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LuAnn “Aunt Lu” Seward Smith

July 6, 1958 - May 25, 2022

LuAnn “Aunt Lu” Seward Smith, age 63, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on July 6, 1958, she was a daughter of Lillian B. (Greenplate) and the late George M. Seward. LuAnn was a dedicated employee for many years at the Court of Common Pleas in New Castle where she was adored and respected by so many who knew her including, co-workers, bailiffs, Capital Police, and many judges. She loved the month of December, particularly during the holidays. Most of all, LuAnn loved her family especially her 2 nieces, 1 nephew, 1 great-niece and 2 great-nephews.

Her family would like to thank the staff of Accent Care Hospice, 6E staff at Christiana Hospital, and Dr. Chatterjee for their kindnesses, exceptional care, and compassion during this difficult time.

In addition to her father, LuAnn was preceded in death by her loving husband, Stephen Smith. She is survived by her sisters, Barbara Eaton (George) and Lynn Grier (Frank); brother, Michael Seward (Debby); nephew, Richard Seward; nieces, Kristen Grabowski (Evan), and Shelby Delcolglin (Dan); great niece, Karoline Grabowski; great nephews, Aiden Delcolglin, and Evan Grabowski, Jr.; and best friend, Bill Hamill.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 11 am on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North Dupont Highway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations in LuAnn’s memory may be made to St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 10 Old Newark Road, Newark, DE 19713.

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17 Condolences for LuAnn “Aunt Lu” Seward Smith

  • Luann was so much a part of my family as I was with hers. She was always there if needed and came to my house for years on Christmas Eve to help me wrap the girls present year after year. She will be missed by so many. Life taken to early.
    Love you Lu, Aunt Lu and many more nicknames for her.
    My Heart is Broken…

  • To the entire Seward family – I was shocked to hear this news. LuAnn was full of life and loved her family deeply. Please know that I have you all in my prayers. But know that LuAnn is reunited with George and Steve and will always be watching over you all.
    Love Renee

  • LuAnn was an out going person full of love and kindness. She will be greatly missed by all.

  • You will be deeply missed by all who knew you. I will always cherish how very kind and loving you always have been to me. I find comfort in knowing you have joined love ones that you dearly missed. Share your beautiful smile and laughter in Heaven as we’ll remember it always – until we meet again 💚

  • We will miss you dearly. I know you are at peace and your husband, dad and family.
    Love you.
    May God be with you.

  • She was a great friend. She will truly be missed. Especially by Marshall, her snuggle buddy.

  • So sorry to hear of LuAnns passing. My condolences to her family. She always had a smile on her face when I went to visit her at the courthouse . I especially loved how she decorated her office with a makeshift window pane , since her office was on the ground floor. Always full of life. May you RIP Lu.

  • LuAnn was my neighbor for many years when she and Steve and then her lived on Ohio Avenue. Steve passed and 13 yrs later my husband passed.We shared our grief and also talked of good times.She was a great neighbor and a good friend.Joyce Gasper

  • I worked with LuAnn for many years At CCP, she was not only a valued coworker, but valued friend, my sincere condolences to the family. RIP my friend. 🙏🏽

  • So sad to hear this. I worked with her sometimes at the courthouse. She was always so nice and funny. I enjoyed our talks. May God bless you. RIP to a sweet lady. ❤️

  • Lil and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • LuAnn was an incredible friend who I worked with at the Court of Common Pleas for many years. She also was close with my sister Betty who passed away in 2015. I offer my sincerest condolences to her family, and may she rest in peace.

  • To the Seward Family, My deepest sympathy – LuAnn will definitely be missed, I worked with Lu many, many years at the court where she wore many hats back in the day we always enjoyed decorating for whatever holiday and of course she would come up with so many ideas, she was so crafty, she always spoke about her family to me. I remember when Shelby was coming into the world she was so excited. I just cannot believe she has gone onto heaven. I will miss that smile
    Rest in Peace Lu

  • To Lill and family
    Joe and I are very sorry to hear of Lou Ann passing away. She always was very kind and had a great sense of humor. I’m sure she is up keeping George and Steve company and they are all now watching over you.

  • I was saddened to hear of LuAnn’s passing. LuAnn worked in my department at the Court of Common Pleas. I will always remember her friendly demeanor. May she rise and rest in peace and power.

  • I am crushed by the loss of LuAnn. As an attorney who appeared often in her courtroom, I can honestly say she was always upbeat and the funniest person I’ve ever known in the court system. Her sense of humor, always earthy and real, was infectious. The place hasn’t been the same since she retired. My sincerest condolences to the entire family.

  • Sorry for your lost
    I will keep you and your family in my prayers