Diane Marie (Gary) Henderson - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Diane Marie (Gary) Henderson

June 6, 1954 - August 11, 2023

Diane Marie (Gary) Henderson, age 69, of Newark, Delaware, passed away suddenly on Friday, August 11, 2023.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware, on June 6, 1954, Diane was a daughter of the late Richard R. and Rose Marie (Blunt) Gary, Jr.

Diane made a lifetime career as an office manager for the State of Delaware (DSCYF).  She enjoyed her summers by her pool with her family.  She loved Florida, her gardening, and the beach.  Diane loved most spending time with her grandchildren and family.  She touched the hearts of many and will be missed sorely.

Diane is survived by her husband, Michael J. Henderson; sister, Patricia A. Downs (Larry); sister-in-law, Sue Ellen Hicks (Jeff); brother-in-law, Jeffrey Henderson; daughters, Victoria DiSabatino, Tracy Ingram (Ronnie), Jacquelyn Lloyd; grandchildren, Richard Gary Lloyd (Heather), Alexis DiSabatino, Karlie Bohn, Lauren Sauscermen, Logan Sauscermen, Dominic DiSabatino, Marissa DiSabatino, Anthony Fauls; one great-grandson, Malikai Lloyd; and niece, Theresa Day (Joe).

A visitation for family and friends will be held at 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, August 17, 2023, at Spicer Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am.  Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Diane’s memory to the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Ste 1150, Chicago, IL 60601 or by clicking here or Child Inc.-Sarah’s House (For Women & Children) 507 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE  19809 or by clicking here.


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35 Condolences for Diane Marie (Gary) Henderson

  • I am so very sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult tragedy. (((hugs))) God has her in his arms

  • Diane, a Super mom, grandmother, Aunt and cousin.
    You were and always will be the wonderful person that if you knew her you would say the same. She loved her family so much. She will be solely missed. I remember her haircuts and beach time. ⛱️ she is one angel that now has her wings and can fly with the best of the best. Look down on us and keep everyone safe from above. Love ❤️ you Diane.

  • Sending much love and condolences, RIP 🙏 💐🕊

  • Diane was a lovely, kind Lady who always had a beautiful smile. I pray that the family will find comfort and peace knowing she’s in the arms of Jesus, the Lamb of God! God bless this family and touch their heart’s. 🌿👑🌿

  • I’m heartbroken for your loss and hope you all find peace during this difficult time.I have fond memories of Diane. Sending all my love thoughts and prayers.God Bless🙏

  • Heart Broken and sad by the loss of Diane. She was a wonderful person and co-worker. She will be missed for her kindness, sense of humor, and wit. Speaking with her many times she spoke of the love she had for her family. May your memories of her bring some comfort to you in the days ahead.

  • I’m so glad to have known you as I’ve grown up! You always made me comfortable and made sure I was part of the family. You had a great soul and you will be dearly missed!sending All my love and hugs to the family!

  • I am so saddened to learn of Diane’s sudden passing. I worked with Diane and she was always so helpful and cheerful. My sympathies to her loved ones; please know how much she will be missed at DFS.

  • Sending my sincerest condolences to the family of Diane. We have worked together for a number of years and this is such a shock. My heart is hurting for everyone who will no longer receive her light. I always look forward to her smiling and saying a cheerful good morning everyday I come into the office. She will truly be missed!!

  • May God Keep your family in peace at this time. My deepest condolences to your family and so sorry for their loss.

  • My heartfelt condolences to Ms. Diane’s family. Ms. Diane was the first person that I met when I began my employment at DFS over 8 years ago. She remained to be a light and a motivation each time that I spoke to her. I will truly miss our morning conversations and laughs. Rest in Peace Ms. Diane you are truly missed and loved.

  • Sending love and my condolences to the family! ❤️

  • I am so sorry for your loss . I knew Diane a very short time but she touched my heart so deeply. My thought and prayers will be for her .

  • Mike and family so sorry for your loss. Diane was a sweet, wonderful, patient person. I’m blessed to have known her.

