Dessie E. Kitchen, age 64, departed this life on July 26, 2018, in Christiana Hospital, Newark, Delaware. She was born on March 11, 1954, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Daniel Barnes and Sharlee Gidney.
Dessie graduated from Dobbins High School in Philadelphia, PA, in 1972. She attended Temple University in Philadelphia, PA on a full scholarship. She was also a graduate of Tracey Warner Fashion Institute of New York. Dessie was a Child Advocate Special Associate (CASA) for Delaware.
In 1979 she was united in holy matrimony to Thomas Kitchen.
She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband, Thomas Kitchen; 3 children Maleeta, Courtney, and Syreeta; 4 grandchildren, Chloe, Remington, Clarke, and Greer; as well as a multitude of family and friends.
Celebration of Life Service will be 11 am, Thursday, August 2nd, at Congo Funeral Home, 2317 N. Market Street, where viewing will be from 9-10:45 am.
Interment will be in Silverbrook Cemetery immediately following services.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in her memory to the American Cancer Society or to Autism Delaware.