Debra Carole Mroz (Ahlers) went on to be with the Lord on May 19, 2011. She graduated from West Babylon High School in West Babylon, NY as well as Long Island University. For the past eleven years she had her favorite job as a homeschool mom, where she got to work with two of her favorite people in the world, her children. She was actively involved in ministry at her church, Parkway Christian Center where she loved to work with young people.
She is survived by her husband, John; son, Mark; and daughter, Hannah; as well as her father and mother Edward and Joan Ahlers; brother, Nick; mother-in-law, Madalena Mroz; and her loving aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and church family.
A Memorial Service will be held at Parkway Christian Center on Sunday, May 22, at 6 p.m. at Parkway Christian Center, 601 Volvo Parkway in Chesapeake. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Cancer Society in Deb’s name.
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God Bless you Deb. May you rest in peace.
RIP My dear High School friend..I prayed everyday that you would be healed.. It is so sad to know that you are gone to soon but I know you are an Angel in heaven looking over all of us, an rejoicing in the presence of our Lord..Till we meet again..
Deb, I know you are smiling down on us. You will be missed and I will look forward to the day we will meet again. You touched my life and so many others. Thank you Deb for the living example you were to many people. John, Mark and Hannah, I know this is a tremedous loss. I pray that God’s love can bring you comfort in this hard time. Love in Christ, Cherie Williams
Debbie, you were always smiling, and so Sweet to Everyone. Heaven is so lucky to have you.
Love you Deb!! We will miss her and the energy she always brought to a room! John, Mark and Hanna…hold onto those happy moments and know she is healed and dancing for her Lord and Savior…R.I.P. Deb!!
Rest in peace my friend. It was a pleasure to know such a beautiful person. You will truly be missed.
Sorry you haven’t heard from me sooner Pastor John. I am at a loss for words.
I wish I could have known Debbie.
So sorry for your loss. She is no longer in pain. Thank you Lord!
Paul and LOrrie
You will be greatly missed by so many.
Love and prayers to you and your children. We have happy memories of Debra’s smile and life.
Dear Deb, I’ll never forget you! You will forever be missed by, not only me, but our entire group of friends from High School! Spread your wings girlfriend!!!
my thoughts and prayers are with you
We were in the Marching Band together back in high school. I remember that I ran into her 10 15 years after high school, she was working at JC Penny in Massapegua in the mall, thats the last time I saw her. A few months ago we reconnected on Facebook and chatted back and forth, 30 years later. I remember that she was friends with my neighbors, so my image and memory is her riding a ten speed down my street. Debbie, from the posts online and reaction to your passing, I can see that you left your fingerprint on the hearts of many, mine included. Rest in Peace Debbie!
To John and all of Debra’s family..I did not know Debra but I did go to FIT with John in 1983. I was fortunate enough to reconnect with him on FB and enjoyed all of his family photos of trips to Disney. Debra looked like she enjoyed life with her children and family. Her smile says it all. I want to offer my condolences to all of you and pray that her memory and spirit will help you through your grief.
Debbie, you were a very dynamic individual with a personality bar none. Your love for the Lord shone through in your zest for the life He gave you and the love you gave your family in your ministries as wife and mom. Your drive to live life to the fullest and enjoy the blessings the Lord gave you was inspirational and contagious. Waiting for the day we can see you again. My only regret, that I did not get to know you better.
My deepest condolences to Debbie’s family. I was blessed to know her in high school and she always was an amazing person with a big smile! She will be missed greatly! I will keep her family in my prayers.
Rest in peace my friend. It was a pleasure to know such a beautiful person. You will truly be missed.
My prayers are with you and your family, John. I wish you strength to get through this difficult time.
You and your children are in my thoughts and prayers. Debra has truly left a great legacy ! We pray that God will comfort you and keep you as you mourn the loss of your best friend !
Deb, Rest in peace my sweet sister! I will never forget the first real conversation a I had with you at the hotel. You were such an encourager! You fought hard and you are in my heart forever! John,Mark,and Hannah I am praying for you guys! With so much love,tsha elliott
Debbie was a lovely person, she will be missed. God Bless you and your family!!
I’m so sorry for your you and your families loss but the entire world has lost someone very special.
Debbie was one of those people that you loved the minute you met her.She was down to earth, sincere, and ,sweet all in one.I am thankful for having the opportunity to have known her that short time at Faith Outreach Church.She had the heart of a servant,the heart of a pastor’s wife, and the heart of a worshiper.She will be missed by so many.My prayer is that God’s Presence, comfort, and peace be with you, John, children , and family members.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
John, Mark, and Hannah,
I am so sorry that you have had to say “see you later” to such a wonderful lady. She really was a special person and really helped me when I was struggling. She is free and whole again, awaiting the day you join her in the distant future. You have so much more to share and you are here to carry on her legacy.
God bless you,
I remember the day I had to go into the hospital for some testing. You were going to watch my kids while I was there. I was so scared and nervous about the tests. When I dropped the kids off you stood and grabbed onto my hands and prayed with me and said God would deliver me from this. It brought me such peace and well being. Thank you Deb for making me a better woman of God!
Miss Deb, I loved getting to know you for the brief time that I did. I will never forget the hilarious moments we shared, you always had me cracking up. You were so strong, and I know your children will miss you beyond words and carry the lessons you taught them throughout their lives. You reached out to me from the moment I came to Parkway Christian Center, and I wish I could come up and give you another hug. May the Lord rest your soul, as I know you are in peace at His side. Amen.
WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOUR FAMILY.
JUDY & BECKY
sending my condolences to your family. i went to high school with debbie & met her through my best friend through youth group also. i was so pleased to have found her through facebook but devastated knowing about the breast cancer. i could only imagine all the grief & emotions during all of this. GOD now has a special angel! we are so sorry for your loss.
debbieann (gaffney) vitkun & family
It’s seems like yesterday that we were little kids attending Santapogue Elementary. Our time is precious on this earth but Deb took advantage of every second. She touched so many people with her spirit and grace- I guess the Lord felt she had done his work and now it was time to return home. Earth’s loss is Heaven’s gain. May God Bless your soul Deb.
I don’t know if you guys remember me, but I used to sing on the worship team at Parkway back in 2007. I left the church and went to college. My prayers are with you in this difficult time. Debra you will be greatly missed!
Deb will be missed but never forgotten. John, Mark and Hanna, my prayers are with you. one day we will celebrate with Deb in heaven, until that sweet day let the love of God that Deb gave so freely carry you.
I know Debbie happy in the presents of the Lord. I know y’all r going 2 miss her very much. I will pray that the Lord gives y’all strength 2 get thru this time in ur life.. I got 2 know Debbie as a womderful woman of faith, & a wonderful wife & mother.. She told me when she came 2 r church she wanted 2 learn from me how 2 b a pastors wife.. Well I’ll just tell u I learned some things from her, & I’m sorry I never got 2 tell her that..She was a wonderful excited worship leader, something we all should b. God Bless & keep u John, Mark, & Hanna.
i love you all and i will keep praying for you. yawls strength gives me strength. thank you ms deb i will always love you. you have not only been a mother figure in my life but also an inspiration to me.
Thank you for your years of dedication to the ministry. You impacted my life as a teenager and part of who I am today is because of your leadership. I know that you are worshipping with Jesus as I type this. I pray for a covering over your family; your husband and your kids. You will be missed and never forgotten.
Debbie’s mother Joan and my mom have been best friends since my older brother and Deb were in elementary school. She was at our house with her brother Nick quite a lot growing up. She hung out with my siblings more than with me, but she was always very nice and encouraging of my love for music. Her mom and dad are family to us and we called Debbie our cousin. We all loved Debbie and we prayed for her everyday. She was incredibly brave and strong up until the very
end. She is a hero to me and she will have a place in my heart forever. God bless John, Mark, Hannah, Aunt Joan, Uncle Ed, and Nick. Rest in peace, Debbie…no more pain…fly with the angels.
John, Mark and Hannah,
May the memory of Debra always be with you and comfort you. My thoughtds and prayers are with you at this time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the Lord hold you in his care during this time.