  • I am having a tuff time processing this so I can’t imagine how tuff it is for you the family. I am so very sorry and just at a loss for words.
    Diane and I met in high school and worked together at Central Beauty Salon. Was lucky enough to cut her hair a couple times in the past couple years. I am sending hugs and prayers to the family at this very difficult time. RIP MY FRIEND!

  • Victoria, Tracy and Jacquelyn so sorry for loss of your mom. My condolences to you and your family and prayers for your mom

  • Diane was such a special person and much loved at the office. She recently helped me after the sudden illness of my father.. sharing all the memories that she had of her Father. Always a great listener and had an awesome sense of humor. She always talked about her husband and children.. Condolences & prayers to friends and family… she’ll be truly missed

  • Diane was a lovely person and a pleasure to work with. My condolences to her family.

  • I am so sorry to hear about Diane’s passing.
    I send my thoughts and prayers to her husband and her family!

  • It was of great sadness that I learned of Mrs. Diane’s passing. Within our brief encounter (a little over a year), I had the pleasure of knowing and working with her at DFS. Please accept my heartfelt condolences, with hopes that in some way they help through these trying times. My sincerest sympathy to her family, friends as well as all that knew and loved her. Rest in heavenly peace Mrs. Diane. You will be greatly missed.

  • So sorry to hear about Diane! Thinking of family and praying for all!

  • So sorry for your loss, my thoughts & prayers are with you and the family. Diane was a great person, she will be truly missed.

  • Deepest condolences to the Family of Diane Henderson. In the short time that I have known Diane, she was such an enjoyable person to talk with. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time. Psalms 121 says to look to the hills from whence cometh your help and know that your help comes from the Lord. I pray for comfort and peace for the family.

  • Diane was one of the loveliest people I’ve ever known. She will be remembered for her smile, humor, and kindness. Sending love to her family.

  • sorry to hear of Diane’s sudden passing. Thoughts are with the family

  • I worked with Diane, and she was one of the first to welcome me and guide me when I began my career at DFS. Diane was such a sweet lady. I will miss her smile and the conversations we had. My deepest condolences to her family during this difficult time.

  • Sending my deepest condolences to Diane’s family and friends. What a shocking loss. I worked with Diane for years and she was always pleasant and helpful. She will be deeply missed.

  • Sorry for your loss. Diane was a really nice person and will be missed by all who knew her.

  • Diane and I were in High School together (Delcastle) she was always a joy to be around..I am so very sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult tragedy. RIP sweet friend

  • I am so saddened to learn of Diane’s passing. I met her in 1999 when I began working for DFS. She and I always had great chats about work, life, and family. She loved her family more than anything in the world and it showed in the way she spoke of them. I recall many stories of her beloved father and children. Diane had a kind and open heart to everyone she met. She was always helpful and when things ever got stressful at work, she had a way of finding the humor. She will be missed by so many. My heart is with all those who knew and loved Diane.

  • So sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. Diane was a close classmate of mine in high school and you could always count on her smile and those beautiful eyes to enhance your day. She always seem to be able to remain neutral or laid back in any given scenario. A rare treat and always enjoyed being in her presence. She will always remain in our most pleasant memories. RIP

  • So sad to hear of Diane’s passing. Condolences to all the friends and family. Diane was a classmate of mine in high school and was part of our immediate friends. When I think of her; it is her smile and those beautiful eyes that come to mind. Diane had the great ability to stay neutral and laugh things off, a rare treat. RIP my friend.

  • Prayers to Diane’s family and friends. Gods plans sometimes occur suddenly. Rest In Peace beautiful soul.

  • Diane was a Delcastle H.S. Classmate C/O’72 and a part of the resurgence of our Cosmetology class. So we had the pleasure to reconnect 50 years later. She will be missed by manyPrays of strength and comfort to the family. R.I.P. my friend💔

  • I was shocked to learn of Diane’s passing. From the moment we met 35+ years ago we were instant friends. Her thoughtfulness and laughter will be missed by all. Sending my heartfelt condolences and love to the entire family. ❤️