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Jequetta Seymour

January 29, 1947 - August 28, 2015

Jequettea Seymour, age 68, departed this life Friday, August 28, 2015, at home. Mother of Cherise Smith (Michael), Crystal King (Douglas) and the late Kevin Ivy; daughter of the late Moorman and Lucille Woody; sister of Joyce Land, Marion Evans and Blonzella Hutchinson. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. Jackie retired from M&T Bank and she was a...
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Carolyn Denise Walker Jenkins

October 24, 1958 - August 27, 2015

Carolyn Denise Walker Jenkins, age 56, departed this life August 27, 2015. Funeral Service and viewing to take place 5pm Saturday, September 5th at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19805. Burial, private.
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Thais Camper Strickland

April 9, 1932 - August 26, 2015

Thais Camper Strickland, age 83, departed this life August 26, 2015, at her residence. She is survived by her husband, Walter L. Strickland, Sr.; children, Juanelle S. Marshall (Butch), Thais S. Kennedy, Walter L. Strickland, Jr. and Gayle S. Jones (Rob). Thais is also survived by her siblings, Kenyon L. Camper (Betty), Ardath Ross, Maitland E. Camper and Karen Johnson (Norman), and several...
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Bruce Nathaniel Baynard

March 7, 1959 - August 25, 2015

Bruce N. Baynard "Showtime", age 56, departed this life August 25, 2015. Father of Tierney N. Spencer; brother of Rhonda D. Tyson-Matthews (Stevie); devoted companion of Sharon Morsbach. He is also survived by a host of relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Leila Baynard. Bruce had a sincere passion for music and was a keyboard vocalist for several groups. ...
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Mary E. Watson

June 3, 1920 - August 21, 2015

Mrs. Mary E. Watson departed this life on August 21, 2015, at Genesis Health Care Center, Elkton, Maryland. Wife of the late Lester S. Watson, Sr.; beloved mother of Artesia M. Watson, Lester S. Watson, Jr., Romaine W. Beasley, and Dale D. Watson, Sr.; step-mother of Ernest "Sammy" Congo; grandmother of Angela & Kimberly Middleton, Marcella Ross, Carmela Watson, Sharlane Cormier, Dale, Jr.,...
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William T. Brown

May 27, 1929 - August 21, 2015

William T. Brown, age 86, departed this life August 21, 2015. Husband of Derosa Brown. Funeral 11am Friday, August 28, 2015, at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, 3079 New Castle Avenue, New Castle DE 19720.
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Mary Elizabeth Ray

July 20, 1972 - August 21, 2015

Mary Elizabeth Ray, age 43, went home to be with the Lord August 21, 2015, in Christiana Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Lawrence Ray; mother of Arshay, Cherrelle, Crystal, Tanesha, Lawrence Jr., Azia, Kadjah, Myesha and Cortes; daughter of Elizabeth Hammond (George) and Anthony Hammond, Jr.; sister of Michelle and the late Anthony Hammond, Jr. She is also...
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Leon Herbert Wilson III

April 10, 1958 - August 20, 2015

Mr. Wilson departed this life suddenly on August 20, 2015, at Wilmington Hospital; beloved father of Leon H. Wilson, IV; son of Betty Wilson and the late Leon H. Wilson, II; brother of Dr. Keena Wilson (Steve Brittingham brother-in-law). Also survived by 3 aunts, Davetta Walker, Doris Brown & Mary Gordon; 1 uncle Robert Wilson, Sr.; 4 nephews, Charles & Christopher Hardy and Shaquan & Quincy...
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Dwayne Anthony Wisher

January 17, 1968 - August 19, 2015

Dwayne A. Wisher, age 47, departed this life August 19, 2015. He was the loving son of Johnson and Shirley Wisher; brother of Andre and Shawn Wisher. He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Wisher and his sister, Denise Wisher. He also leaves to cherish his memory, a host of other relatives and friends. Dwayne enjoyed collecting model cars and talking with people. He was known as ...
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Jenke Aniea Lloyd

October 1, 1986 - August 17, 2015

Jenke A. Lloyd, age 28, daughter of the late Clarence Taylor, Jr. and Robin Lloyd, departed this life August 17, 2015, in Christiana Hospital. Beloved fiancé of Nick Brown; mother of Robin and Arion Baynard, Jr. and Nickeira Jenke Brown; sister of Sharmel Smith, Yolanda White, Kerrie Bell, JuQunn Lloyd and the late Clarence Butler and Clarence Lloyd; granddaughter of Loretta Taylor and...
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Florida V. Beal

August 17, 2015

Florida V. Beal, "Tatie", age 60, passed away while undergoing medical care on August 17, 2015. She was born in Tyler, Texas but spent most of her life in Delaware. She attended P.S. DuPont High School and went on to work for the Chrysler Corporation in Newark, Delaware until her retirement in 2009. Since then, she's spent her years being a stay at home mom. She enjoyed tending to her home,...
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Charles Edward Tate

May 22, 1953 - August 17, 2015

Charles E. Tate "Poochie" age 62, departed this life August 17, 2015. Father of Latoya C. Tate; son of the late Mary and Samuel Tate; brother of Anita Tate-Lewis (Don) and Howard Fisher; and brother-in-law of Ethelyn Tate. He will also be missed by a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral, 11am Friday, August 28th at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19805; viewing...
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Markevis Clark

April 17, 1983 - August 17, 2015

Markevis Clark, Sr., son of Arto Harrison, III and Sonja Thomas, was born April 17, 1983 in Wilmington, Delaware. He departed this life on Sunday, August 16, 2015 in Wilmington Hospital. He received his early education in the public schools of Wilmington, Delaware and received his GED at Marshallton Education Center. After receiving his GED, Markevis received certificates for his culinary...
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Carlos Leonel Santiago

