Beverly C. Comegys - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Beverly C. Comegys

July 22, 1937 - March 3, 2019

          Beverly C. Comegys, age 81, of Middletown, DE, formerly of Delaware City, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2019, after a short battle with cancer.

          Beverly was born in Baltimore, MD, on July 22, 1937, daughter of the late Elizabeth and Hylton Cecil.  She graduated from Centerville High School and went to work as a legal secretary in Maryland.  She spent her early years in Centerville on the Eastern shore.  After meeting and marrying Walt, she moved to Delaware City and raised her family.  She went back to work at the University of Delaware in the Development Office before retiring.  She was an avid cross stitcher, was in the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, loved great jokes, travel and anything that had Maryland blue crab in it.  Her greatest pleasure of all was being a Mom Mom to her 4 grandchildren.

          Beverly is survived by her two sons, Rodney (Meghan) and James (Jackie) and four loving grandchildren, Mackenzie, Callie, Connor and Kate.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter James Comegys and brother, Carl Cecil. 

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 11 am on Friday, March 8, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am.  Interment will be held privately in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Beverly’s memory to Preston’s March, 3510 Silverside Road, Unit 2, Wilmington, DE 19810 or at


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  • Our deepest love and condolences to Jim, Rodney and family. Ms. Bev had a laugh that could fill a room and make everyone happy. Her stories and jokes would always captivate us, especially during her crab cleaning instructions. We will greatly miss such an amazing lady. Rich and Heidi Sigmund

  • Rest In Peace my friend!!

  • Goodbye dear friend only until we meet again. Have been friends for 60 plus years. So glad we were together this past July with our combined families as we were many times in the past.

  • So sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a good wife ,mother,and neighbor. May she Rest In Peace.

  • I am devastated to learn of my cousin, Beverly’s death. So sorry that I didn’t know she was ill. We enjoyed many e-mail jokes and talked on the phone some. She was helping me with my ancestry search. May God bless her family. Beverly was a very special and loved cousin.

  • Dear Rodney, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Jimmy & Rodney,
    It seems words always fall short. Your mom will certainly be missed,but you and your family have a lifetime of wonderful memories. I’m sure she is with the angels!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Much love and prayers
    Dad and MomMom B

  • Rodney, Jamie, I had the pleasure of knowing your mom(and dad) for about 18 years. Beverly and Walt were such a hoot! I am definitely a better person for knowing them. Thank you for sharing them with us.

  • You will surely be missed. You were a beautiful person and we were so fortunate to have you for some of our lifetime. We have your memory in our hearts.

  • Please accept my sincere sympathy in Beverly’s passing. I met her at Broadmeadow when she and my mother were roommates. My daughter-in-law April Bullen is a teacher at McCullough. I spoke to Beverly at Brookdale a few days after she moved in. It saddens me to realize I won’t get to know her better. Prayers to your family.

  • My condolences to Jim and the family. Remember, “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.” Love, Beverly Fountain

  • Extending our deepest sympathy to Rodney, Jim and families. Your Mother was one of a kind. We shared many good times in Centreville and at your family’s beach house. Treasure the memories!

  • You all are in my thoughts and prayers. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. I will always remember our fun times in Delaware City.

  • James, Rodney and your families with a heavy heart we say “goodbye for now”… It seems hard to believe 50 years have passed since we all moved into the “neighborhood” … happy times over 5 decades, your Mom’s laugh still echoes up and down the block … whenever Bev and Walt were around, we knew fun and games and laughter were soon to happen … We thank you for sharing Mom and Dad with all of us … Love and Prayers

  • In loving memory of my classmate at Centreville High School. Great memories will forever remain. RIP
    Ruth Welch Sokel

  • Bev ‘s “saying” in our Centreville High School Classbook, The Yearling 1954, was, “I don’t care how much a man talks, if he only says it in a few words.” And her ambition was “To get married.” Bev was very intelligent and witty. She will be missed.

  • So very sorry for the loss of your mom. Such a loving and beautiful lady. Rest assured she is surrounded now by your dads loving arms. We will miss her dearly. Love and prayers to all.

  • I was so sorry to read of your mother’s passing. I had hoped to be with you this morning to express my sympathy in person but circumstances today have prevented that. I would certainly have liked to have seen you both again.

    Your mother was not only a colleague at UD but a trusted and cherished friend. I know everyone in your family will miss her very much.

    With best regards, John.

  • Our deepest sympathy to the families of our friend Beverly. Her unconditional love for her family was always apparent. She will be sorely missed by many.