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Kathleen Margaret (Markey) Harris  

Kathleen Margaret (Markey) Harris

August 26, 1966 – January 3, 2016

Kathleen Margaret (Markey) Harris, age 49, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 3, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.

A native of Delaware, Kathleen was born in Wilmington on August 26, 1966, and was the daughter of Robert Alexander and Violet “Anne” (Morrison) Markey. She made her career as a customer service representative with JP Morgan Chase, fomerly the Bank of New York, for more then 25 years.

Kathleen enjoyed going to the beach where her parents reside. She was a fantastic baker and relished creating delicious homemade treats for her loved ones. Kathleen was a wonderful daughter, mother, sister and adoring grandmother to her loving grandsons. Above all else, she was an exceptionally caring and giving individual and to honor her legacy, her family made the difficult, yet generous decision to allow Kathleen to be an organ donor for the Gift of Life Program. Her unconditional love will live on through the lives of others.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Michael Eugene Harris who died in 2014 and her grandmother, Margaret “Memom” Markey in 2013. Kathleen is survived by her daughters, Colleen Harris (Jamar) and Kassandra Harris; brothers, Dennis Markey and David Markey (Kelle); special cousin, Angela; best friend, Mari Jo; 2 precious grandsons, Cameron and Jamarion, whom she affectionately called Sunshine #1 and Sunshine #2; her 2 goddaughters, Emma and Kerry; several nieces/nephews; family and friends; and her extended family in Ireland.

Kathleen’s family would like to offer a special thank you to all of the nurses and staff at Christiana ICU, as well as to Sue and Pam and the staff of Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital for their exceptional care and compassion during her final days.

A funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Monday afternoon, January 11, 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 12 Noon until 1 pm. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

Flowers would be appreciated or contributions in Kathleen’s memory may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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  1. Ms. Selby, January 5, 2016

    I would like to offer my condolences to the entire family and close friends . Please except my sincere condolences. This is a time for comfort Gods word the Bible offers the best to calm the mind and heart please read in yours for just that at Isaiah 26:19 Romans 6:7,23 also Psalms 83:18…

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  2. Doris Kennedy, January 5, 2016

    Kathleen was a close friend of Mari Jo. My sincere condolences to all her family. May your fond memories keep her close to you.

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  3. Tom Staats, January 7, 2016

    Our Sincere Condolences to Dave and his extended family during this hard time. We are sorry to hear about your loss and hope you will find comfort in the memories and good times you shared with Kathleen. You have an angel looking down to protect you and your family, always keep her in your mind and heart and she will forever be here.

    Tom Staats & Family

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  4. Donald &Sarah Russell, January 7, 2016

    To the entire HARRIS / MARKEY FAMILY, We wish to express 0ur sincerest condolences to you. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but every day with KATHLEEN was a gift. We will always keep her in our heart’s. Don & Sarah Russell

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  5. Ken and Mary Lagowski, January 10, 2016

    To Dennis and Family:

    To all of you our most heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your sister. We would definitely want to express our condolences in person but the work schedule makes our presence impossible at the time of the services.

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