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Deborah W. Wilson, Ph.D.

Died: 8/23/2010

Deborah W. Wilson, Ph.D.

Professor of Nursing

Deborah W. Wilson, Ph.D., age 60, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Monday, August 23, 2010, at her home.

Born in Mobile, AL, on March 10, 1950, Dr. Wilson had a distinguished career as a nursing professor at several universities in Alabama and Lousiana, as well as the University of Delaware, Howard University and, most recently, Delaware State University. She was instrumental in the development of the LPN to RN Bridging Program at S.D. Bishop Junior College in Mobile.

Dr. Wilson is a published author and researcher in the field of cultural competency and diversity in nursing. She was a member of the Transcultural Nursing Society, the Delaware Nurses Society, Sigma Theta Tau, and other nursing organizations. She was very active in the St. Vincent DePaul Society at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in Newark, DE. She also worked with the local Special Olympics, Ingleside Homes, and other civic organizations.

Dr. Wilson was preceded in death by her mother, Estelle Olivia Dickinson White, and her father, Council White, Sr. She is survived by her beloved daughters, Rhonda Fredericka Wilson and Courtni Arlene Wilson; brothers, Joseph Council White (Theresa), Herbert White, Karl L. White (Annette), Stanley B. White, and Vincent A. White, sisters, Gloria Y. Norris and Patricia C. White; uncle, Herman Dickinson (Deborah); and a host of nieces, nephews, colleagues, and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12:30 pm on Monday, August 30, 2010, at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, E. Chestnut Hill and Gender Roads, Newark, DE, where visitation will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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