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Nikki M. Castner

November 6, 1983 - April 28, 2020

Nikki M. Castner, age 36, of Bear, DE, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

Born in Newark, DE on November 6, 1983, she was a daughter of Rickey D. Carpenter, Sr. and Trudy Hopper. Nikki received her certification as a License Massage Therapist from Harris School of Business and put her talents to work at a local spa. Her true passion was being a mother; Nikki so dearly cherished her children. She had a knack for arts and crafts and was truly an incredible DIYer when it came to home projects. In her spare time, she enjoyed trips to the beach and spending time with her family and pets.

Nikki was preceded in death by her stepmother, Stephanie Carpenter. She is survived by her husband, Christopher L. Castner of Bear; children, Antonio N. Carpenter, Christopher A. Castner, and Brandon J. Castner, all of Bear; stepdaughter, Morgan E. Castner of Bear; her parents, Rickey D. Carpenter, Sr. and Trudy Hopper; grandmother, Phyllis Sargent of New Castle; brother, Rick Carpenter of New Castle; sister, Crystal Edwards of Dover; and brother, Jamie Hollett of Dover.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nikki’s memory to a charity of your choosing.

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16 Condolences for Nikki M. Castner

  • You left me and a part is empty now I hope I see daughter again some day. I love you

  • I will forever cherish our memories. I’m going to miss you dearly. Love you so much more than you will ever know Nikki.

  • ❤ 🙏

  • There is a ache inside me that time will never heal, until we meet again.
    I love you, Nikki
    Mom

  • I grew up and went to school with nikki . I am sorry for your lost.she was kind,sweet,caring person. With a good heart.

  • May you be at Peace. Xoxo

  • My prayers go heavenward for all of Nikki’s family. May you all be comforted by the Lord Jesus Christ.
    Nikki was my neighbor for many years. My family and I will truly miss her. May the love of God bring peace to all.
    Sincerely,
    Hazel Maiden and family

  • You left me here so unexpected. I never got to say goodbye. I want to wake up from this terrible dream. I will forever cherish all the memories that we made together. I will never forget you and will miss you , always.
    Heaven got another Angel, My sister, my friend. I know you’re no longer sad or in pain. It’s not my place to question, but only God knows why. You will always be apart of my heart NIKKI, I KNOW I will see you again. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!
    We may not understand But…
    (God is saying to you my beautiful sister WELL DONE, my beloved child, you have run the race and now your home, welcome to the place where you belong)

  • Thank you, Nikki, for sharing your boys with me. I have been lucky to have the privilege of teaching all three of them.
    I promise you, your children will be held closely by their Keene family.
    My thoughts are with all of you.

  • Nikki had a heart of gold and would help anyone. She was not shy to get her hands dirty and enjoyed giving me a hand with home Improvments. I could confide in her and her in me, not only a sister but a best friend. Thank you for being the better part of growing up and all the amazing memories. I promise to watch over the boys and of course treat them as my own… although I can’t promise I won’t keep them up at night playing video games with me! 🙂

    Thank you so very much for standing by my side for moms passing.. not even a month ago. I will miss you more than you’ll ever know, it’s hard to go from calling you every day to not being able to hear that laugh. I am so sorry I failed you. I love you so much Nik, so so much.

    I really hope there is a heaven so I can see ya again some day.

  • I am sorry. Please know I am praying for God to strengthen your strength during this difficult time

  • We would like to extend our Deepest Sympanthy to Family and Friends for the loss of Nikki.

  • Sorry for your lost, Nikki was a beautiful light and will be missed

  • I am so sorry for your loss, I cannot begin to put into words how much I enjoyed working with Nicki and Hand and Stone. She was a hard-working and dedicated massage therapist. She gave me her kitty cat, Sade, whom we Love and adore!! I thank Nikki for her Neverending Generosity and Selfless Love. I am eternally blessed and grateful for Nikki’s sacrifice. To be absent from the body is to be present with God!! Rest in peace and God’s Loving arms.

  • I am so sorry to hear about Nikki. I worked with her as a massage therapist. She is such a nice girl and a very popular therapist. RIP.

  • so very sorry for your loss