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Sylvia Elizabeth Dedman

Born: 10/21/1929
Died: 8/17/2013

Sylvia Elizabeth Dedman, age 83, of Wilmington, DE, entered into the Kingdom of Heaven to join her Lord and Savior, on Saturday, August 17, 2013.
Sylvia was a native of Tennessee, born on October 21, 1929, daughter of the late Harry Wirts and Addie Beene Wirts. A gifted and compassionate health care professional, she was employed as the assistant chief of the x-ray department at Wilmington Hospital until her retirement. Favorite activities included picking and canning fruit, ballroom dancing, and, in her youth, riding horses.
Sylvia was a devout Christian throughout her life and a longtime, active member of Immanuel Church. She truly loved the Lord and delighted in reading her Bible. As a precious child of Jesus, she believed in the power of salvation and faithfully taught her own children about God’s great love for all of His creation.
Sylvia will be remembered most of all as a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her happiest times were those spent in the company of her beloved family–especially when hosting all types of large and joyous family celebrations at her home.
She is survived by her children, Elizabeth Skinner and husband Charles of New Castle, David Dedman and wife Linda of Lansdale, PA, Nancy Lennon of Wilmington, and Diane Brittingham and husband Kurt of Avondale, PA; sister, Phyllis Sassone of New Castle; grandchildren, John, James, and Brian Skinner, David and Matthew Dedman, Jillian and Phillip Azorlosa, James, Daniel, Stephen, and Sarah Lennon, Jerrod and Kaitlyn Brittingham; great grandchildren, Savannah and Julianne Lennon; and companion, Joseph Hite. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Elaine Azorlosa, grandson, Charles “Bubba” Skinner, and son-in-law, Ronald F. Lennon.
A funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, August 20th, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, where visitation will begin at 11:30 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Sylvia may be made to Immanuel Church, 2414 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806.

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