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Doris Ann “Mom Mom” Becker

April 25, 1927 - December 17, 2019

          Doris Ann “Mom Mom” Becker, age 92, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

          Born in Wilmington, DE on April 25, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Arthur James and Victoria Marie (Myer) Brown.  Before dedicating her life to her family as a talented and loving homemaker, Doris worked at Electric Hose & Rubber in Wilmington during WWII.  She enjoyed jig saw puzzles and look & finds with her grandkids.  Doris loved dancing to Elvis Presley music.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest P. Becker, Jr.; daughter, Victoria Ann Yeatman; and 2 sisters.  Doris is survived by her grandchildren, Ashley Yeatman, Jason Stepp and Stephen Stepp, all of New Castle.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Monday, December 23, 2019, 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.

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3 Condolences for Doris Ann “Mom Mom” Becker

  • I grew up next door to Ernie & Doris. Awesome neighbors. You are both so missed.

  • Doris, I will always remember how my mom (Sophie Stajkowski) would send me over to sit with you when you were dizzy and nauseated later to find out that you were expecting your daughter. Fun times. Now, like good neighbors, you are all together, you and Ernie and Mom and Dad. God bless you.

  • Doris Becker…. Where has the time gone?

    Where do I begin? Doris you humble, good-hearted soul that never judged anyone… I have to believe we are all here for a reason…some longer than others for whatever path we were set forth to accomplish…Doris definitely had to be an angel in the making based upon her selfless acts of kindness and devotion to her family, friends and neighbors. She had a genuine caregiving skill administered with a kind, gentle smile.

    The Becker’s [Doris, Ernie and Vicky] were our next-door neighbors and then built-in-babysitter as the generations grew.

    One fond, very early memory I have is from the late 60’ early 70’s. I was still in my youth. Doris had her sister Marie living with her. Marie had a slight disability that no one seemed to mind. God love her…see, she had a habit of running out the front door when Doris wasn’t looking and whenever she spotted one of us Stajkowski’s out and about. One of her [Marie] connections to the outside world was running up to one of us only to be smothered in kisses and hugs…. That kept Marie busy and happy for years. Doris and Ernie were always running out after her to pull her back safely in the yard or house. When Marie was finished showering us with affection, then Doris would start in, gently grasping one’s head, preceded with kisses and hugs! …Boy, to have those days back…. Good luck getting that kind of attention from your neighbors today!!!

    Doris always reminded me of Shirley Booth’s character “Hazel” from the old Television show. Instead of “The Baxter’s”, it should have been the “The Becker’s”. Doris’ – lighthearted conversations were mostly discussed over a cold glass of ice tea – sweet tea. She was always cleaning, cooking or taking care of “her Vicky”, “her Ernie” or “her Marie”. As the years moved on…she loved babysitting. There was a constant stream of happy kids being cared for by their “Mom Mom”. Having neighbors like the Becker’s made growing up in Jefferson Farms a cherished memory!

    In closing, it’s Christmas Time! A time you [Doris] truly loved! And with that – reminds me of two things, the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ aligned with the importance of family – AND the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”.

    As the little girl Zuzu Bailey stated in the movie: Teacher says, “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings”.

    And as Clarence (the angel) states in the movie: “Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he”?

    Doris – here’s to you receiving your official wings and having touched my life!

    Merry Christmas & Rest in Peace,
    Love ya,
    Judy [Stajkowski] Dierkes