Virginia “Louise” (Walker) Breeden - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Virginia “Louise” (Walker) Breeden

January 15, 1925 - January 29, 2024

Mrs. Virginia “Louise” (Walker) Breeden, age 99, of New Castle, DE, died on Monday, January 29, 2024 at her home.

Born in Charlottesville, VA on January 15, 1925, she was a daughter of the late John Thomas Walker Sr. and “Carrie” (Bryant) Walker. Louise was a graduate of Red Hill High School, in Charlottesville, VA and Tarleton Business College. She was a civilian volunteer for the U.S. Army Aircraft Warning Service and an operator for the phone company during WWII. After marriage, she worked in secretarial positions during her husband’s travels with DuPont. After children, she was a devoted wife and mother, raising two sons and caring for her husband in his final years as he suffered from Alzheimer’s.

Mrs. Breeden was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in New Castle, as well as the Ruth Circle at Asbury. She enjoyed bird watching, growing flowers and vegetables, as well as yard work. She was “famous” for diligently “picking up sticks” in the yard in her 80’s and 90’s,

In addition to her parents, Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Harold G. Breeden; 2 brothers, John Thomas Walker, Jr. and Clarence Ray Walker; and 2 sisters, Rosalie Miller and Caroline Wright. She is survived by her 2 loving sons, David N. Breeden (Karen) and Paul R. Breeden (AnnaMarie); and 3 beloved granddaughters, Jennifer Breeden, Christine Morgan (Austen) and Ava Breeden.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, February 8, 2024, 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 may be made in Louise’s memory to Asbury United Methodist Church, 300 East Basin Road, New Castle, DE 19720 or online by clicking here.


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3 Condolences for Virginia “Louise” (Walker) Breeden

  • Louise was a very beautiful lady kenny and I love talking to her she will be dearly missed ❤️ rip beautiful angel 😇

  • So sorry to hear about Mrs Brenden passing what a great lady. I cut her grass for over 10 years, and had many great conversations, she will be missed.My condolences to her family.

  • Bob and I are unable to attend today’s services. We enjoyed talking with Mrs Breeden while we were out walking our dogs. She would be out there cleaning her yard and we would stop and talk about how our neighbors were doing. There are only two of us left from her time in Llangollen. She was always a delight to talk with and we appreciated her care of the stray cats who wandered into her yard. Andrea and Bob Bower