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Barbara Taylor Sousa  

Barbara Taylor Sousa

August 4, 1940 –┬áDecember 25, 2014

Barbara Taylor Sousa, age 74, of Dover, DE, passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by her family, on Thursday, December 25, 2014.

Born in Wellsville, NY on August 4, 1940, Barbara was the daughter of the late Floyd Russell Taylor, Sr. and Mayrene Harris Taylor. She made her career as a purchasing agent for MBNA, retiring after 20 years of dedicated service.

Barbara was a longtime member of Ogletown Baptist Church in Newark for many years. An avid traveler, she enjoyed vacationing throughout the country and abroad whenever she could. A devoted and loving mother and grandmother, Barbara will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her children, Brian P. Sousa (Rae) of Dover, DE and Debbie A. Cukier (Michael) of St. Joseph, MI; brothers, Floyd Taylor, Jr. of Hercules, CA, Nelson Taylor (Lil) of Warren, ME and David Taylor (Sherri) of Clayton, DE; and 5 grandchildren, Emily and Karen Sousa and Lauren, Matthew and Joshua Cukier.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday morning, December 30, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in White Clay Creek Cemetery, 15 Polly Drummond Hill Road, Newark, DE.

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  1. Paula Cobb, December 27, 2014

    Please extend my sympathy to the family. My family remembers Barbara as being a very gracious lady, and dedicated member at Ogletown Baptist Church when she lived in the area. I am sorry for your loss.

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    • Brian Sousa, December 31, 2014

      Thank you Paula. She always had wonderful things to say about your family. Thank you for thinking of us and for your kind words about my mother.

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  2. Judy Acord French, December 28, 2014

    Debbie and Brian……I was so sorry to hear of the death of Barbara. I didn’t know she had suffered a stroke. It doesn’t seem that long ago that I spoke with her in Target. I always thought she was such a pretty lady and my mother had liked her (Jessie Acord). Mom passed two yrs ago. Please accept my sympathy. I pray God will comfort you all and the rest of the family. God bless you and Brian.

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    • Brian Sousa, December 31, 2014

      Thank you for your kind words Judy. She was a very pretty and kind lady indeed. We thank you for your prayers and for your memories of her.

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  3. Lee Revis-Plank, December 28, 2014

    Barbara was a dear friend at MBNA. I shall miss her gentle ways. Sending prayers to her family for her loss. May God ease their grief.

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    • Brian Sousa, December 31, 2014

      Thank you for being a friend to her Lee. She was a very gentle person and she was very proud of her career at MBNA, and of the friends she made there.

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  4. Sarah Cole, January 2, 2015

    I am very sorry for your loss. I worked with Barb for a very long time at MBNA. Barb was such a classy woman and very gracious. I am honored to have known her. She will be missed.

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  5. Judith Toomey Ascione, January 8, 2015

    I am sending warm thoughts of Love, Comfort and Peace. I met Barb at MBNA and we shared laughter and conversation whenever we saw each other. Even a quick “Hello” from her would bring a smile to my day! She was one of the sweetest People I crossed paths with and her Family was everything to her. May God Bless you all at this difficult time. xo Judy

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  6. Cathy Miller, January 9, 2015

    I worked with Barbara for many many years at MBNA. She had such kind soul and always went above and beyond to help with whatever she could and you felt a little lighter and the end of the conversation ­čÖé I adored her. My sincerest condolences to the family on her passing.

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