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Jennie “Lee” Pemberton  

Jennie “Lee” Pemberton

October 8, 1915 – December 4, 2014

Jennie “Lee” Pemberton, age 99, of Bear, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, December 4, 2014.

She was born in Delmar, DE on October 8, 1915 and was the daughter of the late Harry and Grace Fischer. Lee graduated from Wilmington High and later accepted a position as a salesperson for John Wanamaker’s. She was a seamstress and crafter, known for creating Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Daniel L. Pemberton who died in 1976 and sisters Irene Phillips and Harriet Fischer. Lee is survived by her daughters, Sandy Godfrey (George) of Claymont and Debbie Jenson (Fred) of Bear and brother, Harry Fischer of Claymont. Also left to cherish her memory are her 5 granddaughters, Linda (Rom), Dawn, Donna, Dana (Frank), and Kelly (Scott) and her 9 great-grandchildren.

A special thank you to Cookie, Cynthia and Rolex for the loving care they provided.

A funeral service will be held at 12 Noon on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 Noon. Interment will be held privately in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Season’s Hospice, 220 Continental Dr., Newark, DE 19713 or to the Ronald McDonald House, 1901 Rockland Rd., Wilmington, DE 19803.

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  1. Kerry Wilson Cook, December 6, 2014

    So very sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Lee. She will be greatly missed. She was always so sweet and we loved seeing her at family events. Much love to you all.

  2. Linda, December 6, 2014

    Rest in Peace you beautiful Angel. You will be missed.

  3. Caspy, December 6, 2014

    I wish you hadn’t passed away, you were really, really nice. I really loved you. I will always remember you. I wish you were still here.

  4. Debbie, December 6, 2014

    Mom, My heart is so heavy. I miss you so much. My life will never be the same without you here beside me every day. I know that you are now happy being with Dad after being without him for 38 years. I don’t know how I will go on without you, but I know that you will be looking down on all of us every day and giving us the love and support that we so desperately need to get though this very difficult time. I love you so much. Love you forever and ever.

  5. Cynthia Vaughters, December 8, 2014

    It was my pleasure to take care of such a wonderful lady. I am glad that I could be there for her and her family in their time of need. I know that she will be dearly missed.

  6. Carol Keresty (crochet group), December 9, 2014

    Sympathy to all on the loss of your Mother, Grandmother, and friend.
    May your wonderful memories of her bring you peace and comfort.

  7. Carolyn Benedetto, December 10, 2014

    We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    The Benedetto Family

  8. Kathy Coghlan Snyder, December 10, 2014

    Dear Debbie,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was such a sweet lady. I know we don’t keep in touch but I just wanted to let you know that I have fond memories of your parents and of all the fun times we had growing up together in the old neighborhood. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Kathy Coghlan Snyder

  9. Michele Davis, December 11, 2014

    She will be missed greatly! What a ray of sunshine and spunk she was. We enjoyed getting to see her when we could and I am so glad that I was able to visit and spend some time with her a few weeks ago. Rest in peace sweet Aunt Lee.

  10. Mary Catherine Libengood, December 19, 2014

    So sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Jennie Lee was a beautiful lady…so warm and caring!! She will sincerely be missed by all who knew her!!

    Mary Catherine Smith Libengood


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