Charlotte Reber - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Charlotte Reber

January 27, 1927 - December 9, 2016

Charlotte Reber, age 89, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 9, 2016.

Born in Nanticoke, PA on January 27, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Emily (Miller) Motto.  Charlotte retired from George Read Middle School after 30 years serving as the baker in the school cafeteria.  She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in New Castle and was a past president of the Wilmington Manor Lions Club.

Charlotte will be remembered for her caring nature and dry sense of humor.  She loved a good laugh and enjoyed time spent with her late husband of 61 years, Austin W. Reber, Sr.  The memory of her charitable spirit and her love of family and friends will remain in our hearts forever.  Charlotte greatly enjoyed the Christmas season and looked forward to preparing a variety of cookies for her children and grandchildren and their families to take home.

In addition to her parents and husband, Charlotte was preceded in death by her brother, Paul Motto and sisters, Grace Temple, Helen Bickleman and Evelyn Hauger. She is survived by her children, Austin W. Reber, Jr. (Mimi) of Tuscaloosa, AL and Jean E. Zistl (Dennis) of Newark, DE; 4 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.

The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff of Comfort Keepers and Brookdale White Chapel.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 am until 11:00 am on Thursday morning, December 15, 2016, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, where a funeral service will follow at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice of Delaware, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713 or to the Wilmington Manor Lions Club, P.O. Box 569, Manor Branch, New Castle, DE 19720.


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7 Condolences for Charlotte Reber

  • God bless your kind and compassionate soul. I love you and I’m forever grateful you were in my life and your grandchildren’s life. Until we see each other again… Love, Bev

  • God bless your Mom… Bill to you and Mimi .. our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Your Mom Charlotte was such a wonderful human being who touched many lives. I only new your Mom from my visits to your house and once at her house and several times on the phone. I remember laughing with your Mom on all those occasions.
    Charlotte is now in heaven free of pain and feeling Peace.
    Time will heal and the memories will live on and on. Much to be thankful for and to celebrate your Mom and who she is to all. Our thoughts are with you and know all is well and your Mom is now free in heaven .. Bruce and a Jesse

  • So sorry for your loss she is with Babe now and at peace. Love and Hugs to all the family

  • God bless you Charlotte. Now you and Babe can be together again. You will be missed by all of your friends and family.

  • My sympathy and deepest regrets go out to you at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Art and Sharon

  • I was blessed to know Charlotte for the past six years. She was so very kind and loving, and really enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I loved her sense of style! God called her home; no more pain no more confusion, only beautiful time spent with God and her beloved husband. Rest In Peace Charlotte, I will see you again one day!

  • The heavens are blessed by her arrival. We were blessed by her presence as well as her kindness. Our hearts are heavy, but her spirt lives on in so many of us that she has touched. May you rest in peace now.