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Martha (Bigum) Craig  

Martha (Bigum) Craig

April 1, 1918 ~ November 1, 2014

Martha (Bigum) Craig, age 96, of Newark, Delaware, passed away on Saturday, November 1, 2014 with her loving family by her side.

She was born in Barrington, New Jersey and in later years made homes in Mt. Ephraim, NJ, Columbia, SC and New Castle, DE before moving to Newark, DE in 1999.

Throughout her life Martha was active in the Methodist Church. While her children were young, she was active in the PTA and Boy/Girl Scout Troops, as well as several auxiliaries. She was employed for many years as a receptionist and dental assistant while living in Mt. Ephraim.

Martha enjoyed cooking and baking for her family, friends and neighbors. She conscientiously maintained a calendar book as a reminder to send cards and letters to family and friends for all occasions. Martha touched the lives of many and will be dearly missed and remembered by her family, friends and neighbors.

Martha is survived by her husband of 77 years, James; three children, Ronald (Carmen) Craig, Judith (Dave) Gage and Sandra Craig (the late Jack Penders); and was a loving grandmother to 11 and great-grandmother to 14.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE, where friends may visit with Martha’s family from 10:00-11:00 am. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Martha’s memory to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Second Floor, Newark, DE 19711.

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  1. S Ford, November 2, 2014

    I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to you. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are never alone. Turn to the Holy Scriptures for guidance and to help soothe your heart. Psalms 34:18 assures us that God is near to those broken at heart and crushed in spirit. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

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  2. Ken and Betty Christy, November 3, 2014

    Aunt Martha, we loved you very much and will miss our visits with you. We will pray for healing hearts for your loving family. Your life will be a treasured memory for all of your family forever. Love Ken and Betty

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  3. John and Susan Bigum, November 3, 2014

    Aunt Martha has been a role model to our family in many ways. She always remembered special occasions and kept in touch with everyone. The time that Uncle Jimmie and Aunt Martha spent in SC are especially special memories for our family. Our hearts go out to everyone in the family.

    Love, John, Susan, Jake, and Bonnie

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  4. Paul, Barbara, Grace, Faith, Hope and Luke, November 3, 2014

    Our deepest sympathies to your family. Mrs. Craig was truly a wonderful and beautiful woman. She taught us so much and was a blessing to each of us. She will be deeply missed. Our prayers are with your family.

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  5. R Brown, November 4, 2014

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in the promises at Revelation 21:4 that reads; “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more. Neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things has passed away.”

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  6. Lynn & George Kustner, November 4, 2014

    Dear Judy, Dave and Family, so sorry for your loss. You and your family, especially your dad, are in our thoughts and prayers

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