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.