Patricia A. “Patti” Lester - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Patricia A. “Patti” Lester

June 20, 1947 - September 17, 2023

Patricia A. “Patti” Lester, age 76, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 17, 2023, surrounded by her family.

Born in Hazleton, PA, on June 20, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Helen (Zeuris) Lenhardt. Patti was a graduate of Gunning Bedford High School, class of 1965. She worked as a secretary for the state of Delaware for 30 years until her retirement.

Patti always looked forward to her trips to the beach, especially Fenwick Island, DE, and Ocean City, MD. Deep in her faith, she was a devout Catholic. During football season, Patti enjoyed cheering on her beloved Notre Dame Fighting Irish. She especially loved butterflies, angels, and flowers.

In addition to her parents, Patti was preceded in death by her long time, loving partner, Michael Shaw. She is survived by her son, Darren J. Lester (Denise); sister, Lynda Bergeron; and grandchildren, Kaylee Marie Lester, Ryan Matthew Lester, Benjamin Smith, and Abby Smith.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Monday, September 25, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 214 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 am at St. Paul’s R.C. Church, 209 Washington Street, Delaware City, DE. Interment will follow in New St. Paul’s Cemetery, Delaware City, DE.


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13 Condolences for Patricia A. “Patti” Lester

  • Patti was a dear friend. She will be greatly missed.
    My condolences to the family.💐

  • Darren,Denise and Family very sorry for your Loss …RIP Patti

  • I knew Patti for more than 40 years. Will always remember her friendship and the many laughs we shared. Loved her sense of humor. So sorry for your loss!

  • Patti was a wonderful person. I prey that her heavenly transition was peaceful and I know her family was with her as it should be. Rest easy Pattie. You will be missed but we will meet again. ❤️

  • To the Lester Family. I am so sorry to hear about Patti’s passing. I lived above her and she was always very nice.

  • I am very sorry on your loss. My condolenses. RIP Patti

  • Dear Darren and Denise – May your hearts be comforted by by beautiful memories and the sure knowledge that your mother (mother-in-law) is resting in the loving embrace of her God and Savior. May her memory be a blessing. Please know you are all in our prayers.

    Rita and Rusty

  • My condolences to the family and rest in peace Patti

  • My deepest sympathies Darren and Denise. RIP cousin Patti. You will be missed by many. ❤️

  • One of Patti’s God bestowed gifts was (no matter how she was feeling or what was going on in her life), she could switch on… and set at ease young people who were in her presence. When she would engage with us, it bestowed quiet confidence in me & I suspect many others. She was a comforting & reassuring force in my troubled mind/heart. Her (more than amazing) son’s life is yet another testimony to Patti’s sort of guidance. Her promotion to Heaven must be celebrated.

  • I met Patti many years ago through my old friend Mike Shaw. Patti was a very kind and loving person, everybody that knew her will miss having her in their lives. God Bless you Patti, see you down the road!

  • Darren, So sorry for the loss of your mother. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  • Darren,
    Just hearing about your mother’s passing. My condolences to you and your family.