Tracey Taylor-Blackwell - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Tracey Taylor-Blackwell

January 15, 1964 - May 16, 2023

Tracey Taylor-Blackwell, 59, of New Castle, DE, peacefully passed away surrounded by family on May 16, 2023, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Lansdowne, PA on January 15, 1964, she was a daughter of the late Norman and Hazel (Ruley) Taylor, Sr. Tracey was a graduate of Upper Darby High School in 1982 and continued her education at Delaware Community College, graduating in 1985. She dedicated her professional life to Delaware County Memorial Hospital, where she worked tirelessly from 1981 until her passing.

On June 23, 1993, Tracey embarked on a joyous marital journey with Antonio D. Blackwell. Side by side, they traversed the path of life, weaving a tapestry of cherished moments. Their love and dedication were graced with the gift of a daughter, Maya M. Blackwell.

Tracey could often be found in her kitchen; she took great joy in cooking for her loved ones. In her spare time, she enjoyed going shopping with her sisters or watching reality TV. When the summer months came, Tracey was always excited to venture down to the beach to soak up the sun. She leaves behind fond memories in the hearts of all who loved her.

In addition to her parents, Tracey was preceded in death by her sister, Robyn Taylor-Madison. She is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Antonio Blackwell; her beloved daughter, Maya M. Blackwell; siblings, Debra Taylor, Norman Taylor Jr. (Kimberly), and Lynda Taylor; mother-in-law, Josie A. Blackwell of Lincolnton, GA; aunts, Margaret Reid of Atlanta, GA, Doris Ruley of Swarthmore, PA, Delores Ruley of Philadelphia, PA, and Rosie Blackwell of Tignall, GA; uncle, Danny Partlow of Lincolnton, GA; brothers-in-law, Chester Blackwell of McCormick, SC, and Claude Madison of Bear, DE; godson, Ryan Cason; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 10:30 am on Friday, May 26, 2023, at St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church, 809 S. Broom Street, Wilmington, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 am. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tracey’s memory to the University of Pennsylvania, Ruth & Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309 or online by clicking here.



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19 Condolences for Tracey Taylor-Blackwell

  • I’m sending heartfelt prayers to Tony & Mya at such a time as this . Your Ga family sends love & peace your way . Weeping May endure for a night but , joy comes in the morning .

  • My condolences to Antiono and the family . Remember to always look to the hills from whence all your help come from. Praying God give you all the strength to endure this difficult time.. with all our love Qualisa and Terry (pop). C/O 87..

  • My deepest sympathy and condolences to Antonio and Maya. May God keep his guardian angels around you all now and later. Be blessed! Love you classmate, Dr. Tonya Fulton C/O 87

  • Our prayers and deepest condolences to the entire family. We all pray for peace of understanding and the strength to go on during this most difficult time of transition. Trust God in the process even when it hurts and he will never leave you nor forsake thee. Cherish the memories knowing that love conquers all. Wallis and Sonya Norman, Class of 87, 79 boys.

  • Our most sincere condolences from Crozer Health. Tracey was an excellent and cherished employee. Always dependable even when she was not well. We will miss her immensely.
    May her good soul rest in peace. Joelle McManus and the staff of Radiology.

  • I’m sending my condolences to the entire Blackwell family. I pray that God helps you heal and endure this tremendous loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Sending my deepest sympathy for your loss.
    Please know I will be praying for the family.
    Sleep in peace Mrs. Tracey Blackwell.

  • It is well Chief Blackwell let us pray for her gentle soul to RIP, we leave all in the hands for the LORD.

  • Your family will miss you dearly Tracey. Much love and continued prayers goes Maya and Tony.

  • Deepest Condolences to the family. Peace and Blessing.

  • Antonio and family, please accept the deepest condolences from myself and my spouse Tina with the sad news of your beautiful wife and mother’s passing. Words cannot heal but they do spread the light of love and love is what heals over time. You have the strength and prayers from so many, please rest upon that and know you are both thought of and loved. God bless.

  • So sorry about Tracy. I found a scripture I like to share at, Acts 24:15, “there is going to be a resurrection,” I wish your family the very best for the future.

  • Blessings and Comfort to the Family 🙏🏽🙏🏽💯

  • Cousin thank you for the lasting memories 🙏🏽 you will be missed 😢. Cousin Tony please hold the family together in their time of mourning. I am by your side whenever you need me. Love the King family (Barbara, Irissah & Leni)

  • Antonio and Maya, I’m Praying for strength and healing for you and your family during this difficult time🙏🏼

  • To Antonio and the family – I send this message with Sympathy in the loss of your loved one.
    At times like these, it is only GOD who can ease the pain. So, lean on Him – trusting that He is close; that there is no emptiness He can’t fill.
    May He lead you and your family to a place of peace, healing and hope. May you know in your heart and soul that because He loves you so much; there is nothing He won’t do.

  • May Tracey rest in perfect peace.

  • Antonio and Maya, Our sincere condolences. Keeping your family in our prayers!

  • Antonio and Maya – My heart just breaks for you both and the rest of your family. Tracey was so much to so many. Heaven’s gates were wide open as soon as she reached them. This is not goodbye- it’s we will see you again. Much love and peace to all. <3