Maurice Antonio Handy, Jr.

May 11, 1989 ~ October 24, 2019 (age 30)


Obituary of Maurice Antonio Handy, Jr.

Maurice Antonio Handy, Jr., beloved son and grandson, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on October 24, 2019 at Kent General Hospital, in Dover, Delaware.  He was 30 years old.  Maurice was born on May 11, 1989 in Ansbach, Germany, son of Maurice A. Handy, Sr. and Michelle Denise Wright.  He was a technician at the Car Wash Center in Dover.  He was a fun loving jokester, with his own unique personality that made everybody laugh.  He loved kidding around.   He was a helper, and enjoyed doing yardwork with his grandmother.  His two big things in life:  Family and Sports, especially basketball. He loved the summer season.  

Maurice is survived by both of his parents, and his paternal grandmother: Mary Ellen Handy and paternal grandfather: Jerry E. Mumford.  Also surviving are his maternal grandfather: James Wise; and maternal grandmother: Kathleen Wise.  In addition, Maurice is mourned and missed by uncles, aunts, nieces & nephews, cousins and extended family.  Most important to him, were his cousins he always kept in touch with: Jordy; “Bry”; “Mike-Mike”; T.J.; and “Little G.” And he will be missed by, many, many friends.   

He was preceded by his paternal great-grandparents: Edward P. and Madeline S. Handy. 

A Viewing and time of visitation will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Watson Funeral Home from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon, where friends may call.

The Funeral Service is private for the family only, and will be scheduled at a later time and place.  The family wishes to thank everyone for their love and support at this time.  If anyone wishes to make a memorial contribution, they suggest the American Cancer Society; P.O. Box 22478; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123.  

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November 2, 2019

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Watson Funeral Home
211 S. Washington St.
Millsboro, DE 19966

Private Services


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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