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Deborah A. Caldwell  

Deborah A. Caldwell

May 6, 1952 – May 28, 2016

Deborah A. Caldwell, age 64, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 28, 2016, surrounded by her family.

Born in Circleville, OH on May 6, 1952, Deborah was a daughter of Robert A. and Joyce Arlene (Leist) Minshall. She received her associate’s degree in nursing from DelTech and would later accept a position with Community Systems of New Castle where she dedicated 26 years of service. Deborah’s work as a program manager allowed her to assist those with disabilities reach their full potential, which was her life’s passion.

In her spare time, she enjoyed shopping trips around town. Deborah had a soft spot for animals, especially dogs. Above all else, she loved her family and friends and was happiest spending time with her beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren, whom she adored.

Deborah was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jordan Leigh Wingo. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of 28 years, David Ayers; children, Dale Wingo (Kim) of Bear, DE, Stephanie Wingo (Rob) of Dover, DE and Brian Caldwell (Tanya) of Bear, DE; step children, Tanya Bivens (Eric) and Sammy Ayers, all of Elkton, MD; sister, Sandra Weed of Wilmington, DE; grandchildren, Kyle, Erin, Amber, Nikki, Josh, Sarah and Sabrina; great grandchildren, Jazmine and Katarina; and nephew, Garrett Hadley.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Thursday morning, June 2, 2016, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Deborah’s memory may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) 455 Stanton-Christiana Road Newark, DE 19713.

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  1. thelma l caldwell rennie, May 29, 2016

    I don’t know how to adjust from the loss of u ….Debbie but I will give it my best……soon I will see u again. and I will catch up on lost time with my oldie but goodie friend../ex sister n law…geez ur gone.. I just cant connect with the fact ur not here no more.my heart is literally breaking apart. I will always love u Debbie …… rip in gods loving arms..!!!!!!!

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  2. cathy pearson, May 30, 2016

    May she sleep in the arms of our Lord forever.

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  3. Barbara (Wilson) Bartley, May 30, 2016

    Thoughts and Prayers to Dale, Stephanie and Brian and Families. Bob and Arlene and Sandy as well!
    Debbie we go way back lost in time but never forgotten! For 3 yrs. I have gotten use to you being on FB and sharing and talking to you. Rest in Peace my Friend!!

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  4. Debbie Sullivan Krauss, May 30, 2016

    So sorry for your loss. So young to be saying goodby.

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  5. Linda Moore, May 30, 2016

    My colleague passed away it broke me when I heard of your passing I will miss our Facebook time RIP until we meet again

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  6. BRENDA PRESLEY, May 31, 2016

    BRIAN,TANYA AND SABRINA, I JUST SAW HER THE OTHER DAY. IM SO SAD TO HEAR THE THE NEWS. MY HEART HURTS FOR ALL OF YOU . SHE WAS A BEAUTIFUL, FUNNY PERSON WHO LOVED HER CHILDREN AND GRAND CHILDREN SO MUCH. SHE ALWAYS SPOKE HIGHLEY OF ALL OF YOU. SHE FELT THE JOY YOU ALL SHARED WITH HER .SHE TOLD ME HOW PROUD SHE WAS TANYA HAD HIT THE 1 YEAR OF NOT SMOKING ,SHE WAS DISAPPOINTED THAT BRIAN AND ALICIA DID NOT QUIT WITH TANYA. RIP. LOVE YOU DEBORAH , BRENDA XOXOX

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  7. Janet Martin-Eaton, June 1, 2016

    Deb, my friend my twin how I wish we got together before you left this world. Your family and loved ones are in my prayers. Spread your wings girl you’re flying high now.

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  8. Janet Martin-Eaton, June 1, 2016

    Deb, my friend, my twin. I wish we had gotten together like we planned. My prayers are with your family friends and loved ones. You’re flying high now girl friend. We’ll miss you. Rest in peace. Love you girlfriends.

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  9. Rosialyn Robinette, June 2, 2016

    Cousin Arlene, so sorry to hear of your loss. I know what it is like to loose a daughter. I pray your heart ache gradually gets better….it will never go away…but it does fade some. It,s been 11years since my Beack passed on…and I still think of her everyday …in the flowers, animals ,stars, clouds….you name it. Thank God we have all those memories to keep us going….prayers to you!!

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  10. Rosialyn Robinette, June 2, 2016

    My daughter Becky…sorry about this type-o

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  11. Janet Wootton, June 4, 2016

    5o My wonderful friend. We had such great times when I was at your house cutting your hair I had the feeling man it’s so good to see her I’ve gotta come cut her hair every week. I really am going to miss you Debbie. You were my friend my psychiatrist… I could tell you anything at all and you were still there for me.. rest in peace Debbie you deserve peace. I love you very much and I will be seeing you soon exclamation point

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    • arlene minshall, June 9, 2016

      thanks to everyone for your kind remarks .. DEBBIES MOM

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  12. Shirley M. ( Kuhn ) Good, June 18, 2016

    To the family… I will miss long time childhood friend from Circleville and my FB Friend … I so appreciated Arlene letting me know… Debbie and I connected several years ago at the Pumpkin Show and then again on FB… We would occasionally private message each other…Debbie and I both have sisters named Sandy…I found peace when my little Yorkie was put to sleep, via Debbie’s kind words to me… Debbie’s memory will live on in my heart… RIP, my earliest memory of a childhood friend and the sting of your friend moving away…

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