Ethel P. Lewis - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Ethel P. Lewis

February 29, 1940 - April 29, 2020

Ethel (Mae) P. Lewis, age 80, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. 

Born in Landenberg, PA on February 29, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Bayard and Helen Marie (Hess) Hollett. Ethel attended Elkton High School and Brown Vocational School, graduating in 1958. She was quite creative and loved to sew. She worked as a realtor for Century 21 and was a talented seamstress. In her spare time, Ethel enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, baking, and listening to Elvis.  

 She is survived by her husband, Charles R. Lewis; children, Donna Stiles (James) and Lori Waters (Wesley); grandchildren, Jaclyn M. Stiles, Bradley J. Stiles, Charles D. Waters, and Julia C. Waters; and the last Hollett girl, sister Pauline “Polly” Willis; and numerous nieces, nephews and grands. 

In addition to her parents, Ethel was preceded in death by her sister, Catherine F. Ferguson; and brother, Bayard C. Hollett. Her sister, Phoebe Robinson, has since joined her as of May 2, 2020. 

All services will be held privately, and a Celebration of Life will be held when we all will be able to gather (date TBD). 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ethel’s memory to ALZ.Org


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21 Condolences for Ethel P. Lewis

  • Donna, Lori, and family
    Dan and I are extremely sorry for the loss of your mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

  • I have such fond memories of Aunt Ethel. So sorry for your loss.
    Love and prayers,
    Leslie and family

  • Donna, my condolences to you and your family. I’m sad for all that you are going through. You surely have a special guardian angel watching over you and keeping you safe.

  • So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Sending prays. Sending thoughts of sincere sympathy.

  • Beautiful video, she will be missed. She is free from the confusion, distraction and disorientation of Alzheimers disease forever. Love to all she left behind.

  • Truly sorry for your loss. Cherish your memories and know you will be together again one day.
    I can remember Mrs Lewis always baking and sewing and how she enjoyed living life to its fullest.
    Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. 💔🙏🏻

  • My prayers and support is with you and family during this time of sorrow. I pray that the prayers, and words of encouragement from friends and family help you Through this difficult time. Peace and blessings.

  • I’m so so sorry for your loss, Ethel was quite the woman and mom she will be missed dearly…

  • Lovely tribute! My prayers go out to you and your family, Charlie.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, please let me know if you need anything or I can help in anyway.

  • Uncle Charlie and Family,
    My husband and I send our love and condolences. I have such wonderful memories of Aunt Ethel, I know that she was a very strong woman, who raised two amazing daughters in her image and will be truly missed.

  • Charlie, you and your family are in our hearts and prayers. We are sorry for your loss and are thinking of you.

  • My prayers are with you. Im sorry for your loss.

  • Charlie, Donna, Lori,
    We were so sorry to hear that Ethel passed away. You were such nice neighbors
    in Melanie Woods. May the love of God surround you during this time of sorrow.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

  • Charlie,

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Charlie, I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I’m very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Charlie,
    Sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Condolences on your loss Charlie. I hope you are hanging in there and staying healthy, especially during these times.

    Wayne Aston
    Newark Police
    Traffic Unit

  • I am so sorry for your loss Charlie. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Charlie, my wife Alissa and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife Ethel. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Take care as best as you can! Mike