1970, in Camden, NJ at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital and passed away February 26 at the Jersey City Medical Center. In 1974, she moved with her parents to Wilmington, Delaware for her father's relocation to accept a patent attorney position with Hercules, Inc. Tori attended Sanford School's pre-school, Ursuline...
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James E. Stanford, Sr.

May 15, 1935 - February 26, 2014

DUE TO A HEATING SYSTEM FAILURE AT CONGO FUNERAL HOME MARKET STREET LOCATION, THE FUNERAL FOR MR JAMES STANFORD HAS BEEN MOVED TO EZION FAIR BAPTIST CHURCH, 1400 "B" STREET, WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. VIEWING WILL BE FROM 8-9:45 AM AND FUNERAL WILL BEGIN AT 10 AM. James E. Stanford, departed this life on February 26 in Wilmington Hospital; husband of Mary B. Stanford; father of James Stanford Jr. ...
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Laura Elizabeth Stevens Griffin

July 7, 1925 - February 22, 2014

Mrs. Stevens Griffin, departed this life Feb. 22, 2014. Wife of the late Charles H. Griffin, Sr.; mother of Ella Williams, Lucille Stevens, Larry Stevens, LaVern Fullerton, Lillian Stevens, Lorraine Henry, Lonnie Stevens, and Charles Griffin, Jr.; sister-in-law of Nancy Ray; she is also survived by 30 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, a host of great-great grandchildren, and other relatives...
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Harold James DeJarnette

June 5, 1947 - February 21, 2014

Mr. DeJarnette departed this life February 21, 2014. Husband of Valerie B. DeJarnette; father of Michele D. Porter (Larry), and Monique J. DeJarnette; son of James and the late Thelma DeJarnette; brother of Larry D. (Angeline), Curtis W. (Barbara), Babette, and Brigitt DeJarnette; 2 grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends. Mr. DeJarnette retired as VP of Human Resources at Delmarva...
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Nathaniel Montgomery

April 10, 1925 - February 21, 2014

DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE FUNERAL FOR MR. NATHANIEL MONTGOMERY HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY, MARCH 6TH, AT CONGO FUNERAL HOME, 201 N. GRAY AVENUE, WILMINGTON, DE 19805. THE VIEWING WILL BE FROM 9:00am - 10:45am AND THE FUNERAL WILL BEGIN AT 11:00am. HIS BURIAL WILL BE PRIVATE. Mr. Nathaniel Montgomery departed this life at his residence on February 21, 2014.
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John H. Johnson

December 26, 1908 - February 20, 2014

John Henry Johnson affectionately known as "Daddy John" of Christiana, Delaware transitioned peacefully from this life on February 20, 2014 at the miraculous age of 105 with his children and grandchildren by his side at Seasons Hospice in the Christiana Care Health System. John was born in a mountainside village outside of Wytheville, VA. He left home as a teenager to find work and spent the...
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Joel Robert Gibbs

February 22, 1951 - February 19, 2014

Joel Robert "Bobby" Gibbs born February 22, 1951, went home to be with the Lord on February 19, 2014, at the Veterans Hospital. He is survived by his mother, Ethel Gibbs; sisters Joletta Gibbs(his twin) and Jalaine Gibbs; one brother, Joseph Gibbs; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister, Candace Gibbs. Bobby graduated from...
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Kenneth Jerome Brown, Sr.

February 28, 1951 - February 18, 2014

Mr. Kenneth Jerome Brown, Sr., age 62 departed this life February 18, 2014. His funeral services will take place 11:30AM Saturday, March 1, 2014 at New Community Church located at 116 West 41st Street, Wilmington, DE 19802. There will be a public viewing of Mr. Brown from 9:30am until 11:15am only. His burial will be private.
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Tracy Marie Crawford

November 26, 1963 - February 17, 2014

Tracy Marie Crawford, daughter of Roscoe and the late Alfreda Crawford, was born in Wilmington DE on November 26, 1963. She departed this life February 17, 2014 in Compassionate Care Hospice, Wilmington, DE. Tracy received her early education in the public schools of Wilmington, DE and graduated from A.I. DuPont High School in Wilmington. Upon graduating from high school Tracy worked at Park...
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Pearl A. Harmon

