Audrey Ann Warner, age 85, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Rising Sun, MD, died peacefully at home on April 13, 2021. She graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1954 and married the love of her life at age 19. They enjoyed 66 years of marital bliss. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Robert L. Warner, Sr., son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Nancy Warner; and two brothers, Dale and Rodger Smith.
Audrey worked as a Church Secretary and held various supervisory and accounting positions at businesses and nursing home facilities. Her lifelong passion was serving God in ministry with her husband, Rev. Bob Warner in the various Methodist Churches that he pastored well past retirement, ending at Marshallton United Methodist Church. She was a gentle and quiet spirit; a caring and humble Christian woman. She expressed love through cards, meals and sharing in the We Care Visitation ministry, United Methodist Women, teaching Evangelism Explosion, and sharing her faith through many Bible Studies and Sunday School classes that her husband led.
Her other interests included travel, baking, sewing, shopping, walking for exercise, gardening, feeding and watching birds (esp. hummingbirds and American Goldfinch). She excelled at preparing favorite meals and perfecting recipes. She loved great meals and gatherings with treasured family and friends. Audrey had Parkinson’s for many years, determinately making the best of it until the last few years. She was grateful and appreciative of her family’s loving care through this time of increased need, and especially that of her daughter-in-law Nancy.
There really are no words to describe how much she will be dearly missed by all of us who loved her. She was truly one of God’s lights in the world. We look forward in faith to a reunion with her on that heavenly shore.
Visitation will be held on Saturday April 24 from 9:30-10:15 am with a celebration of Audrey’s life to begin at 10:30 am at Marshallton United Methodist Church, 1105 Stanton Rd. Wilmington 19808. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.
Due to seating limitations, if you prefer, you can view the service via Zoom by clicking here. Flowers will be accepted or donations in Audrey’s name may be made to Marshallton UMC.