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Virginia B. Bennett  

Virginia B. Bennett

August 12, 1929 –¬†April 13, 2017

Virginia B. Bennett, age 87, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Virginia was born in Lansing, NC on August 12, 1929, and was the daughter of the late Lester and Villar (Barr) Gilley. A talented homemaker, she devoted her life to caring for her family.

Virginia loved shopping with her sister at the mall and was an avid reader. She cherished spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, whom she adored. A beloved mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, Virginia will be greatly missed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Conley J. Bennett and daughter, Robin DiMartino. Virginia is survived by her children, Maureen Snow (Ron) of Greenwood, James C. Bennett (Valerie) of Newark, Michael Bennett of Bear, Kim Bennett of Millsboro and Lisa Zuvich (John) of New Castle; siblings, Rene Lovejoy of Bear, Ted Gilley of Lansing, NC and Ned Gilley of Baltimore, MD; grandchildren, Sheila, Jamie, James, Charla, Jasen, Tiffany, Brooke, Cody and Mia; and great grandchildren, Sydney, Spencer, Brayden, Orion, Chase, Cole, Rylyn, Reese, Brynleigh and Conley.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Tuesday evening, April 18, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 7:00 pm. A committal service will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 92 Read’s Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.

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  1. Ned & Bonnie Gilley, April 14, 2017

    VA as she was called was a wonderful person and sister to Ned her brother and all the family, we will all miss her and hope she will rest in heaven.

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  2. Shiela, April 15, 2017

    I’m sorry to hear of your loss I lost my mother and what helped me was the Bible’s hope of a resurrection at John 5:28,29 at a time when there is no more sickness pain or death right here on earth according to Revelation 21:3,4.Please read these scriptures and may the god of comfort give you comfort in this time of bereavement.

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  3. Ina Andrews, April 15, 2017

    Condolences to you Rene Lovejoy..I know how much you loved your sister, Ginny. We enjoyed having her visit us on special occasions with you especially Fourth of July celebrations. You were blessed to have her for those many years. She is now with loved ones who having been waiting her arrival. Our prayers are with you & all your loved ones during this difficult time. Love ya,
    Don and Ina Andrews

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  4. Barbara mason, April 15, 2017

    Sending sympathy and love

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  5. Laura Barthelmeh, April 15, 2017

    Lisa and family, Jimmy n I are so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing your mom when I came to visit. She will be missed.

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  6. Mhairi Gallucio, April 15, 2017

    The sweetest person. My thoughts and love to all of you.

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  7. Debbie Marckese, April 15, 2017

    It brings great sadness to hear of Ginnys passing. I have very happy memories growing up across the street from her house. She always made me feel welcomed. There will always be a special place for her in my heart. My mom and Ginny are finally sharing another cup of coffee together and sharing some good laughs.
    Wishing the family peace during this tough time.
    Debbie M.

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  8. Pauline, April 16, 2017

    Lisa and all of the family I was so sad to hear about your Mom, she was always so sweet to me, she made me laugh. I know how hard this is. Sending you my thoughts and prayers.

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  9. Jim and Betty gilley, April 17, 2017

    Rest in peace beautiful lady, many cherished memories do we share condolences to all family and friends.

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  10. Tina, April 18, 2017

    Lisa I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort as you remember your wonderful mother. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God’s love and grace are always with you.

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  11. Joann and Lou Howarth, April 18, 2017

    A beautiful soul walked among us and just went home. We are all better people for knowing Virginia. She was so many things to so many people. She will be missed. Our prayers to the entire family.

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