May 21, 1940 - February 15, 2014

Ms. Harmon transitioned from this world into the next on Feb 15 2014. She is survived by her daughters, Michele Church and Lavonya Harmon of Wilmington, Delaware and Krista Harmon of Waldorf, Maryland, 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a devoted friend, Mary Ann Webb, her granddog Phineas (Boo) and many nieces and nephews. There will be a public viewing Fri.,...
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Erica Felicia Frazier

March 7, 1971 - February 14, 2014

Erica Felicia Frazier, daughter of Floyd Frazier and Bertha Merlene Toulson, was born March 7, 1971 in Hollywood, CA. She departed this life on February 14, 2014. She received her early education in the public schools of Hawthorne and Los Angeles City School Systems. She graduated from John Burroughs Junior High School and received her GED after attending Walnut High School in Walnut, CA....
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Owen W. Fletcher

September 28, 1932 - February 14, 2014

On September 28, 1932 in St. Ann Jamaica, Owen Hertis Fletcher was born to the late Leslie and Nerissa Fletcher. Brother of Randolph, Lloyd, (deceased) Daphne, Morris (deceased), Charles and Dennis. In 1966 Owen married Irene, and from this union where Linda, Thomas, Mark and LaTanya. From this union, were born eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Funeral 11am, Sat. Feb. 22nd at...
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Albert Warren Golden

March 31, 1933 - February 14, 2014

Albert Warren Golden, son of the late Marion and Neila Golden, was born March 31, 1933 in Lake Butler, Florida and departed this life on Friday, February 14, 2014, in Wilmington, Delaware. Albert received his early education in the public schools of Bunnell, Florida. He later joined the United States Army and received and honorable discharge. After being discharged from the Army, he later moved...
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June O. Reed

December 10, 1942 - February 12, 2014

Mrs. June O. Reed, 71, daughter of Mary and William Hall, passed away on February 12, 2014. She was born on December 10, 1942 in Newark, DE. She is survived by her husband William V. Reed of Suffolk, VA. Viewing will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014, from 12:00 pm to 6:00pm at Ronald C. Perkins Funeral Home, Hampton, VA. A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 21st, at 11am, at...
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Den B. Evans

November 18, 1951 - February 12, 2014

Mrs. Evans departed this life February 11, 2014. Wife of Mr. John W. Evans. She also leaves to cherish her memories a host of other relatives and friends. She was member of Concord Baptist Church in North Wilmington. Funeral, 11am, Mon., Feb. 17th at Concord Baptist Church, 2510 Marsh Rd., Wilm, DE; viewing 9-10:45am only. Burial, Glenwood Memorial Gardens in Broomall, PA.
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Thelma Dickerson

May 16, 1929 - February 10, 2014

Thelma Dickerson, age 84, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away peacefully on February 10, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the daughter of the late Thornton and Bernice Lee. Thelma was born on May 16, 1929 and lived in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Kennett High School and then went on to college in New York to become a registered nurse. Thelma worked as a...
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Dalton C.E. Waterman

May 20, 1925 - February 10, 2014

Dalton C. Earle Waterman, son of the late Preston Bruce Waterman and late Doris Sytira Moaze-Allen was born May 20, 1925 in New York, New York. He departed this life Monday, February 10, 2014, in Heartland Hospice. Dalton received his education in the public schools of St. Michael's Parish, Barbados, West Indies. He was drafted into the United States Army and served his country well. He received...
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Lorraine Dawn Kent

June 30, 1946 - February 9, 2014

Lorraine Dawn Kent, departed this life on Sunday, February 9, 2014; mother of Toni Garcia-Jackson and Chana Garcia; daughter of William and Miriam Kent; 2 Grandchildren, Julian and Chase Jackson. Ms. Kent was a longtime educator. She retired from Glasgow High School as a business teacher. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Phi Delta Kappa teacher's sorority. Funeral 9am, Saturday,...
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Marie Ellen Christie