February 19, 1965 - August 15, 2015

Carlos L. "Pipo" Santiago, age 50, passed away suddenly on August 15, 2015 in St. Francis Hospital. Husband of Betsy Rodriguez; father of Nely Guzman, Armando Rodriguez, Carlos and Christopher Rodriguez, Brandon Santiago and Jamaida Rodriguez; son of Rosalia Mercado and Ramon Santiago; brother of Anita Padilla, Pedo Mercando, Lizzette Sanchez, Gricel Santiago, Jannete Santiago, Ramon Santiago,...
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Madeline N. Gaither

June 15, 1945 - August 12, 2015

Madeline N. Gaither, age 70, departed this life August 12, 2015. Her funeral service will take place 12 Noon, Tuesday, August 18, at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19802; viewing 10-11:45am only. Burial at Gracelawn Memorial Park.
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Betty A. Irby

December 28, 1926 - August 11, 2015

Betty A. Irby, age 88, departed this life August 11, 2015. Her Burial Service will take place 1pm sharp, at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear DE 19701
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Larry Steven Jenkins, Sr.

July 10, 1952 - August 10, 2015

Larry S. Jenkins, Sr. "Jenks", age 63, departed this life August 10, 2015. He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife of 42 years, Sharon D. Jenkins; children, Larry Jenkins, Jr., Turran Shephard (Lala), and Channel Jenkins (Quincy); grandchildren, Shayron, Chaneice Jenkins and Quincey Conaway; siblings, Frances Crenshaw, Vivian Jenkins-Banks, Robin Jenkins, Bernard and Charles Jenkins; and a...
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Dorothy Bertha Walters

January 19, 1921 - August 9, 2015

Dorothy Bertha (Jenkins) Walters, 94, daughter of the late Stephen Jenkins and Bertha (Freeman) Jenkins, was born January 19, 1921 in Wilmington, DE. She went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, August 9, 2015 in Christiana Hospital. She received her early education in the Wilmington public school system and graduated from Howard High School in 1939. Dorothy was united in holy matrimony to Ernest...
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Walter Lee Wyatt

April 14, 1928 - August 9, 2015

Mr. Walter Lee Wyatt, age 87, departed this life on August 9, 2014, in St. Francis Hospital. Husband of the late Ruby B. Wyatt; beloved father of Araina Sharpe and the late Barbara E. Snyder and Eric Smith; brother of the late Robert Lee, George and Elizabeth Wyatt. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, many great-great grandchildren; devoted caretakers, Angela and...
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Anthony Jon Jenkins

June 20, 1955 - August 8, 2015

Mr. Jenkins, son of the late Richard E. and Catherine Donovan Jenkins, passed away suddenly on August 8, 2015. Mr. Jenkins enjoyed singing, fixing electronics, and helping others. He loved doing things with his hands. He is survived by his loving daughter, Stacey Jenkins Knox (husband Francis); step-father, Eugene Rainier, Sr. of Virginia; siblings, Katherine Kearn of Newark, DE, Edward...
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Thelma Elaine Stewart

January 11, 1938 - August 6, 2015

Ms. Stewart, age 77, departed this life on August 6, 2015, in University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Phila. PA; beloved mother of Dennis Clark (Victoria), Jesse Stewart (Patsy), Renee Wallace (Curtis), Timothy Thornton (Carmen), and the late Reginald Thornton, Sr. (Troylene); grandmother of Denika Knox, Reginald Boney, Jr., Ryan Boney, Sr., Jesse Stewart, Jr., LeShanta, Nichole and Reginald...
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Joseph R. Mandly

July 12, 1937 - August 5, 2015

Joseph Roland Mandly, aka Joe, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 12, 1937 and left this life as a result of heart failure on August 5, 2015 at the age of 78. A proud native of Philadelphia, Joe was educated in the Philadelphia School System and graduated from Northeast High School. Shortly after graduation, he met and married Constance, his wife of 59 years, with whom he had two...
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Yvonne B. Person-Adkins

September 10, 1950 - August 4, 2015

Mrs. Yvonne B. Person-Adkins, age 64, departed this life August 4, 2015. Wife of John D. Adkins, III; mother of Marlon D. Person, Sr., Kei-sha M. Dollard (Jermaine), and Jiaire D. Adkins; daughter of the late Walter Sr., and Mary Person; sister of the late Walter E. Person, Jr. Yvonne is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 4 sisters-in-law, 2 brothers-in-law, a host of...
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Mary Louise Johnson Clark

April 20, 1927 - August 4, 2015

Mrs. Mary Louise Johnson Clark, age 88, departed this life on Saturday, August 1, 2015. Wife of the late David E. Clark, Sr.; mother of Dr. David E. Clark, Jr. (Detra) and stepmother of Kyla Clark-Freeman. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, Paris, David, III, Devon, and Elizabeth Clark, Kaylyn and Kami Freeman, Jaiden and Mekhi Williams; a great grandson, Isaiah Clark; and a goddaughter,...
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Baby Dakota Marshall

July 26, 2015 - August 3, 2015

Baby Dakota Marshall, 8 days old, was born July 26, 2015 at Christiana Hospital, in Newark, Delaware to her parents, Duncan Marshall and Jasmine Badson. She departed this life August 3, 2015. A Graveside Service will be held 12 noon Monday, August 10, at Silverbrook Cemetery, There will not be a viewing.
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Jacqueline Elizabeth Thompson

September 18, 1939 - August 3, 2015

Ms. Jacqueline E. Thompson, age 76, departed this life August 3, 2015. Mother of Eunice Harris (Rev. Donald), Jacqueline Owens, Delphine Ross, and Clayton Thompson, III; sister of Betty Miller, Linda Johnson, Billy Henry, and Tommy Monroe. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, and a host of other relatives and friends. Prior to retirement,...
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Rosalie Ann Reason

