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Laura Pearl Mullins Rote Stevens

Laura Pearl Mullins Rote Stevens, passed away April 17, 2021 at Cokesbury Village, Hockessin DE, at age 97 years. Laura was born in 1923, in Lebanon, KY the daughter of Leslie Clelland Mullins and Mary Laura Helm Mullins. Laura was raised by her grandparents Neate Clinton Mullins and Martha White Mullins on their farm in Lebanon, KY.

Following World War II, Laura and her first husband, Robert Rote moved to Wilmington, DE. While getting her degree from Goldy-Beacom College, she was hired by the Du Pont Co. retiring after 27 years as an Executive Secretary

Laura is predeceased by husband’s, Robert Rote and Thomas E. Stevens, Sr. Upon marriage to Tom Stevens, Laura moved to Cokesbury Village in 1981, where she lived for almost 40 years being honored as the longest living resident. Laura was a beautiful and elegant woman who lived her life with grace and kindness. She was a very thoughtful and considerate individual who constantly put others before herself. Quiet, yet strong and steadfast she was a welcome presence in the lives of her family and friends. She was an avid reader and world traveler. Above all, Laura was a loving wife, adoring mother, cherished grandmother, beloved aunt and dear friend to many.

Laura is predeceased by two brother’s, a half-brother and two half-sisters. Surviving, a son, Thomas E. Stevens, Jr. (Ann) a daughter, Carol S, Harding, grandchildren, Thomas Harding (Karen), Mary Amanda Stevens, three great grandson’s Alfred, Robert (Monica) and John Harding and one great-great grandchild. Laura was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

The family expresses most sincere appreciation to the staff of Cokesbury Village who beyond reproach always provided loving professional care. Laura asked that her Memorial Service be private. She requested that any Memorial gifts in her name be sent to the “Benevolence Fund”, c/o Cokesbury Village, 726 Loveville Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707, or Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1502 W. 13th St., Wilmington, DE.

Funeral Services

Laura asked that her Memorial Service be private


    Betty Joyce Witham writes,
    I am Nellie Mullins Richerson daughter. We all sorry to hear of Aunt Laura Pearl passing.
    04/25/2021 05:44 pm
    Bonita Hollon lit a candle and writes,
    I am Helen Hollons daughterin law. Helen is sad to here of Her sisters passing. Our condolences to Family. Helen always talked about Laura Pearl. Prayers sent. Helen Hollon and family.
    04/25/2021 06:53 pm
    Eugenia Proctor writes,
    Aunt Laura Pearl was my father’s (Rudolph Mullins) half-sister. I have childhood memories of going to my granny’s house to see Aunt Laura Pearl when she would come to Lebanon for a visit. I remember being in awe of her. She was so elegant and beautiful. She would bestow gifts upon all of us. Even though I didn’t know her very well, she made me feel like she knew me well and loved me. I wish I could have spent more time with her and gotten to know her better . My sympathy to her children.
    04/25/2021 07:34 pm
    Mitzi Sakata writes,
    Laura was so many things to me. She was a gentle and caring person who showed strength in whatever she faced. I enjoyed hearing about her youth and her times living in Cokesbury Village. Laura knew how to put an outfit together, down to matching jewelry and shoes. I am so glad I got to know her and have missed being able to visit with her. My condolences and prayers to her beautiful family who showed her so much love.
    04/26/2021 12:12 pm

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