June 25, 1941 - February 8, 2014

DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE FUNERAL SERVICE FOR MRS. CHRISTIE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd AT 11AM. THE SERVICE WILL TAKE PLACE AT CONGO FUNERAL HOME, 2317 N. MARKET ST., WILMINGTON, DE. THE VIEWING WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 9AM until 10:45AM ONLY. Mrs. Christie passed away peacefully at home on February 8, 2014. She was born on June 25, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She...
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Ronald G. Barnett, Sr.

July 1, 1938 - February 7, 2014

DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE FUNERAL SERVICE FOR MR. BARNETT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20th AT 11AM. THE SERVICE WILL TAKE PLACE AT VICTORY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, 100 WILTON BLVD., NEW CASTLE, DE. THE VIEWING WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 9AM until 10:45AM ONLY. HIS BURIAL WILL TAKE PLACE IN DELAWARE VETERANS CEMETERY. Reverend Ronald Gene Barnett Sr., the son of the late Eddie and...
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Ernestine Charles

June 15, 1934 - February 7, 2014

Mother Charles went home to be with the Lord February 7, 2014. She was born on June 15, 1934, in Montgomery, AL to the late Fred and Lizzie Peterson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Charles, and her son, Larry Charles. She leaves behind 2 daughters, Donetta and Genevieve; 2 sons, Terrell and Wayne; 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren; a host...
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Muriel Marie Congo

November 1, 1932 - February 7, 2014

Muriel Marie Stewart Congo, daughter of the late Claudine Walls Stewart and Clarence Joseph Stewart, Sr., was born November 1, 1932, in Wilmington, Delaware. Muriel attended the public schools in Wilmington and graduated from Howard High School in June 1950. She attended Morgan State College for one year and in later years attended Delaware State College under the Career Opportunity Program...
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Judith Ann Chevannes

August 21, 1948 - February 7, 2014

Departed this life on Feb., 7, 2014 at home; mother of Nichelle Charles. She was a member of Victory Christian Fellowship. Funeral 9:30 am., Sat., Feb., 15, 2014 at Victory Christian Fellowship, 100 Wilton Blvd, New Castle; viewing 8:30 am to 9:15 am only. Burial will be at All Saints Cemetery.
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Clarence Brown, Jr.

June 17, 1945 - February 7, 2014

Clarence Brown, Jr., son of the late Clarence Brown, Sr. and Louise Rice, was born on June 17, 1945, in Wilmington, Delaware. He departed this life on Friday, February 7, 2014 at his home surrounded by his brother, sister-in-law, and niece. He received his early education within the public school system of Delaware. Clarence was a dedicated employee of Cooper's Furniture Company and retired...
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Hillard L. Lee Sr.,

December 3, 1925 - February 6, 2014

Rev. Lee departed this life February 06, 2014. Husband of Mrs. Annie Ruth Lee; father of Hillard, Jr. (Robbin), Mamie (Lawrence), Carolyn (Vincent), Emmanuel, Denise (Ernie), David, and Jeffery (Elizabeth); son of the late Linwood, Sr., and Mamie Brinkley Lee; brother of Fletcher, Linwood, Jr., Buzzy and Mansfield Lee; Matilda Bates-Smith, Evang. Ethel Powell and Rev. Inez Mitchell; sister in-law...
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Martha Carter Rose

June 26, 1963 - February 5, 2014

Martha Carter Rose departed this life February 5, 2014; wife of Thomas Rose; mother of Bryan Carter and Carmen Waters; daughter of Earl Seeney & Olivia A. Carter; sister of Tina Carter. Her funeral will be 4 pm Sunday, February 16, 2014, at Spirit of Life Lutheran Church, 500 Concord Ave., Wilmington, DE. 19802; viewing 3-4pm. Burial will be private.
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Thelma A. Williams

