Grace D. Martin

March 4, 1927 - April 11, 2019

          Grace D. Martin, age 92, of West Minquadale, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Kentmere Nursing Home, while attended by her children.

          Born in Berlin, MD on March 4, 1927, she was the daughter of the late William C. Dawkins and Alice (Fasnacht) Moore.  Grace was a 1945 graduate of Conrad HS, but attended Felton High School through 11th grade.  She worked for many years at Minquadale Elementary School.

          After raising her family, Grace devoted her life to volunteering.  She was a lifetime member of Minquadale Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary and received a 50 year service award in January.  Grace was a lay speaker and treasurer at Minquadale United Methodist Church.  Other organizations important to her were the Odd Fellows and Rebekah’s, the Delaware Grange and Literacy Volunteers of America.

          In addition to her parents, Grace was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, Sr. and grandson, Jonathan.  She is survived by her children, Harold (Deborah) of New Castle and Cynthia Martin (Steven) of Media, PA; brother, W.C. Dawkins of Clayton; grandchildren, Matthew (Emily), Daniel, Michael and Ashley; great grandchildren, Maci, Dylan and Emma; and many nieces and nephews.

           A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 11:30 am on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11:30 am.  Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Grace’s memory to Asbury U.M. Church, 300 East Basin Road, New Castle, DE 19720 or Minquadale Volunteer Fire Company, Ladies Auxiliary, P.O. Box 647, New Castle, DE 19720.


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  • I knew Grace From Being a Member of Minquadale Fire Company. She always Treated me Good. I always Would look forward to seeing Her Everytime I would Come back to Delaware for The DVFA Firemens Conference. I’m gonna miss Her she Was A Very Sweet Woman. Sending prayers to the Family during this Difficult time……

  • Rest easy Gracie.
    Prayers for comfort to the family.

  • Miss Grace was one of my dearest friends and i will miss her dearly. I volunteered with her at Minquadale Fire Co. I also worked for her for a bit. I Loved her so much and will miss her. Love always Barbara

  • So sorry for your guys family lost sending prayers to everyone in the family

  • We are very sorry to hear of the loss of Grace. She was a kind lady and will be missed. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers! Love, Jack and Lori Trincia

  • Grace was a sweet, loving lady. She was my cousin’s mother-in-law. She will be sadly missed.

  • Harold and Family,
    So sorry to hear about your Mom! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
    Dennis Hamm

  • So sorry for you loss, Harold & Debbie.
    I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers.

  • Grace was a very nice person. I remember that she loved her squash that I would give her from the Garden. I will sadly miss her.R.I.P. Grace… Sending my condolence to the Family the .Martin’s..🙏… Jackie Hart& Bob Hart

  • Thoughts and prayers are with the Martin’s. Grace was such a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed . Love & hugs