302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

Phyllis M. Whiteley

Phyllis Whiteley died on May 10, 2020 at age 87 after a long illness. She was a life-long Wilmington resident and spent her summers in Dewey Beach. Prior to her retirement she was employed as an administrative secretary for the Brandywine and Wilmington public school districts.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Robert and her granddaughter, Rachel Ramsay. She is survived by a daughter, Karen, son-in-law Bob and grandchildren Leah, Rob, Althea, Olivia and Logan.

The family would like to acknowledge her dear friends Barbara Maloney and Sadie Nevin as well as her nephew Bill Stephano for their love and support during her illness. Her family is also grateful to Compassionate Care Hospice especially Kami and her nurse Michelle.

The funeral service will be private due to the Covid-19 virus. Phyllis generously supported many charities, she did not have a favorite. She was a positive role model to her family who observed her acts of kindness to others throughout her long life. Mourners are encouraged to provide support to individuals experiencing hardship during the pandemic in whatever way they choose.

 

Funeral Services

The funeral service will be private due to the Covid-19 virus. Phyllis generously supported many charities, she did not have a favorite. She was a positive role model to her family who observed her acts of kindness to others throughout her long life. Mourners are encouraged to provide support to individuals experiencing hardship during the pandemic in whatever way they choose.

 

Condolences

    Irene Querey lit a candle and writes,
    I was so sorry to hear about Phyllis passing . She and Bob were long time friends of my late husband Ray Querey and myself in later years. We really enjoyed running into Phyllis and Barbara Maloney in church, at funerals and in the grocery store. I am sorry she could not have a normal funeral with all her family and friends present. She was a beautiful lady and will be missed.
    05/14/2020 06:50 pm
    Kami Allison lit a candle and writes,
    Thank you for allowing me care for her. She was beautiful person.
    05/15/2020 09:27 am
    Megan LoScalzo lit a candle and writes,
    We had the pleasure of being next door neighbors with Phyllis for many years. She was such a sweet caring person. She remembered every holiday and would give us a special ornament every Christmas. She would give the kids chocolate bunnies for Easter and she never forgot our children’s birthdays and always stopped by with a gift and a sweet hello. We will never forget her kindness. To her family may you find comfort in knowing that she lived her life to the fullest and touched many hearts. May her beautiful soul Rest In Peace. Love, Megan, Dante, Nicholas, Emily and Allie
    05/19/2020 04:36 pm

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