December 2, 1939 - February 4, 2014

Mrs. Thelma A. Williams departed this life February 4, 2014 in St. Francis Hospital. Her funeral services will take place 11am Wednesday Feb. 19th at New Life Baptist Church, 600A S. Claymont Street in Wilmington. Her viewing will be held from 9am - 10:45am only. Her burial will take place in Silverbrook Cemetery.
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Jessie M. Williams

March 4, 1933 - February 4, 2014

Jessie M. Williams, Age 80, departed this life on February 4, 2014; wife of the late James A. Williams; mother of Cynthia Vlaun (Michael), Wanda, Marilyn, David, Gregory, Cathy, Johnnie C. (Linda), Karl (Rachel), Reginald (Nancy) Williams and Joseph C. Williams (Deborah); daughter of the late Jason and Fozie Dukes; sister of James Dukes, Mae Hilton (Melvin), Faye Carter (Clinton), James (Iris),...
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LuVasha O. McCoy

April 11, 1968 - February 3, 2014

LuVasha O. McCoy, daughter of Wilma McCoy and Craig Hamon, was born April 11, 1968, in Wilmington, Delaware. She departed this life on February 3, 2014, in St. Francis Hospital. She leaves to cherish her memory: her nine children, Marad, Tamara, Nypheece, Basil, Chaquan, Qhadira, Kadir McCoy, Tymica & Tamara N. Nesmith; her grandchildren, Basil Jr., Nivea, Ciara, Samia, Babi, Shaquan, Asaid,...
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Wilson S. Hall

February 5, 1951 - February 3, 2014

Mr. Hall passed away peacefully at his home after a courageous 2+ year battle with pancreatic cancer. He is the son of the late, June N. Hall & Elizabeth Hall. Wilson was born February 5, 1951 and was raised in the Clarksville/Frankford area of Sussex County Delaware. Wilson attended George Washington Carver Elementary School, Frankford DE; Lord Baltimore Middle School, Ocean View, DE; William...
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James Lamar Norris

December 13, 1988 - February 3, 2014

James Lamar Norris son of Harry James Bailey and Janie Norris was born on December 13, 1988. He departed this life on Monday, February 3, 2014 in Salisbury, MD. He received his early education in the public schools of Wilmington, DE. He enjoyed music, shopping, looking and smelling good. James enjoyed spending time with his family especially his daughter Semajah. James was very protective of...
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Caleb Gist

January 29, 1924 - February 3, 2014

Mr. Gist passed away on February 3, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. Since 1955, Mr. Gist had been a faithful member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he served as a teacher for the Sunday School's Adult Class, member of the Male Chorus, musician, and a bible study and prayer meeting attendee. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna B. Gist; his daughter, Dorothy Cox, and his son, Larry Gist....
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Donald E. Hitchens, Sr.

April 13, 1942 - February 3, 2014

Donald Eugene Hitchens, son of the late John and Shirley Hitchens, was born on April 13, 1942, in Wilmington, Delaware. Donald departed this life on Monday, February 3, 2014, at the Christians Hospital, after developing complications from a short illness. Donald received his early education in the public schools in Wilmington, DE and graduated from Howard High School. From there he enrolled...
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Sylvia Ann Coston

May 12, 1950 - February 2, 2014

DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE FUNERAL SERVICE FOR MRS. COSTON HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18th AT 11AM. THE SERVICE WILL TAKE PLACE AT CONGO FUNERAL HOME, 2317 N. MARKET ST., WILMINGTON, DE. THE VIEWING WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 9AM until 10:45AM ONLY. Sylvia Ann Coston (Brookins), daughter of the late Alfred and Phyllis M. Waters, was born May 12, 1950 in Wilmington, DE. She departed...
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Jacquelyn M. Matthews

January 4, 1941 - February 1, 2014

Jacquelyn M. Matthews (Fox), age 73, daughter of the late James and Leona D. Matthews, was born January 4, 1941. She suddenly went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 1, 2014, in St. Francis Specialty Select Hospital, surrounded by her family. In addition to her parents, Jackie was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Orlando Matthews and Reginald Matthews and 2 sisters, Carmelita...
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Henry Lee Shivers

July 26, 1972 - January 31, 2014

Mr. Shivers went home to be with the Lord, January 31, 2014; son of Delaine Shivers, Wilson Warren and his biological father Matthew Heath; brother of Pauline, Walt, Renee, Mike and Adam. Also survived by a host of other family and friends. Funeral 4 pm, Sunday, February, 23, 2014, at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware; viewing 2-3:45 pm only. In lieu of flowers...
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Henry May

June 16, 1938 - January 31, 2014

Mr. May departed this life January 31, 2014 in St. Francis Hospital. Husband of Rose May; brother of John May of Austin TX; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 7pm, Fri., Feb. 7th at CONGO FUNERAL HOME, 2317 N. Market St., Wilm; viewing 5-6:45pm only. Burial 10am Mon., Feb. 10th in Gracelawn Memorial Park.
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James J. Byrd, Jr.

March 21, 1960 - January 31, 2014

Mr. Byrd departed this life January 20, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA. Funeral 11am, Tuesday, Feb. 11h at CONGO FUNERAL HOME, 201 N. Gray Ave., Wilm; viewing 10-11am. Burial, Private.
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Albert Darby, Jr.

September 1, 1944 - January 28, 2014

Age 69 departed this life on Jan 28, 2014; husband of Grace Darby; father of Tony Darby (Jackie), Belinda El (Tony), Chnelle Darby, the late Arnold Darby, Candi Stafford and Lisa O'Bryant; also survived by 5 sisters, 2 brothers, 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and a host of family and friends. Celebration of Life Service will be 7:00 pm., Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at Scott AME Zion...
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Mary A. Blunt

June 21, 1920 - January 27, 2014

Mary A. Blunt was born June 21, 1920 in Dover, Delaware. She departed this life Monday January 27, 2014 in the home of her daughter. She was a member of Haven Methodist Church and served on the Usher Board and sang on the choir. She also participated with the Kitchen duties as needed. She enjoyed cooking, serving, singing and spending time with her family. When she was in her younger (40ish...
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Arthur Linwood Reid

July 21, 1955 - January 25, 2014

Arthur Reid was born in Monks Corner, South Carolina. Soon after, he, his mother and siblings moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where he began his first years of schooling. He went on to complete three years at Bancroft Junior High School, followed by graduating from the 12th grade at Howard High School. After graduating, obtained gainful employment with the Hotel DuPont, where he remained for...
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Albert Caulley

September 9, 1928 - January 24, 2014

Albert Caulley departed this life January 24, 2014. Mr. Caulley is survived by four children: Earl, Eric "Wayne" (Patricia), Regina Gray (Darrell), and Everett "Evy" (Charmin); 3 grandchildren: Casey, Savanna, and Montana; two siblings: Mary Brown and Naomi Mitchell; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 12pm, Mon. Feb. 3rd at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Ave., Wilmington, Delaware...
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Fannie Etta Tollett

December 11, 1942 - January 23, 2014

Fannie Etta Tollett age 71, departed this life January 23, 2014, at Regency Health Center, Wilmington, DE. Wife of the late Clarence Tollett; beloved mother of Anna Archie, Coatesville, PA; James Archie (Anecca) Atlanta, GA, Dorothy Archie Forney, Bill Archie (Karen), West Chester, PA, and George Kelly Archie (Stacea), Shillington, PA; daughter of the late George W. and Fannie E. Archie; sister...
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Addie Everett

July 1, 1925 - January 21, 2014

Addie Everett, age 88, passed away on January 21, 2014, in Wilmington, Delaware. She is the mother of Carlis Tate, Lawrence (Dorita) Adams, Odelia Adams, Linda Everett-Bordley, Stephon Everett, and Johnnie (Gwendolyn) Everett; daughter of the late Augustus and Rachel Couch; sister of Clearmon Couch and Codie Homier. She was preceded in death by 7 brothers, Earnest, Early, James, Tim, Mack,...
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