Deborah Lynn Reed - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Deborah Lynn Reed

December 31, 1954 - February 15, 2021

Deborah Lynn Reed, age 66, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021.

Born in Chester, PA on December 31, 1954, she was the daughter of Helen (Compton) Marsh. After graduating from DeLaWarr High School, Deborah dedicated 20 years of service to DuPont Remington Arms. She then made a living for 15 years as a titles and registration clerk for the Delaware DMV. Deborah enjoying visits to the beach, eating crabs and spending time with her grandchildren. She never missed any of her grandsons’ baseball games. Above all, Deborah loved her family.

In addition to her father, Deborah was preceded in death by her step-daughters, Michelle Denise Reed and Barbara Ann Reed and brothers, Steve Marsh and Mike Marsh. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Richard Mark Reed; son, Richard Michael Reed (Elizabeth); step-daughter, Patricia Cole; brothers, Mark Bergstresser (Chris), Dave Marsh and Jeff Marsh; sister, Cheryl Krakowski; 9 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 noon on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Funeral service and interment will be held privately.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to the staff of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center for their kindness and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Deborah’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 92 Read’s Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.


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14 Condolences for Deborah Lynn Reed

  • We were so sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing. Barbara and I will always remember the good times we had with her and Reedy,especially at the crab feasts and the After the Labor Day parades picnics. Richard, you and “little richie” and your families, and Debbie are in our prayers.

  • Thoughts and prayers go out for family and Freind she was a wonderful person and will be deeply missed

  • So sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing. We worked together at DMV and she was so much fun.. Always could make me laugh and make the day brighter! She was a wonderful loving person that was so proud of her family, especially those grandchildren!! She loved them all!! My prayers for the Lord to give all the family strength and comfort during this difficult time of loss and may the many memories of good times help to get you through. Know that she now rests in peace and will guide you from Heaven above.

  • Words, however kind, can’t mend your heartache, but those who care and share your loss wish you comfort and peace of mind. May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends.”
    I’m so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Sending Love and prayers 🙏❤ for your Family.

  • We are sorry for your loss. Debbie was always happy & enjoyed life. She was so happy when she talked about her
    3 grandsons. It was a pleasure to work at DMV with her. She fought a hard battle with her cancer diagnosis. She will be missed by many friends.

  • Our Thoughts & Prayers Are With The Family. Love & Blessings.

  • My dearest friend Debbie… you fought so hard to live for your grandsons and everyone who loved you. My prayers are with your family and you will be forever in my heart.

  • I am so very sorry to hear of your Loss. Debbie was a very good friend. She will be truly missed. Sending Prayers and Love to All the Family and friends. May Debbie Rest In Peace.

  • Dear Friend
    You will be greatly missed. You were a very misunderstood (mid-judged) person. Not many people were in your inner circle and got to know the REAL Debbie. Funny, caring and full of love. Your adult life brought you great happiness. Your sons marriage, the birth of your grandchildren. You couldn’t wait to get to work on Monday to show everyone the pictures of your family you took over the weekend. You were so happy to find a brother after many years and have a relationship with him.
    Families: I am very sorry for your loss. Remember she loves you all deeply. Thank you for sharing her with her work family.
    Lea Chafardon

  • Sorry for your loss. Its hard to see our loved ones pass when the journey that was shared, the good and bad times was with the bond of unity. Words can not be found sometimes to express the feelings that we all have during the difficult times. Hope all find peace in their hearts and cherish the memories of Deborah and share the experiences that you all had. May this sharing of experiences reflect the bond that was and always will be for our loved ones.

  • It’s been 2 weeks since you passed and it still doesn’t feel real. I still get the urge to call you. The boys are doing really good with handling it but they miss you terribly. We all do. I wish we had more time. I feel like when you got diagnosed it somehow helped our relationship. We both knew what the end result was going to be even though we didn’t want to believe it. I am so proud of you for the fight that you put up. We all are. Seeing how hard you fought and your desire to stay here for as long as possible has given us all the strength to go on. Even though you aren’t here physically, I know you’re here. The boys baseball season is starting very soon so be ready to watch them play! Please watch over us and be there when we need you. I miss you Mom and love you. The boys love you to the moon and back. ATLAS.

  • Reedy,
    I am so sorry to hear about Debbie. I just now found out. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Richie and the kids. She loved all of you more then life. I will forever cherish my memories. I love you
    Kim Ecret

  • Miss you Mom. Can’t believe it’s been a year. Keep watch over all of us. Love you with all my heart. Atlas.