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Donna Mortimer

May 29, 1939 - February 15, 2022

Donna Mortimer, affectionately known as “Grannie” and “Dee Dee”, age 82, of Newark, DE, departed her loving family with them by her side on Tuesday, February 15, 2022.

Born on May 29, 1939 in Newark, DE, she was the youngest daughter of the late Howard and Sara Eveland.

Donna was educated in the Christina School District, graduating from Newark High School class of ’58.

She was known for being extremely creative and artistic. Donna took pleasure in making by hand multiple Halloween costumes for her children. In addition, several family members and family friends entrusted her in handling all the floral arrangements for their weddings and designing their Christmas trees. Besides being creative, she was known to have an avid love for animals, especially dogs.  Most of all, Donna was a loving and caring person who was always thinking of others first.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her older sister, Yvonne Cheadle and her loving husband, Barry Mortimer. Donna leaves to cherish her loving memory her children, Bryan Mortimer (Michelle) and Michelle Dockery (Harry); six grandchildren, Ashley, Austin, Gage, Ian, Jordan and Nate; nine great grandchildren, Carter, Elayne, Elijah, Evan, Ezekiel, Jaxton, Philip, Rowan and Willow; three “fur babies”; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 3 pm until 4 pm on Saturday, February 19, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 4 pm. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Donna’s memory may be made to the Delaware Humane Society, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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  • Bryan, we are so sorry for your loss. I know no words can make this any easier, just know you and your family are loved immensely. Peace.

  • Our family is so sorry to learn of Donna’s death. She was a dear lady and our grandsons are friends and had many play dates together growing up. Donna and I realized that we had also known each other growing up in Newark and I remember going to her Sweet Sixteen birthday party. Please accept our sympathy at your loss.

  • To the Mortimer family our hearts and prayers are with you Donna was always kind to us and she will be missed. We love you