Debra Emerson Reynolds - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Debra Emerson Reynolds

Born January 12, 1962

Debra Emerson Reynolds, age 52, of Dover, DE passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware on January 12, 1962, she was a daughter of the late George A. Emerson and Patricia Jarrell Emerson. Debbie was an exceptionally creative individual who turned her love for crafting into a career when she started her own business, Homemade with Love.

A kind and giving person, she opened her heart and home by serving as a foster parent to many children throughout the years. Debbie loved cooking for her family and enjoyed the many meals she shared with them. She was an avid collector of Donald Duck memorabilia and liked listening to audio books in her leisure time. Debbie was a devoted mother, sister, grandmother and aunt who will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her children, Samantha J. Lackford and husband Anthony of Millsboro, DE and Anthony J. Atallian and wife Caite of Newark, DE; sister, Druella E. Pierson and husband David of Townsend, DE; 6 grandchildren, Ava, Ganon, Elijah, Linkin, Sophia and Gabriella; and 2 nieces, Eva and Georgia.

A funeral service will be held at 7 pm on Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where friends and family may visit from 5 pm until 7 pm. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Debbie’s name may be made to any animal shelter of the donor’s choice.


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21 Condolences for Debra Emerson Reynolds

  • I miss you so much mom, I still catch myself calling you every day. The world may have lost a saint but heaven gained an angel. Sweet dreams mom, I love you with everything I’ll ever be.

  • My prayers are with all of you at this time. May God draw you ever nearer to Him, particularly through this most trying time. May He grant your Mom peace and joy for eternity. God bless.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss Debra was truly amazing mother,and grandmother. She will surely be missed by all. Rest in peace my friend watch over your loved ones.

  • Deb was truely an amazing lady. She loved her family very much. I will keep her in my prayers. Rest in peace my friend in the living arms of God.

  • Our deepest condolences from our family to yours. May God bless all of you and provide comfort & peace in these trying times. Our hearts go out to you! Know your dear sweet mama flys Amongst the Angels and will Always be with you! You all are in our prayers! Big hugs & kisses!
    ~ The Cederholm Family

  • Mom Deb, even tho you weren’t my mother by blood you were my mom by heart as there wasn’t any steps in your home, the world lost a wonderful person, a loving mother, a loving nana banana you will be greatly missed by everyone’s lives you touched! Thank you for everything you have done for me an the kids we will forever be greatful…till we meet again we love you <3 Monica, Taylor, Austin & Mason

  • I had the opportunity of being one of Debbie’s nurses and she was a very special person. She was very caring and always had a very positive attitude! She will be missed dearly!!!!

  • Debbie was so sweet to Ian and me when we all hung out together at the RMH. She made us laugh and feel loved. I will always hold on to those memories. I will miss her, but mostly I’ll be sad knowing how much her family will miss her.

    Love you Sam.

  • Sorry About Your Loss If You Need Anything Let Me Know. Phil S.

  • Dru, Sam & Anthony,

    We are so sorry for your loss you all our in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Sam and “Antners”….so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Drue, Mom & I send you condolences on the loss of your sister.
    Just remember we are here for you, if we can offer comfort, were
    here for you, even though we aren’t close by, we love you very much
    Bob & Evelyn Pierson

  • With Deepest Sympathy to all of you. So Sorry for your loss. Deb was such a wonderful,giving person with a HEART OF GOLD. Rest in peace Deb.

    With Sympathy
    Tina Thompson

  • My prayers are with your family at this very difficult time. I grew up with Deb and have very happy memories of our younger days in Newport. I am very sorry for your loss and pray that your pain will be eased with time. She truly was a very special person. I will keep you all in my prayers. Beverly

  • To Debbies family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. She was a very special lady. I will never forget her. I was so happy to have her come and live at Heritage and I really believe that she had a better quality of life while she was here. She touched so many people while she was here. She made very many special friends. I am happy that she is no longer struggling for breath. She was so proud of her family!!! Sweet dreams my friend. It was my pleasure to know you.

  • What a beautiful woman inside and out. Heaven is smiling now. Love you Sam 🙂

  • Dru, Sam and Anthony,

    So very sorry for your loss, it is always difficult to lose a loved one, but with God’s presence it will help to heal from your loss. I know Debbie was a wonderful caring person and would do all she could to be there for you and the family when you needed her, and she will be dearly missed. Debbie is in peace now, and will not have to suffer through another day not knowing what is next. Knowing that she is in peace will bring all of you to know she is in a better place. May God bless you and give you peace.

  • Condolences to the family. I went to school with Debbie.

  • Druella Samantha, Anthony

    I am so sorry for your loss, Debbie was a beautiful caring lady , I will miss her dearly. she is at peace now .
    May god bless you all.

  • To all the family and Debbie’s many friends and admirers: probably the hardest thing now that you have undergone the painful loss of someone close to you is to move forward and not obsess upon the pointlessness of life when everyone you’ll ever love will at sometime be snatched away from you by the ugly DEATH. When my mom died, she was suffering so; her body was giving out on her more each day. After her death I felt as though life was like a card game, with my lousy hand being topped off by the worst possible thing – the chest-breaking (felt more like that to me than heart-breaking) pain and anguish of my mother existing no longer. She was GONE, but the trivial world kept spinning and hardly anyone even noticed. Hang on, though; believe it or not, your feelings will “soften” and you’ll find it easier to think of the good times you had. Bless, bless, one and all. May the goddess keep her loving eye on you all.

  • Wow Just Read about Debbie on here my thoughts & prayers go out to Her Friends & Family. I Remember Debs Mom & Dad & her sister too. Her dad was in the hospital same time as my dad they Shared a Room in the Hospital. I dated Deb back in 9th grade. Deb will be Missed by Everyone. MY Thoughts & Prayers go out to Her Family during their Difficult time…..