Delia Lynne Eitt

December 26, 1973February 8, 2019

Delia Lynne Eitt 1973-2019

Delia Lynne Eitt passed away on February 8, 2019. She was born in Georgetown Hospital on December 26, 1973.

Delia was the first born to Mark and Elizabeth and she led the way in life for her sister, Gretchen and brother Dominic. As a child she was curious and full of vigorous energy, insightful and intuitive beyond her years. Delia’s eyes were black pearls that saw so much which made her unusual as a child, as an adult and even into these moments without her physical presence.

From a young age, she was a fearless independent soul who always stood firm in her position and beliefs. Nature was her playground and the ocean her place of joy. Delia was a protector. She watched over everyone she loved with ferocity and acute attention. She was strikingly beautiful and mysterious with a soul that now lights up the sky.

She inspired those around her with her determination, tenacity, bravery and strength. She showed this world what quiet courage looks like. She embraced laughter and humor every-day with a smile that gave warm light to any room. Her heart was perfect and her grace indescribable.

Delia was a precious part of so many people’s life story. The adoration and reverence felt for her by friends and family is everlasting.

Delia is survived by her parents, Mark and Elizabeth Eitt; her sister, Gretchen Eitt; her brother Dominic Eitt, sister-in-law, Molly Gilason; and her nephew, Knox Eitt.

Delia led a beautiful life and showed us all the way of that beauty.

Walking in Beauty

(A prayer)

Today I will walk out, today everything unnecessary will leave me, I will be as I was before, I will have a cool breeze over my body, I will have a light body, I will be forever happy, nothing will hinder me.

I walk with Beauty below me.

I walk with Beauty above me.

I walk with Beauty all around me.

My words will be Beautiful.

In Beauty, all day long, may I walk.

In Beauty, all day long, may I walk.

Through the returning seasons, may I walk.

On the trail marked with pollen, may I walk.

With dew on my feet, may I walk.

With Beauty before me, may I walk.

With Beauty behind me, may I walk.

With Beauty below me, may I walk.

With Beauty above me, may I walk.

With Beauty all around me, may I walk.

In old age wandering a trail of Beauty

Lively, may I walk.

In old age wandering a trail of Beauty

Living again, may I walk.

It is finished in Beauty.

It is finished in Beauty.


In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Delia Lynne Eitt may be directed to support the research of leptomeningeal disease in breast cancer patients at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Please make checks payable to Johns Hopkins University. Gifts may be mailed with a memo indicating that this gift is in memory of Delia Lynne Eitt to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, 750 East Pratt Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202 or make a gift online.


23 February

Memorial Service

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Murphy Funeral Homes

1102 West Broad Street
Falls Church, VA 22046


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Patrick McColloch

February 16, 2019

I had the privilege of working with Delia for about 5 years. What I will remember most about her is her infectious smile and kindness. There was nothing but joy and the desire to life life to fullest in Delia. The world needs more of her.

She will be missed.

Linda Dann

February 13, 2019

Mark Eitt is my first cousin--the son of my Uncle Herb (my mother's brother) and my Aunt Carmel. Liz is his dear wife. Delia is his dear daughter. We love this family. They are kind, generous, thoughtful, caring --the best relatives one can have. Although we live at a distance, every time we have seen Delia we have loved and admired her. Delia knew the value of family and was unfailingly kind to my parents and to all of us. We are glad she has danced at our celebrations. She was radiant and brought joy. We miss her and we are so glad to have had her in our lives. I speak for our family. We send loving hugs to Mark, Liz, Gretchen and Dominic. With great love, Linda and all the Danns .

Brandy Burd

February 11, 2019

Thank you Delia for all of the great high school memories. Always felt like part of the family at your house! You will be fiercely missed. Rest In Peace my friend. Lifting up your family and all who loved you in prayer.


Melissa Preising

February 10, 2019

I don't think I have a memory of you not smiling or laughing, Delia! You were a friend to so many and your kind and gracious soul is something I will always remember. You deserved so much more time than life gave you. I will miss our Skype conversations. Thank you so much for the laughs. Holding you, your family, and friends close to my heart. ~Melissa

Teresa Barnard

February 9, 2019

Dearest Delia, what an honor to have called you friend and created memories with you in our college years. You were all things good. Lifting the precious Eitt Family up in prayer. Xo

Grant Odell

February 9, 2019

Dear Delia,
Mary and I are simply heartbroken. : ( We loved you so much. You have been a part of our lives since day one. You have been blessing us for years. You watched our family grow. The memories are endless. We love your parents and your sister and brother and your entire family. We are wrapping our arms around you. And we know that you and Kristen are BFFs again.
My heart is full of tears.
- Coach Odell


February 8, 2019

To the dearest of dear families, 'The Eitt' family. Am thinking of you all, at this difficult time. I sincerely am crushed by this sad news. Time and time alone, is what eases our pain. Love to you all. Libya