Glenna Fay LeCates, kind, loving woman

August 9, 2022

Glenna Fay LeCates, 87, of Gumboro, passed away Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, at home in the care of her family and Aveanna Hospice.  

She was born at home in Butcher Holler, Ky., to the late Samp and Martha Arms Everage. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband John LeCates in 2001; as well as six siblings, Edith Cornett, Thomas Alvin Everage, Irene Elliott, Roy Lee Everage, Ronny Everage and Sammy Everage. 

Glenna Fay retired from Arrow Safety Equipment after approximately 30 years of service. She was an independent, loving and kind woman whose life revolved around her family.  Glenna Fay enjoyed bluegrass festivals and spending time with her family. She raised three generations of amazing men of whom she was very proud. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her son Daniel “Danny” LeCates of Gumboro; and two sisters, Mary Conaway of Pennsylvania, and Carol Jackson of Reliance, Md. She also leaves behind one grandson, Daniel “Dan” LeCates Jr. and his wife Michelle of Gumboro; as well as four great-grandchildren: Clay, Tori, Johnny and Ryan; two great-great-grandchildren, Colten and Aria; along with extended family and friends.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 12, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. for viewing and visitation.  Interment will follow at Carey’s Cemetery in Millsboro.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Aveanna Hospice, 1017 Mattlind Way, Milford, DE  19963.

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