302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

Missy Kitchell Lickle

Missy Kitchell Lickle hosted her final party on Friday morning, May 24th, 2019. Monkeys danced on scarlet and yellow curtains, bouquets and balloons flooded the room, friends and family spoke softly, smiling and crying, as a warm breeze gently poured into the golden light of her bedroom.

Missy was an incredible woman even in her last moments, singing ‘what a wonderful world’ and laughing with her kids. She was a mother to so many, aside from the four hell raisers she and DC were so blessed to have. She taught us how to make up words, to be spalookydoodle in the most doodleumpus of times. How to strum to the rhythm of life and dance to the music of the birds. How to walk through (and identify) the flowers and to appreciate the rain. She always encouraged us to follow our dreams, and to try again if plans didn’t work out as expected.

Her friendship was a badge of honor, reserved only for those who understood the depth and grace of her stoic, jovial heart. She always had a smile on her face and knew the right time to stop a conversation and switch to a new subject (a perfect pop partner). She controlled a room without saying much, because a woman like that who gives you so much of her heart, attention, and acceptance didn’t deserve anything less than respect. It is beautiful to watch a beautiful woman age. No matter how much wisdom and life she has instilled in us, her presence left so much to still be learned from. If anyone has had the pleasure to take a page from her book, they surely have led a better life because of it. May our next steps be guided by the footprint she left in our hearts. You are every big round moon, every floodlight flower, and everything and more and more and more.

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    Evelyn P. Scott lit a candle and writes,
    Missy I loved, admired and always when together was happy enjoying every minute with her.. I thought of her as one of my very best friends. I feel all the families tremendous loss. With much affection Evie Scott
    06/17/2019 10:46 am
    Georgianna Riley lit a candle and writes,
    Dear Lickle Family, On behalf of the members of the Junior Board of Christiana Care, I extend our sincere sympathies on the loss of your mother. Missy was an Associate member of our organization, joining the Junior Board in 1957. We are thankful for Missy’s years of volunteer service and commitment to the Junior Board. In her memory, a donation will be made to the Junior Board Memorial Fund. The monies in this fund are used to support various projects throughout Christiana Care Health System. Thank you for sharing Missy with us and our organization. Sincerely, Georgianna Riley Junior Board of Christiana Care, Inc. PO Box 1668 Wilmington, DE 19899
    06/18/2019 03:07 pm

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