October 10, 1932 - August 2, 2015

Mrs. Rosalie Ann Reason, age 82, departed this life August 2, 2015, at her home. Wife of the late Isaiah J. Reason, Jr.; mother of Karen R., Toni M., Isaiah Reason III (Christine), and the late Stanley M. Ferrell; daughter of the late Howard L. and Hilda V. Ferrell; sister of the late Howard L. (Toots) Ferrell, Jr.; 5 grandchildren: Corey M. Ferrell, Candace L. and Jerome Reason, Natasha M....
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Iola Seagers

February 12, 1930 - August 2, 2015

Iola Seagers, age 85, departed this life August 2, 2015. Wife of the late James E. Seagers; mother of Joanne Smallwood and the late Christine Flowers; stepmother of Michael Seagers (Brenda) and sister of Jewell Poon. She is also survived by grandchildren, Anthony Mims, Kenneth, Karen and Lawrence Flowers, Crystal, Darnell and Bridgette Smallwood and a host of other family and friends. Funeral...
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Jimmy Ralph Copper

February 13, 1938 - August 1, 2015

Mr. Jimmy Copper, age 77, departed this life August 1, 2015. He was the husband of Lindanna (Lucas) Copper; father of Juminda Teaoleek, Pastor Robin D. Matthews Wright and Lynn Johnson; brother of Lisa Jones; 3 stepchildren, 16 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Jimmy was a member of Buttonwood United Methodist Church and was a dump-truck and...
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Shannon Arnett DuPont

April 4, 1989 - July 31, 2015

Shannon A. DuPont, age 26, departed this life July 31, 2015. Funeral 12pm Friday, August 7, 2015, at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, 3079 New Castle Avenue, New Castle, DE 19720; viewing 10-11:45am only. Burial at Silverbrook Cemetery, Wilmington, DE.
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Geneva Mamie Hagwood

May 24, 1939 - July 30, 2015

Mrs. Geneva M. Hagwood, age 76, departed this life July 30, 2015. Wife of Mr. Charles Hagwood; mother of Chester Harris, Jr., Janet Harris and the late Lowanda Richardson (Thelma), Sarah Womack and the Rev. Drewy L. Richardson; and sister-in-law of Linda Richardson. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral will be 11am...
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Olivia Beatrice Johnson

October 4, 1911 - July 30, 2015

Mrs. Olivia B. Johnson, age 103, went home to be with God on July 30, 2015, at her home. She is the wife of the late John A. Johnson; beloved mother of Sandra A. Johnson; sister of the late Joseph, Arthur and Randolph Jefferson, Vivian Swann and Anita Jefferson. Mrs. Johnson is also survived by 2 nieces, 2 nephews, other family and many friends. Her Celebration of Life Service will be 11am...
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Wilson Shivers

May 13, 1975 - July 28, 2015

Mr. Wilson Shivers "Walt Baby Love" age 40, departed this life July 28, 2015, in Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital. Loving father of Kevin Berry, Sakoya Berry, and Zahviaire Berry-Shivers; beloved son of Delaine Shivers and Wilson Warren, Jr.; brother of Renee Shivers, Pauline Mayfield, Michael Shivers, Adam Cokley, and the late Henry Lee Shivers. He is also survived by maternal...
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Isaias Gonzalez

June 18, 1986 - July 28, 2015

Isaias Gonzalez, age 29, departed this life July 28, 2015. Obituary forthcoming His Funeral service will be 10am, Saturday, August 8, at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19805; viewing, 8-9:45am only. Burial will take place in Silverbrook Cemetery.
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Donell Lee Guy, Sr.

May 18, 1930 - July 27, 2015

Doctor Donell Lee Guy, Sr., age 85, departed this life July 27, 2015. He was the husband of Mrs. Rosa C. Guy; father of Donell L. Guy, Jr., Samuel L. Guy, Esq., and Quentin Lloyd Guy; son of Jerome Stanislaus Price and Dorothy Hilda Sorden; brother of John Guy, Sr., Cecil Price, Lucy McDaniel and Jeanette Sorden; 6 grandchildren, Quentin, Lawrence, Samita, Michael, Michele, and Marjorie. Dr....
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Wilbert O. Mable, Sr.

February 20, 1980 - July 23, 2015

Wilbert O. Mable, Sr., age 35, departed this life July 23, 2015. Father of Wileysha, Wilbert, Jr., Ameer, Teagan Mable, Meyonnie Lolley, and Marc Duncan; son of Joeann Mable and Wilbert Harris; 6 brothers, 5 sisters; godson of Marion Witherspoon and also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. Mr. Mable worked as a general laborer for the Port of Wilmington for many years. ...
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James Darryl Rogers

October 8, 1985 - July 23, 2015

Mr. James Darryl Rogers "D'Raj" age 29, departed this life July 23, 2015. Fiance of Deanita Thomas; father of JyIon, Jy'Aire, James, Jr., Jahmir, Jadour, Jalen, and Jahker Rogrs; stepfather of Jada Baul and Kyayr Tucker; son of Michelle Rogers and James Boyer, II; brother of Omar, Anthony (his twin), and Ty'Aire Rogers; grandson of Diedre Rogers, Gwendolyn Jeffers, James A. Boyer, I (Audrey),...
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Noaah Luca Martin Wilson

July 22, 2015

Noaah Luca Martin Wilson, 9 months, departed this life July 22, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Son of Aaron and Turkessa Wilson; brother of Tymere, Rashad, Tah'Jeem, Naeema and Aaron, Jr.; grandson of Pastor Martin A. Wilson, Sr., Deborah J. Wilson, and Marie Davis; a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. Funeral 11 am Wednesday, July 29th at Immanuel Church, 2414 Pennsylvania...
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Baby Peyton Mae Mills

