James Todd Mumford, had passion for service

November 19, 2023

James Todd Mumford, 52, of Millsboro, entered the arms of the Lord Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023, as a result of an accident on the family farm.

Todd was born July 11, 1971, to the late William Clifton Mumford and Constance Ann Mumford of Lewes. Todd was a member of the Bethel Methodist Church of Dagsboro, where he served in various roles and most recently as chairman of the board of trustees.

Todd’s life of service was shaped by his father, and as he grew, his passion for service to others and his community developed into a law enforcement career spanning 29 years, where he served various municipalities, the Governor’s Task Force and the State of Delaware as a senior probation and parole officer.

Todd was a past president of Delaware FOP Lodge 10, a Mason and most recently served as the State FOP vice president, a role in which he spent countless hours supporting his brothers and sisters in law enforcement.

Todd is survived by his wife of 29 years, Danette Mitchell-Mumford; daughters Samantha and Macy Mumford; mother Constance A. Mumford; brother Jon Mumford; and sister Teresa Mumford. He is also survived by his in-laws, Danny and Kay Mitchell; and brother-in-law Dean Mitchell (Lisa); as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Of his accomplishments, his most cherished one was that of Dad. He faithfully followed, supported and coached both Sami and Macy in their sports endeavors. Whether coach or spectator, he was always there as their biggest and most proud supporter. As Sami made the transition from player to coach, he followed, and they spent the last few years coaching together. Todd had a deep love for sports and always gave his players the very best he had to offer on and off the field.

Todd never met a stranger, and his infectious smile, sparkling eyes, deep belly laughs and unwavering commitment to serving the community that he so loved will be deeply missed and forever remembered.

A funeral will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 25, at Crossroad Community Church, 20684 State Forest Road, Georgetown, with the viewing beginning at 9 a.m. Interment will follow at Millsboro Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Bethel Methodist Church of Dagsboro Board of Trustees, P.O. Box 147, Dagsboro, DE 19939.

Visit Todd’s Life Memorial webpage and sign his online guestbook at

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