Bertram Pettus Hickman, Sr.
Born in Chicago, IL on Feb. 23, 1961
Departed on Dec. 15, 2006 and resided in Wilmington, DE.
Visitation: Saturday Dec. 23, 2006
Service: Saturday Dec. 23, 2006
Cemetery: Gracelawn Memorial Park
Age 45, of Wilmington, DE, went home to be with the Lord Friday, December 15, 2006.
Son of William and Girlean Hickman; father of Bertram Hickman, Jr., Cathy Church, and Irvin and Aaron Lewis; brother of Carol Waters and Lana Hickman.
Also survived by 1 brother-in-law, Leamond Waters; 1 grandchild; 2 nieces; 2 nephews; and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral service 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 23, at CONGO FUNERAL HOME, 2317 N. Market Street, Wilmington.
Viewing 8-9 a.m. Burial in Gracelawn Memorial Park
Arnell Labardo Bland
Born on Jul. 29, 1959
Departed on Dec. 17, 2006 and resided in Wilmington, DE.
Visitation: Friday Dec. 22, 2006
Service: Friday Dec. 22, 2006
Age 47, died Sunday, December 17, 2006 in Wilmington Hospital.
Husband of Tracie Bland. Father of Quashonda Black, Michelle Bland, and Katina Westley Johnson. Son of the late Annette Bland and Arnold Johnson. Brother of Kimberly and Crystal Bland.
Also survived by 8 grandchildren; 2 nephews, Jerry and Ira; 2 nieces, Kimberly and Haleema; 1 aunt, Jean Bland; 1 uncle, Robert Goldsboro; a favorite cousin, Sharon Bland; and other family and friends.
Funeral 11 a.m., Friday, December 22, at CONGO FUNERAL HOME, 2317 N. Market Street, Wilmington. Viewing 9-11 a.m. only.
Alontť R. McCollister "Lonnie"
Born on Mar. 21, 1989
Departed on Dec. 14, 2006 and resided in Wilmington, DE.
Visitation: Thursday Dec. 21, 2006
Service: Thursday Dec. 21, 2006
Cemetery: Silverbrook Cemetery
Age 17, went home to be with the Lord, December, 14, 2006, in Wilmington, Delaware. Son of Caprice McCollister and William T. Johnson, Jr.; brother of Timothy and Jyaire, Alyshia, Aysha and Destinee McCollister.
Also survived by his maternal grandmother, Margaret "Passion" Guy; paternal grandmother, Mary Ann Johnson; and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral 7 pm, Thursday, December 21, at CONGO FUNERAL HOME, 2317 N. Market St.; viewing 5-7 pm.
Burial Silverbrook Cemetery
Sarah E. Patrick
Born in Newark, DE on Dec. 10, 1934
Departed on Dec. 17, 2006 and resided in Newark, DE.
Visitation: Wednesday Dec. 20, 2006
Service: Wednesday Dec. 20, 2006
Cemetery: Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Age 72, departed this life Sunday, December 17, 2006, at her daughter's home. Wife of the late Morris Patrick; mother of Sandy, Leslie, Morris, Jr. "Peanut", and Troy.
Sister of Peggy, Lillian, Thristina, Frances and Tommy. Also survived by 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral 7 p.m., Wednesday, December 20 at Mt. Zion UAME Church, 100 New London Road, Newark.
Viewing 5-7 p.m. Burial Delaware Veterans Cemetery.
Maurice Roger Benson
Born on May 28, 1954
Departed on Dec. 8, 2006 and resided in Newark, DE.
Visitation: Monday Dec. 18, 2006
Service: Monday Dec. 18, 2006
Cemetery: Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Age 52, passed away Friday, December 8, 2006. Beloved husband of Katherine R. Benson; father of Maurissa Benson; stepfather of Charneta & Norman Johnson, Michael Lambert (Kim), Joanie & Crystal Lambert; son of Robert & Maryann Benson; brother of Antionette Robinson (Gary), Michael Benson (Tish) & Doreen Benson.
Also survived by nieces, nephews, 2 aunts, 2 uncles, extended family and friends.
Funeral 7 pm, Monday, December 18, at Harrison Memorial Baptist Church, 413 S. Heald St., Wilm.; viewing 5-7 pm. Burial Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear.
Born in Snowhill, MD on Sep. 27, 1910
Departed on Dec. 8, 2006 and resided in Wilmington, DE.
Visitation: Friday Dec. 15, 2006
Service: Friday Dec. 15, 2006
Age 96, passed away Friday, December 8, 2006, at the Parkview Nursing Center.
Beloved mother of Louis Briscoe, Sr.
Funeral 11 a.m. Friday, December 15, at CONGO FUNERAL HOME, 201 N. Gray Avenue, viewing 10-11 a.m.
Burial will be private.
Clancy, Jr., William J.
William J. Clancy, Jr. Age 71, of Newark, DE, died Monday April 9, 2001 at the Christiana Hospital. Mr. Clancy grew up Newark, DE and as a teenager worked with his father at the State Theatre on Main Street in Newark. Mr. Clancy served in the US Navy during 1948-1952. After serving in the Navy he went to work for the DuPont Company and retired in 1986 after 33 years of service. Mr. Clancy then went to work for the National Elevators Inspection Services until he finally retired in 1994. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a lifetime member of the Newark Historical Society. Mr. Clancy is survived by his wife of 50 years, Dorothy L. Clancy of Newark, a son and his wife William J. and Sharry Clancy, III also of Newark, a daughter, Frances Ann Clancy, of Newark, 3 brothers, John Daniel Clancy of Middletown, DE, James Francis Clancy of Christiana, DE, and Richard Michael Clancy, of Newark, DE, and 2 granchildren, Kelly E. and Andrew B. Clancy. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10am, Thursday April 12, 2001 at the St. John's Roman Catholic Church, Corner of Main and Chapel Streets, Newark, DE. Visitation will be held from 9-9:45am at the ROBERT T. JONES & FOARD FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Main St., Newark, DE. Burial will be held immediately following the services at the All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Holy Angels/St. John's R.C. Church in c/o ROBERT T. JONES & FOARD FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Main St., Newark, DE 19711.
Read, Jr., John H.
John H. Read, Jr., 53, of Smyrna, died on Saturday June 9 at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, Dover.
He was born in Delaware, and had served as an Army medic during the Vietnam War. After his tour of duty, he graduated from the University of Delaware, and then began a long career with the Delaware Dept. of Corrections. He served as a correctional officer, a drug/alcohol counselor, and for many years, as a probation and parole officer. He retired in 1999.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, American Legion Post #14, Smyrna, and the Sudlersville Sportsman Club. John enjoyed competitive pistol shooting, painting, and gardening.
He is survived by his wife, Donna L. Read; a son James William Read, of Smyrna; 2 step-children, Heather Halliday, and Jeff Rhin, both of Middletown; and his good friend, Mary Read, of Smyrna.
Services will be held 12:30 PM Thursday June 14 at St. Peterís Episcopal Church, 22 N. Union St., Smyrna. Friends may call Wednesday evening from 7-9:00 PM at Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home, 123 W. Commerce St., Smyrna.
Interment will be in the Delaware Veteranís Memorial Cemetery, Newark.
Arrangements were by Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home,Smyrna.