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Irvingdean Elliot
Sunrise: January 9, 1958 - Sunset: June 6, 2023

Life Story 

Irvingdean M. Elliott of Elsmere, Delaware, peacefully transitioned to eternal rest on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 in Hockessin, Delaware. Irvingdean was born on January 9, 1958 to the late Allene Felder and H. W. Elliott in Daytona Beach, Florida. After growing up as an “East Coast Kid," he had aspirations of serving his country. This led him to enlist in the U.S. Army in 1975 during the Vietnam War era and to become a proud military veteran.


In addition, Irvingdean worked as a skilled welder for Bethlehem Steel in Beaumont, TX, and was employed by the state of Delaware as a Human Services agent. He greatly valued education, which inspired him to pursue and consequently earn four degrees from various colleges in the state of Texas. Irving had a passion for cars and taking long drives. He enjoyed listening to a wide array of varying musical genres, but truly loved soulful jazz.

Irvingdean was fond of classic black-and-white Western movies and was a loyal Dallas Cowboys fan.

Irvingdean is preceded in death by his sister, Eugenia Abbott.

Irvingdean is survived by his son, Anthony Lee-Wayne Tompkins Sr. and companion, JaNelle Perez, as well as two handsome grandsons, Anthony LeeWayne Tompkins Jr. (23) and Jayden Reece Tompkins (9) of Beaumont, TX.

Holding cherished memories of Irvingdean's life and love are, Allen Felder, brother; I. D. Elliott, beloved twin sister; Jose Santos, brother; Carla Whitmore, sister; Ruth Chaplin, sister; Ursula Perdue, sister; Demetrius Abbott, brother; James McGriff, brother; Brett Felder, brother; and Capria Felder, sister.

Irvingdean will truly be missed as his loved ones hold onto a host of wonderful memories left behind by him while here on earth. Though the vessel that held his soul is gone, his sprit lives on through family and friends.

As Irving would say, “I don’t say goodbye, we will speak again soon."

Donations would be appreciated; they should be made in Irvingdean Elliott’s honor to the American Diabetes Association, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), or the American Red Cross.


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