Ruby M. Whittington
Mrs. Ruby M. Whittington, age 93, of Bear, DE, formerly of New Castle, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 9, 2013.
Born in Newport, TN, on September 17, 1919, Mrs. Whittington was the daughter of the late John Anderson Metcalf and Loretta Cooper Metcalf. She was a talented homemaker and had also worked as a geriatric in-home caregiver, a wide-load director, a restaurateur, and an Avon representative until her retirement in 1977.
A devout Christian throughout her life, Mrs. Whittington was an active member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Newark.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Gregg, in 1979, and her second husband, Paul Whittington, in 2003. She is survived by her children, Jean Sullivan of Bear, Hayward Gregg of New Castle, Jonah Gregg of Linthicum, MD, Paulette Derkach of Bear, and Donald Gregg of Middletown; 19 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; and 9 great great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 5:30 pm to 8 pm on Monday, January 14th, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, January 15th, at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 1842 Otts Chapel Road, Newark, DE 19702. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lighthouse Baptist Church at the address above or to Compassionate Care Hospice, 702B Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805.