Barbara B. Thurman - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Barbara B. Thurman

October 7, 1931 - January 2, 2024

Barbara B. Thurman, age 92, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.

Born in Chattanooga, TN, on October 7, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Bert and Elizabeth (Webb) Brown. Barbara dedicated her life to her family as a talented homemaker.

A woman of faith, Barbara was a devout member of Ogletown Baptist Church. She was also a past president of the Women’s Christian Club. Barbara enjoyed giving back to her community as a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and CONTACT.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Gilford M. Thurman; and siblings, Ruth Gentry and Betty Roberson. She is survived by her children, Pamela Thurman Vaughan, Steven Thurman (Jane), and David Thurman (Lisa); grandchildren, Krista Thurman, Amanda Nersasian Sheets (Greg), and Kelli Thurman; and great-grandson, Gavin Nersasian.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to Ogletown Baptist Church, 316 Red Mill Road, Newark, DE 19713 or online by clicking here.


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8 Condolences for Barbara B. Thurman

  • Dave, Lisa and the entire family – I am so very sorry for your loss. I never met your mom but I feel like I knew her from all the wonderful stories that I’ve heard. I’m sending virtual hugs and prayers your way to heal your hearts 🥰 Love – Belinda Rash

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. So many fond memories of Mrs Thurman from my childhood. I remember her beautiful smile and her laugh. She was a very kind soul.

  • Such a beautiful lady, dear friend. I just talked to her, not that long ago. We moved to South Carolina in June. We kept in touch. I loved her dearly.

  • Barabara was a dear friend, at one time in Sunday School class at OB C.
    We have happy memories of our trip together for a Charles Stanley Christian concert in Texas.
    She was an inspiration for living a Christian life.

  • We love you so much and wish more than anything that you find peace and healing in the coming days. Kelli has told me so many wonderful stories about her Grandmother over the years, it’s so clear how special of a person she was. She will be dearly missed.

  • Barbara: My Best Friend Forever. Oh, how we experienced many traveling adventures. You, also, my mentor in our Faith as well as my Sister in Christ. I am missing you while remembering our Christian lives in common. Love, Doris

  • Barbara was a precious loyal friend for many years at Ogletown Church. A beautiful lady whom I loved & respected dearly. So many wonderful memories!!

  • Dear Pam and the entire Thurman Family, You’ve experienced such a huge loss in saying goodbye to your mother, her legacy lives on in you all. May her love and memories bring you strength and may you find solace in the embrace of your loved ones during this time. Blessings to you all…
    Sending you peace, love and light,