Obituaries

Barbara Dawson
D: 2016-06-28
View Details
Dawson, Barbara
Marian Street
D: 2016-06-26
View Details
Street, Marian
Rosa Tucker
D: 2016-06-25
View Details
Tucker, Rosa
Lucinda McLendon
B: 1952-01-20
D: 2016-06-25
View Details
McLendon, Lucinda
Artular Johnson
B: 1927-08-26
D: 2016-06-25
View Details
Johnson, Artular
Ethel Young
D: 2016-06-24
View Details
Young, Ethel
Harry Lawrence
D: 2016-06-23
View Details
Lawrence, Harry
Okerlia Graham
B: 1926-04-25
D: 2016-06-20
View Details
Graham, Okerlia
Marjarine Summers
B: 1931-12-31
D: 2016-06-20
View Details
Summers, Marjarine
Sharon Rappold
D: 2016-06-18
View Details
Rappold, Sharon
James Powell
B: 1996-07-03
D: 2016-06-18
View Details
Powell, James
Alice Gibbs
B: 1924-08-01
D: 2016-06-17
View Details
Gibbs, Alice
Norman Morgan
B: 1926-08-30
D: 2016-06-16
View Details
Morgan, Norman
Mary Townsend
B: 1940-10-09
D: 2016-06-16
View Details
Townsend, Mary
Ernestine Bell
B: 1947-10-08
D: 2016-06-16
View Details
Bell, Ernestine
Anna Christopher
B: 1950-05-06
D: 2016-06-16
View Details
Christopher, Anna
Esther Mitchell
B: 1922-08-09
D: 2016-06-15
View Details
Mitchell, Esther
Carol Thomas
B: 1974-03-19
D: 2016-06-15
View Details
Thomas, Carol
Velma Gibbs
B: 1936-05-23
D: 2016-06-14
View Details
Gibbs, Velma
Laura Waters
B: 1919-11-01
D: 2016-06-13
View Details
Waters, Laura
Frederick Fonville
B: 1969-05-31
D: 2016-06-13
View Details
Fonville, Frederick

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
717 West Division Street
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: (302) 678-8747
Fax: (302) 744-9350

View Our Caskets

Click here to view a listing of our available caskets.

View Our Urns

Click here to view our available urns.

About Cremation

Click here to learn more about cremation options.

Find Us On Facebook

Click here to connect to our Facebook page.
When Your Parent Dies - Bennie Smith Funeral Home

Contact
Us

When Your Parent Dies

Here are some tips that may help you and the rest of the family recover from the death of your parents.

  1. Resist the temptation to dismiss their death as "timely" or "inevitable". While this is one way to rationalize the loss, it doesn't touch your emotions. You have experienced a significant loss and you need to take time to grieve. The majority of people whose parents die are employed full time. A three-day bereavement leave isn't enough time to deal with this loss. Be aware of the need to adjust your personal schedule to take time to grieve.
  2. Work at keeping the lines of communication open between you and your siblings. They understand more than anyone what your loss entails. Remember each member of the family has a personal loss and each will mourn the death of your parent for different reasons and in different ways.
  3. Find one or two close friends with whom you can talk. People often say, "My friends don't want to hear about this!" All your friends won't, but ask one or two for permission to use them as sounding boards. There are also professionals you may call on: your doctor, your clergy, a counselor or your funeral director.
  4. Do something to memorialize your parent. This could be a donation to a favorite charity. It could be a memorial in your family church. If possible you may want to create a permanent memorial at his or her college or university. Perhaps you would like to plant a tree in memory of your parent.
  5. Draw on the resources of your faith to sustain you. How does your faith or spirituality address the issue of dying? How does it help you make sense of life? Does it help you answer your questions?
  6. Although your parent is physically dead, he or she will continue to live through you. The values your parent gave you will affect you - for better, or worse - for the rest of your life. Take what is good from them and incorporate it more fully into your life and be thankful for the good you received.

Sign up to receive local news from Bennie Smith








Our Services

Loading Services ...
Search Our Tributes

Click here to have our funeral service notifications delivered to your email

Providing your email address will allow us to notify you of recent obituaries.

Pre-Arrangement

Dying is one of the few events in life that's certain to occur, yet one we rarely plan for. Should we spend more time preparing for vacation than we do our last days on this Earth?

Book of Memories ™

The pinnacle of memorialization, anybody can take advantage of this service by creating an account and a book to memorialize loved ones.

Our Affiliations: