Marietta B. (Garrett) Dickerson - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Marietta B. (Garrett) Dickerson

September 12, 1928 - August 2, 2022

Marietta B. (Garrett) Dickerson, age 93, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

Born in Elkton, MD, on September 12, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Issachar W. and Mary C. (Hitchens) Garrett. Marietta worked for several daycares, a job that she dearly loved and she retired from W. L. Gore.

Marietta enjoyed reading mystery novels and trips to the beach. She loved singing in the church choir at St. Rose of Lima. Marietta was a great cook and she delighted in sharing her meals. Every Sunday she looked forward to what she was making for dinner and the company that it would bring. More importantly, Marietta was dedicated to her family and spending time with them was what she loved most.

In addition to her parents, Marietta was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Burton R. Dickerson; son, Matthew Dickerson; siblings, Regina, Dorothy, Siddy, Mae, Dolores, Agnes, Anna, John, and Albert. She is survived by her loving children; David Dickerson (Debra), Philip Dickerson (Peggy), Joel Dickerson (Suzanne Renai), Burton Dickerson (Leana), and John Dickerson (Tracy); sister, Sister Isabelle Garrett, OSF; sister-in-law, Gerre Garrett; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, and her loyal cats, Tom, T.C., and Grace.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Elkton Cemetery, Howard Street, Elkton, MD.



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6 Condolences for Marietta B. (Garrett) Dickerson

  • Aunt Marietta was a wonderful person who will be missed dearly. I loved going to visit her and will cherish those memories. Heaven most definitely gained another angel!

  • Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs as you remember Aunt Marietta.

  • I will miss our frequent road trips and going out for breakfast with you. We had so many good times with your sister Siddy to make us laugh

  • She was one in a million.
    She had a wicked sense of humor and a quiet wisdom. The devotion of her sons is tribute to the kind of mom she was. So extremely lucky to have been able to call her Aunt Marietta.

  • I worked with Marietta at W. L. Gore and Associates, Inc., many years ago. We worked on the second shift (4 – 12). She had such a great sense of humor and we had so much fun together over the years.
    She was a wonderful person and she will be missed by many.

  • Marietta I will miss you my good friend and neighbor Be at peace Sister Bear It has been a joy and privilege to know you