I am happy I got the chance to know Debbie and that she allowed me to teach her children how to swim when they were younger. I think Debbie was a wonderful mom and I pray that her children and the rest of her family and friends will have peace knowing that she is with Jesus now. I pray that people will remember all their good memories of Debbie while she was here with us and smile when they think of her.
We are so sorry to hear about Debbie. She was a beautiful person, always smiling. I know her faith will help everyone through this sad time.
God bless you and the children at this time. I know how hard it is to lose your mate and parents. Thank you Lord, for your promises. You will meet Deb again and rejoice with her in Heaven. May God help you and keep you in the hollow of his hand.
I am so sorry to hear the news of the loss of your wife, Debra. You and your family are in my prayers. Peace be with you.
Sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.
Dear Maddy and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Although I did not know Debra, we shared the same birthday, and she must have been a special person. She and your family are in my prayers. Please accept my condolences.
Debbie I’ll miss your smile and seeing you walking your dogs down the court. RIP, God Bless your family and my prayers to your beautiful children.
Very sorry for your loss,
You have a wonderful family.
all tho I don’t know you I know your brother Frank. He and you all are wonderful people.
Stay close help each other. support each other in all the ups and downs. Get plenty of rest, eat Healthy listen to what people are saying, who close to you and you will do well .. In time you will be better you really will.
Prayers are with all you specially the little ones.
I am deeply saddened by the news of Debbie’s passing. A beautiful woman has been taken from us. God now has a beautiful angel. I pray that God gives Debra’s family the strength to get through this difficult time.
John, we are so sorry for the passing of Debbie. She was loved by so many. We have so many good memories of her also. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you.
Just want to thank God for putting an amazing women of God in my life. You were a spiritual mother to me I’m thankful for the opportunity to serve with you. I keep replaying the first time we served together in my head. We led a VBS team together and through that we became friends. Even at 16 you treated me different, you treated me like an equal. You saw the potential I had and you impacted who I am today. I lost a good friend and you will be greatly missed. It was an honor to serve with you. Love you always Rest In Paradise Deb
John, Jeff and I are so saddened to hear of Debbie’s passing. She was was such a vivacious and vibrant woman; a strong and joyous presence. Our hearts ache for you, Mark and Hannah.
Our hearts are broken from such a great loss. Deepest sympathy goes out to Joan, Ed, Nick and to Debbie’s children and husband. May God give you all the strength to go on knowing that her love and spirit will always be with you. We love you Debbie.
Dear John, Mark and Hannah,
My children and I were so sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing. We are praying for you. Love and Prayers.
Pam Miller, Brittany, Brennan, Brooke and Briana
Debra will be missed by many. Her smile is what I will remember. Rest in peace, dear lady…..I know you were greeted by….well done by faithful servant.
So sorry for your loss John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids.
A message of Love from a broken hearted Mom .To the best daughter a
Mom could ask for. Rest in peace my dear
daughter. You were taken much to soon from us, but I do believe the Lord had a few special chores for you up in Heaven. You did such a good job here on earth. Touched so many people with your love and caring for others that the Lord felt you Accomplished what He needed you to do. That don’t make it any easier for me. I ace to be able to see you just one more time. You will forever be in my heart. I love you sweet princess. Rest Well IN GODS HANDS I will be with you soon.
Rest peacefully my high school friend, fly high with the angels. Your strength through everything is a testament to the person you are. May your family always feel your pressence and have comfort knowing you are with God. My heartfelt condolences to your entire family. You left them well before they were ready to let you go.. Rest in Peace Debbie you will be deeply missed.
Our sympathy to her loved ones.
The Badolato Family
Words cannot adequately express the loss and sadness that one feels when a kind and gentle soul like Debbie’s is taken from us much too soon. Debbie, I wish you Godspeed on the next leg of your journey. To the Mroz family, my deepest and heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to each one of you. May the knowledge that Debbie loved each one of you very much carry you through this extremely difficult time. God bless!
R.I.P. Debbie, taken from this world too young. God Speed.
RIP My Dear Deb, you are in angel now in heaven. Looking down on with that big great big smile. A year is almost passed allready and shes in god hands. I meet Den in WB High school in choir and what an amazing voice she had, and now she is singing with all the angels. She will allways be in my prayers. My condolences to the family. Fly with the angels.