Kathleen Ann “Kathy” Sweilem - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Kathleen Ann “Kathy” Sweilem

July 31, 1951 - July 21, 2023

Kathleen Ann “Kathy” Sweilem, age 71, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, July 21, 2023.

Born in Port Chester, NY on July 31, 1951, she was a daughter of the late Marion L. (Milligan) and George E. Bates, Sr. Kathy was a caregiver with Community Systems, Inc. for many years and as a housekeeper at AdvoServ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Billy Bates. She is survived by her children, Anna Lones and George Boozer, Jr.; sisters, Joyce Rivera, Judy Lopez, and Janet Thomas; grandchildren, Malikah, Dashanique, and Danaysha Lones, DeVohn and Na’Myiah Boozer, and Makeyah Baynard; and 5 great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 noon on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a time of sharing will be offered at 12 noon. Interment will be held privately.


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13 Condolences for Kathleen Ann “Kathy” Sweilem

  • Sorry for your lost Sis – May God bless you and your family and keep you in his grace and protect you in your time of need! I love you and I’m here for you and the kids.

  • My sincere condolences to my niece, nephew, great nieces, and great great nieces and nephew. May God give strength during this difficult time. My prayers are with you 🙏 Love Always, Aunt Patricia

  • To Anna an the Girls this Loss of your may seem.great to you right now an that’s OK Kathy suffering is over no more pain she loves you deeply only the best for you ❤️ my heart is with I will miss her deeply till meet again Kathy

  • Sending prayers, love and comfort to the family.

  • Dear Anna and George Jr., I wish you and your family my sincerest and heartfelt sympathy during this time of great loss. Sincerely, Aunt Nancy

  • My condolences to my cousin Anna your mom was a very nice woman to me and helped me greatly in my life and always had time and even a place to live when I was a child I love you .

  • My sincere condolences to the entire family. I spent limited time with Kathy due to our age difference and her first marriage. I do remember her fondly from the couple of weeks spent each summer with my Bates’ cousins. She was always kind to her Connecticut cousin. I wish the very best to all of her family members and know that you have a relative in Texas that will always welcome you with open arms as part of my cousin Kathy’s family. Prayers for all of you. 🙏 🙏

  • Liz & I received this news with great sadness, but also with the belief that Kathy no longer suffers. Our prayers are with all the relatives that had the blessing of knowing and loving her. You will be missed, but not forgotten


  • Mrs. Anna and family
    Praying for you and your family. Malikah brought me into Ms. Kathy’s life and she was such a beautiful soul! I loved her just like she was my own grandma. She was the strongest person I know! Losing a grandmother is not easy but you gain a guardian angel! Love y’all!

  • My condolences to the family of Ms. Kathy.. My name is Thomas Ireland (T.I.) I was a co worker at Advoserv with Ms. Kathy she ALWAYS went to the store for me Every morning and would bring me a Honey Bun for breakfast…RIp Ms. Kathy until we meet again thanks for being a special person to everyone that crossed your path

  • Wishing you comfort and peace to face the days ahead and loving memories to
    Hold in your heart. I would like to extend my sincere sorrow for your loss.
    With much Love – Debra Lynn

  • My condolences to the family of Ma Kathy. A wonderful lady who would give anyone her last dime. She was a true friend and a very caring lady. Rest in peace lady.

  • So very sorry to hear of Aunt Kathy’s passing.