Iris T. Givens of Laurel passed away on April 26, 2023 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Salisbury, she was the daughter of the late James Monroe Tull and Helen Hastings Tull. Iris graduated from Laurel High School in the class of 1956, and was a member of the Gumboro Methodist Church. She was a loving homemaker, grew chickens, and was a secretary for their family business, James F. Givens, Inc. in Laurel. She enjoyed shopping and antiquing. 

Iris is survived by her daughter, Monica Whaley and her husband Bryan, daughter-in-law, Sherrie Givens; grandchildren, Brandon Givens, Justin Givens and Joseph Whaley; great-grandchildren, Chloe Givens, Maci Givens, and Matteo Whaley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, James F. Givens; son, Mark Givens; and grandson, Eric Givens. 

All services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mrs. Givens’ honor to the Gumboro Methodist Church, C/O Edith Rickards, 34922 Pear Tree Road, Millsboro, Delaware 19966. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Arrangements are in the care of the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel.