Charlotte N. (McLaughlin) Witt
September 6, 1941 - October 5, 2017
Charlotte N. (McLaughlin) Witt, age 76, of New Castle, DE, who was born on September 6, 1941 to the late Bernard and Mildred (Wilfong) McLaughlin, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017.
A Delaware native and long time resident of Dobbinsville, who was loved by all and well known for her Big candy bars at Halloween and elaborate Christmas light display. Charlotte’s love for Christmas shined as bright as Rudolph’s nose.
Charlotte experienced many careers during her lifetime, including a munitions factory making hand grenades, assembling food slicers at Fast Line, and welding flatbed trains for Delpro. Lastly, she worked in food service next to her life long friend, Nadine, for the Colonial School District at Geroge Read and New Castle Middle School, retiring after many years of dedicated service.
Charlotte was the Grandmom, Mommom or Granny to many in the Dobbinsville community, Midway Girls Softball, Premier Volleyball of Delaware and A.I. duPont High School, where she spent countless hours feeding people at the concession stand. She loved to travel near and far to sporting events to cheer on her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Charoltte had a passion for dancing at an early age. Many would seek her out for a dance lesson or just to watch her jitterbug with her brother Bill on the dance floor. Most of all, she cherished every dance with her husband, Fred.
Charlotte had a contagious smile, laugh and love that was very powerful and was felt by everyone she met. She will be remembered as being a spunky, kind hearted, stubborn and amazingly special woman who always thought of others first and also made the best potato salad.
Charlotte was eternally grateful to Pat (Taxi Driver), Niki for being her interpretor, Randy for everything he has done for her, to Silverstein 8 nurses at UPenn for the exceptional care after her open heart surgery, the 2E CVCCC Unit at Christiana Care, Chelsea, Michael, Jenna, Monica, Jaime, and Stephanie, for their compassion and knowledge that was beyond compare.
In addition to her parents, Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Frederick Witt; her brothers, Bernard A., James J., and William E. McLaughlin; sister, Veronica J. Anderson; and granddaughter, Courtney. She is survived by her children, Sandra Elliott (Robert), Harry Witt (Rosemarie), Frederick Witt, Sr. (Krissann), Noreen Witt, and Kimberly Stevens (Randy); grandchildren, Danielle Witt, Christopher, Travis (whom she raised), Corby Burton, Jerry, Shane, Freddy, Brandon and Sydney Stevens; great grandchildren, Katlyn, McKenzie, Matthew, Regan, Rebecca, Colton, Michaela, Jordan, Travis (Nate), Tyler, and Ryleigh. A host of nephews and nieces, especially Charlotte Hamilton (Joe), Trina McLaughlin and Niki Morris (Kelley) who were more like her daughters and shared a special bond.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Monday evening, October 16, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A second visitation will be held at the funeral home from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm on Tuesday morning, October 17, 2017, where a funeral service will follow at 12:30 pm. Interment will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Charlotte’s name may be made to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804; PENN Medicine, https://www.pennmedicine.org/giving/ways-to-give/gifts-in-memory-or-honor; or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
5 Condolences for Charlotte N. (McLaughlin) Witt
Renee Johnson Kenney
To Kim and family, I know there are no words that can give you comfort at this time. A mother is one of the worst death’s to endure. I remember you visiting my mother before she died. That meant a lot to me and I remember to this day. Your Mom was 1 in a million!! Big smile, always put others first and most off all she had a big heart. She will be missed by so many. Sending my prayers and love to you and your family.
CATHY (WITT) BROWN
Kim and family,
I’m so very sorry on your loss. Losing a parent is hard. I can certainly feel your pain. Your mom was such a fun, full of life person. She was so involved in her families lives that it makes it all the more painful. Charlotte is leading the party up there with the others we miss so much. Hugs to you all.
To the Witt family so sorry for your loss . I’ve done Charoltte’s hair for 35 + years knowing you all for that long she was a sweet lady . She was a funny and caring person when she would come in the salon we had a great time laughing and story telling . I will truly miss that smiling face ! ❤️ RIP Charoltte
We are so very sorry. She was an exceptional woman. May she rest in peace!
sorry for your loss the whole Witt family and Stevens family Charlotte will be missed dearly she was everybody’s mom mom on clymer street. from Mike Lisa and mj Wilson rip Charlotte you will always be in our hearts