Donna Sylvia Campbell, retired social worker

January 19, 2014

Donna Sylvia Campbell, 73, of Millsboro, passed away at home in the loving care of her family Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.

She was born in Lewes to the late William A. and Ruth Hastings Steele May 29, 1940. She was a graduate of Millsboro High School in 1958, where she played basketball. She also attended Wesley College, Salisbury University, and Emory & Henry College. She retired from a career as a social worker for the State of Delaware, serving in Georgetown and Laurel. Donna loved to travel worldwide. She was devoted to her family, and had a sterling reputation as a good person who was always there to help people, and especially always there for her family. She never had a bad thing to say about anybody.

She is survived by her children: Erik Campbell of Millsboro, Karen Campbell, of Las Vegas, Nev.; and stepchildren Audrey Balzart of Las Vegas, Robert Campbell Jr., of Lorton, Va., and Annette Bartholomew of Manassas, Va.

She is also survived by her siblings: Brenda Burbage, of Berlin, Md. and Darrell Steele and wife Sunell of Lewes; along with several nieces, nephews and extended family members and an enormous group of friends she diligently kept up with over the years. Lastly, she leaves behind her beloved canine “granddaughter” Lilly.

A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held Wednesday evening, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m., at Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, where friends may call one hour for visitation. Pastor Edward Kuhling will officiate. Interment will be private in Millsboro Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions to Grace United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 566, Millsboro, DE 19966.


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