June 11, 1931 - September 24, 2019
FLORIST NOTE: PLEASE DELIVER ALL ARRANGEMENTS BY 3PM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 TO OUR GEORGETOWN LOCATION. Alice May Headley, loving sister, Auntie, cousin and friend passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at the age of 88. Alice was born on June 11, 1931, in Dagsboro, Delaware to George W. Headley and Elva Adams Headley Lewis. Alice was instrumental in helping her mother raise her brothers and sister. Between 1945 and 1949, she worked at the 5 & 10 Store in Georgetown. She also worked at Mary Blackston’s Restaurant and Park’s Restaurant. In April, 1949, she went to work for the Diamond State Telephone Company, where she worked for 33 years, retiring in 1982. She then went to work at the Stockley Center as a Switchboard Operator and retired after 10 ½ years. Aunt Alice, as she was known to most everyone, loved cooking, canning, knitting, crocheting, sewing, needlework, crafting, taking pictures, listening to music, and dancing. She was a member of the Caesar Rodney Telephone Pioneers, the Deborah Heart and Lung Foundation and volunteered at the Robin Hood Thrift Shop, just to name a few of her contributions to the community. She was also a family matriarch when it came to keeping the history of the Adams and Headley families, having not only done research on the family tree and maintaining as much contact and history with every branch, but also serving as an officer, planning, and faithfully attending the annual Adams family reunion. When Auntie signed on to do something, she was committed. She never did anything half-heartedly. Aunt Alice’s family was her life. Her nieces and nephews spent the majority of their childhood weekends at her Cabbage Corner home. This tradition continued to include her great nieces and nephews. Aunt Alice’s door was also always open to the neighborhood kids and extended family. In addition to her parents, Alice was preceded in death by her Aunt Gertrude Wilson; her dearest companion, John A. Elliott; her sister-in-law Ginny Headley; as well as many aunts and uncles. She is survived by her brothers: Charles (Janice), Walt, and George “Lope” (Ruthie); her sister, Sara Munsell (Karl); and her nieces and nephews: Mark and Joanne, Lindsey and Zach, Matt and Cathy, Christin, Brian, Charlie and Aaron John, Lynette and Duane, Colleen and Andrew, Regina, Patrick and Traci, Kenna and David, Spencer and Rachel, Paiton and Luke, and Kari. A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 2:00 PM, at Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Dodd-Carey Chapel, 307 N. Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE, where friends may call beginning at 12:00 PM. Interment will be private. Please sign the online guestbook located on the tribute page.
FLORIST NOTE: PLEASE DELIVER ALL ARRANGEMENTS BY 3PM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 TO OUR GEORGETOWN LOCATION. Alice May Headley, loving sister, Auntie, cousin and friend passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at the age of 88. Alice was... View Obituary & Service Information
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