Patricia G. Culliton of Avondale, PA left this earth for heaven on July 23, 2019. Born in Salisbury, MD and raised in Parksley, VA, she was the daughter of Nellie May (Scott) and Judson Guy. Patricia was a beloved wife and partner, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and a dear friend to many people. She blessed everyone with her smiling eyes, joy of living, infectious energy, hugs and caring for others, all rooted in her deep faith. She loved the beach, sweet Southern cooking, her church community, family and community gatherings. Her fun-loving spirit will never be forgotten. Among her favorite sayings was, “Dance like no one is watching.”
Pat was a graduate of Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, DE, and made her career at Hercules and DuPont, where she retired from after working for many years as an International Sales Correspondent. She was an active and passionate member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, where she welcomed all; she also led the Grief Share Program and was a member of the choir.
She was predeceased by her mother and father, and by late husbands Harry Yarnell and Carroll Bowling. She is survived by her stepdaughters, Beth Leeper (Curt) and Susan Bowling; grandchildren, Grant Leeper, Evan Leeper, Eva Leeper and Blaise Bowling; and great-grandchild, Callisto Sygall. She is also survived by her husband, Bill Culliton; his children, Kathy Culliton-Gonzalez (Moises), Angie Culliton, Mary Layshock (Mark), Jim Culliton (Deb) and Susan Trachtman (Andy); and his grandchildren, Antony Gonzalez, Kevin Gonzalez, Luis Gonzalez-Culliton, Kristen Culliton, Daniel Layshock, Erin Layshock, Liz Trachtman and Abbey Trachtman.
A gathering will be held at Chandler Funeral Home, in Wilmington, DE, on Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 11:00, with visitation one hour prior.
Interment will take place at the Parksley Cemetery on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., with The Reverend Alan Layman officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Pat’s memory may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Grief Share Program, 2313 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803.
Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements by the Chandler Funeral Home and the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.
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