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Jean R. (Bantom) Fox

April 29, 1944 - October 15, 2021

Jean R. (Bantom) Fox, age 77, of Bear, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, October 15, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE on April 29, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Malcolm Raymond and Madeline (Arment) Bantom.

Jean dedicated her life to her family while also working for over 20 years as the office manager for J.W. Walker and Sons.  At home she was always found in her kitchen or garden tending to her flowers and making sure that anyone who left her house had almost certainly eaten too much, laughed too hard and definitely had been given an extra helping of kindness and generosity. She was never happier than when she was spending time with family, friends and her dog, Gabby. 

In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence G. Fox, Sr. She is survived by her sons, Lawrence Fox, Jr. (Jennifer) of Glenmoore, PA; Steven Fox (Renee) of Lincoln University, PA; and sister, Madeline “Boots” Bantom of Linwood, PA; as well as her 4 grandchildren, Nicholas, Amy, Benjamin and Zachary.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean’s memory to The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, Office of Development, 4000 Nexus Drive Suite W3-300, Wilmington, DE 19803 or online by clicking here.

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  • What a pleasure to know you Jean and a blessing to be a part of your family. We will treasure our memories of family gatherings, laughter, food, and stories. I wish we had more time. Love you, Love your family from Judy and George

  • Brian and I want to express our sincere sympathies to both Larry and family and Steven and family I will miss my best friend and neighbor but she is with the angels and her hubby Larry at peace.

  • Larry, Steven and all of the family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have many warm memories of heading up to your house on Wednesday nights to play Othello with your dad while your mom puttered around the kitchen making sure we were all enjoying a steady supply of snacks. She always seemed to have a smile on her face. They were an amazing pair and will be missed by all that knew them. Tammy

  • You were the most kind and generous person I know doing for others even when not well. We always called one another dear and said goodnight Gracie. I will say that until I pass. Loved you with all my heart. Boots

  • Steve, Renee,Amy and Ben and Larry,Jennie, and Nick and Zach:
    We loved Jean and considered her an integral part of our extended family. She was always so gracious and congenial. We are so sorry for your loss of her, but please remember all the good times and love that you shared with such a wonderful lady. Those memories will help cushion the loss you feel now. Our prayers are with your entire family.

    Barbara and John Casarow

  • I went to high school with Jean. She was such a sweetheart. May she Rest In Peace.