Phyllis (Griffith) Jaques - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Phyllis (Griffith) Jaques

May 30, 1926 - May 1, 2015

Phyllis (Griffith) Jaques, age 88, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 1, 2015.
Mrs. Jaques was born in Altoona, PA on May 30, 1926.

She was one of thirteen children, to the late Albert H. and Leila (Sparks) Griffith. Phyllis supported WWII by working at Dravo Shipyard and the New Castle Airbase until 1945. She was also an active volunteer for the Mamie Warren Senior Center in Smyrna as well as Meals on Wheels. As a hobby she enjoyed creating and teaching crafts to family and friends whom she adored. Mrs. Jaques made her career as a sales associate at the Three Little Bakers Bake Shop from 1953 until 1955, and as head cashier with the Acme Markets from 1955 until 1985, where she retired after 30 years of dedicated service.

In addition to her parents, Phyllis was preceded in death by her beloved husband, the late Earl G. Jaques, Sr.; 5 sisters, and 5 brothers. She is survived by her children, Kathleen L. Fitz (Allen) of Nags Head, NC, Elaine E. Walker (James) of New Castle, DE and State Representative Earl G. Jaques, Jr. (Carole) of Glasgow, DE; brother, Gilbert Griffith; and sister, Priscilla Strazella, 7 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.

Friends may visit with Phyllis’ family from 6:00 “ 8:00 pm on Tuesday evening, May 5, 2015 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720. A second vistation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 11am “ 12 noon, where a funeral service will begin at 12 noon. Interment will be held privately at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff at both Lorelton Assisted Living and Season’s Hospice for the exceptional care that was given to their mother.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lorelton Assisted Living, 2200 W 4th St, Wilmington, DE 19805 or to Seasons Hospice of Delaware, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.


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5 Condolences for Phyllis (Griffith) Jaques

  • Earl and Carole may your mother be at peace now and with your father. Keep her memories alive and she will always be with you!

  • We were very sorry to hear about Aunt Phyllis’s passing. We remember her fondly and are sorry that this world is a little less bright with her leaving.
    With Sympathy,
    Pauline and Jim

  • I am so sorry to see that your Mom has passed. I know how difficult this is for the family and I wish you all the best. My Mom has been gone for 12 years and there is never a day that goes by that I don’t think of her so I know how hard this is. The memories will only get better with time.

  • My condolences to you and your family, Earle and Carole. May many fond memories keep your Mom with you and always an Angel on your shoulder. I am sure she was very proud of your
    accomplishments; your service to our country and to your neighborhood.
    Sincerely, Doris Kennedy

  • To Phyllis’s children & family,
    Your parents were our neighbors when they lived in St. Georges. They were great neighbors and
    very nice people. We got to visit them once in their home after they moved. We live in Milford,
    DE now but our very good friends bought and live in your parent’s home in St. Georges.
    We will remember your mom and know that she is with your dad now in peace.
    Our sympathy,
    Corrine & Jim