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Community

Spicer-Mullikin is proud to support local and nonprofit organizations and businesses. As a family-owned business, giving back to the community we serve is an important part of who we are.

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Supporting Our Troops

Spicer-Mullikin proudly supports and honors Wounded Warriors, and all U.S. military service members and veterans who protect our security and freedom.

The Tree of Life


In the Spring of 2017, Spicer-Mullikin dedicated a “Tree of Life” to the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery to honor all those who have served our great nation. Veterans, members of the Gold Star Family organization and the Delaware Commission of Veteran Affairs attended the ceremony. Anyone wishing to honor a service member (who is currently serving, has served, or who has passed away) may do so by having the name of the veteran engraved on a leaf – so that their life and legacy will always be remembered by those who visit the cemetery.

“Spicer-Mullikin has long been a supporter of troops, so honoring our commitment to service members with the Tree of Life was our way of saying, ‘Thank you,’ said Matthew Smith, owner of Spicer-Mullikin. “The selfless duty of service men and women should never be forgotten. This Tree of Life is dedicated in their memory, so that we can all be reminded of the sacrifices they have made and the honor they have bestowed on this country.”

Supporting the American Lung Association in Delaware

Spicer-Mullikin proudly supports the American Lung Association in Delaware’s mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung diseases.

Supporting the Delaware Association of Police

Spicer-Mullikin supports the Delaware Association of Police, who work diligently to promote and foster law and order, and to keep our communities safe. We are honored to stand behind an association that works to enhance the quality of life for all Delaware citizens and visitors by providing professional, competent and compassionate law enforcement services.

Supporting the Rotary Clubs of Wilmington, Newark, Southern New Castle County, and MOT Rotary

The staff at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory supports the mission of the Rotary Club of Wilmington, Newark Rotary Club, Rotary Club of Southern New Castle County, and the MOT Rotary Club (Middletown, Odessa, Townsend). Whether it’s through community service, vocational work, or general goodwill, the company believes that service to others is a significant part of Spicer-Mullikin’s guiding philosophy.

Supporting Religious and Faith-Based Communities

Spicer-Mullikin proudly supports religious and faith-based organizations in Delaware. Like those who are part of these communities, we at Spicer-Mullikin believe that hope, grace, charity, service and support for neighbors, friends and those in need make this world a better place.

Supporting Local Businesses

Here at Spicer-Mullikin we proudly support local businesses in New Castle County and Delaware. Some of the photography on our website is by Bill Lindsey of Wilmington. We know that sending flowers and food are important to people who are suffering a loss, which is why we work with local florists Kirk’s Flowers, Elana’s Broad St. Florist & Gifts, The Flower Place of New Castle, and Quill’s Bunches, and with GoodEase Take and Bake.

Supporting STEM Education

Spicer-Mullikin proudly supports STEM Education in Delaware. We enjoy presenting at local schools and speaking with students about the funeral industry and science involved.

The Science Behind Funerals
Spicer-Mullikin STEM Presentation - Community Support
As part of our community education and outreach initiative, Spicer-Mullikin created a special course for high schools students about how STEM education plays a role in the funeral industry. “The Science Behind Funerals” is a 40-minute, interactive presentation by our licensed funeral directors. Topics include:

  • How STEM impacts funerals; from pre-planning to funeral service, burial, and aftercare
  • Science of embalming and cremation
  • Education, training and career path of a funeral director
  • Future of Funerals
  • What’s On Your Bucket List? (a discussion and memento notebook)

Spicer-Mullikin presented at Conrad School of Science and Middletown High School, and enjoyed speaking with the students and answering their many questions. Here’s what some of the students had to say:

Good information about the engineering behind digging graves and the embalming process.”

What I liked was learning about the behind-the-scenes that goes into directing funerals that none of us realized.”

I liked how you fully explained your career and what you had to do to become a funeral director.”

Spicer-Mullikin was greatly honored to be invited to present at both schools, and look forward to continuing the educational presentation at other community schools. So, it was with great pride when we learned Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory had earned the prestigious ‘Best of the Best’ award from the National Funeral Directors Association for our STEM presentation, “The Science Behind Funerals.” The distinguished award was presented during the NFDA annual conference in Boston, MA on October 30, 2017.

 
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