Ruth (Henderson) Malice - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Ruth (Henderson) Malice

June 3, 1933 - February 29, 2020

Ruth (Henderson) Malice, age 86, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Born in Wilmington, DE on June 3, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Wesley and Martha (Graden) Henderson. Ruth worked in the proofing department of Wilmington Trust and was also a talented homemaker. She could often be found in the kitchen cooking or baking a delicious meal or admiring the flowers in her garden. Ruth also loved watching the Phillies and Eagles and loved to go shopping in her spare time. She was a devout Christian who loved her family and grandchildren more than anything, especially her grandson Dayvon who lived with her.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Malice; brother, Wesley Henderson; and grandson, little Chan Cathcart. She is survived by her children, Ronald Malice (Jane) of Millsboro, Cathy Cathcart and her friend Steve of New Castle and Sandra Windsor (Scott) of Newark; grandchildren, Kimberly, Michelle, Nikki, Marc, Robbie and Joey; great grandchildren, Jordan, Markie, Karlee, Kayleigh, Dayvon, Jamison, Kyle, Drew, Chase, Luke, Madison and Alexis; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Monday, March 9, 2020, at the Gracelawn Memorial Park Chapel, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.  


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15 Condolences for Ruth (Henderson) Malice

  • I loved Ruth and her family. She was my best friend for 30 Years I will truly miss her. My Prayers for Ronny,Sandy,Kathy, and Nicki. RIP MY FRIEND

  • Ronnie,Cathy,Sandy I am so sorry to here of your Mom’s passing. I remember her as one of the Mom’s in the neighborhood who always looked out for us. God bless her and your family.

  • I love you mom, forever alive in my heart.

  • I love the way Aunt Ruth always put others first. And I mean everyone. She always made time for anyone in need.
    I guess Grandmom taught her well. I will miss my time with her. Love you Aunt Ruth! Your nephew Rich H.

  • I love u Mommom ❤️

  • Ruthie, I will miss you very much,,,i will miss our time watching TV together and calling each other and talking about our favorite show. You always treated me like family and will never forget our special relationship,,,God bless you for you will be missed !!!!! RIP my Friend

  • Dear Sandy and Family, sending you prayers and my heartfelt Sympathy. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Oh Ruthie you will surely be missed. I’m sure my mom was waiting at the gates of heaven to greet you. May God bless you and your family. Ronnie, Cathy and Sandy. Loved you Denny

  • Very sorry to learn of Ruth’s passing . She was such a kind and lovely woman. May God bless the Malice family during this time

  • I wish had spent more time with Aunt Ruth. She was always so happy to see us when we stop by. She always made me feel right at home. It is a sad day when someone with so much to give passes on. I am greatly sorry for your loss. I do believe that the wonderful qualities that Aunt Ruth had were passed on to her childern and that is what being a parent is all about. She was a blessing to all and will be greatly missed.

    Wes & Sharon

  • So sorry I’m not able to attend. But prayers and love to you all. Especially my son Robbie Wyatt and Sandy and Kathy, your mom was a wonderful women.


  • Sandy so sorry for the loss of your mom. Another angel to watch you

  • I am so sorry… I just heard about Ruth’s passing… 😢 My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Love, Anita

  • To the family of Ruthie,
    I just found out that your Mother has passed away. So sorry for your loss. She was such a wonderful friend to me. Wes, Theresa and myself used to visit her and always enjoyed ourselves. She was thge biggest help for us when Wes didi and tok care of my brother Bob for us. May she rest in peace.