Kelley S. Garrett

November 8, 1963 - April 20, 2023

Kelley S. Garrett, age 59, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2023.

Born in New Castle, DE on November 8, 1963, she was a daughter of Joyce (Rodichok) Rodgers and the late James Rodgers. Kelley worked as a custodian at Colonial School District for many years.

Kelley often looked forward to spending time tending to her beautiful garden. When she was ready to relax, she could be found playing with her beloved pets or cheering on the Philadelphia Phillies. Kelley enjoyed giving back to her community as a dedicated member of the Wilmington Manor Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. Above all, Kelley loved her family and making memories with them.

Always one to help and donate when she could, Kelley was able to make the greatest donation of life to others through Gift of Life.

Kelley was preceded in death by her father, James Rodgers. She is survived by her loving husband of 32 years, Robert R. Garrett; children, Josh Garrett (Natasha), Dylan Garrett, and Evan Garrett, all of New Castle; mother, Joyce Rodgers of Florida; siblings, Scott Rodgers (Karina) of Pennsylvania and Kim Rodgers of Elsmere; and 2 grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 pm until 3 pm on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 3 pm. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kelley’s memory to the Wilmington Manor Fire Company, P.O. Box 645, New Castle, DE 19720 or online by clicking here.


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7 Condolences for Kelley S. Garrett

  • My condolences to all. May you allow family and friends to help you through this difficult time. May the memories you have continue to bring smiles and laughter.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Very shocked by this very sad news. Thankful I stopped by Kelley & Robert’s house a few years back to see their loving home environment and awesome pets they had. Thanks for being a friend as well as my cousin, Kelley. You will be missed. Prayers for all Kelley touched. 🙏❤️

  • 🙏to Evan and family Kelly was so sweet She will be missed

  • Joyce: so sorry to hear about your daughter. Although I never met her, I can see you in her face. Your high school classmate and across-the-street neighbor on Grant Ave. as we grew up. Joe

  • Robert,Josh,Dylan,Evan,
    I want you to know how sorry I am that Kelley was called home. Find comfort in knowing she is with the Lord and not in any pain or suffering any more. Her spirit, her soul will remain with you guys.. Keep her love in your heart and her laughter in your mind… Hear her voice as you speak to her . You know exactly what she would say to you. Our loved ones never really leave us.. We just learn a new way to communicate with them…. I’m here for you guys if you need me..
    Love, Rose Simon

  • My condolences to the family. Kelley will always be in our hearts. Her love will always be with us. Get your wings and watch upon us as you always have.