April 19, 1932 - December 14, 2019
FLORIST NOTE: PLEASE HAVE ALL FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS DELIVERED BY THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2019 BY 2PM TO PARSELL FUNERAL HOME, LEWES, DE. Dorothy J. Quillen, age 87 of Rehoboth Beach, DE, passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at her residence, in Rehoboth Beach, DE. She was born on April 19, 1932 in Georgetown, DE, daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Long) Joseph. Mrs.Quillen worked as a clerk for Fox's 5 & 10 in Lewes, DE before switching her focus to enjoying her time as a homemaker. She was a woman of strong faith and touched many while teaching Sunday school for 37 years at the First Baptist Church in Lewes. Her other duties and passion for the church consisted of church secretary, Awana leader, and a member of the choir. Mrs. Quillen was also known for her red velvet cake with Crisco icing and chicken and dumplings. Above all, she was a dedicated and loving wife to her beloved husband Ernest, of 63 years, In addition to her parents, Mrs. Quillen was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest K. Quillen of Rehoboth Beach, DE: She is survived by her daughters: LuAnn Emery (Alan) of Greenville, SC and Cindy Dukes (Hal) of Dewey Beach, DE; her brother, Ronnie Joseph (Linda) of Georgetown, DE; her sisters: Noreen Jager of Rehoboth Beach, DE and Eleanor Glenn (William) of Seaford, DE; her grandchildren: Nathan Emery (Jessica) of Greenville, SC and Brian Emery (Heather) of Greenville, SC; and her granddog, Shofer. The family of Mrs. Quillen would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to her caregivers: Michelle Wilson, Patricia Edwards and Delaware Hospice for their kind and compassionate care during her last few months. Interment will be held on Friday, December 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 26669 Patriots Way, Millsboro, DE 19966. A Memorial Service will follow interment at 11:30 AM at the First Baptist Church of Lewes, 1001 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE. A Viewing will be held the day prior on Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the First Baptist Church Fund, 1001 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958 or Grass Roots Rescue, P.O. Box 422 Milton, DE 19968. Please sign Mrs. Quillen's online guestbook located on this site.
FLORIST NOTE: PLEASE HAVE ALL FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS DELIVERED BY THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2019 BY 2PM TO PARSELL FUNERAL HOME, LEWES, DE. Dorothy J. Quillen, age 87 of Rehoboth Beach, DE, passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at her residence,... View Obituary & Service Information
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