July 21, 2015 - July 21, 2015

On July 21, 2015, Baby Peyton Mae Mills was lifted up to Heaven by the Angels and returned to our Heavenly Father. Baby Peyton, the daughter of Keniesha Carter and Shaquille Mills was born on July 21, 2015. Her services will take place at 12 p.m. on Friday August 7, 2015 at The Cathedral of Jesus Christ, 2901 Lancaster Avenue, Wilmington Delaware 19805. Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 12 p...
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Melvina Williams

April 11, 1943 - July 20, 2015

Melvina Williams was born on April 11, 1943, in Wilmington, Delaware. She departed this life on July 20, 2015 at Hillside Nursing Home. Melvina received her education in the Wilmington Public School system. She worked as a domestic with various families. Mel really enjoyed spending time with family and friends and also shopping. Mel was preceded in death by her only daughter, Sharon Loper,...
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Derek McCree White

March 18, 1955 - July 20, 2015

Derek McCree White was born March 18, 1955. He departed this life July 20, 2015 in Wilmington, DE. He is the beloved son of Mozella Lucas White and the late Joseph Lee White. Following his graduation from Wilmington High School, Derek enlisted in the United States Marines and was honorably discharged in February 1981. He worked several years for the Brandywine Methodist Nursing Home. Derek...
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Franklin D. Crenshaw

March 18, 1935 - July 17, 2015

Mr. Franklin D. Crenshaw, age 80, departed this life July 17, 2015. He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Frances Crenshaw; his daughters, Donna Williams and Shauna Crenshaw Wood; granddaughters, Zennache Williams, Leah and Ava Wood; his great grandchildren, Zierin, Yohnis and Raviah Williams; his sister, Mildred Laney; brother, William A. Crenshaw; a host of other relatives and friends. ...
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Steven Faulkner Collins

February 4, 1960 - July 16, 2015

Mr. Steven Collins, age 55, was born in New York on February 4, 1960; departed this life July 16, 2015. He leaves to cherish his memory, his parents, Ernest "Popsy" and Janet Collins Parsin; brothers, Ernest, Jr. and Keith; sister, Linda Lawson; one niece, Lindsay Watson, and best friend, Tony Lewis; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services 11am Monday, July 27, 2015, at...
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Bernice Roberta Ricks

November 5, 1934 - July 16, 2015

Ms. Bernice R. Ricks, aged 80, departed this life July 16, 2015, at Gilpin Hall in Wilmington, DE. She was the mother of Monicka Olden (Shamar) and the late Johnathan Ricks (Geryl). She was the daughter of the late Josephine and Phillip Ricks; sister of Carolyn Smoke, Nancy Webster, the late Ann Smith, Rosemary Roy, Phillip Ricks, Jr., Tracy Ricks, Rachael Word, and Michael Ricks. She was a...
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Alice Virginia Seeney

April 1, 1925 - July 14, 2015

Mrs. Alice Virginia Seeney, age 90, departed this life July 14, 2015, at her residence. Funeral services will be 11 am Tuesday, July 28, at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, 3079 New Castle Avenue, New Castle, Delaware 19720; viewing 9-10:45 am. Burial, Riverview Cemetery, Wilmington, DE 19802.
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Crystal Tarrae Pauls

January 23, 1973 - July 13, 2015

Crystal T. Pauls, age 42, daughter of the late Linda McClain-Pauls and Elbert Pauls, departed this life suddenly on Monday, July 13, 2015, at her residence. She leaves to chereish her memories: one sister, Renee Darlene Pauls; special aunts, Yvonne Hicks, Dorothy Pauls, Christine Pauls, one special uncle, Edward Opher; a devoted great aunt, Mildred C. Brown; great uncle, Charleston Johnson Scott...
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Teresa Summers

September 7, 1961 - July 12, 2015

Teresa Summers, age 53, departed this life July 12, 2015. Waiting for Teresa in heaven is her father, Julius Summers, Sr., and her son, Terrence Lamont. She leaves to cherish her precious memory, her devoted son and daughter-in-law, Tyrell Dwayne Summers (Lizabeth); three grandchildren, Terrence, II, Tyrell, Jr. and Lianna; a loving mother, Mary C. Summers; her fiancé, Kenneth Davis;...
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Kevin Deveral Ferguson

October 10, 1995 - July 10, 2015

Kevin D. Ferguson, age 19, departed this life suddenly on July 10, 2015, in Christiana Hospital. He is the beloved son of Kyle Ferguson and Farrah Hernandez; brother of Trenee Ferguson, Kylier Bell, and soon to be born sister, Mariyah Annette Atkins; step-brother of Marvin Atkins, III. He is also survived by his paternal grandmother, Trina Ferguson; god-parents, Lila, TC and Luis; god-brothers,...
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Gwenzella Day Pennewell-Jones

June 26, 1965 - July 10, 2015

Gwenzella Day Pennewell-Jones, age 50, went home to be with the Lord on July 10, 2015. She is the wife of Charles E. Jones, Jr.; mother of Shakeera Pennewell, Charles E. Jones, III, and the late William Pennewell; daughter of the late Doris M. Pennewell-Collins and Richard Pennewell; sister of Dornella Pennewell, Ferdinias Bell, Roger Collins, Ricardo Pennewell, Rahmorial Pennewell, Ricky...
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Crystal Darlene Mason

March 17, 1953 - July 9, 2015

Crystal D. Mason, age 62, passed away at home on July 9, 2015. She was the beloved mother of Shanika Gregory-Banks (Brett) and Leon Gregory, III; daughter of Ralph Mason and the late Rose Mason; sister of Valerie Townsend (Leonard) and Stacia Johnson. Crystal is also survived by many devoted nephews, nieces, and loving family and friends. Ms. Mason was known as a dedicated and dearly loved...
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Robert Lee Kennedy

