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Ellen P. Pearce  

Ellen P. Pearce

May 1, 1936 – June 3, 2018

Ellen P. Pearce, age 82, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 3, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Wilmington, DE on May 1, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Willard E. and Marion (Marvel) Pruitt, Jr.  Ellen dedicated her career as a switchboard operator for the former Slocum Corporation.

After retirement, she was a school bus aid for many years for the disabled children in the Colonial School District with her fun driver, Sherri.  Ellen enjoyed old black and white movies, holidays and especially wearing holiday pins.  She will be remembered as an excellent cook and was frequently asked for advice for recipes and cooking tips by family and friends, as well as her good sense of humor and quick wit.  Ellen was a member of the Howard Weston Senior Center.  She loved to travel to many locations in many states.  Above all, she will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, and dear friend to many.

In addition to her parents, Ellen was preceded in death by her brother, Willard E. Pruitt, III.  She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Andrew J. “Jack” Pearce, Jr.; children, Andrew J. “Andy” Pearce, III (Genie) and Andrea J. Fell (Jeff); sister, Joan Williams (Tom); brother-in-laws, Wilbur Argoe (Joyce) and Jerry Argoe (Julie); sister-in-law, Terri Pruitt; aunt, Jane Dickens; grandson, Andrew J. “AJ” Pearce; great grandchildren, Grace and Conor Pearce; faithful granddogs, Sammi, Sawyer and Apollo; as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Chang-Deguzman and Dr. William Funk for all of the care they provided to Ellen.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.  A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ellen’s name to Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc., 100 W. 10th Street, Suite 209, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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  1. Colette and Charlie Dukes, June 3, 2018

    We will miss you, Ellen. So many fond memories of our times together with you and Jack so long ago, starting with our wedding reception in your house almost 50 years ago. Very grateful for your kindness and generosity.

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  2. Michael & Cathi Fell, June 4, 2018

    Our sincere condolences to the family.
    May you rest in peace dear Ellen.

    Until we meet again…..
    Love,
    Michael and Cathi

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  3. Margaret Roberts, June 4, 2018

    The lose of a beautiful soul is always difficult, Ellen you will be greatly missed by all who crossed your path. You were truly a beautiful person. My condolences to your family and to all whose hearts you touched. Rest in peace Ellen.

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  4. Paula, Mike, Samantha and Emely, June 4, 2018

    May she rest peacefully in the comfort of God’s embrace.

    I will always fondly remember her ever-constant, smiling face.

    With heartfelt condolences to all who had the pleasure of knowing Ellen.
    —- Paula, Mike, Samantha and Emely

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  5. Darlene Caban, June 4, 2018

    To Joan Williams and family! Just wanted to send you all my heartfelt sympathy. Remembering all the get togethers with Ellen there. Lots of love, Darlene

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  6. Susan Strab, June 4, 2018

    Ellen you will truly be missed by many…….You were such a beautiful person inside and out. You were a wonderful wife, mother, mom mom, friend and all the above……….Jack, Andrea, and Andy…….. we are so very sorry to hear of her passing. She will be in your hearts forever………..R.I.P. Ellen

    Love,

    Susie & Jimmy Strab

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  7. Keith Wortham, June 5, 2018

    My sincere condolences to the family.
    Ellen is a wonderful caring person.. who will be missed.

    Love,
    Keith

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  8. Fran Donnelly Sr., June 5, 2018

    my deepest condolences to the Pierce family. She was truly a nice person who always had a smile on her face. Please rest in peace Mrs Pierce

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