Elizabeth D. Cole
July 23, 1932 – February 4, 2014
Elizabeth D. Cole, age 81, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on Tuesday, February 4, 2014.
Born in Martinsville, VA on July 23, 1932, Elizabeth was a daughter of the late Roy P. DeLancey and Nancy Mitchell DeLancey. She attended Radford University in Radford, VA and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Elizabeth made her career as an elementary school teacher and taught at various schools in New York, Delaware and Florida. Following her retirement, Elizabeth worked briefly in retail jewelry sales.
She had a strong interest in biblical studies, which she shared with her former Sunday school students at the Kingswood United Methodist Church. Elizabeth had a deep appreciation for music of all types and was an excellent pianist. She was an exceptional seamstress and enjoyed creating gifts for family and friends. In her leisure time, Elizabeth relished time spent cooking, gardening and reading. Above all else, she was a devoted, warm and affectionate wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.
Elizabeth is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years, Bennett Cole; daughters, Elizabeth Momcilovich and husband Mark of Bear, DE, Kathryn Szymanski and husband Michael of New Castle, DE and Carolyn Bonanno and husband Kevin of Manassas, VA; sister, Ann Martin and husband David of Spring Hill, FL; 8 grandchildren, Seth (Melissa), Lana, Katherine, Stephen, Sarah, Paul, Christina and Charles; and 1 great granddaughter, Ariel.
Family and friends may call from 2 pm until 4 pm on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A funeral service will be held at 10 am on Monday morning, February 10, 2014, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Elizabeth’s name may be made to On Wings of Eagles in c/o, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, P.O. Box 96105, Washington, DC 20090-6105.