Barbara L. Markiewicz of Laurel passed away on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 at her home. She was born on May 24, 1934 in Wilmington, daughter of the late Timothy and Michalena (Kaminski) Lloyd.

Barbara worked as a field representative for IBM, retiring in 1996 after many dedicated years. She loved music and dancing at the American Legion Post 28 in Millsboro. Above all, Barbara cherished time with those she held most dear. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her brother, Leslie Lloyd. She is survived by her beloved husband, Edward Markiewicz; her sons:  Edward C. Markiewicz and Eric P. Markiewicz; her daughter, Michele Burke; her nine grandchildren; her three great-grandsons; her brother, Timothy Lloyd; and her sisters: Rosemarie Hultberg, Deborah Defoe, and Carol Lynn O’Donnell (Frank).

Services will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Watson-Yates Funeral Home and Crematorium, a Parsell Family Funeral Home in Seaford.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Barbara’s memory to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Please visit Barbara’s Life Memorial Webpage and sign her online guestbook at