June 21, 1950 - July 7, 2015

Robert Lee Kennedy, age 65, departed this life July 7, 2015. Funeral services will be private.
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Gregory F. Hopkins

August 11, 1950 - July 6, 2015

Gregory F. "Hop" Hopkins, age 64, went home to be with the Lord July 6, 2015. He is the father of Camille Penrose, Heather, Ian and Maya Hopkins; son of Frances Hopkins and the late George Hopkins; brother of Shirley, Leslie, Tina, Scott, Clayton, and the late Gary Hopkins. He is also survived by a special friend, Quan Hopkins, 6 grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, other family and...
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Elva M. Hackett

September 7, 1927 - July 6, 2015

Mrs. Elva M. Hackett, wife of the late Wiliam H. Hackett, Sr., departed this life on July 6, 2015, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She worked as a custodian for Delaware Technical & Community College, retiring after over 20 years of service. She leaves to cherish her precious memory one son, Kevin L. Hackett, Sr. and one daughter, Kym Orr, 32 grandchildren, 57 great...
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Donald Matthews

March 14, 1940 - July 6, 2015

Mr. Donald Matthews, age 75, departed this life July 6, 2015. He was the husband of Mrs. Stacia Matthews; father of Lynn and Anthony Matthews; son of the late Sarah Briggs, who passed away one day prior to Mr. Matthews. Donald and Mrs. Briggs funeral will be held together 11 am Friday, July 10th at Ezion Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 800 N. Walnut Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801;...
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Sarah E. Briggs

July 30, 1923 - July 5, 2015

Mrs. Sarah E. Briggs, age 91, departed this life July 5, 2015. She is the wife of the late Elbert Briggs and mother of the late Donald Matthews, who departed this life one day after Mrs. Briggs. She is survived by her sister, Marion Clifton and a host of other relatives and friends. Mrs. Briggs and Donald's funeral will be held together 11 am Friday, July 10th at Ezion Mt. Carmel United...
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Otis M. Bridgeforth

September 7, 1983 - June 29, 2015

Otis M. "Boop" Bridgeforth, age 31, departed this life June 30, 2015. Son of Marlene Bridgeforth and Otis N. Hayes; and brother of Zachary Bridgeforth. He is also survived by a devoted grandmother, Mary E. Smith; grandfather, Charles A. Smith, Sr., and the grandson of the late Theresa O. Wilkes and Howard H. Bridgeforth, and a host of other family and friends. Funeral 11AM, Thursday,...
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Adrienne Strickland Green

December 5, 1954 - June 29, 2015

Adrienne Strickland Green, age 60, departed this life June 29, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Kevin, and her children, Kara and KJ. She also leaves her mother and father, Walter L. and Thais C. Strickland; siblings Juanelle S. Marshall (Butch), Thais S. Kennedy, Walter L. Strickland and Gayle S. Jones (Rob); her mother-in-law, Gertrude H. Green and a host of other relatives, in-laws,...
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John W. Banner, Jr.

October 2, 1930 - June 28, 2015

Deacon Banner departed this life June 28, 2015. Father Jacqueline Kelson, LaTonya Marbley (Freddie), and Rima Banner; sister of Shilda Demby (Joseph); 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends. Mr. Banner worked as a Laborer for Local 199 where he later retired. He was a member of Mother Church of God in Christ. Funeral 11am, Fri., July 3rd at Mother COGIC,...
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Ruth E. Charles

January 20, 1937 - June 27, 2015

Ms. Ruth E. Charles, age 78, departed this life June 37, 2015. She leaves to cherish her memory: 4 sobs, George (Ida), Michael (Kathleen), Bryant, and Daniel Charles; 5 daughters, Joyce, Tonya, Sarah (Chris), Wanda Charles, and Yvette Brown (Wayne); 33 grandchildren, 67 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; 1 brother, Clarence Charles, 1 brother, Clarence Charles, 1 sister-in-law,...
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Quiaire J. Nesmith

February 7, 1995 - June 25, 2015

Quiaire departed this life June 25, 2015. Son of April Nesmith and Kevin Cuff; brother of David, Carolyn, Sir L.B., Lonnie, Dahimere, Kierra, Kavon, Zybriizs, Quamere, and Taylor; grandson of L.B, the late Shirley Nesmith, and the late Carolyn Mays, Cynthia Cuff and the late Kevin R. Morris, Sr.; a host of other relatives and friends. He was a member of Team Crossover Elite (TCE). Quiaire loved...
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Loretta F. Gumby

August 24, 1954 - June 24, 2015

Mrs. Loretta F. Gumby, age 60, departed this life June 24, 2015, in Kent General Hospital in Dover Delaware. Wife of Paul W. Gumby; mother of Damen and Kiisha Nelson; daughter of the late Lillie Ann Harris; sister of Shariece Beecham and Coley Harris (Patricia) and the late Alfred Nelson, III, Walzetta Cassidy and Paul Dennison, Sr. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Sur'Pree, Demirah,...
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Chester C. Woulard

September 20, 1933 - June 22, 2015

Mr. Woulard departed this life June 22, 2015. Husband of 61 years to Mrs. Dorothy Woulard; father of Cathy J. Owens, Glendia L. Hardy, Dexter B. Woulard, the late Chester C. Woulard, Jr., and Robin C. Woulard; a host of grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral 11AM Tues., June 30th at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Ave., Wilm, DE 19805; viewing 9-10:45AM only. Burial, 10am, Fri.,...
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Jean T. Park

August 13, 1924 - June 21, 2015

Jean Teresa Park, age 90, wife of the late William A. Park, Sr, departed this life on June 21, 2015, at Wilmington Hospital. She leaves to cherish her precious memory: 2 daughters, Maureen Sims Black (Robert) and Geri Sims Sammons (Gregory); Step-children, Ronald Park (Betty) and Mildred Park; grandchildren, Robert N. Black, III, Zakiya T. Black, Austin N. Black, Maurice Sims, III, Brant A....
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Don Ridgeway

April 9, 1941 - June 20, 2015

Mr. Don Ridgeway, age 74, departed this life June 20, 2015. He was the husband of Darlene Ridgeway; father of Darryl, Camilla, Candice, Dennika, Don, and Jason; son of the late Veal and Emmie Lee Ridgeway. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren, Danielle, Aliya, Scott, Ryan, Taylor, Evan, David and Eden; and his siblings, Jackie, Dee, and John Ridgeway. Mr. Ridgeway worked in the accounting...
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Alonzo Lee Richard

October 29, 1947 - June 16, 2015

Alonzo Lee Richard, age 67, departed this life Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Father of Dawn Wing (Keenan) and Alonda Richard; 4 grandchildren, 1 great grandson; 2 sisters, Paulette Jackson (Larry), Annette Wright (Will); 2 step-sisters, Andrea Wise and Brenda Lucas (Kevin); 2 brothers, James Richard (Renee) and Marlon Richard; and 1 step-brother, John Wise (Renee), and host of other relatives and...
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Antonio Eric Cropper

October 6, 1987 - June 15, 2015

Antonio Eric "Tone 2X" Cropper, age 27, passed away suddenly June 15th, 2015. Father of Kimara and Darnajah Dickerson, Ahmad Brown-Cropper and Tristin Neal. He was the son of Marzete Cropper-Frazier (Earthell) and Antonio E. Grinnell. He is also survived by his siblings: A'Keem and Diamond Cropper, Michael Bacon, Jr., De'hen Jae Fairley, Shockeem and Malcolm Lum and Janis Mathis; and his...
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Samuel Kenneth Anderson

December 3, 1928 - June 9, 2015

Samuel Kenneth Anderson attended Howard High School in Wilmington, Delaware where he first found his love of singing. He was very active in the choir. 'Ken' served in the 7th Army Special Services in Germany and received an honorable discharge in 1954. He received his early education in Public School #5, #29, and Howard High School. After which, he entered the U.S. Armed Forces Special Services...
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Samuel Kenneth Anderson

December 3, 1928 - June 9, 2015

Samuel Kenneth Anderson attended Howard High School in Wilmington, Delaware where he first found his love of singing. He was very active in the choir. "Ken" served in the 7th Army Special Services in Germany and received an honorable discharge in 1954. He received his early education in Public School #5, #29, and Howard High School. After which, he entered the U.S. Armed Forces Special...
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Johnnie Green

October 25, 1948 - June 8, 2015

Johnnie Green was born to Elena Green and the late Jim Green Jr. on October 25, 1948 in Palatka, Florida. He departed this life on June 8, 2015. Johnnie, the eldest of seven, received his education in Palatka, Florida. The Green family relocated from Florida to Delaware in the early 1960's. Johnnie was a jack of all trades and could do just about anything. Until his health failed him, he...
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Jacob James Green-Brown

August 27, 2013 - June 7, 2015

Baby Jacob James Green-Brown, age 21 months, departed this life June 7, 2015. Son of Jalisa Green and Antonio Brown; brother of Jaylee Green-Brown (his twin), Avon Green-Mcknight and Noah Green-Mcknight; grandparents, Janel Green, James Watts, Jr., Lavern Brown and Antonio Tirado; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral 11am, Fri., June 12th at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Ave.,...
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Daphne Rose Powell

March 19, 1957 - June 5, 2015

Daphne Rose Powell, age 58, departed this life June 5, 2015, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware. Wife of Wayne Powell, of Manchester Jamaica; mother of Arleen Morgan-Smith (Robert), of New Castle, Delaware, Felisha Meade, Tamar Brown, Rushane Powell, Shaniquea Powell, and Sasheika Powell, all of Manchester, Jamaica. Daughter of the late Gladstone Griffiths and Euliths Mulgrane-Griffiths...
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Geraldine V. A. Williams

October 30, 1922 - June 4, 2015

Geraldine V. A. Williams, age 92, transitioned to her heavenly home on Thursday, June 4, 2015 surrounded by her family. She is survived by a son, Chavez Williams (Mardestine); 2 daughters, Beverly Mundy and Rosalyn Carroll (Leonard); a devoted sister-in-law, Geraldine Tartt; sister-in-law, Ruth Thomas; brother-in-law, Freddie Mason (Doris); 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 12 great...
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Devoe Thompkins, Jr.

October 25, 1940 - June 4, 2015

Mr. Devoe Thompkins, Jr., departed this life June 4, 2015. Father of Dana Thompkins; brother of Dorine Stafford, Rochelle Martin, and Selma Boulden; devoted friend of Joan Thompkins, Robert Drain (Eudel) and Greg Sterns; grandfather of Yento D. Blyden and Keira D. Blyden. He is also survived by a host of other family and friends. Funeral 11am, Friday, June 12th at Mt. Joy United Methodist...
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Ava Bellow

June 11, 1951 - June 3, 2015

Ava Bellow, age 63, daughter of the late Julia Williams and Earl Bellow, departed this life on June 3, 2015, at Season's Hospice in Christiana Hospital. She leaves to cherish her memory: 2 sons, Christopher Snead and Travon Bellow; 4 daughers, Morgan Bellow, Coralee Bellow, Simone Bellow and Keyona Bellow; special cousins Madeline Hassell and Geraldine Merridy; cousin Walter Hilliard; nieces,...
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Edgar Hickson, Sr.

