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Grace Dixon Barrett  

Grace Dixon Barrett
“Gracie”

April 21, 1947 –  June 4, 2016

Grace Dixon Barrett, age 69, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 4, 2016.

Born in Kennedyville, MD on April 21, 1947, Gracie was the daughter of the late Ollie H. “Bill” and G. Lorraine (Beamer) Dixon-Boyce.

A real estate professional since 1978, she finished her career with Keller-Williams Realtors. Gracie achieved the Graduate Realtors Institute and Council of Residential Specialists designations, which are the highest awards achieved by real estate agents. She was a lifetime member of the New Castle County Million Dollar Club. Additionally, Gracie was affiliated with the National Association of Realtors, the Delaware Association of Realtors and the Maryland Association of Realtors. She served on the Multi-list and Professional Standards Committee for the New Castle Board of Realtors and at the state level, chaired and co-chaired the Delaware Association of Realtors State Convention. Gracie also served as a past vice president for the New Castle County Council of Real Estate Specialists. She also served as an arbitrator for the Delaware Better Business Bureau. In honor of her professional achievements and length of time as a Realtor, Gracie was inducted into the New Castle County Board of Realtor’s Hall of Fame on June 2nd of this year.

She was a member of the SOS Sailing Club of Annapolis, MD and the Delaware Historical Society. A longtime member of the Wilmington Ski Club, she served as media chairperson and co-chaired all of the summer water activities. She adored sailing and was one of the first female crew members on Delaware’s tall ship, the Kalmar Nyckel. Gracie spent time aboard the famous replica ship while it was being used in the making of a movie for an Italian film company.

A dedicated member of Ogletown Baptist Church, she previously served as a church trustee, sang in the choir, taught Sunday school, was a church training teacher and volunteered with the Baptist Young Women. Along with her family, Gracie was a charter member of Friendship Baptist Church in Glasgow, where she served as a Sunday school teacher.

She was a resident of the Village of Beck’s Pond where she gave of her time and talents by serving as the first president of the maintenance corporation for the community. Gracie especially enjoyed spending time with her sons and their families, reading, fitness, spelunking and especially sailing.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 28 years, George Edward “Eddie” Barrett, who died in 1993. Gracie is survived by her sons, Keith Edward and his wife, Debra and Kenneth Scott and Kim; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and brothers, Gene of Lewes, DE, Harvey of Elkton, MD, Billy (Nancy) of Bowling Green, KY and Lonnie (Pat) of Newark, DE.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Friday evening, June 10, 2016 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE. A funeral service will be held at 10 am on Saturday morning, June 11, 2016, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kalmar Nyckel Foundation, 1124 E. 7th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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  1. Paula Cobb, June 6, 2016

    Keith and Kenny,

    Lots of memories with BMX bike racing, the C & B Auction Company when everyone was younger, and times at church together with both of our families. Those were happy times!

    Please accept my sympathy in the loss of your mother.

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  2. Phil Winkler, June 6, 2016

    Grace was a wonderful person and a friend since 1960 or so as were her brothers and Dad & Mom. She had so much energy and was one of the nicest people I have ever known. She made a difference in everyone she met. RIP, Gracie. You were one of the good ones!

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  3. Kathy Buckalew, June 6, 2016

    Gracie gave her all to everything she attempted to do. Her endless hours of volunteering for the various clubs and professional organizations she enjoyed was remarkable. Her love for her sons and their families was unwavering. Steadfast in her idea of right and wrong, her intentions were always meant to make life better for those she loved and respected. Life will be different without her around to keep us functioning. RIP “Mama Gracie”! You will forever hold a soft spot in our hearts!
    Kathy, George, and Frosty Joe

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  4. Keith E Barrett, June 7, 2016

    Mom, your pain and suffering has finally ended, No way to put my feelings into words right now, You are so loved and will be so missed but I know you’re finally at rest, I Love You Mom

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  5. Debbie M, June 7, 2016

    Gracie you will will be missed so much. We know you are watching over us all and pain free now. Enjoy your reunion with Eddie and your other loved ones and we will see each other again someday I love you ladybug!

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  6. Jim Hardman, June 7, 2016

    What a wonderful lady. I’ve known Gracie since the 70’s at church and then later in real estate. It has been several years since I last saw her, but I will always remember that great smile. Rest in peace.

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  7. Debbie Picard, June 7, 2016

    Keith and family I’m so sorry for your loss. Gracie sold us our first home and she was so great and patient with us. I know she will be missed by her family and friends. Our deepest sympathy and prayers.

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  8. Dawn Dalton, June 7, 2016

    What a beautiful amazing woman I have had the pleasure of know all these years. Keith I love you and my heart goes out to you and your family

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  9. Lisa Barrett, June 7, 2016

    Gracie, I am so happy that we became so close over the last 8 years. I am going to miss you and our talks. You were an awesome, caring and loving grandmother and the kids will miss you terribly. I am so happy that your pain and suffering is over and your eternity of dancing with Ed has bugun. I will see you again, on the other side. I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I am living, my dear mother in law you will be. Rest in Peace.

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  10. Lisa Barrett, June 7, 2016

    Gracie, I am so happy that we became so close over the last 8 years. I am going to miss you and our talks. You were an awesome, caring and loving grandmother and the kids will miss you terribly. I am so happy that your pain and suffering is over and your eternity of dancing with Ed has begun. I will see you again, on the other side. I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I am living, my dear mother in law you will be. Rest in Peace.

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  11. Chase Barrett, June 7, 2016

    I love you granny your with poppop now and I will see you again one day
    -chase

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  12. Dixie Durgin, June 7, 2016

    Gracie, I am so very glad you are no longer suffering. I will miss having you as a neighbor, but am happy you are at peace. Your love for your family was always evident, and I know it was reciprocated. You will be missed by all who knew you!

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  13. Shane barrett, June 7, 2016

    Granny words and feelings cant describe how much I miss you and how much everybody else does. You were everything to me and loved me and our family more than I can ever know. I know your watching over us and now your pain is over and pop pop and aunt totsi can enjoy you unrolled next time we meet I love you granny 🙂

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  14. Deborah Pragg, June 7, 2016

    Sorry for you loss Keith, it is hard to lose a loved one. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

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  15. Drew Hopkins, June 7, 2016

    Barrett Family:

    I am sorry to hear about the passing of Gracie. I shared a professional relationship with her as her preferred local moving and storage company. She referred endless clients to me over the last 20 years. She was always so friendly to me when I saw her at different functions and always quick to give me a hug. She was a wonderful lady. I will miss her. May she rest in peace and god bless her entire family.

    Drew Hopkins
    Delaware Moving & Storage, Bear, DE
    Owner

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  16. Cynthia Shareef, June 7, 2016

    I met Gracie at Fox & Roach 15 years ago when I began my real estate career. We also both ended up at Keller Williams. Gracie, was always sweet, conversational and would offer to help in any way possible. She has surely earned her wings. My prayers are with her family and loved ones.

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  17. Aaron and Doris Silverman, June 8, 2016

    Our deepest sympathy to the family. Aaron will always remember the wonderful years he shared with her in real estate many years ago

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  18. Edward Mckeown, June 8, 2016

    Harvey
    So sorry about your sister. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless
    Ed. Mckeown

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  19. Nancy Dixon, June 12, 2016

    Gracie, I am so glad that you are with the Lord and your loved ones in Heaven and that your pain is over. Your Brother and I loved you very much. Rest in Peace!

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