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“Dear Theodore, Sr. and family, Please accept my heartfelt condolences in the passing of your son. I have thought often of you and Essie over the...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“I want to offer my condolences to Brenda, the children, grandchildren, the Chandelier Family and the Sifford Family. June was a good example to...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Doris Krider - Salisbury, NC

“Sending prayers and love to my family. You're greatly missed Uncle June. Rest in Peace. ”
3 of 26 | Posted by: Andrea Parker - Atlanta, GA

“To the Sifford family, June and I were classmates from the 1st grad thru high school. I'm so sorry for your loss and I'm keeping you in prayer. ”
4 of 26 | Posted by: Linda (Wrice) McIntyre - Durham, NC

“Thinking of you Michelle and sending prayers to you and your family today as you lay your father to rest. I hope you all are able to find peace and...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Kathy Yetter

“To my husband, and best friend you will forever be in my heart and my mind. I miss you sooooo much. We were like (2) peas in a pot if you saw one you...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Brenda Sifford - Newark, DE

“I would like to say my condolences to the sifford family sorry for your loss. ”
7 of 26 | Posted by: Carol Phillips - Salisbury, NC

“Carol ”
8 of 26 | Posted by: Phillips - Salisbury, NC

“To the Family. June and I were related by marriage, his 1st cousin. I remember him very well when we were young he lived down the street from me. I...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: valiere sifford - salisbury, NC

“Sending my prayers to u Mrs BRENDA Love u Tooooo ”
10 of 26 | Posted by: DANEEN ATLEY - Wilmington, DE

“To The Family Of Theodore SIFFORD my prayers are with you at this time may you find comfort and strength at this time of bereavement n ”
11 of 26 | Posted by: Velra HAIRSTON - CHARLOTTE, NC

“My prayers are with you and your family.RIP June zV ”
12 of 26 | Posted by: Velra HAIRSTON - CHARLOTTE, NC

“My prayers are with you and your family Thedore was my classmate he was a nice perso RIP ”
13 of 26 | Posted by: Velra HAIRSTON - CHARLOTTE, NC

“My heart and thoughts are with you during this time of grieving. Please know that you are notalone in remembering a truly wonderful person that meant...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Judy Provoid - Salisbury, NC

“Theodore W. Sifford and I were classmates from first grade until graduation. My prayers are with you Mrs. Sifford and family. God bless. ”
15 of 26 | Posted by: Roberta Hayes Means - Salisbury, NC

“BRENDA AND FAMILYSORRY TO HEAR THIS. JUNE WAS MY CLASSMATE AT DUNBAR HIGH SCHOOL, EAST SPENCER, NC. MY PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FAMILY...RIP...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Carolyn Witherspoon Paige - NC

“Brenda & Family,I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you as they have been since I learned of Ted's illness. You are such a...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Lynn Moorefield - DE

“Brenda, we met briefly several years ago at one of the family reunions, my prayers are with you and your family. I will miss my cousin, we grew up...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Kenneth Sifford - Glen Allen, VA

“So sorry for your loss, praying for your family ❤ ”
19 of 26 | Posted by: Sheila Jennings - Elkton, MD

“San San you know I am here for you sis. I love you baby and you have my condolences. ”
20 of 26 | Posted by: Ebony Harris - Smyrna

“Ted was a great guy! He always kept me laughing with his witty personality! He always had the right words to make everything seem okay in any...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Duvall Watson - Middletown, DE

“To the family of Thedore Sifford Jr.(June)we are very sorry for your loss.June was a very sweet and very caring man,we attended Dunbar High School...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Sharron Foxx - Salisbury, NC

“My deepest condolences to Ms. Brenda and family for the loss of a great man and kind neighbor. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless ”
23 of 26 | Posted by: Carol Boone-Storto - Syracuse, NY

“Rest easy brother-in-law. Peace and comfort to the family. Remember the good times you shared with Ted. He is no longer suffering. Never to be...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Betty Chandler - Jonesboro, GA

“My deepest sympathy to the Sifford family in the loss of husband. ”
25 of 26 | Posted by: Regina Harding - Newark, DE

“Brenda,so sorry for your loss! I m unable to be with you all I send my love and ask God to comfort you all as you lay Ted to rest ”
26 of 26 | Posted by: Doris Stewart - Elkton, MD


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The humorous Theodore W. Sifford, Jr., better known as "Ted" to his northern family and "June" to his southern family went home to be with the Lord on January 30, 2017.
He was the eldest of three children to Theodore W. Sifford, Sr. and the late Essie M. Sifford of Granite Quarry, North Carolina and was born in the summer of 1952. Ted completed his early education in his home state of North Carolina. He served in the US Army from 1970 to 1974 and graduated from North Carolina A&T State University as a proud Aggie in 1978. He moved to Delaware that year where he accepted a position as a Food Service Director with the University of Delaware. During his years of service he helped many people and forged numerous lifelong friendships including that of a very special employee and the love of his life, Brenda E. Chandler. They wed in Holy Matrimony on July 27, 1985. In this union they had two children.
After retiring from the University in May of 2009, Ted went on to work with the State of Delaware at Governor Bacon Health Center for several years as a Food Service Supervisor.
Pop Pop was a loving husband, father and grandfather; great neighbor and friend! He enjoyed working in his yard with his family (never park on the grass…LOL) His favorite meal was pig feet, potato salad and greens, cooked by his lovely wife on any given day per his request! Daddy was a die-hard Eagles fan…even though they let him down EVERY season. He was our barbeque King and kept the grill POPPIN Monday – Sunday! He loved judge shows, Judge Mathis being his favorite.
He leaves to cherish his memory; his loving wife Brenda; their children Michelle and Cassandra; grandchildren Chantel, Kenneth, Jinai and Niklya; father, Theodore; sisters, Monica and Jennifer; six brothers-in-law; five sisters-in-law, a host of nieces, nephews and cousins both near and far!
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday February 13, 2017 at 11 am at Beeson Funeral Home, 2053 Pulaski Highway, Newark DE 19702 with a visitation beginning at 9 am. The Committal Service will take place on Monday February 13, 2017 at 2 pm at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Rd, Bear, DE 19701.