John F. Justison, Jr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

John F. Justison, Jr.

February 12, 1944 - March 1, 2023

John F. Justison, Jr., age 79, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

Born in Wilmington, DE on February 12, 1944, he was a son of the late John F. and Eleanor F. (Wright) Justison, Sr. John was a graduate of Salesianum School and went on to earn his Bachelor’s of Science degree from Delaware State University. He had a successful career as a salesman of office supply products.

Dedicated to his faith, John was an active member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. He held several roles with the church including Lector, Parish Counselor, Eucharistic Minister, and also taught CCD. John was also active in his community as a member of the Wilmington Manor Lion’s Club and a coach for the Suburban Little League. When he wasn’t busy helping others, he could often be found outside. John loved to go fishing and crabbing, and spent countless hours tending to his garden. He also enjoyed carving ducks. Most of all, John loved to support his family. He could always be seen cheering on his kids and grandkids at all their sporting events.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his siblings, Raymond Justison and Christine Justison Ruggerio; brother-in-law, Thomas Ruggerio; and nieces, Chelsea Ann Ruggerio and Laurie Justison. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary F. Justison; children, John F. Justison III (Karen) and Erin M. Igo (Patrick); grandchildren, Brooke Justison (David McKee), Caitlin and Abaigeal Igo; brothers, Vincent Justison (Cheryl), Fredrick Justison (Sabrina), James Justison, and Frank Almeida; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, 801 North DuPont, New Castle, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, 1901 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803 or online by clicking here.


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9 Condolences for John F. Justison, Jr.

  • Mary, Johnny and Erin,

    That is a great picture of John. He was always smiling. Although we did not hang out, our lives have been intertwined since 1970 and what a great story we have. Sending prayers my friend, Ann

  • John and I knew each other for many years. I grew up in Wilm. Manor on the other side of DuPont Hwy. I left in 1980 and moved to Texas where I have resided since. I saw John last after mass at Fatima on one of my visits back to Del. Cordial and smiling was John, as always. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Jim and I are so very sorry for the loss of John. A wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Our condolences to all. Love, Jim & Genevieve Igo❤️

  • Johnny,
    So sorry for your loss. Jerry and I will keep you in our prayers.

  • I meet John about 5-6 years ago attending morning mass in the chapel at OLF very friendly would hand me his busy card Handy Man give me a bag of cookies during Christmas always smiling thoughts and prayers to all of his loving family know he will be missed and loved by all Eternal rest grant him my perpetual light shine upon him R.I.P. my friend 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🛐🛐✝️✝️

  • Mary we’re very sorry for your loss, we’ve sent a donation to Ronald McDonnell house in Johns name. I’m paying forward for John sending us help while I was activated during Desert Shield-Storm.🙏🏻

  • Mary, my heart is breaking for you. I pray you, Johnny, and erin will find peace, comfort, and strength during this time, as John is resting peacefully in heaven. Love you….

  • Dear Mary and family,
    I just heard an announced mass for John last night at the 5 pm mass.; I accompanied Michelle, who was the canter. It was my 1st time back in church since Leonard W. Earl, Jr., my husband’s funeral mass on October 24th. My heart goes out to you, Mary for the tremendous sense of loss you must feel, the loss of your soulmate and father of your children at this difficult time in your life, is heartbreaking. Condolences to Chrissy (my WPHS and OLF friend), and the other family members upon John’s death. I’m sending my condolences and prayers to your family for support and healing. I remember John as always smiling, willing to help out in the OLF Parrish along with Len, as Lector, Parish Counsel member, and money counters in the all male counting room money during the June Fair Fundraisers. John will be missed by many and please take comfort that John and Len are getting reacquainted with their deceased relatives, Angels, and Saints in Heaven in the arms of Jesus now. I take comfort knowing that Len is finally free of any pain. I will be sending a contribution in John’s memory to the Ronald McDonnell House. Sending prayers for God’s healing as we grieve the physical absence of our husbands. John and Len are looking down on us and protecting their family members from harm from now on.
    Deepest Sympathy,
    Margaret R. Earl

  • Dear Mr. Justison,

    Italian Water Ice, or Lemon Ice, depending on where yer from… I was telling my daughter the other day about how I had a job as a young teen making Water Ice for my Uncle George and Mr. Justison. It lead me to news that truly saddened me. I did not know you had passed…I would have been there to pay my respects had I known.

    To tell of the past, I always enjoyed your intelligent and slightly eccentric personality. You were a good man. You also possessed and demonstrated a big heart. I feel enriched to have had you in my life as a youth and you are a part of who I am today.

    If ya chose to contact me from heaven, be sure to let me know that recipe for the Water Ice. I’d love to make it again.

    Al McRae