FAMILY-OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1912

Thomas M. Baxter, Sr.

Thomas M. Baxter, Sr., age 65, of Wilmington, DE, passed away at St. Francis Hospital on Sunday, February 18, 2018, surrounded by his family.

Born in Wilmington, Tom was the son of the late Catherine (Mahoney) and Charles Baxter, Sr. He was a 1971 graduate of Dickinson High School. For over 40 years, he worked as a truck driver for Lowes. His son, Shaun, predeceased him in 2014. His sister, Eileen, and brother, Charles Baxter, Jr. also predeceased him.

Tom is survived by his wife of 43 years, Kathleen (Lander) Baxter; his son, Thomas M. Baxter, Jr. (Carrie) of Newark; and his two grandsons, Sam and Ryan. Also surviving are his sisters, Kathleen Krankowski (Ed) of Fredericksburg, PA, Maureen Smith (Don) of Cibolo, TX, and Corrine Nickle of Wilmington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Tom loved to fish. He also loved going out on his boat and spending time in Ocean City, MD with his family. He loved his grandchildren and never missed attending one of their sporting events, especially their little league games. He will be dearly missed by all.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Sunday, February 25, 2018, from 4 to 6 PM at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808, and Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 26, 2018, at 10 AM. Burial will follow at All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Emmanuel Dining Room, c/o Ministry of Caring, 115 E. 14th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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Submitted by Sacramenta Landrum on
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My deepest condolences to the Baxter family and friends for the loss of your loved one Thomas. When Jesus Christ was here on Earth he fed the poor Matthew 14: 17-21,cured people from whatever diseases and infirmities they had Matthew 9:35, brought back to life 8 people young and old that has fallen asleep in death one of them was his friend Lazarus that had been dead for 4 days John 11: 11-44. This foreshadowed what Jesus Christ will do very soon right here on a brand new Paradise Earth under his kingdom rule that he taught his followers to pray to come in the Lord's Prayer Matthew 6:10 no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-5.

Submitted by Don Smith on
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To Kathy and all the family, I am very sorry for your loss. Tom was a great brother-in-law to me from the first time I ever met him. He was always good to me and I appreciated him as well! He definitely will be missed. He loved life and family and was a hard working man! I will see you all when I get in town. Love all, Don Smith

Submitted by Sheila Flocco on
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Kathy,Tom Jr., Kathleen, Maureen and Corrine, please accept my condolences on the loss of Tom. You all were like a second family to me as I was growing up. Tom will never be forgotten

Submitted by Sheila Flocco on
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Kathy,Tom Jr., Kathleen, Maureen and Corrine, please accept my condolences on the loss of Tom. You all were like a second family to me as I was growing up. Tom will never be forgotten

Submitted by Art Frampton on
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Judy and I have a lot of great memories of Tom & always had a great time with him & his family. Mom Dad & Shaun will be reunited in Heaven

Submitted by Abe Diorio on
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My condolences to the Baxter family. Tom was a great friend and brother in law. He will be missed.

Submitted by Abe Diorio on
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My condolences to the Baxter family. Tom was a great friend and brother in law. He will be missed.

Submitted by Ron Brabson on
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Maureen and Family- So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. One of us Kiamensi Kids. My condolences to you. RAB JDHS 71

Submitted by Br. Ronald Gian... on
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To the Baxter family from the Ministry of Caring family. May your wonderful memories comfort you and may God's love give you peace. Thank you for remembering Tom's life by caring for the poorest among us. John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." Br. Ronald Giannone, OFM, Cap.

Submitted by John and Pat Knotts on
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Our condolences to the Baxter family. Tom was a great guy and we have many fond memories of him. We are so sorry for your loss.

Submitted by T. Kelly on
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Please accept my heartfelt sympathies. My heart goes out to the family. Death is something we will never get use to. In fact, God's Word refers to death as an enemy (1 Corinthians 15:26). It is comforting to know that very soon our loving Heavenly Father, Jehovah, will remove death once and for all and give us the opportunity to see our loved ones again here on the earth.

Submitted by M.W. on
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Dear Baxter Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Times like this can be very difficult to deal with. At times, you may feel like there is no one to turn to. You may even feel like no one understands your pain. But there is one person we can turn to that can help us through all of our trials. Yes, God can help you during this difficult time. Pray to him constantly and he will help you. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4 Isa. 26:19)

Submitted by Y. Holland on
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"My Deepest Condolences go out to the Baxter family, I hope you find comfort in these words, "He will swallow up death forever,......And will wipe away the tears from all faces. Isaiah 25:8. Trust in Jehovah's promise of the resurrection hope. jw.org

Submitted by Rebecca on
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My deepest condolences to your family in  your time of need. At John 5: 28,29 this hope remained us that all those in God's memory will be resurrected . Until then we have our memories. My deepest sympathy.

Submitted by Matt DiMaio on
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Sorry for your families loss of Mr. Baxter. He was a good man. He is now with his son in Heaven