Dorothy M. Ferrell - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Dorothy M. Ferrell

September 1, 1942 - June 24, 2018

Dorothy M. Ferrell, age 75, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 24, 2018 surrounded by her family.

Born in Wilmington, DE on September 1, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Lindsay and Naomi (Lynch) Walls. Dorothy graduated from Wilmington High School in 1960 and attended Goldey-Beacom College. During this time she co-opt at the Bank of Delaware as a travel agent. After college she dedicated her career at the Delaware Division as a secretary for Dr. Duncan.

Dorothy loved to travel, especially cruises and going to Vegas. She was the President of the Knights of Columbus Women’s bowling league and coached softball with 2 of her daughters. Dorothy’s hobbies were sewing, knitting, crafting and cooking. Most of all she loved to spend time with her husband, family and especially her grandkids.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her sisters, Helen Carnell and Joyce Walls; brothers Bobby Walls and Ted Walls; and grandson, Curtis Matthew Clark. She is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 54 years, Thomas D. Ferrell; daughter, Angie (Ferrell) Clark (Jason Reynolds); grandchildren, Alexander and Nicholas Clark; brother, Edward Walls; Estranged daughters, Danielle (Ferrell) Gayton (Thomas) and their children, Katherine, Elizabeth and Tommy Gayton and Lisa (Ferrell) Wood (Harold) and their children, Julia and Jason Wood.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Monday, July 2, 2018, 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 All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.


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  • To my aunt, you will be deeply missed.I will miss the times we had to sit and talk and meet in Atlantic City. Many tears fall for you but we know you are with the best in heaven. I will always love you. All family and friends are in my prayers. Deeply sadden

  • Libby, and I, will miss you, and the kindness that you always showed us, and our family. Libby, and Jim Neal.

  • She was a great neighbor and I will miss her. I am sorry I can not attend the service. Tom and Angie, keep in touch. Shirley