Nancy Haynes Davis - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Nancy Haynes Davis

September 3, 1938 - December 28, 2023

It is with great sadness, that we announce Nancy Haynes Davis, age 85, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on Thursday, December 28, 2023.

Born in Wilmington, DE on September 3, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Norman and Beatrice (Brown) Haynes. Nancy graduated from William Penn High School in 1956 and went on to graduate from Goldey Secretarial School in 1957. She worked as a secretary for DuPont in the Legal Department from 1957 to 1968 and then Aletheia Church from 1978 to 1985. Nancy was our dearly loved Wife, mother, Nana and she will be greatly missed by her loving family and close friends. Nancy was a huge fan and supporter of the University of Delaware’s football and Rugby teams, as well as the Philadelphia Sixers, Phillies and Eagles. She looked forward to trips to the beach and to Williamsburg, VA. Most of all, Nancy loved her family, especially doing art projects with the children and grandchildren. Christmas was her favorite holiday, she always enjoyed having the family around to celebrate. Active in her faith, she was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.

In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by her sisters, Vivian Scannel, and Priscilla Rowan. She is survived by her loving husband, John R. “Jack” Davis; children, Walter Guseman, John Davis, Jr. (Lisa), Lynn Davis (Otto Steffers), Scott Davis (Tracy); and grandchildren, Madelyn, Mason, Parker, Emily, and Katie.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Thursday, January 11, 2024, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark, DE. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.


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  • Nancy was Our Queen!!! She was so beautiful, compassionate , welcoming to All! I cherish the memories my Family had with Jack & Nancy & Family at U of D games, Williamsburg, JMU, Rehoboth and Family Events/ Parties! You were blessed if you spent any time with Nancy! She will be surely missed by so many! Thank you , Nancy, for being YOU! 💗 My deepest condolences to Jack, John, Lynn, Scott and Family! 💔

  • To the Davis family, we are so sorry for your loss. Nancy was such a wonderful person with such a wonderful heart and soul. We loved her so much. We had so many great memories with her and your family. Especially the UD football games and going down to Williamsburg. We will treasure those memories always. Please know that you’re all in our thoughts and prayers. The Eller family

  • We send our prayers and condolences for the loss of this beautiful person. We find peace in the many wonderful memories we have of her and we were so lucky to have had her in our lives.

  • I met Nancy many years ago when I married her nephew Michael Rowan and have fond memories of her. My condolences to the family. Arlene Rowan

  • Thoughts and prayers going out to you Jack and your family. JR and I are so sorry for your loss. May your Nancy RIP.

    JR and Beth Biddison

  • We send our prayers and condolences. Nancy was a wonderful person, filled with kindness and love She will be greatly missed.

  • Nancy was such a sweet person with a beautiful smile. Jeff & I have special memories of family get togethers & fun times at the Delaware football games. She will be deeply missed. Wishing the family comfort & peace.

  • Every time we saw Nancy she had a smile on her face and was ready to share a laugh, Our thoughts are with you, Davis family.