Kellie A. (Lancaster) Newman
August 27, 1964 - March 17, 2023
Kellie A. (Lancaster) Newman, age 58, of Felton, DE, was found on Friday, March 17, 2023. She had taken her own life after a battle with depression following the death of her husband.
Born in Dover, DE on August 27, 1964, she was a daughter of Susan Lancaster and the late George Lancaster. Kellie grew up in Port Penn, DE. She moved during her teen years to Nebraska, graduating from Papillion La Vista High School. Kellie worked for many years at the Blood Bank of Delaware as a lab supervisor and also as a phlebotomist. Prior to her death, she had most recently worked as a table games dealer at Harrington Raceway and Casino. Kellie had married her husband, who she affectionately referred to as “My Theo”, on Valentine’s Day in 2008.
Early in her life, Kellie joined the volunteer fire service and was a member of the Port Penn Fire Company before moving and joining the Bowers Fire Company. She was proud to be the first female President of a Fire Company in Kent County. In her free time, Kellie enjoyed gardening and crafts. She was also a talented artist and had previously written poetry. Kellie loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and also riding motorcycles with her husband.
In addition to her father, Kellie was preceded in death by her husband, Theo. She is survived by her mother, Susan; daughter, Susan (Robert); grandchildren, Brianna, Gabriella, and Chase; and siblings, Michael and Amy.
All services for Kellie will be private for family in order to best honor her wishes.
In lieu of flowers, Kellie’s family requests you bring awareness to the importance of mental health. It is okay to not be okay. A memorial fund has been set up in Kellie’s honor and can be found by clicking here. All proceeds benefit the Delaware Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention