Phyllis (Griffith) Jaques
May 30, 1926 – May 1, 2015
Phyllis (Griffith) Jaques, age 88, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 1, 2015.
Mrs. Jaques was born in Altoona, PA on May 30, 1926.
She was one of thirteen children, to the late Albert H. and Leila (Sparks) Griffith. Phyllis supported WWII by working at Dravo Shipyard and the New Castle Airbase until 1945. She was also an active volunteer for the Mamie Warren Senior Center in Smyrna as well as Meals on Wheels. As a hobby she enjoyed creating and teaching crafts to family and friends whom she adored. Mrs. Jaques made her career as a sales associate at the Three Little Bakers Bake Shop from 1953 until 1955, and as head cashier with the Acme Markets from 1955 until 1985, where she retired after 30 years of dedicated service.
In addition to her parents, Phyllis was preceded in death by her beloved husband, the late Earl G. Jaques, Sr.; 5 sisters, and 5 brothers. She is survived by her children, Kathleen L. Fitz (Allen) of Nags Head, NC, Elaine E. Walker (James) of New Castle, DE and State Representative Earl G. Jaques, Jr. (Carole) of Glasgow, DE; brother, Gilbert Griffith; and sister, Priscilla Strazella, 7 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.
Friends may visit with Phyllis’ family from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Tuesday evening, May 5, 2015 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720. A second vistation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 11am – 12 noon, where a funeral service will begin at 12 noon. Interment will be held privately at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at both Lorelton Assisted Living and Season’s Hospice for the exceptional care that was given to their mother.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lorelton Assisted Living, 2200 W 4th St, Wilmington, DE 19805 or to Seasons Hospice of Delaware, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.