Esther E. Cross - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Esther E. Cross

November 24, 1942 - May 17, 2018

Esther E. Cross, age 75, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 17, 2018.

Born in Wilmington, DE on November 24, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Evelyn Potts. Esther dedicated her career in the healthcare profession and retired in 2018 from Christiana Hospital after more than 25 years.

In her younger years, Esther enjoyed playing softball, playing cards and bowling. She always took pleasure in entertaining family gatherings. In her leisure time, Esther traveled to the beach, went camping and shopped. She was selfless and a very caring and giving individual who especially enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Above all, she will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and dear friend to many.

In addition to her mother, Esther was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Herman G. Cross, Sr.; daughters, Patricia G. Cross and Valerie Payne; and sister, Evelyn Maahs. She is survived by her son, Herman G. Cross, Jr. (Katherine); brother, Wayne Kern (Pat); granddaughter, Kimberly Payne D’Amore (Edward); step granddaugthers, Lacie Breeden (Paul) and Lindsi Shaffer; great grandchildren, Riley Star, Chloe Ester, Evan Alexander, Damian James, Briana Alexis, Taylor Alise and Julia Noel; as well as many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday, May 26, 2018 in the Chapel at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Esther’s name to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Newark, DE, 19711.


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9 Condolences for Esther E. Cross

  • We love you mommom and will miss you so much.

    Lindsi, Damien & Briana Shaffer

  • I am so sorry for your loss, I will continue to pray for all of you.

    Please let us know if there is anything we can do!

  • We Love You Aunt Esther and thanks for all the great memories! You will be sorely missed. May God rest your soul and be with your family and loved ones in their time of mourning.


    Don & Lisa

  • Sending prayers to Esther’s family. She was a wonderfully strong woman. May she be at peace and pain free.

  • There are no words to express our sorrow with Esther’s passing. A good friend is not enough to tell you how we felt about her. I loved her like a sister and will miss our chats and halloween outings with our neighbors. It is difficult to look out my front window and see your home Esther and know you are no longer there. Rest dear friend as I am sure we will meet again. Call us if you need anything. Love Chris

  • Esther was the epitome of the phrase, ” a tower of strength”. Deepest sympathies to her family.

  • To the Cross family. These words of deepest sympathy are sent with the hope that, as time goes by, cherished memories will help bring you inner peace, and make your loved one seem still very close to you. May the memories that mean the most to you live forever in your heart.

  • You were loved dearly and will be truely missed. Our thoughts and prayers to the Cross family.

  • Aww dear Aunt Esther how you will be so dearly missed. We are so grateful to have many special memories that we can cherish in our hearts always. I hope that through my journey here on earth i can be just as strong as you always have been. We love you with all our heart and soul and may God be with your family helping them through this time. God Bless all of you

    Love always, Cammie Dad, Kayla & Neveen