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Wendy S. DeKalb

November 3, 1961 - April 18, 2021

Wendy S. DeKalb, age 59, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2021.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, on November 3, 1961, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence J. DeKalb and Nadine (Patterson) DeKalb Davis. Wendy made her career as a deli clerk with ShopRite of Newark. She was an avid football fan and loved the Dallas Cowboys. Wendy was also a music lover and enjoyed attending concerts.

In addition to her parents, Wendy was preceded in death by her sister, Darlene Gillespie. She is survived by her children, Lucas DeKalb (Tina) of Clayton and Ashley M. Smigelski of Newark; siblings, Linda Tharp of Middletown, Sherry Bartel of Elsmere, and Phillip Davis of Smyrna; and grandchildren, Tylor Slevin and Jasmine Slevin.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Wendy’s memory to Community Vision Fellowship, 34 King Avenue, New Castle, DE 19720.


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11 Condolences for Wendy S. DeKalb

  • RIP Wendy , I hope you’re dancing with Darlean. You will be missed

  • Lucas and Ashley I am so sorry for your loss. You’re Mom was an amazing person and will be missed. If you need anything please let me know.

  • Prayers for Mrs. Dekalb’s family and friends. May you find love and laughter in all your memories.

  • R.i.p. Wendy imma miss you goldfish

  • 38 years of love,support, good, bad and everything else. You helped to shape the person I am. Ill miss you everyday 😢. I know you’ll be waiting for me on the other side.

  • 38 years of friendship. I know you’ll be waiting for me when my time comes. Until then I have another 😇 watching over me. We shared everything 2 friends can. Good, bad and the in between. I will carry you with me always! I’m not you but I promised you if anything happened I’d look out for beana, I will keep that promise 💯! Love u always!!

  • Wendy Wendy!!! U lived yr life & touched so many. You always was my listener & I Love & Appreciate All the Time God ALLOWED us to Share. Until we Greet each other again my Dear Friend U Can Rest 🥰❤‼️

  • 💔🖤💔🖤😢😥❣forever in my heart…..

  • Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you Luke and your family.🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Im sorry to learn about your mother passing Ashley….. She’s forever a part of you, in the memories, and tendancies you possess, just look in the mirror. She’ll be waiting to greet you.

  • Chery, Mike, Linda and husband and families, we’re so sorry for your loss of your sister. Children and grands, we’re sorry for your loss. God can heal in time. You will always have your memories. In our prayers, Mary and Tom