Joyce A. Stanton - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Joyce A. Stanton

November 12, 1942 - December 11, 2021

Joyce A. Stanton, age 79, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 11, 2021.

Born in Ridley Park, PA, on November 12, 1942, she was a daughter of the late John C. and Ruth (Harden) Tomlinson. Joyce worked as a specialist for PNC Bank, retiring after 35 years.

Joyce loved music, drawing, writing, being at the beach, cooking and baking especially for her family and friends.  She most especially found joy in being with her family and usually could be found on any one of her daughters’ front porches with a glass of wine in her hand.   Joyce was a sister, aunt, mother, Mom-Mom, and friend.  She will be missed and in our hearts every day.  

In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her siblings, Jack Tomlinson, Bill Tomlinson, and Abigail Adams, as well as her niece, Karen Dutton. She is survived by her daughters, Virginia Riale (Ron), Susan D. Bastin (David), and Barbara Ann Patton (Thomas, Jr.); twin sister, Joan Meehan; brother, Steve Tomlinson (Rose); grandchildren, Michael, Jonathan, Julian, and Kelly (Alex); great-granddaughter, Willow; step-grandchildren, Jimmy (Jennifer), T.J., Tyrus (Jessica); several step-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 11 am on Monday, December 20, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, 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. Entombment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Joyce’s memory to the Bayada Foundation, 4250 Lancaster Pike, Suite 308, Wilmington, DE 19805, or online here, or Alzheimer’s Research Center, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287.


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  • Ginny, and the whole family. My deepest thoughts are with you at this dire time. My throat has a lump and my heart is in my stomach. I know how very close your sisters, mom and you are, like the 4 musketeers, nothing gets in your way. If you need anything, I mean anything!, we are just a few steps next door, to talk, cry, hug or just company. We love you.

  • I’m so very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.

  • Ginny,
    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom and know she will be so missed now and everyday. She was a beautiful woman, amazing Mom and good friend from everything I observed. Please let me know if there is anything you need during this time. My family will keep you all in our thoughts.

  • Ginny, Sue and Barb, so sorry to read of your mom’s passing. You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Todd Smith

  • Hey Sis, you are gone too soon. Abbie was glad to see you I am sure and you have to promise to tell Grandmom that I still need her wisdom…Tell dirty jokes because you are allowed to in heaven. Watch over your girls because they will be sorrowful that you’ve left us. Do something cool from heaven that will make us all laugh once in awhile.
    Bro’ Steve (with great love)

  • Uncle Ed and I are so sorry to hear about your Mother. If there is anything you need, let us know. Love you guys.

  • Ginny, Sue, Barb and Mom Stanton’s Family,

    So sorry for the loss of “Mom” Stanton. She truly was a great Mom and so proud of all of you. Remember she still lives on in your heart and in your memory. Most of all she is the angel on your shoulder! Love you guys!

  • All of you have been an example to the world of what unconditional love is and how family are to support and love one another. The world is better with all of you in it.
    My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • To Sue and family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your Beautiful Mom. I pray comfort, Strength, understanding and compassion for you and your entire family 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Debbie ❤️💫✨

  • My love and prayers are with , Ginnie , Susan , and Barbara !
    My Aunt & Godmother , was a wonderfully loving and silly lady , with a heart of gold ! This world has lost one of it’s brightest and kindest hearts , may the Lord , hold her close in Heaven , and peace to her family on earth ! I love you , Aunt Joyce , I will miss you dearly !

  • Joyce was a very happy person always had a smile on her face and always made meeting her a pleasure. I know you have a big smile on your face now Joyce because your with Jesus.

  • Ginny, Sue, and Barb. Sorry to hear about your mom. I know how close you all were and ahe will be missed. I will always remember your mom’s smile and her laugh. Let me know if you need anything.

    Love, Ed

  • To Ginny, Barb, Sue, Michael, Willow & the rest of the family,
    I’m sincerely sorry for the loss of MomMom Joyce. My heart is broken for all of you. She will be missed dearly. I will always remember her silly faces & contagious laughter. My thoughts are with all of you during this hard time.

  • My deepest sympathies for your loss. I had the privilege of meeting your mom once and she was a delight. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.