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Patsy Ell (Thompson) Mays

February 12, 1939 ~ January 6, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Patsy Mays Obituary

     Patsy Ell Mays of Dover, DE, age 84, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at Courtland Manor in Dover, DE. She was born on February 12, 1939, the middle daughter of the late Francis (Willie) and Tessie Thompson of Pearsons Corner, DE.  

     Patsy attended school in the Caesar Rodney district. She started driving a school bus in 1965 for the Capital School District and finished her bus-driving career for the State of Delaware in 2001.  She loved her family, antique collecting, crafting, sewing, and cross-stitching.

     She is survived by two sisters, Martha Hazel Shirley (Derry, NH) and Joanne Bible (Bobby) of Dover, DE. 

      Patsy married Earl L. Mays, Jr. in 1956. After 57 years of marriage, he passed away in May of 2014. Her three children survive her: Terry Ginn (James) of Middletown, DE, Earl R. Mays (Anne Deslattes) of Farmington, CT, and Debra McDowell (Mark) of Bear, DE; four grandchildren; Christopher Ginn (Tracey) of Townsend, DE, Lauren Whitelock (Douglas) of Malvern, PA, Kathryn Mays of Longmont, CO, and Matthew McDowell of Mt Pleasant, SC and three great-grandchildren: Tyler and Melanie Ginn and Porter Whitelock.

      In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Courtland Manor in Dover, DE, or Meadowcrest at Middletown - Memory Care. 

      A viewing will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at 10 a.m., with the funeral service following at 11:00 a.m. at Pippin Funeral Home, 119 W. Camden-Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, DE 19934.  Internment will be at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden, DE.  Letters of condolences may be sent to the family via

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January 18, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Pippin Funeral Home, Inc.
119 W. Cam-Wyo Ave
Camden-Wyoming, DE 19934

Funeral Service
January 18, 2024

11:00 AM
Pippin Funeral Home, Inc.
119 W. Cam-Wyo Ave
Camden-Wyoming, DE 19934


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