Retta May (Walker) Zawadzki - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Retta May (Walker) Zawadzki

October 12, 1935 - July 25, 2023

Retta May (Walker) Zawadzki, age 86, of Dover, DE, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, surrounded by her three children and daughter-in-law.

Born in Licking, MO on October 12, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Edith Skidmore and Andy J. Walker. Retta was a hard worker, she loved helping people and did so by working as a visiting nurse’s aide for several years and in the housekeeping field. She loved her children dearly and demonstrated this by serving as a den mother of her sons’ boy scout troop, a library assistant in her children’s middle school, as well as a Sunday school bus attendant. Retta was an avid reader and enjoyed a good mystery novel.

In addition to her parents, Retta was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Zawadzki; and her nine siblings. She is survived by her children, Benjamin Zawadzki, Raymond Zawadzki (Nikki Taylor), and Janice (Zawadzki) Hammond; her 6 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 pm until 2 pm on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 2 pm. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Retta’s memory to Brandywine Valley SPCA, 290 Churchmans Road, New Castle, DE 19720 or online by clicking here.


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  • I’m saddened to read about Rettas Passing I worked with her in the food court in Christiana Mall she was a sweet lady she used to take me to ShopRite to do grocery shopping when she went shopping

  • We are so saddened to hear of your loss and our prayers and condolences are with Ms. Retta’s family.