Kelly L. “Chubes” Czarnecki - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Kelly L. “Chubes” Czarnecki

July 28, 1979 - December 10, 2022

Kelly L. “Chubes” Czarnecki, age 43, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2022.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on July 28, 1979, she was the daughter of the late Joyce M. (Subach) Thompson and John J. Czarnecki.

Kelly attended her beginning high school years at St. Mark’s. She later attended John Dickinson High School. Kelly completed her education by earning a GED. For some time, she served as a Short Sale Negotiator and quickly became promoted as a Quality Assurance Representative at Bank of America.

Kelly loved the game of softball. She began t-ball at the early age of 6 and continued the game of softball throughout high school. Her father, John, helped instill qualities in her that any athlete should embody: competitiveness, persistence and confidence. He made sure Kelly stayed “game ready” whether it was running laps up hills or attending private lessons. It paid off, as Kelly became one of the top pitchers in the state of Delaware. Kelly proudly wore number 16 and played for various teams such as Lil Crush, the St. Mark’s Spartans, and The Midway Orange Crush travel team. Kelly helped lead her teams to the 1991 ASA girl’s fastpitch national championship, the 1995 ASA Central Atlantic Regional Championship and many more season wins.

Kelly lit up any room she entered and you were sure to laugh and have a good time when she was around. She was known for her bubbly personality, being the life of the party, and those 1980s bangs that she would never cut! Kelly was a lover of Halloween, Christmas, the beach, scary movies, going crabbing with her dad, getting her nails done, and eating her favorite foods-Arbys, Taco Bell, and crabs. She was a die-hard Eagles fan just like her mom. She loved and cherished her time spent with her pop-pop, “Bub” and mom-mom, Mary. In her free time, Kelly enjoyed eating string cheese while watching all things murder mystery; Law & Order, CSI, and the Investigation Discovery Channel. She liked taking long car rides and listening to R&B, rap, and Motown. Her favorite movies included The Sweetest Thing, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and My Big Fat Greek Wedding. She was a frequent St. Anthony’s Italian Festival goer, where she enjoyed bringing home Italian water ice, sausage with peppers and onions, tomato pie and a new “I love being Italian” key chain. “Arrivederci!” Kelly would always say.

Out of everything, nothing topped the love she had for her girls. The hardships in her life that some people will never understand did not always allow her to be the person and mother she wanted, but she still loved her children mightily. She would be sure to brag about her daughters any chance she got, posting photos of them on Facebook or telling her co-workers and friends all about their accomplishments. Kelly enjoyed getting Teaunah and Toni every and anything they wanted for Christmas as little girls. She strived to be the “cool mom” who had the best sleepovers, made forts, ate junk food and stayed up extra late. Kelly was most proud of Teaunah earning her Master’s degree and watching Toni follow in her own footsteps as an amazing athlete and softball player.

Kelly was strong, kind-hearted, non-judgmental and a loyal friend. May she always be remembered as such.

Kelly is survived by her loving children, Teaunah Moulden, Samuel Lewis, and Toni Lopez; father, John Czarnecki (Brenda); brother, Zachary Czarnecki; special cousin, Re-A Neal; and a host of friends. She is preceded in death by her mother, Joyce (Subach) Thompson; grandfather, John “Bub” Czarnecki; grandmother, Mary (Flora) Czarnecki; and aunt, Patricia “Patsy” Harrison.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Monday, December 19, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Chubes memory to Friendship House, PO Box 1517, Wilmington, DE 19899 or by clicking here or to Firm Foundation, 2242 St. James Drive, Wilmington, DE 19808 or by clicking here.


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13 Condolences for Kelly L. “Chubes” Czarnecki

  • Sharing our condolences and prayers to the family.❤️🙏🏾

  • My love and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

  • I am so sorry to see that Chubes has passed. We loved watching her pitch for St. Mark’s and Midway Orange Crush—she was an amazing athlete. May she rest in peace.

  • Teaunah and family,
    You have our heartfelt condolences and prayers. Remember weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.

  • God bless your beautiful soul! My prayers are storming heaven for you and all your family 💙

  • My memories of Kelley are from her youth with smiles and laughter that she generated to Joyce and John and all of us who were around. I know how strong of an athlete she truly was. John you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May God welcome her into his kingdom and bless her with the reuniting with Joyce and grant them all eternal peace.

  • John and family we are very sorry for your loss

  • 🙏🏾I’m Sending my condolences and love to you Beautiful Teauneah , and your family on the passing of your mom.. Love the Cannady’s.. ❤️ Joyce ❤️Amari ❤️and Aniyah🙏🏾

  • We are so sorry to hear John. God Bless your heart.

  • My love, prayers, and deepest condolences for Kelly’s family.🧡 Rest with Jesus.

  • Kelly you will forever be in my heart “booski”❤️❤️❤️💯💯 your gone but your memories lives on

  • John and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    We know the pain endured by a loss like this. God Bless
    the entire Family.

  • I was saddened John to read of the loss of your beautiful girl. God bless Kelly and your entire family and may you find peace at this difficult time.