Barbara Ann Tingle Elmandorf, 75, of Milton, departed her earthly life Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at home surrounded by her family, when she granted her angel wings. Barbara Ann Elmandorf was born Nov. 7, 1941, to the late George Tingle and Mary Morris. She attended William C. Jason High School from where she graduated. Barbara Ann Tingle was joined in Holy Matrimony to John Carlton Elmandorf, better known as "Danny," for 52 years, and to this union were added three children, Tyrone Tingle, Michelle Cannon and Aggie Batson.
Barbara had a great love for her family and friends; she loved the fun times she shared with her husband Danny, and they enjoyed family barbecues and family trips together.
Barbara was known for her kindness and generosity. She fed many people from her home, and her door was always open. She never met a stranger. She was famous for her greens and chicken and dumplings.
Barbara was the ideal boss, giving people a second chance; everyone had a job as long as Barbara was around.
She loved playing dominos, bingo, and various card games with everyone. Marlene gave her the name "Doll Baby."
Barbara had a strong determination to keep on going in spite of her physical challenges. She continued to travel visiting family in Virginia and Philadelphia.
She was preceded in death by her husband John Carlton Elmandorf; two daughters, Cynthia Tingle and Aggie I. Batson; one brother, Robert Tunnell; one sister-in-law, Emily Williams; four brothers-in-law, Freddie Elmandorf, Marshall Elmandorf, Thomas Elmandorf, Richard Elmandorf.
Her beautiful life will be forever cherished in the lives of her son, Tyrone Tingle (Pauletta) of Petersburg, Va., daughter Michelle Cannon (Preston) of Milton, three sisters-in-law, Cindy Parker, Patricia Elmandorf and Mary Fisher; one brother-in-law, George Elmandorf; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Celebration of life service will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, a 1 p.m., at St John's 2nd Baptist Church, 26602 Mount Joy Road, Millsboro. Family and friends may visit two hours prior to service. To offer words of comfort, or sign the guest book, visit www.benniesmithfuneralhome.com. Professional services entrusted to Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Millsboro.