Doris Theresa Rhodes
September 11, 1930 - March 7, 2018
Doris Theresa Rhodes, age 87, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
Born in Wilmington, DE on September 11, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Philip J. and Rose M. (Solio) Modesto. Doris dedicated her life to her family as a talented and loving homemaker.
A true family person, Doris loved cooking and spending time with her family, especially when they were all around her table. She was a life member of the Minquadale Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. Doris’ hobbies were traveling and bingo. Above all she will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
In addition to her parents, Doris was preceded in death by her beloved sister and best friend, Amelia Grimes (Lorsey). She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Charles W. Rhodes; children, Kathryn R. Small (Roy) of Wilmington, Virginia A. Santiago of Newark, Linda M. Goodsell (Richard) of New Castle, Theresa P. Dilks (Dennis) of New Castle, Donna E. Smallwood of Wilmington and Charles Mullen (Patricia) of Yorktown, NY; former son-in law, Dewey L. Smallwood (Bernadette) of Newark; grandchildren, Richard, Lisa, Doris, Jason, Philip, Matthew, Cindy, Charles and Tim; 10 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will follow at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.
The family would like to thank the entire staff at the Kutz Home for their care and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doris’ honor to the Milton and Hattie Kutz Home, 704 River Road, Wilmington, DE, 19809.