Cecilia Marion “Celie” Viering - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Cecilia Marion “Celie” Viering

December 22, 1951 - August 15, 2023

Cecilia Marion “Celie” Viering, age 71, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, August 15, 2023.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on December 22, 1951, she was a daughter of the late Wentworth and Helen (Moore) Burnham. Celie worked as a technical secretary at the University of Delaware for 20 years until her retirement.

Celie could often be found tending to her beautiful flower and vegetable gardens. She was a talented cook who loved preparing delicious meals for her family. Celie was a gifted artist, creating many gorgeous crafts and jewelry. In her spare time, she enjoyed practicing Taekwondo. Always eager to learn something new, she taught herself how to shoot black powder rifles, and went on to win many medals and tournaments.

In addition to her parents, Celie was preceded in death by her siblings, Bill Burnham, Winnie Bayaska, and John Hrycek. She is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Laurence W. Viering III; daughter, Cecilia Marie Viering; stepson, Michael A. Viering; brother, Jim Burnham; niece, Linda Hamilton; and granddaughter, Savannah Viering.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Celie’s memory to Last Chance Ranch, 9 Beck Road, Quakertown, PA 18951 or online by clicking here.


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6 Condolences for Cecilia Marion “Celie” Viering

  • So sorry to hear this. Célie was a very special person.Our thoughts are there for Lawrence and family.

  • I have so many wonderful memories of Celie and Laurence. We all grew up together in Newark. I remember going to parties at the farm in Maryland. I hate getting old and losing friends. But the memories keep me happy! Rest in Peace Celie❤️🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  • So sorry to hear the sad news! Haven’t seen her for quite a while. Many memories of her and Rhonda during our school years. They were always together. Rest in peace.❤️❤️

  • Sending my deepest condolences to Laurence and family. 💕🙏🏻

  • Tucked in my heart are 70+ years of precious memories. It’s hard to fathom that I won’t be getting messages from you at the crack of dawn anymore. Or hearing your laughter and see your beautiful baby blues. You will forever have a place in my heart. Hug our mom’s tight for me. Rest in peace my sweet sister, until we meet again. I love you dearly.
    Rhonda & John❤️😘

  • My sympathy and condolences to Laurence and family of Celie.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.