October 2, 1949 - September 30, 2019
Rose “Hettie” Hitchens, age 69, of Laurel, passed away on September 30, 2019 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Delaware. Born in Milford on October 2, 1949, she is the daughter of the late Rose Carey. Hettie retired as a secretary for Carey’s Foreign & Domestic Auto. She enjoyed playing shuffleboard, reading, bowling, singing and dancing, going to the beach, and watching the sunrise over the ocean. Most importantly, she loved spoiling everyone with her delicious “Hettie food.” Cruising the seas and vacationing in Virginia Beach with her husband Gary were some of her favorite times. Her family was her legacy and she always placed them first. She loved her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren immensely. She is survived by her loving husband, Gary Hitchens; her children, Bob Cannon and his wife Wendy C., Wendy L. Cannon (David Long), Nicole Johnson and her husband Josiah, Brian Hitchens and his wife Melynda, and Susan Cannon; her brothers, Jack Tucker, Bill Tucker and his wife Shirley, and Buddy Tucker; her grandchildren, Heather Walker, Aaron Stone, Caitlin Stone, Megan Cannon, Hannah Cannon, Courtney Cannon, Zach Johnson, Beth Sharp, Meryha Neate, Zayne Johnson and Kaylie Cannon-Burger; her great-grandchildren, Zayden Cannon, Kenley Hunt, Owen Walker, Elizabeth Neate, Kayley Michels, Daryan Michels, and Adelynne Finney. In addition to her mother, she is preceded in death by her sister Dinah Carey. A visitation with her family will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019, from 10:00 am-11:00 am at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, 700 West Street, Laurel, Delaware 19956. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home at 11:00 am. Reverend Robert M. Miller will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in memory of Rose “Hettie” Hitchens to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Fund. The online donation page is here https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/NanticokeHealthServicesFoun/OnlineGivingCreditCard.html choose “Cancer Fund” in the drop-down menu. If check is preferred, please make it out to “Nanticoke Health Services” with “Cancer Fund - Hitchens” in the memo line and mail to Nanticoke Development Office, 613 High Street, Seaford, DE 19973.
Rose “Hettie” Hitchens, age 69, of Laurel, passed away on September 30, 2019 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Delaware. Born in Milford on October 2, 1949, she is the daughter of the late Rose Carey. Hettie retired as... View Obituary & Service Information
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