October 11, 1932 - June 2, 2015

Edgar Hickson, Sr., age 82, departed this life on June 2, 2015. He was the husband of the late Emily Hickson; father of Mary McCray (Hammie), Dr. Evangelist Victoria Grayson (Leroy), Wanda J. Hickson Flannigan (Melvin), Terrence Hickson, Sr., (Alethia), and the late Edgar Hickson, Jr.; brother of Eugene Hickson. He also leaves to cherish his memory, a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren,...
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Chayse Semaj Minor

May 31, 2015 - May 31, 2015

Chayse Semaj Minor, departed this life May 31, 2015 in St. Francis Hospital. He was the newborn son of Elijah Minor and Shanice Davis; brother of Keith Collins, Jr. Chayse was also the grandson of Daphnne Minor, Deborah Hearne, and Maurice Davis, Sr. He leaves behind other family members.
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Eartha Equa Rogers

March 21, 1935 - May 31, 2015

Ms. Eartha B. Rogers, age 80, departed this life May 31, 2015. She leaves to cherish her memory: one sister, Ada B. Harrison; two devoted nieces, Harriet Harrison and Terrie Blue; an adopted son, Ernie Coleman; a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Ms. Rogers retired from the Head Start Program where she served as a head Coordinator and was an active member of Ebenezer...
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Norman Nathaniel Loat

September 21, 1956 - May 31, 2015

Norman N. Loat, age 58, son of the late Helen Loat and Norman Medford was born September 21, 1956 in Middletown, Delaware and departed this life May 31, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware. "Little," as he was affectionately called, received his early education in the public schools of Middletown, DE and graduated from Howard High School. He became employed by Shamrock Cleaning...
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Janel Williams Wright

April 20, 1963 - May 30, 2015

Janel Williams Wright, age 52, departed this life May 30, 2015. Wife of the late Ronald J. Wright, Sr.; mother of Janelle R. Williams and Ronald J. Wright, Jr.; daughter of James H. Williams, Sr. and the late Ethel L. Williams; sister of Dawn Rowe and Erna Williams; grandmother of Serenity Young and Charles Young, Jr. Janel is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. Mrs....
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Rhonda Hayward

July 8, 1957 - May 30, 2015

Rhonda Hayward, age 57, daughter of the late Lonzo and Mary Ann Richards was born July 8, 1957 in Wilmington, Delaware. She went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Rhonda received her primary education in the public school system of Wilmington, Delaware. Later she continued and pursued higher education by enrolling in a Community College. Relocating to New Haven, Connecticut,...
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Henry Thomas Bennett

October 17, 1920 - May 30, 2015

Mr. Henry T. Bennett, age 94, departed this life May 30, 2015 He was the husband of the late Mary Bennett; father of Patricia, Valerie (William), Karen (Dave) and the late Cleophis, George, Jacqueline, Ronald and Nathaniel; brother of the late Della Barringer. Mr. Bennett is survived by 24 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, 20 great-great grandchildren, 1 daughter-in-law, Terri Bennett, 2...
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Bruce Elliott Duncan

July 1, 1964 - May 30, 2015

Bruce E. Duncan, age 50, departed this life May 30, 2015. Husband of Angila Duncan; father of Wayne, Jane, Anthony, Simone, TC, Angel, Lamont, and Lashae; son of Freddie Duncan, Sr., and the Rev. Dorothy Duncan; brother of Freddie, Jr., Derrick, Sr., and Charles Duncan. He also leaves to cherish his memory: his god-sister, Marie, a host of grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral...
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Tymel Kenney

July 28, 1994 - May 28, 2015

Tymel Kenney, age 20, departed this life May 28, 2015, in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He is the son of Sonya Kenney and Tyrone S. Bell; brother of Tymere Kenney and Tyrel Calhoun; grandson of Janice Dennis, Warren Doughty and the late Thelma Kenney. He is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other family and friends. Funeral service to take place 7PM, Thurs., June 10 at Congo...
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George R. Toulson, Sr.

February 24, 1950 - May 27, 2015

Mr. George R. Toulson, age 65, departed this life May 27, 2015. Husband of Bertha Toulson; father of Dr. Andrea Toulson-Jeffress (William), George R. Toulson, Jr., Demetria Toulson, Charles E. Toulson, M.D., Gebrette Pritchett (Andre), Zane Frazier (Jolee), and Faaron Frazier; 10 grandchildren, a host of other relatives and friends. Mr. Toulson was formerly a Real Estate Agent with Weichert...
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Earl F. Murray

July 18, 1936 - May 27, 2015

Earl F. Murray departed this life on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at his residence in Wilmington, DE. He was born on July 18, 1936 in Wilmington, DE to the late William J. and Mae J. Murray. He received his early education in the public schools of Wilmington, including #5 and #29, and graduated from Howard High School in 1954. Earl enlisted in the US Army in 1954 where he served his country with...
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Greta N. Carter

September 24, 1928 - May 27, 2015

Greta N. Carter, age 86, departed this life peacefully surrounded by her children on May 27, 2015. Wife of the late Harry L. Carter; mother of Alvin and James "Ty" Carter, Cheryl Royal, Deborah Long and Sherita Loat; and sister of Bertha Friend. She is also survived by a host of grandchildren, other family, friends, and her lifelong friend, Clarissa Williams. Funeral 11am Thursday, June 4th,...
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Arellis Hartsfield

March 16, 1958 - May 23, 2015

Ms. Arellis Hartsfield, age 57, departed this life May 23, 2015. She was the mother of Thomas Hoskins, Sr., Tiffany Hoskins, Kaleishia Hoskins, Chyna Hoskins; daughter of Lille Hoskins and Matthew Hoskins; sister of Pearl Hoskins, Calvin Hoskins, Brett Hoskins, DeAngelo Hoskins, Hilton Hoskins, Mathew Hoskins, Jr. (deceased), Jerome Hoskins (deceased). She is also survived by 7 grandchildren. ...
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William Gordon Waters, Jr.

May 27, 1956 - May 22, 2015

William G. Waters, Jr., age 58, departed this life May 22, 2015. Husband of the late Marta Waters; father of William Singleton, Tiffany Mason (Eric), Enoch Moore, Irimar Waters, Hailla Holden, Diane Singleton, and the late Michelle Jackson. Son of Gloria Waters and the late William Waters, Sr. Brother of Leamond Waters, Sr. (Carol), Michael Waters, Gloria Gradwell, Ophelia Waters, Jaclyn...
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Earnest Lee Willis

August 27, 1936 - May 19, 2015

Earnest Lee Willis was born on August 27, 1936 in Tallulah, Louisiana to the late Mack and Alice Willis. He departed this life on May 19, 2015 at Christiana Hospital, Newark, Delaware, at the age of 78. Earnest attended Holiday Grade School in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Cleveland High School in 1954. After graduating from high school, Earnest moved to California and worked in various...
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Linda Nadine Adams

August 26, 1954 - May 19, 2015

Ms. Linda N. Adams, age 60, departed this life on May 19, 2015, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania . She was the mother of Terrance D. Gibson (Wanda); daughter of Betty Gibson; sister of Kevin Gibson; grandmother of Anthony, Desiree, Montrell and Clarissa. She also leaves 13 grandchildren, 2 special cousins, Trina and Bug; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends. Funeral 12 noon...
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Joseph N. Perkins, Sr.

October 27, 1954 - May 16, 2015

Mr. Perkins departed this life on May 16, 2015, at his residence in New Castle, Delaware. He was born October 27, 1954, the son of Hattie Perkins and the late Randolph Curley. He received his early education in the public schools of Wilmington, attending Bancroft and Howard High School. Mr. Perkins was the founder and owner of P. Brothers Construction for over 15 years. In addition to his...
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Blanche V. Rayfield

February 24, 1937 - May 16, 2015

Mrs. Rayfield departed this life May 15, 2015. She leaves to cherish her memory: her children, Michael A. Johnson, Sr. (Cresentia), Leon S. Rayfield, Jr., Timothy E. Rayfield (Karen), James D. Rayfield, Sr. (Dawn). She also leaves to cherish her memory: 15 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 1 sister, and a host of other relatives and friends. She was proceeded in death by her parents, Gladys...
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Andria E. Samuels

September 15, 1949 - May 16, 2015

Mrs. Andria E. Samuels, departed this life on May 16, 2015, in Fairfax, VA. She was the wife of the late Donald Samuels; beloved mother of Kakdis Samuels-Leutzimher (husband, Evan); sister of Doris Aldegon, Mary Allen, Carlos Hall (Edith), Loretta Hall, Yolanda Harbin (Carl) and Barbara Hall. She is also survived by 2 grandchildren, Samuel Leutzinger and Nyomi Leutzinger; a host of cousins,...
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Eric S. Barksdale

December 7, 1957 - May 13, 2015

Mr. Barksdale departed this life on May 13, 2015, in St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, DE. He was the son of the late Jean Bell Gough. He leaves to cherish his memory his fiancé, Karen Nelson; sister, Kimyata Harrison (Antonio) of Baltimore, MD; 1 niece, Bria; 1 nephew, Jordan; other family and friends. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Bell...
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Carmen Julia Perez

December 12, 1939 - May 12, 2015

Mrs Carmen J. Perez, age 75, departed this life May 12, 2015. Wife of Gilberto Perez. Her funeral services will be held 12 noon Saturday, May 16, at Congo Funeral Home, 201 N. Gray Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19805; viewing 10am-12 noon. Burial will be private.
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M. Louise Spaulding

April 20, 1932 - May 10, 2015

M. Louise Spaulding passed away on May 10, 2015, in Philadelphia, PA. She leaves to cherish her precious memory her beloved husband, Theodore Spaulding, Jr., 2 sons, Theodore, III (Sophia) and Kyle, and 1 daughter, Linda. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson, other family and friends. Her Memorial Service will be 10 am, Saturday, May 23rd at Episcopal Church of Saints...
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Zoretta Edwards

October 15, 1915 - May 10, 2015

Ms Edwards departed this life on May 10, 2015, in Wilmington, Delaware. She was born on October 15, 1964, to the late Leon Sam Edwards and Ethel B. Watts Edwards. She leaves to cherish her precious memory: 3 sisters, Phebe Frances Edwards, Phyllis Joy Edwards, and Miriam Annette Edwards. Zoretta loved road trips, nature, and her dogs. Favorites are the mountains of Denver and the National...
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John Thomas Downes

March 14, 1924 - May 10, 2015

John Thomas Downes, age 91, departed this life May 10, 2015. Husband of the late Martha Abrenda Downes; father of Michelle Hawkins-Belvett, Ralph O'hara, Shaddrick Johnson, Sam Rogers, Debbie Clark, Carl, Calvin, Tommy Downes, and the late Sam Flamer; brother of James Calvin and Marvin Brown. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and...
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Dakari Renard Johnson

December 17, 2003 - May 6, 2015

Dakari Renard Johnson was lovingly greeted by our Lord and Savior on May 6, 2015 at the Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE. Dakari was born on December 17, 2003 in Dover, DE. He was a 5th grader at Odyssey Charter School and a member of Blue Route Vineyard Church in Media, PA. He was also a member of the Mets baseball team with the Wilmington Little League. ...
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Dakari R. Johnson

December 17, 2003 - May 6, 2015

Dakari Renard Johnson was lovingly greeted by our Lord and Savior on May 6, 2015 at the Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE. Dakari was born on December 17, 2003 in Dover, DE. He was a 5th grader at Odyssey Charter School and a member of Blue Route Vineyard Church in Media, PA. He was also a member of the Mets baseball team with the Wilmington Little League. ...
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