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Esther L. Lekites

AGE: 98 • Selbyville, DE.

Esther L. Lekites, age 98, of Selbyville died Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Coastal Hospice At The Lake in Salisbury. She was born in Dagsboro and was the daughter of the late Timothy and Audrey (Long) Layton.

She and her late husband Carl were dedicated and respected business owners in their local community, having owned C & E Furniture in Selbyville for nearly three decades. She was also a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Selbyville.

She is survived by a daughter, Jean E. Mitchell of Quantico, MD.; two grandchildren, Patrick Mitchell and wife Peggy of Cambridge, MD. and Amy Jonke and husband Jeff of Lucas, TX; a niece, Rachel Townsend and four great grandchildren: Cody, Mitch, Matthew, & Ellie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl P. Lekites Jr. in 1986; two sons, Paul W. Lekites and Carl P. Lekites III; a brother, Elwood Layton; a sister, Pauline Holt; a son-in-law William (Bill) E. Mitchell, three nephews, Howard Mitchell, Earl Mitchell and Richard J. Holt, Sr. and a great-great nephew, Richard J. Holt III.

A funeral service will be held at 1pm on Thursday, March 31 at Bishop-Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville with Rev. Dale Vroman officiating. Friends may call an hour before the service. Burial will be in Redmen's Cemetery in Selbyville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Selbyville Vol. Fire Dept., P.O. Box 88, Selbyville, DE 19975.

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Published in The News Journal on Mar. 28, 2016
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