Jeanette C. Clifton - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Jeanette C. Clifton

October 28, 1937 - November 26, 2021

Jeanette C. Clifton, age 84, of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, November 26, 2021.

Bornin Wilmington, DE, on October 28, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Austin C. and Myrtle (Dean) Riley.

Jeanette was a school bus driver with the Christina School District for 20 years. She was known to be a strong and independent woman who was always there when you needed her. Though she didn’t have much, Jeanette never thought twice about giving to others. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother who was proud of her Irish heritage. Jeanette enjoyed visiting the beach whenever she could. Most of all, she will be remembered as the family matriarch and the glue that held them together.

In addition to her parents, Jeanette was preceded in death by her children, Michael, Jayne, and Judith Clifton and grandchildren, Teagan and Mitchell Clifton. She will be dearly missed by her children, Robert Clifton, Paul Clifton (Jamie), Johanne Giampietro (Vince), Julie Carmona (Louiz), David Clifton, and Martin Burkett (Stephanie); many grandchildren; 3 sisters; 6 brothers; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. 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 follow in Bethel Cemetery, 312 Bethel Cemetery Road, Chesapeake City, MD.


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10 Condolences for Jeanette C. Clifton

  • My mother my will be in my heart forever.i love you.and you will be truly missed.

  • I love u to pieces and will miss you and those outings with lunch. I am so sorry I did not get to fill you in the genealogy stuff that I found. But I will share what u shared with me!!!! Please tell Carolyn we love her and now guys get to have coffee and watch over us!!!!

  • My dear cousin and friend you have been there for me my entire life oh how I will miss you. Till we meet again you will always be in my heart. RIP love you always!

  • You were such a wonderful person and a great neighbor always a smile and kind word. You will be truly missed. Only comfort in not seeing you at the fence anymore is knowing you are hanging out with some great people. Much love and prayers for your family.

  • Forever will you be in my memories.

  • So many of my favorite memories are with you. The beach every summer, chincoteague, Disney world. summer nights at your house, catching fire flies in the back yard and walking to Richardson’s for ice cream. Holidays at your house were the best. I’ll miss you forever grandmom. The boys and I love you. 💕

  • Marty, Stephanie & Family,
    Our deepest sympathy to all of you during this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We hope your fondest memories bring you peace and comfort in the days to come.
    ~Evelyn, Kevin, Anabel, Braedon, Courtney, Mike & Grayson

  • It still doesn’t seem real… You were such an intricate part of the family that I thought you would have to around forever. Thank you for all the wonderful things we did when we were younger, I remember being so excited to be able to do all the same things with Sam. I will miss you forever.

  • Grandmom I came into your world and you took me as one of the family with open arms. I will miss the cookies and yohoos. And say hi to Mitchell for me. I love you. 💘

  • Mom. Love you . Great being part of a beautiful family. 😍