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Juanita A. (Young) Lester

July 31, 1935 - October 18, 2022

Juanita A. (Young) Lester, age 87, of Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.

Born in Tazewell, VA on July 31, 1935 she was a daughter of the late Carl W. and Virginia (Wilson) Young.

Juanita was a member of Newark Senior Center, and a member of the former Church of Nazarene in Newark. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed arts and crafts.

In addition to her parents, Juanita was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Glen F. Lester, and sister, Patricia Snezek. She is survived by her loving children, Steven Lester, Wanda Scrafford, and Kimberly Ann Dravis (Ralph); sister, Dorothy Gomeringer; grandchildren, Glen Scrafford (Mary Toner), Matthew Sanders, and Tyler Sanders; and great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Toner, and Chloe Toner.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm on Monday, October 24, 2022 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where funeral service will begin at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Juanita’s memory to the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280, Washington, DC 20077 or by clicking here.

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  • Ms. Juanita was family to us all and she was loved by all. She always had a smile, a laugh or something Whitty to say. She will be missed but never forgotten. Prayers for all of the family and loved ones, may they always remember her in their hearts and know she is at rest now and find comfort in knowing they were always by her side.

  • So sorry for your loss but rejoice for Juanita’s homecoming. May God be with you as you try to adjust without your Mom.

  • I’m so glad I got to see Juanita in August at my dad’s 100th birthday celebration. I always enjoyed talking to her and being with her. My parents had so much fun on the trips they went on with her & Glen. She will surely be missed by all. Praying for the family during this difficult time and rejoicing with the angels as she has reached her final resting place with her beloved husband for eternity!!! Praise the Lord!!!

  • As luck would have it I was truly blessed to meet Juanita and have her as one of my bowling partners at Blue Hen Lanes in Newark many years ago. She was the kindest and sweetest person and such a joy to know. She was so proud of her family back then and her grandson, little Glen. May she Rest In Peace.