Loretta M. Hitchens, 82

Loretta M. Hitchens, 82, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Snow Hill, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at her home on Friday, March 22, 2019. She was born in Frankford, Del., on May 18, 1936, daughter of the late Monroe Long and Lottie (Bunting) Long.

Hitchen was a CNA for several years and had also previously worked for NCR in Millsboro.

She loved cutting her grass and working in her yard. She also enjoyed completing word-search books, watching her soap operas and spending time with her family — especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Hitchens was preceded in death by her brother Gerald Long. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Robert Hitchens; a son, J.D. Hitchens and his wife, Brandy, of Millsboro; a brother, Curtis Long of Berlin, Md.; three grandchildren, Landon Johnson, Madison Hitchens and Payton Hitchens; a niece, Tina Litten and her husband, Gabe, of Newark, Md.; and three nephews, Randy West and his wife, Gwen, of Berlin, Md., Dean Long of Whaleyville, Md., and C.C. Long of Milford, Del.

A funeral service and visitation were scheduled for March 28, 2019, at Melson Funeral Services, with interment at Carey’s Cemetery, both in Frankford, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to Delaware Hospice; 100 Patriots Way; Milford DE 19963. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.