Deborah Lee, 68, passed away January 21st, 2023 in Norfolk, Virginia.
“Debbie” as she was affectionately known by was born May 28th, 1954 in Norfolk, VA to Tillman Washington Jones and Jacqueline Flora Salter. She was a Behavior Specialist with the City of Virginia Beach until her retirement June 1st, 2021. Those who knew Debbie would tell you she was always helping others and never met a stranger. Debbie loved a good deal. She loved thrift store shopping, lounging in the house cuddled up with a good book or watching Netflix. As much as she loved those things, nothing compared to the love she had for her family. She loved nothing more than being a mother and a “meme” Debbie had a kindness to her that was obvious to anyone who was lucky enough to have known her. She will always be remembered as a loving mother, “meme”, and friend. She will be deeply missed.
Left to cherish her memory is: mother, Jacqueline Salter; daughter, Dena Pierson and husband Mike and their children: Carley Waite, Amber Pierson, Samael Pierson; son, Eric Hewitt and wife Megan and their children, Myles Hewitt and Leah Hewitt; longtime friend and father to her children, Larry Hewitt; stepson, Chris Hewitt and wife Heather and their son, Riley Hewitt; two stepsons, Gregory Lee and wife Krystal and their children Dylan Lee, Stella Lee and Jacob Lee; Michael Lee and his children Zoey Lee and Zachary Lee.
Debbie’s companion, Sam Davidson and his son Sam Davidson Jr. and wife Nat; and their children: Briar Davidson and Decker Davidson.
She is preceded in death by: “Mother-Figure” Betty “Bebe” Thomas; father, Tillman Jones; two brothers: Wayne and Doug Thomas; husband, H.K. Lee; and her grandson, Cameron Hewitt.
A celebration of life will be held at 11am, Saturday, February 4th, 2023 at Family Choice Funerals & Cremations. Following the celebration of Debbie’s life, the family invites everyone back to her home to continue the celebration.Send Flowers
Celebration of Life
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Ah, Debbie, my best friend on Gum Avenue. Aunt Betty made us BLTs in the morning before school, walking to school cause we were too young to drive but too cool for the bus. We owned the neighborhood, You were a year ahead of me, and you helped me graduate a year early because any required class you flunked, we both took in summer school, I had so many credits I got my diploma without having to be in the 12th grade. Which is really remarkable considering how often we skipped school! Johnny’s Ford Galaxy and later your Mustang called us to a different school. I got a lover and a job that took me out of the neighborhood, but any time we got together it was like no time had passed between us at all. Godspeed my friend, you and you will always be in my heart and mind. With deepest condolences to your family.
My fond memories; there was nothing that you could not fix!! I enjoyed are time working together and grateful for the friendship!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, you will truly be missed.
Eric, Megan, and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Your mom sounded like an amazing person. Megan always spoke so highly of her. May she rest in peace.
Debbie you were so awesome to me and my daughters and I will be forever great full for your kindness.. RIP sweet lady you are so loved!
Aunt Debbie you are a blessing and the true definition of an angel sent from heaven. I want to personally thank you for always making me feel welcomed and sharing your wisdom with me. I continue to pray for healing during this tough time for your amazing children and your family. You will truly be missed! Love you!!
Debbie’s family: I am so sorry for your loss. Debbie was always smiling and made everyone around her feet welcome. She will be missed.
Laura (Regan) Beltz
She was a small lady with the biggest heart!!! That was a women I respected . RIP