Doris E. (Starkey) Thompson - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Doris E. (Starkey) Thompson

October 8, 1928 - July 14, 2016

Doris E. (Starkey) Thompson, age 87, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 14, 2016.

Born in Newark, DE on October 8, 1928, Doris was a daughter of the late Homer and Violet Everett Starkey.

She worked as an Accounting Department Manager for the DuPont Company and retired after 40 years of dedicated service. After retiring from DuPont, Mrs. Thompson continued to work for the local dermatologist, Dr. Panzer, for an additional 25 years. Doris was an avid sports fan, she enjoyed cheering on the Phillies and Flyers every year. She loved to bake and cook. Doris would always share her baked goods with her colleagues at work. She will be missed by all that knew her.

Doris is survived by her sisters, Helen C. Sparks (Al) of FL, Virginia V. Norton (Barry) of FL; niece, Sherry Starkey of MD; and several additional nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday morning, July 21, 2016, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitation will be held from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. Interment will follow in White Clay Creek Cemetery, 15 Polly Drummond Hill Road, Newark, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Delaware Chapter, 100 W. 10th Street, Ste. 209, Wilmington, DE 19801.


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  • I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one. May memories of her and our Heavenly Father, who is the God of all comfort, give you the strength and comfort that you need (2 Corinthians 1:3). Our Heavenly Father understands your pain because he too has experienced the death of his beloved Son, Jesus Christ. Just as God resurrected his Son, he yearns to resurrect our loved ones as well (Job 14:14,15). I hope these words give you the comfort and peace you need during this difficult time.