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Kyriaki Eleutheriou

Kyriaki "Kiki" Eleutheriou A Woman of Faith Kyriaki "Kiki" Eleutheriou, 69 of Wilmington, DE, peacefully went to glory on September 26, 2013 following a 2 year battle with ovarian cancer. She knew that when she opened her eyes again she would be in the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was surrounded in passing by her husband, Peter, her children, grandchildren and siblings. Kiki was predeceased by her parents, George and Stamatia Kalogirou and toddler brother, John. Survivors: Her loving husband of 52 years, Peter; sons, John (Debbie) and George (Debbie) of Wilmington, DE.; daughters, Evangelia "Angie" Deligiannides (George) of Swampscott, MA, and Stamatia "Tia" Vasilopoulos (Taki) of Koropi, Athens; 12 grandchildren, one great grandchild; and sisters, Maria Grigorakakis of Wilm., DE and Paraskevy Spirou of Melbourne, Australia. Kiki was born in the remote (12 families) village of Kamini/Halandra on the beautiful Aegean Island of Chios, Greece. She came to America in 1961, after marrying her husband, Peter, on Oct. 15, 1961 and settled in Chester before moving to Wilm. in 1965. Her husband, Peter, was the head of the family, but Kiki certainly was the heart; working actively and tirelessly all hours in the family business while raising 4 children by age 22. She cherished time spent with her grandchildren here, and in her childhood village on Chios, watching them ride on the donkeys or trying to milk a cow or goat. She also enjoyed quiet time at home with her husband and watching Jeopardy and NCIS. Kiki was an active and dedicated member of Marcus Hook Baptist Church since 1980 singing in the choir and a regular Sat., Sun. night and Wed. night prayer warrior. She volunteered in the Vacation Bible School and in the children's ministries of Awana, Cubbies and Sparks. To all who knew Kiki, she was a beautiful, quiet, gracious and gentle soul whose bright smile and rosy cheeks, even as a grandmother, would light up a room. I, personally, want to thank my daughters, Angie and Tia, who came to comfort their mother 24/7 during her final days along with her sister, Maria. Much appreciation also to our son John's wife, Debbie, who sacrificed many hours while Home Schooling 5 children with doctors' visits, paperwork and medical issues along with her sister Marie Datillo. Special thanks also to Dr. Art and Ruth Nazigian, who guided and helped direct our spiritual walk at home and with our children at The Christian Academy. Thank you to her best friends Mary Ann Smith, Joanne Kasseese, Viola Hudson and Mary Williams Jones and to all our many friends and relatives who supported all of us with prayer during these difficult times. Many thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and the compassionate nurses of Del. Hospice, especially Tracy White. Funeral Service: 11 AM, Tuesday, at Marcus Hook Baptist Church, 1345 Market St., Linwood, PA 19061 Visitation: 6 to 9 PM, Monday and after 10 AM, Tuesday, at the church Burial: Lawn Croft Cemetery Memorial Gifts: to the above church, The Christian Academy of Brookhaven, AMG International for the Moldova Ministry, or Delaware Hospice. Online Condolences: www.whiteluttrell.com

Published in The Daily Times on Sept. 29, 2013
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