Grace S. Neiger
Born August 8, 1930
Grace S. Neiger, age 86, of Wilmington, DE, and formerly of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 30, 2017.
Born in Harrington, DE, on August 8, 1930, Grace was the daughter of the late Frederick and Anna (Wiggins) Sharp. She was a member of the Harrington High School graduating class of 1948. Grace worked for the Diamond State Telephone Company for a number of years prior to becoming a devoted homemaker.
A woman of strong Christian faith, she was a longtime member of New Castle United Methodist Church. In her leisure time, Grace loved visiting the beach, reading, crabbing, and was an avid bowler. Above all else, she adored spending time with her family and was truly happiest while in their company. Grace was a beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who will be dearly missed.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband and best friend of 55 years, Thomas Louis Neiger. Grace is survived by her children, Judy N. Harrison of Timonium, MD and Thomas J. Neiger of W. Palm Beach, FL; grandsons, Chase, Bryce, and Hunter Harrison; and great grandson, Rylan.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 11:00 am on Wednesday morning, July 5, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Port Penn Road, Port Penn, DE .
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Grace’s memory may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 248 E. Chestnut Hill Rd., Suite 4, Newark, DE 19713.
8 Condolences for Grace S. Neiger
Tommy & Judy…we are all saddened for your loss. We’ve all had many memories and stories together that we still talk about to this day. From Wye River crabs, to Cutco knives, scrabble & boggle and pizza w/ everything on it to Joan Jett — we’ll never forget. You guys are forever in our hearts. Again so sorry for your loss. Grace was a lovely woman. You guys are in our prayers.
Love Bob, Debbie, Jamie, Meghna & Thad
Judy, Tom and family,
I was very sad to read of your mother’s passing- she was a wonderful person. I always loved seeing her at our games when you were in middle school. Unfortunately, I am on vacation and will not be able to attend her service. Please know that you are in my thoughts.
Wayne & Vivien Brittingham
Dear Judy and Tom and families: We were very saddened by the passing of your mother. We would like to extend our deepest sympathy. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Unfortunately we will not be able to attend the services, as Vivien is under going surgery on a rotator cuff on Wednesday morning.
We were saddened to hear of the passing of your mother. She was a lovely lady.
The Sadowski Family
Tom and Judy, I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. When Tommie was in my class I got to know Grace. She loved being a mother and wanted to do the best for both of you.
Grace always had a smile on her face. I remember how she would react to some of you father’s tales with a shake of her head and a roll of her eyes. She had a great sense of humor.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
To the Neiger family, we are so sorry to learn of your loss. We just wanted to let you know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Richard & Dottie Farmer
Neeshard Ahamad & Family
Tom & Judy,
Please accept our most sincere sympathies for the loss of your Mother. May the prayers of all people who love you bring solace to your soul.
If we can be of any help to you while in Delaware please call anytime(302-229-8619)
Dear Judy and Tom,
I was away and returned to a stack of newspapers. I am sorry I wasn’t able to be there to support you both during your mothers service. I don’t know if you still have the house to deal with or not, but if I can help in anyway, please get in touch with me. Come to find out my Godfather actually worked with your Dad at the phone company. Your Mom was a great neighbor… I will always remember her smiling!
Mr. King at Spicer-Mullikin has my phone number. God Bless & you are in my prayers.