Enola Jane (Newton) Teeter - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Enola Jane (Newton) Teeter

January 10, 1941 - December 19, 2023

Enola Jane (Newton) Teeter, age 82, of Newark, DE, long-time horticulturalist and greenhouse operator, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, after a short illness.

Born in Wilmington, DE on January 10, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Walter I. and Marian B. (Lovett) Newton. Enola was a long-time resident of Newark and was familiar with the history of the area. She was featured in the book Walkin the Line: A Journey from Past to Present along the Mason-Dixon Line by William Ecenbarger. Enola attended the University of Delaware and became the second librarian of the specialized reference library that had been established in 1958 at Longwood Gardens, a job she held for 32 years. She later retired to run the family business, Teeter’s Horticraft Enterprises, 951 New London Road, which has been in continuous operation since 1945.

Growing plants and flowers gave Enola enormous satisfaction. She enjoyed cultivating beautiful things, meeting customers, and enjoying the time spent outside in the natural world she loved. Enola never lost her sense of curiosity or her optimism.

In addition to her parents, Enola was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Russell Don Teeter. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Maria Speakman; grandchildren, Steven Baynum of Newark, DE, Lauren Baynum of Wilmington, and Devon Goodyear, Sr. of Maryland; nephew, Gregory Teeter of California; good friends, Bill Kinzer and Laurie Watkins; her constant feline companion, Cinnabon; 8 great-grandchildren; and many other nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12:30 pm. A committal service will follow in the chapel of Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

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  • Enola was like a grandmother to me, we met on Internet but it never felt the way she was concerned about me and my family. She has been always a huge support with immense amount of brilliance and logics. I pray that her soul rest in peace. My deepest condolences 💐

  • My prayers are with you today, Donna and family. I was blessed to know your parents and grandparents. Enola tried for years to teach me not to kill flowers but to enjoy them and thru her , I did.

  • Praying for you and your family during this time of loss and grief. I met Ms. Teeter 3 years ago when I stopped to buy her beautiful flowers and vegetables plants! She had so much knowledge and tenacity, I enjoyed seeing her and the cat on the leash. She will be missed tremendously; she was so sweet and kind. Remember all of the good memories and the love that she gave! Condolences to her daughter and family🙏🏽