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Stephanie J. Carpenter

May 28, 1964 - March 25, 2020

Stephanie J. Carpenter, age 55, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, surrounded by her family.

Born in Delaware County, PA on May 28, 1964, she was the daughter of Phyllis Ann (Whisman) McCray and the late Carl Sargent, Sr. Stephanie worked as a dedicated, loyal and hardworking correctional sergeant at James T. Vaughn Correctional Facility. In her spare time, she enjoyed tending to her flower garden. Stephanie loved hosting family gatherings and holidays and made them very enjoyable, especially Halloween.

Stephanie is survived by her children, Rickey Carpenter and Nikki Carpenter; grandchildren, Emma, Antonio, Christopher and Brandon; niece, Shannon Armstrong; great nieces, Jordyn and Leah; and great nephew and godson, Thomas.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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65 Guestbook messages for Stephanie J. Carpenter

  • We are truly sorry for your loss ❤& 🙏 xoxo

  • Please keep me updated and if you need anything at all that I can help with I’m there!!!! I love you guys so much!!!

  • God bless and comfort each of you. She is now in the safe arms of her heavenly Father.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God has another angel to watch over you.

  • Prays to all of you.
    God Bless

  • God bless you, Steph! May you “Rest in peace”. 💕 Linda

  • My sincere condolences and love for the entire family.

  • Condolences and love to the family. Praying for you all.

  • Rickey,
    So sorry for your loss. Let me know if you need anything.

    Karen Collins

  • So sorry to hear of Stephanie’s passing. My thoughts and prayers to all of her family and friends. She will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. Love Jack

  • Phyllis I am so sorry for your loss she will be missed deeply love you all Reedy family

  • It was my honor being your friend. This is a broken heart that will be a long time healing. R.I.P. Steph

  • I just want you to know how much I loved Stephanie. I worked with her and vacationed with her. She was one special girl and touched so many peoples lives. May God bless you all and you find peace knowing that she is ok and out of pain and so loved.
    Cheryl

  • Stephanie was an amazing person! Sending love and light your way.

  • So sorry for your loss

  • I’m sorry for your loss. I worked with Stephanie for several years. She was always smiling

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you.Steph will truly be missed

  • I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Steph and I have worked together almost 20 years. She was a positive up beat person and didn’t put up with anything. She had a few funny sayings: that old school bus and creepy bird status
    I’m going to miss seeing and talking to her.
    She was loved by many

  • Sgt Carpenter You will be truly missed!!! My God cradle you and your family….
    Love Iglesia
    #That Good Ole School Bus

  • My condolences…Stephanie was an amazing person and one who will be missed! I’m blessed to have known her in my short tenure at JTVCC. God bless!

  • Rest In Peace Steph. You will be missed.

  • My condolences…Stephanie was a beautiful person and it was a blessing to have worked with her during my short tenure at JTVCC. God bless!

  • May God bless you Steph!! I enjoyed your company, leadership skills, your sense of humor and most of all your personality!! You will be sorely missed by all your fellow Officers and family. Love and miss you girl.. Sergeant Stephanie Carpenter!!

  • Great to have had the pleasure of working with. A true professional. She will be missed. Sincere condolences.

  • I will always remember how we loved to talk about Helen’s Sausage and the Pork Chop sandwiches. Thank you for being a great co-worker and friend.

  • You always had a smile on your face even during tough times you will truly be missed

  • My prayers are with your family.. Carpenter was a amazing women she will be definitely missed at JTVCC. Always remember God always come down and gets the beautiful flower out the garden and he said Stephanie I see your pain and suffering and it is time for me to give you rest…. she will always be with you in the spirit ….

  • My sincere condolences to the entire family. I use to work with Stephanie at the prison years ago, she always had a delightful spirit. My prayers to you all!

  • Job well done. Rest well my friend.
    James A Fritsch

  • Stephanie and I were in the academy together. We were best buds. Prayers to all of you. She was a very special lady in my life. God took a beautiful angel.

  • GOD BLESS HER IN HEAVEN. SHE WAS A WONDERFUL LADY.

  • What more can I say a ray of sunshine 🌞 on any cloudy day she will be truly missed God blessed you then and He’s blessing you know amen.

  • So sorry for your lost. I will keep you in my prayers.

  • Very nice person. Wats a good Correctional Sergeant that dedicated herself to her job. So sad to hear of her passing. The lord takes the good ones away before their time.

  • Worked with her at JTVCC. She was the sweetest person ever! Always very kind hearted.

  • You were one of best correctional officer I had the pleasure to work with You always had a smile which is way we need to start the day in prison environment You will be missed by me and all your fellow officers RIP Sgt Carpenter Retired Lt Seacord

  • Great loss… sending family prayers
    Sorry for your loss. Worked with her 12 years. Rest my friend

  • Love you and you will be missed!!

  • Mom I love and miss you so very much 😥💔 you were always my strength and made me stronger with you by my side. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to be that strong without you. You were so loved and cared for by so many people it truly is great to see how many lives you’ve touched in a positive, caring, loving way. You really knew how to make everyone smile and laugh I’m going to miss our little conversations and all the joking we did. I love you so much. Until we are together again, rest easy, watch over your little angles here they all knew they were loved so deeply by their NANA ❤️

  • Stephanie I’m grateful that I was able to spend time with and get to know you.You where and amazing person and I’m grateful you accepted me and children into your family I’ll never forget the first time you told me you loved me it meant so much to me I’ll never forget it. Rest easy and don’t worry I’ll take care of your baby I love you always and forever

  • My heart is breaking for all of you. you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Stephanie it was my honor to have worked with you all those years not only were you a great caring person but a awesome Sargent. I remember calling the tower not to long ago and you answered and we laughed like old times. I will miss you , you will never be forgotten, as you look down from the Heavens watch over us like you watched over us from the towers……Miss You Rob

  • Sgt. Stephanie Carpenter was an amazing person not only as a colleague but as a great friend. She can sure make you laugh. I’m going to miss her deeply. My prayers are with her family. May she R.I.P.

  • Steph, you were always my eyes in the sky while I was on foot patrol. Your smile and positive mind set made a difference. Saying I miss you would be an understatement. Just want you to know you’ll be forever in my heart.

  • Prayers sent out to the family. Stephanie you will truly be missed.

  • I am stunned that Stephanie is gone and so very sad for all of her family. Her light was so bright, I expected her to shine for many, many more years. She will be missed.

  • Hard to believe you are gone Sgt. Carpenter. Back when I was working at Vaughn, I enjoyed working with you and I have always appreciated the positive attitude in such negative environment. Reast in peace my friend..prayers to the love ones 🙏

  • I am heart broken. You were a wonderful caring person. I missed working with you. God speed Steph.

  • Prayers for the family.🙏🙏🙏
    Now she is looking over us at a higher view in Heaven. R.I.P. Another great Sgt. we will miss.♥️

  • Stephanie, you hugged me and told me you will miss my smile as I retired in December from JTVCC.I never thought that would be the last hug and smile we would share together. God will comfort your family .

  • Our sincere condolences Phyllis, Ricky, and Nikki. I will always remember Stephanie’s sweet soul and laugh. We had many great times together in our youth camping, cooking breakfast, and Slaughter Beach. Rest in peace Steph.

  • Words cannot express the sadness that I felt when I heard about you passing. My sincere condolences to the entire family.

  • Sgt. Carpenter, you were one of the first people I met when I started working at JT Vaughn in V-Building. You were always so kind and welcoming. I will miss you dearly. Rest in the Arms of Jesus. Couns. Glenda Bailey

  • Your smile would light up the world. You will truly be missed. You were a sincere friend. We will truly miss you. We have known you for so many years.
    We love you🤟🤟

  • I will miss you Stephanie Carpenter. May God bless your soul. My condolences to your family.

  • A beautiful person. Enjoyed life. A beautiful smile. We will never forget your smile and sense of humor. It’s been years since we have seen you however you will be truly missed. I cherish the times we had together .

  • To the family of Sgt. Carpenter I extend my deepest condolences. God bless.

  • My prayers go out to the family. She was a wonderful person and great co-worker. She always was positive in a not always positive work place.

  • Dearest Cousin/Sister Phyllis and Family, what I remember mostly about Stephanie was her GREAT smile and how talented she was at decorating the house for every event and season of the year and special occasions. Her smile was so welcoming always. I will never forget Steph. Love, Gale DeAscanis

  • I’m sorry Phyllis. I always liked Stephanie. She was a nice girl.

  • Rest in peace Stephanie😇
    She was one of the first Sgt. I had the privilege to learn from when I started my career at Jtvcc. She was great at her job and a great example to follow and learn from. She was also a very kind and caring person and willing to help anyone with that smiling face always. I am going to miss seeing and hearing her on the radio at work. Will be praying for her family as they grieve such a wonderful person. God Bless

  • So sorry to hear of your passing, you will be terribly missed. May God bless you and your family.

  • Rest in peace stephanie

  • To my sister in Christ,
    I miss our friendship, our love, and our neighborly chats. What a kind heart ❤️! I’m still praying for your family.
    Til’ we meet again…
    Love,
    Hazel Maiden and family.

  • Such an amazing woman. I’m internally grateful that I had you in my life from such a very young age. You were such an inspiration to me growing up. I am happy to be apart of your family. May you rest in peace.