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Phyllis A. Gordy

March 10, 1952 - May 20, 2022

Phyllis A. Gordy, who was also lovingly referred to as “Hamburg” by her oldest daughter, departed her loving family on Friday, May 20, 2022 at the age of 70.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on March 10, 1952, she was a daughter of the late John C. Reynolds and Alta Reynolds Subach. She attended William Penn High School, where she eventually met the love of her life Donald Gordy.

She was a mother to 2 daughters, Dianell Gordy-Thomas and Jennifer Gordy, and 1 son, Lester John Gordy who passed away during birth. She raised her children with undeniable love and devotion in California along with her late husband, Donald C. Gordy. While in California, Phyllis was the owner of two in home child care centers which allowed her to be home with her children and to touch the lives of many others.

Her favorite quote to say was “God’s got me” and this we truly believe. She is finally at peace.

In addition to her parents, Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Donald C. Gordy; and sister, Patricia Harvey. She is survived by her daughters, Dianell Gordy-Thomas and Jennifer Gordy; brother, Ron Reynolds; sisters, Nancy Coulbourne, and Jackie Epperson; extended family, Raymond Lovett; grandchildren, Justin and Johnathan Thomas, Ananda and Nina Hite; great grandson, Santana Thomas; along with 6 nephews, Larry Epperson Jr, Charles Epperson, Bobby Paxson, Michael Coulbourne, John Harvey, and Thomas (Bucky) Smith; and a host of surrogate family and close friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.

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  • My deepest condolences to you and your family 🙏❤️

  • So sad to here of Phyllis passing, I know she touched many lives.

  • Diane and Jennifer and families, I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. She was always so fun and loving, and I feel blessed to have known her. You’re all in our prayers during this difficult time.

  • Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of Aunt Phyllis. Will love and miss you. 💐❤️🙏🏾

  • My lovely mom Phyllis,
    I know you were greeted with great open arms by those you’ve lost along the way. Your always adoring husband, your precious baby boy, your loyal sister, your sweet parents, just to name a few…I know that you are at peace but you are not resting. I know that you’re up there getting your groove on and partying! Although you are no longer here with us on this earth, you WILL continue to live on within our hearts and minds. Mom, you’ve changed my life for the better. You were always there to rely on in the hard times and the great times. No matter what the situation, you remained loyal. For this, I am forever grateful. I love you always and forever. Rest in peace. XO XO
    Love always, Ani

  • you may be gone but you will never be forgotten. Your spirit and your happiness will always live on especially with your children and your siblings. Rest my friend you are one of God‘s angels now❤️🙏

  • Phyllis was an amazing woman. Her and Donald and their two amazing daughters opened up their home to me as a teen. They fed me, gave me work, and showed me what a family is supposed to be. Donald and Phyllis alike always had kind words and any advice my tiny teenage mind could sit through. They are both gonna be Truly missed.

  • Auntie Phyllis, I love you very much and am sorry to see you go but know that you stayed as long as you could, no more suffering, no more pain. It’s your time to be with your son and Uncle Donny. Till we meet again 🙏🏾 Mary 💕

  • Warm fond memories of you. Peace be with your spirit and with your family.

  • It’s so difficult to say goodbye to the people that we love. But the Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away.
    Blessed be the name of the Lord.
    May the Lord watch, between me and thee. While we are absent, one from another. In Jesus’s name,
    Amen.