Renee Ann Wright, 41, of Rehoboth Beach, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was born in Chester, Pennsylvania, on March 21, 1979, daughter of Raymond and Rita Butler.
For many years she worked as a dental assistant, then office bookkeeper for the Maplewood Dental Associates. Renee was a free spirit who lived life in her own special way. Above all, she enjoyed music, whether attending concerts or just sitting on the deck with her beloved dogs. The enjoyment of music was her happy place. She also loved to travel and explore new places, falling in love with two very special places, Provincetown, Massachusetts and Anegada, the British Virgin Islands, where she and her husband would visit regularly.
Her ability to make everyone feel loved wherever she traveled changed strangers to lifetime friends. Wherever you would see her she was usually in the company of her oldest and most beloved dog, “Bay.” Her other dogs, momma’s girl “Keely,” her crazy little man “Hook,” and last, but not least, her adopted little girl “Mizzen.”
She was predeceased by her father, Raymond Butler, and a brother-in-law, Michael Judd. She is survived by her husband of 12 years, Steven Wright; her mother, Rita Studzinski Butler of Dagsboro; her brother and sister Ryan and Dianna Butler of Dagsboro; her mother-in-law and father-in-law Bruce and Patricia Wright; nieces, Jacquelyn Ennis, Julianna Ennis, and Lily Ennis all of Dagsboro, Lily Judd and Emma Rose Judd of Rehoboth Beach, and Deming Florax of Greenville Delaware; nephews, Tyler Judd of Rehoboth Beach, Rawley Florax of Greenville, Delaware; sisters-in-law, Jill Judd of Rehoboth Beach, and Joelle Florax of Greenville, Delaware; brother-in-law Mike Florax of Greenville, Delaware, brother-in-law John Ennis of Dagsboro, and sister-in-law Kelly Butler of Dagsboro; and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles, and many, many friends, especially Ann and Winston Parchment of the island family.
As per Renee’s wishes, a celebration of life will be held to gather, laugh, and love. Stay tuned as a date will be announced on her Facebook page. Donations in Renee’s memory are suggested to CAMP Rehoboth, 37 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971, or to the Delaware Humane Association, 18675 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium. Please visit Renee’s Life Memorial and sign the online guest book at parsellfuneralhomes.com.
Bruce Allen Savage
Bruce Allen Savage, 70, of Rehoboth Beach, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, due to complications from COVID-19. He was born on July 7, 1950 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, son of the late William and Pauline Savage.
Bruce grew up in Tarboro, North Carolina. Upon graduating from East Carolina University, he moved to the Washington, DC area where he worked as a communications specialist. He developed corporate communication strategies for several companies and organizations, including Riggs Bank, American Gas Association, and Manufactured Housing Association.
In 2015 Bruce married Irving "Sonny" Stedman, Jr., his partner of more than 30 years. They lived in Vienna, Virginia and built a second home in Lewes. It was at this secluded spot overlooking the Rehoboth Bay that they retired.
In addition to his parents, Bruce was preceded in death by his beloved husband and partner, Irving "Sonny" Stedman, Jr. in 2018. He is survived by a loving family of friends.
Please visit Bruce's Life Memorial webpage and sign his online guestbook at parsellfuneralhomes.com.
Michael “Mike" J. Morrison, 68, of Rehoboth Beach passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes. He was born May 22, 1952, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, son of the late Samuel and Clara (McConnell) Morrison.
Mr. Morrison worked for 30 years at Anne Arundel County Public Schools as an art educator. He and his wife Donna started a theater camp at Anne Arundel Community College many years ago. They directed many plays over the years. After Mrs. Morrison's passing, he continued as lead director. It was their passion to work with youth and develop their talents. Michael worked for several years at Palate Pleasers in Annapolis, Md., where he loved seeing new and old faces on a regular basis. He continued to work in the service industry when he moved to Rehoboth Beach.
Mr. Morrison loved the arts. Both professional and community theater was his great passion. He was a very talented artist and showed it in so many ways. You could find him decorating for holidays or for friends’ weddings. Mr. Morrison was always a busy guy! He loved shopping and fashion. He was the best-dressed man we knew. The beach was his second home, and he always felt at peace whenever he had the sand between his toes.
Mr. Morrison loved to lay in the sun, loved his friends and family—most of all his five grandchildren. His grandchildren were his life. He had passed so much talent and kindness to them. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Mr. Morrison and his family sponsored many midshipmen from the United States Naval Academy. They were like his sons, and he loved being part of their lives and watching their families grow.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Morrison was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 25 years, Donna Jean Morrison. Mr. Morrison is survived by his grateful children: Andrew Phillip Morrison of Clearwater, Florida., Jennifer Megan Alber of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Erin Maria Betz (Todd) of Arnold, Maryland; his five grandchildren; and many, many friends in Annapolis and Rehoboth Beach.