Doris Theresa Rhodes - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

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.


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  • I am at a loss for words. I remember growing up next door to you and Salty. I felt like I was one of your daughters instead of a neighbor. I was at your house I think more than my own. Donna and I were together a lot and if you found one of us you found the other. I remember taking a few trips with you, Aunt Lorsey and Donna and laughing so much. I am so sorry to hear that you are no longer here with us but so thankful to have had you in my life. Love you.

    Donna, Kathy, Virginia, Linda, Theresa and Salty, I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you all. May God bless each of you and wrap his arms around you to bring you comfort at this time and to heal your hearts.

    Sheila (Fox) and Gary Gordon

  • I am her grandsons fiance. I never had the honor of meeting this beautiful woman but she has a wonderful family and she will be missed by many.