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Carmen Louise Whittington  

Carmen Louise Whittington

April 23, 1934 – February 1, 2015

Carmen Louise Whittington, age 80, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her daughter’s home on Sunday, February 1, 2015.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on April 23, 1934, Mrs. Whittington was the daughter of the late Albert R. and Helen L. St. Clair. She devoted her life to caring for her beloved family and was a talented homemaker.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Whittington was preceded in death by her husband, Baynard C. “Stump” Whittington. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah L. Whittington of Bear, DE; nephews, Jeffrey St. Clair and William and Michael Whittington; and niece, Aimee Valdez.

A committal service will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday afternoon, February 11, 2015, in the Chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE, where interment will follow.

Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 92 Read’s Way, Ste. 205, New Castle, DE 19720.

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  1. Crystal Clough, February 3, 2015

    My deepest sympathy to Debbie and the entire Whittington family. We hope your memories of Carmen comfort you during your time of grief and sorrow. Carmen was a lovely lady with great zest for life. She brought many laughs everywhere she went.

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  2. Larry Frace, February 3, 2015

    Debbie, I am sorry for your loss. May you find happiness in all the fond memories you have of your Mother. I know that you were very close to your Mom and this is extremely difficult for you. Thinking of you!! Larry

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  3. Shirley Posey, February 4, 2015

    Deb, my deepest condolences to you. I know exactly how you must feel. Losing my mother was the most heart felt blow I have ever experienced. Through experience, I can say just hold on to all the wonderful memories and good times you had with your mom. My belief is we will meet our loved ones in the next life. God bless you and give you the strength needed to get you through this very emotional time. Love you and you are in my prayers.

    Shirley

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  4. Heather Bidgood, February 4, 2015

    Debbie- Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sadness. I know that you and your Mom shared a very special bond. You are an amazing daughter and I am sure that you have some wonderful memories of her. Please know we are thinking of you all.

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  5. The Crystle Family, February 4, 2015

    Deb, we are so sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. Know that she is always with you and hold dear all of the wonderful memories you have of her. ♡ Nadine and Jimmy

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  6. Kathy McNally, February 4, 2015

    Debbie, my condolences to you on the loss of your mom. She sure was a special lady. I hope that all the memories you have will comfort you in this difficult time. God Bless.

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  7. Krista Scott, February 5, 2015

    Deb- I am so sorry to hear about your mom.. My heart breaks for you and I wish I could take away your pain. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything let me know. Sending lots of hugs.

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  8. Jane Rice, February 5, 2015

    Debbie, very sorry to hear about your mom. I hope you will find comfort in your memories and thru the support of friends and family. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Take care.
    Jane.

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  9. Pamela Kempista, February 5, 2015

    So very sorry for your loss Deb… Put prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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  10. Beth Gabsewics, February 5, 2015

    Deb,
    What a beautiful picture of your Mom. My sincere sympathy to you. Hold your wonderful memories close and be thankful for having her as long as you have. God works in mysterious ways.

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  11. Caddie Ann Whittington JOSEPH, February 7, 2015

    Deborah. “Stump” was the middle son of my
    Uncle Franklin and Aunt Almedia. When he passed away I was unable to attend his service.
    I knew his younger brother, Bill, much better while my two sisters also knew his oldest brother, John, from the days when he was a Wilmington policeman on horseback.
    I’m truly sorry you have now lost both parents.
    Carmen is 11 months younger than me – she was a beautiful woman. Hold onto all your good memories and let the rest go.

    I think your father was named after my father,
    Baynard O. Whittington. My Dad was the youngest of the siblings. When he was 3 months old his Mom died and he was sent to live with another family. Your grandfather and the only Whittington sister, Gladys Smith, kept in touch with him after he was grown. In the early 50’s my sisters and I were able to reconnect with both of them. So I knew of your Dad but never actually met him… his Navy duty had him away from Wilmington a lot.
    Please feel free to contact either me or my youngest sister, Nancy Jane Willis, if you ever want to connect with your cousins. We lost our middle sister, Betty Lou, last August. She had just turned 77.
    May God Bless you as you move ahead.
    Caddie Ann Joseph

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    • Debbie Whittington, February 9, 2015

      Dear Caddie Ann,

      Thank you so much for your message. I would love to connect with Nancy & yourself. I don’t know if you are able to join me Wednesday for my mom’s service, but if not please let me know how I can get in touch with you. I don’t want to post my personal information openly, but if you are on Facebook, I have an account under Deborah Whittington (DE) or we can connect through Spicer Mullikin or you can send me an email.

      Look forward to speaking with you,
      Debbie

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  12. Allison Berl, February 9, 2015

    Deb: I am so sorry for your loss! I hope the memories of good and happy times will help you find peace and comfort. I always enjoyed being with her whenever she joined us at the Chads Ford Blues Fest! Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you!! BIG HUG!!!

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  13. Gina and Bob Hercer, February 9, 2015

    Deb, Sweet thoughts of your mom. Smile through the tears knowing that she was a beautiful person who guided you and loved you. Hold your mom in your heart forever and know she will always be with you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  14. Tim Duffy, February 10, 2015

    Deb,

    You have my condolences on the loss of your mother. I’m sorry I never got to meet her. Remember the good times!

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  15. Alberta Blackwell Kirk, October 27, 2016

    Dear Debbie,
    I was a good friend with your mother when she was growing up and lived with her Mom and Dad
    and brother Albert on 3rd and Washington Sts. in Wilmington. My family lived just across the
    street at 412 W. Third St. Carmen was almost 2 years older than me. I just turned 80 this year.
    I have very fond memories of our friendship over the years. Since her parents both worked, I would
    visit with her after school while she did her chores. Your grandparents were so nice to me. they would often give us some change to get candy at the corner store. My family moved away in 1947 and
    the last time I visited with your mother, she was married and lived around 40th and Washington
    across from the Sears store. Your Dad was in the navy. Your mother gave me some clothes that
    did not fit her any more and to this day, my husband talks about seeing me walk up the street
    with red plaid shorts and blouse with white pique trim. That was an outfit your mother gave me.
    I now live in Denton, Texas with my husband Merritt. We moved here to be near our son and
    daughter and their families in our retirement. this may get to you too late, but I just found out on
    the internet that your Mom had passed. I will never forget her Debbie. I would love to hear from
    you if you receive this.
    Love, Alberta

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