Dorothy S. Fleming - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Dorothy S. Fleming

January 15, 1933 - October 21, 2020

Dorothy S. Fleming, age 87, of Newport, DE, also known as Babe, Dottie, Mom, Grandmom and Granny, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

Born in Chester, PA on January 15, 1933, she was a daughter of the late James C. and Dorothy (Chandler) Sweeney. Dorothy moved to Delaware where she married Thomas B. Fleming in March of 1953. Retiring after 30 years with Atlantic Aviation Corp., they traveled and wintered together in Florida for 20 years. After 61 years of marriage her husband, also known as Bud, died in June 2014. Dorothy was a fun golfer and enjoyed craft crocheting and volunteering at church and LPGA golf events. She enjoyed the social life of doing craft shows at local schools and fire houses. Dorothy was especially proud of being a charter member of Hope Lutheran Church. Becoming a grandmother was one of her goals in life.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her son, Glenn. She is survived by her son, Dale; grandchildren, Shawn (Carolyn), Katie (Matt), Megan (Sean), Patrick (Becky) and Charlotte “Carli”; great grandchildren, Samantha, Abigail, Thomas, Luella; daughter-in-law, Stephanie; little sister, Josephine Petrea; sister-in-law, Peggy Sweeney; and brother-in-law, Wayne Fleming.

A graveside service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, November 7, 2020 in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dorothy’s memory to Hope Lutheran Church, 230 Christiana Road at Edinburgh Drive, New Castle, DE 19720.


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19 Condolences for Dorothy S. Fleming

  • My thoughts are with the Fleming family. Dorothy certainly left her mark on this world with her many good deeds and talent.

  • Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship. Our prayers are with you and your family. May her memory be eternal. May God blessed you doing this difficult time.

  • Sorry to learn of Dot’s passing we have been members of Hope since1968. We are living now at the Summit on Limestone Rd.

  • Dear Dot, always present always willing to help. You will be missed Rest in piece Dot.

  • Katie, I’m so sorry to hear of this great loss, praying for your peace and comfort.

  • Dot was a lovely lady that I learned to know and love at Hope Lutheran Church. We will miss her so much!


  • From Michael and Melanie going numb. Day sorry for your loss. Was a lovely woman I work with her at church we volunteered together and God bless

  • I am so sorry to learn of Dot’s passing. We worked together for several years and were in touch again when I worked at Krebs School. She was such a kind and caring person. I know you will miss her dearly.

  • Psalms 23, God will help you through this difficult time, May Ms.Dot Soul Rest In Peace And Rise In Glory.

  • Dearest Dot was a very generous, kind and lovely lady. We are going to miss her so much. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Please eccept our sinnserly Condolence.
    Amporn and Ramon Vasquez

  • Will miss Dot’s smile on Sunday mornings. She was one of the first people I met at Hope. Wish all God’s blessings for her family. With sincere sympathy. Dottie

  • Dear Dale and your entire family,
    We are so very saddened by your loss and will be keeping all of you in our prayers. I will always have fond memories of Aunt Babe as I spent several summers as a teenager living with her and watching my cousins. Always brings a smile! May she rest in peace and in the arms of her loved ones who went before her.
    Lois Fleming-Midash, Dave and David Midash

  • We grieve with you and yours over the loss of this wonderful woman, who we were privileged to know and call a friend for the past 20 years. Dot was gracious and loving, welcoming many into the church family of Hope, and had a good sense of humor. Especially when I finally decided to ask her last name, because everybody seemed to know me for my work on Hope’s Property committee, but I had just lumped her into the “old ladies group” at Hope. Rather than giving me grief, she laughed at my acknowledging my difficulties with names. Dot gave generously of her time and talents, and it was evident how much she loved her family, both the one bonded by blood, and the one bonded by Christ. We will miss Dot, but know we will one day meet her again.

  • So sorry for your loss.She was a lovely person .Will miss her at craft shows.

  • She was the epitome of Faith and strength. May God bless her and may He provide peace to the entire Fleming family.

  • Dot, thank you for being a dear mother in law, you taught me so much. And thank you for being a kind and loving grandmother to my children. You will be missed until we meet again in His Kingdom.

  • Dot welcomed and encouraged our whole family in our faith. We will miss her very direct, yet warm touch. So sorry for your family but how fortunate that she was a part of your lives.

  • To all of Dorothy’s family, especially Shawn, Caroline, Samantha and Abigail, I sincerely send my deepest sympathy.
    Dorothy will be missed by all. Her cheerful manner and humor made her stand out when I joined Hope Church in
    Jan. 1972. You could always count on Dorothy for help with anything. I recently moved to Niceville, FL, but enjoyed knowing Dorothy for almost 50 years at church. May God grant you comfort and all the memories that your heart can hold. Lovingly, Phyllis