Della Marie Sorrell

Born on September 12, 1930 in Franklin, Ohio
Departed May 24, 2023 in Palm Bay, Florida

A longtime Melbourne Beach, Florida resident, Della Marie Sorrell passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2023. She was 92.

A celebration of life service is slated for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home in Melbourne, Florida. A graveside service will follow at the Florida Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Rockledge, Florida.

Della was born in Franklin, Ohio. Soon after graduating from high school, she met and married Stanton Sorrell. The two were married for more than 50 years until Stanton’s death in 2002. While living in Middletown, Ohio, Della and Stanton had three children (Richard, Connie and Tanya). Della and Stanton also owned and operated several Middletown-area businesses until they moved to Florida in the late-1960s.

Della and Stanton eventually settled in Brevard County – also referred to as Florida’s Space Coast at the height of NASA’s Apollo program where the couple owned and operated the Melbourne Beach Mobile Park for more than three decades until retiring in the late-1990s.

Besides being a loving wife and mother, Della was also a very proud grandparent. It was here in her life where family as well as friends affectionally referred to Della as “Grandma.” At the time of her passing, Della had seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Della is preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Blanch Woehler; a sister, Eula May Perry; and a great-granddaughter, Ashlyn Kay Mendez.

Survivors include her sister Linda Rose Sorrell; children Richard Sorrell (Mildred), Connie Dowrey (Bob); Tanya Boring (Mike); grandchildren Susan Parks (John); Tammy Mussler (Ed), Tom Sorrell (Trisha), Johnathan Boring (Robin), Kaylyn Driver (Jesse), Matthew Boring (Jordan), Kara Beth Boring; great-grandchildren Tessa Stiene (Andrew), A.J. Mendez Mussler (Hadley), Maddie Parks, Tucker Parks, Chloe Parks, Trey Mussler, Trent Sorrell, Addie Mussler, Trevor Sorrell, Claire Boring and great-great grandchildren Ivy and Asa Mendez Mussler.

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Sonia Mack from Anderson wrote on May 30, 2023:
Praying for the family.
Bob and Lynda Semones from Melbourne Beach wrote on May 29, 2023:
Grandma was very special to both of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and the people who loved her beautiful soul.
Marvina Amerson from Mathews wrote on May 27, 2023:
Della always had a smile on her face and was very proud of her family. ❤️
Gene & Lynne Mouw from St. Ansgar, Iowa wrote on May 27, 2023:
Della was a sweet lady. Our sympathies to all of you.
Gloria Faye spencrt from Jackson, KY wrote on May 27, 2023:
Heaven has gained another Angel. Della was loved by all who knew her! Love to all her precious family! Someday we will all meet again l’
Jay & Kim McMichael from Monticello Ga wrote on May 27, 2023:
Sending prayers to all the family! Glad that we crossed paths with Grandma Della!
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