FAMILY-OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1912

Leonora A. Wallace "Lea"

Leonora A. Wallace "Lea", 84 of Wilmington passed away peacefully at Compassionate Care on Tuesday, November 28th.

Mrs. Wallace was born in Wilmington, the daughter of the late Concetta and Vito DelGiorno. She was a graduate of Wilmington High School. Lea was a homemaker who loved being surrounded by good food and good company. She touched the lives of everyone she met and always made them laugh with her witty, sarcastic, and sometimes inappropriate sense of humor. She enjoyed shopping, doings crafts, trips to Wildwood, and meeting her core group of friends at the Claymore Senior Center.

Her husband, Howard Bradford Wallace passed away in 2004. She is survived by her children, Kathy A. Harrison and Bradford A.Wallace of Wilmington and Leon J. Wallace and his wife, Lisa of Pensacola, FL; her grandchildren, Brad, Jr. (Anna), Justin, Kristi Bahgat (Sherif), Jordan, Lauren and Amanda and her great-grandchildren, Lyla and Zane, Scarlett and Grace; and many other friends and family who have supported her and cared for her over the years.

Friends may call at the MEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington on Monday morning after 11 AM. Funeral services will be held at 1 PM. Burial will be in Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Claymore Senior Center, 504 South Clayton Street, Wilmington, DE 19805. Mealeyfuneralhomes.com

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Submitted by Olivia on
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I'm so sorry for your loss, it's painful to lose someone you love. I would like to share with you and your family and friends an encouraging message from the Bible. Revelation 21:4 promises us that God will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain will be any more. The former things have passed away. You could be in pain right now but very soon God is going to turn things around and we know that for sure because the Bible gives us that promise. And the Bible is God`s word. Please read those scriptures with your Bible. I hope this message gives you courage during this time of bereavement.

Submitted by Rebecca on
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Death can bring so many tears and pain, but may your memories bring you comfort. My condolences to you and your family, and may you find comfort in these words at Rev 21:4.

Submitted by Mary Lou DeStef... on
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Dear Kathy, Brad, Leon and families, I am so very sorry for your loss! Our families have wonderful memories being together on Riverview Ave.! My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. She brought a lot of laughter and love in our old neighborhood. Love and hugs, Mary Lou

Submitted by Barbara Urquhart on
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My sincere condolences to the Wallace family. May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of times spent together with Leonora and have faith in God’s promise of a new world where sickness and death will be no more. (Revelation 21:3,4)

Submitted by Marcie Zingo on
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Kathy, I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a wonderful, caring, loving and funny woman. You were close with your mom, and I know that meant a lot to both of you. You were one of the lucky few that had their mom in their life for so long. It makes me extremely happy that you both were blessed with the gift of time. I know how much you're hurting right now, so you take as much time as you need to grieve. There isn't any hard fast rule of how long that should be. Just know that even while your mom isn't physically here any longer, she will forever be in your heart. You never stop feeling her presence, so know that during those times, your mom is with you, and looking over you as she did when she was alive. You can still talk to her like you always have, and she will hear you. I know all of this are just words, but I pray in some small way they bring you comfort, peace, and tremendous love. I love you my friend, and I'll always be here for you no matter the day or time. Mrs. Wallace may you rest in peace. You will always be in my heart and thoughts. ❤❤❤❤

Submitted by Barbara on
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I only had the pleasure of talking to Lea a few times, but it was enough to see her friendliness, her sense of humor, and her love for her family. The only thing that helps me get through the heartache of losing someone so loved is to believe that we will all meet again in a much better place. My sincere condolences to everyone who knew and loved her.

Submitted by Rebecca on
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May you find comfort in the words that God promise from Isaiah 25-8

Submitted by Brian Compton on
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I remember she called me and said , and I quote “ Brian, I’m all tangled up in my oxygen cord “. At this moment I’m at a red light and I cut the wheel to make an illegal U turn and fly down the road to save my girl who I think is tangled in a cacoon of oxygen hose. When I pulled up to the house I thought “how am I going to get in” so in a panic I go to the front window and bang on the door only to see her calmly walking to open the door for me. It turned out the stubby little phone cord was tangled up with the oxygen hose. We had a good laugh after I told her what I had just gone through to save her phone cord. To the family, I hope every thought of her fills each of you with the warmth of her heart and the love she had for each and every one of you.

Submitted by Shirley Slaughter on
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May the hope of Heaven give you Peace,and the tender touch of the Father bring you comfort . With sympathy and perayers may you’re Mom RIP