Theresa Marie "Terry" McGhie - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Theresa Marie “Terry” McGhie

February 27, 1982 - July 8, 2021

Theresa Marie “Terry” McGhie, age 39, of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on Thursday, July 8, 2021.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on February 27, 1982, she was a daughter of James Thomas McGhie and Edith Geraldine (Foy) McGhie. Terry was a resident of Wilmington for the last 27 years. She was known as the life of the party, kind, friendly, and talkative to anyone around. Terry always helped others in need whenever she could, especially her sister with her children. She was an amazing aunt and absolutely loved her daughters whom she spent quality time with whenever she could. She especially enjoyed spending time at Crystal Beach with her girls and their aunt Diane. Terry was a graduate of the University of Delaware, but fulfilled her passion of working in the food industry where she could be a social butterfly. Most recently she worked in the food and nutrition department in the Christina School District where she thoroughly enjoyed serving meals to school aged children. Terry will be truly missed and never forgotten by her loving family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Terry is survived by her two daughters, Falynne (9) and Morgan (4); sister, Colleen McGhie (Kelly); niece, Leah; nephews, Shane and Robert; significant other and father to her children, Dale Murphy; and many other adoring family and friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 11 am on Monday, July 19, 2021 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12 noon at St. Helena R.C. Church, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE. Interment will be held privately at SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Springfield, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Theresa’s memory to the Falynne & Morgan Educational Fund and mailed to PNC Bank, 1 East Basin Road, New Castle, DE 19720.


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18 Condolences for Theresa Marie “Terry” McGhie

  • Terry, you have left this earth way too early. It was a privilege to have known you. Rest easy my friend

  • Terry, you were the daughter I never had. We bonded the day we meet I will miss our birthday dinners together our talks on the phone . Your kinda and friendly words when I was having some rough times Love ❤️ you terry bear ! 😘💋

  • I am so sorry for loss and thinking little girls 🙏🏻🙏🏻💚

  • I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Terrie had a big heart. She’ll be missed, for sure. My condolences.

  • I am very sorry for lost. Take comfort in God. Love yall.

  • Colleen, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. I will always remember how “BOTH OF YOU” were so sweet to me in school and how she took SUPERIOR CARE of me, during my stay, while I was recovering from my medical issues when she worked in the Christiana Hospital. I am going to have a very hard time with getting over this, also!!!!🧑‍🦽🧑‍🦽🧑‍🦽🧑‍🦽🧑‍🦽🧑‍🦽🧑‍🦽🧑‍🦽🧑‍🦽🧑‍🦽🧑‍🦽🧑‍🦽🤟🤟🤟🤟🤟🤟🤟🤟🤟🤟🤟🤟

  • Theresa, it will never be the same there with out you. You are truly a flower in our garden plucked to soon. I am going to miss your smile your kindness, your joy that always shine out of you no matter what you was going through you always made a way to keep smiling, laughing and helping everyone you could. you will always be remember in my heart. May God give your family and friends peace and strength . I will always remember you, love you my friend may you rest in peace.

  • You will be truly missed T. My condolences to your family.

  • I’ll never find another like you.
    We were supposed to be “LLP” but from now on, until eternity. You’re truly breaking me Terr… never in a million. I’ll never find one like you, ever again. Only I could confined in you and whole heartedly trust you had me. You never let me down.
    Ant is so broken, Bishop is so confused.
    I just hope & pray I can stay in touch with your girls. B & F (inside joke) were supposed to grow up and old together. You were even, his first true friend. My socially awkward boy. Lol. Love you “F” & Morg so much.

  • Doesn’t seem real Your gone!! Gonna miss u and our rides back in fourth from the beach I’m gonna miss you so much. Love you hope to see you on the other side!!💕💕

  • So sorry for your loss! Love and prayers to you all at this very difficult time! Terry was a wonderful, kind person!

  • Dear Colleen and Family,
    My sincere condolences for the loss of your sister. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Sending prayers for Theresa’s “Terry” Family, two children and friends who adored her. Very heart breaking. I hope her memories comfort you through this difficult time in grief.

  • Sorry that you left us way too soon, but God said your job is done & called you home. Keep a watch over your little girls, cause they’ll miss you terribly, as well as us all!
    Prayers & love,
    Sandy & Dave Anders

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  • In loving memory of our dearest friend “Terry” who was filled with so much joy and laughter. We will continue to keep the family in our prayers 🙏💜

  • My condolences to Teresa’s family
    I didn’t know her very long she was a very nice person she filled in at my school Brookside a couple of times
    Rest In Peace Teresa

  • So sorry for the loss of your Daughter. There are no words that your family hasn’t heard at all this time She is your Angel now and will watch over your family