Frances J. Brown - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Frances J. Brown

Born January 13, 1937

Frances J. Brown, age 79, of Millsboro, DE, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on January 13, 1937, Mrs. Brown was the daughter of the late Lee and Frances (Niefer) Hawkins. As a young woman, she was a member of the USO and also worked for the IRS. While raising her six children, Mrs. Brown served as secretary for the Kingswood United Methodist Church. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, L. Ross; son, Ross; grandson, Jesse; granddaughter, Kali; and sister, Helen Haase. She is survived by her son, Cameron Brown (Kathleen); daughters, Marcia Boutin (Brian), Leigh Annand; Lauren Brown and Valerie Snook (Jeff); brothers, Leroy Hawkins, Donald Hawkins (Mary Lou), Ralph Hawkins (Joyce); sister, Marilynn Toomey (John); 8 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 10 am on Monday morning, March 14, 2016, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 10 am. Interment will follow at 1 pm in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 26669 Patriots Way, Millsboro, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Brown’s memory may be made to the Food Bank of Delaware, 14 Garfield Way, Newark, DE 19713 or the Sunday Breakfast Mission, 110 N. Poplar St., Wilmington, DE 19801 or Lifecall, Several Sources Shelters, P.O.Box 157, Ramsey, NJ 07446.


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9 Condolences for Frances J. Brown

  • So very sorry for your loss. May the comfort of God see you through this time of grief.

  • We love you Fran, my you rest in peace. Now you are with your love and our brother Ross. God bless you.

  • Dear Val, Jeff, Nathan, and Erin,

    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother and grandmother. I am thinking of all of you and praying for you. A donation has been made to the FBD in her memory.

    God Bless,
    Beth Bell

  • Very sorry for the lose of your mother prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Bruce & Jane Choplick

  • Fran was a dear friend over many years. Our families had a lot of good times together. Life is never the same after we lose our Mother. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  • To my loving cousins (Marcie, Leigh, Lauren, Cameron & Valerie) it is with a sad heart to hear of the passing of Aunt Frannie as your parents were always special to me. I will say prayers now for them knowing they are together once again in heaven. Love always Wendi and Luis take solace in knowing there is no more suffering.

  • we send our deepest condolences on the passing of aunt Franny, she was a wonderful kind and loving woman. she will be missed dearly. we love you and someday we shall meet again. rest in peace.

  • Rest in peace Frances. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    Tom and Mary Ann Unger

  • On behalf of the Cole family, my deepest regrets to all the Brown family. We remember Fran from our Kingswood UMC days when she was the church secretary, faithful member, and a good friend. Youall may not remember me nor my deceased wife Liz, but possibly our kids from those days Betty, Jane, Kathy, and Carolyn. Prayers.