Melva L. Bart
September 15, 1922 – March 2, 2015
Melva L. Bart, age 92, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, March 2, 2015, with her son, Daniel by her side.
Born in New Augusta, MS on September 15, 1922, Melva was the daughter of the late John Judge and Ida Hinton Judge. After retiring from the J.C. Penney Corporation in 1980, she went to work as a laundress for Papastavros’Associates in Newark, DE.
Melva was an avid gardener who greatly enjoyed spending time tending to her yard. She adored her pets, pit bull, Babe and the late Jumbo, her beloved possum. Above all else, Melva was a devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert M. Bart who passed away in 1978 and a son, Larry Bart. Melva is survived by her sons, Thomas Bart and Daniel Bart, both of New Castle; nephew, Bill Judge and wife, Darlene of Wiggins, MS; nieces, Emily Herrin of Hattisburg, MS and Oudia Cowart of Van Cleve, MS; grandchildren, Sherry Bart and companion, Charlie Navario of Newark and Amanda “Amy” Bart and husband, Joey Senquiz of North East, MD; and 3 great grandchildren, Tony Bart and Evan and Jagon Dayton.
A funeral service will be held at 11:30 am on Tuesday morning, March 10, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 11:30 am. Interment will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.