GLADYS G. ESSICK

Gladys G. Essick, age 86, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Saturday, March 18, 2017.
She was born and raised in Galax, VA and was the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Lawson. She had 10 siblings. Gladys, for 30 years, worked in packaging for the Avon Company and retired in 1992. She enjoyed gardening, floral arranging, crafts, sewing and especially cooking big family meals.
Gladys is survived by her husband of 40 years, Ralph E.; 3 children, Debra Kaye and her husband, Christopher, Cary Spurlock and Darrell Spurlock and his wife Naomi; 1 granddaughter, Olivia Kaye; a brother, James Lawson; step daughter, Teresa Griem and a host of nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, March 25, from 10-11 am, at the Chapel at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. Dupont Hwy, New Castle, where a funeral service will follow at 11 am. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations made to Heartland Hospice, 256 Chapman Rd., Newark, DE 19702.
For online condolences visit: www.mccreryandharra.com