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Debra K. Miller  

Debra K. Miller

July 22, 1956 – May 21, 2016

Debra K. Miller, age 59, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 21, 2016.

Born in Bud, WV on July 22, 1956, Debra was a daughter of the late Walter and Catherine (Mills) Sizemore.

Debra loved cooking and was amazing at it. Her legendary meals included her famous crab cakes, shrimp salad and her mouthwatering soups. Known for her friendly and kind disposition, Debra had the unique ability to make anyone feel at ease. She was an incredible mother and Grammy and her love and devotion to her family was a tribute to the beauty of her heart and soul. Debra’s inspiring presence will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

She battled the horrible disease of cancer with strength and bravery knowing all the while she would be reunited with her son, J.R. who passed away to be with the Lord nine years ago. Debra was also preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband, Roy D. Miller; sister, Karen Scarabourgh; and brother, Tommy Sizemore. She is survived by her daughter, Amy Parker and her husband, John of Wilmington, DE; brother, Ricky Sizemore of North East, MD; and grandchildren, Bailey, Taylor and McKenzie Parker.

A private memorial service will be held by her daughter at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Debra’s memory may be made to a cancer charity of the donor’s choice.

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  1. Sue Simons-Johnson, May 22, 2016

    Ricky,
    So sorry to hear. Larry and I will be praying for all you guys! Debbie was a wonderful person and loved by everyone that knew her.
    God bless

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  2. Deborah Lockard -Shelley, May 22, 2016

    Debbie was a very special person whom is going to be missed very much. My prayers are with the family.

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  3. Stephanie & John Bowlin, May 22, 2016

    Amy I am so sorry for your loss, as a child Debbie was such a big part of my life, she was an amazing caring women she will truly be missed.

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  4. Amy Collins, May 22, 2016

    Your mom was such a beautiful soul. Sending you all lots of love and prayers for comforting memories.
    Love,
    Amy, Timmy and kids

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  5. Heidi Anderson, May 22, 2016

    Amy, I was blessed to have met your beautiful Mother and your love and faithfulness come straight from her. You truly honor her in so many ways. I am truly sorry for your incredible loss. I pray God gives you and your beautiful family comfort in this difficult time. You have done an amazing job at making so many beautiful memories with her for you and your family. I love you Amie, God bless you sweetheart.

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  6. Neddie Birney, May 22, 2016

    Will miss you my dear friend ! My thought and prayers go out to the family may god be with you all.

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  7. Angela DiOrrio, May 22, 2016

    Amy, John, Bailey, Taylor & McKenzie, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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  8. Butch Burns, May 22, 2016

    Amy and family .Sorry for your loss .Love And miss you Deb. Prayers

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  9. Mary Beth Naggie, May 22, 2016

    I have such fond memories of Debbie! I loved going over her house as a teenager and she treated me like one of her own and she made the best food ! She was a beautiful women with a beautiful soul ..she had a heart filled with love, kindness and compassion and was always ready to lend an ear if you needed someone to talk to and she also had a very giving heart. Her daughter Amy has been blessed with her mothers special qualities.
    Isaiah 54:10 “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.”

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  10. Larry Johnson, May 22, 2016

    We will miss her smile and fun personality. She always fixed us up with the crabs in North East. You always loved to make us laugh,may the Lord bless the family during this time. Till we see you again.
    Love and Prayers
    Larry and Sue Johnson

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  11. Tiffanie Gregg, May 22, 2016

    What a beautiful tribute for a beautiful soul. My thoughts and prayers are with you Amy, John and girls. May God bless you and comfort you in knowing she’s been reunited with so many loved ones.

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  12. Dana Cain, May 22, 2016

    I have known Mrs. Miller since I was a child. Every time I saw Mrs. Miller she always greeted me with a smile and kind words and good advice when needed. Amy your mom was one of the kindest woman I have ever known. May all your wonderful memories with and of your mom bring you comfort now and joy in the future.

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  13. Jennifer Hardy, May 22, 2016

    Deb you have been missed for months and now forever… I’m glad you don’t have to suffer anymore but sad that I can’t just call you… REST IN PARADISE my friend until we meet again.. Love you girl
    Jen and the deli crew

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  14. Lynne E. Hicks, May 22, 2016

    I only knew Debra through Amy but I feel that I knew her personally with all the lovely things Amy said about her. She must have been a wonderful mother and human being because she gave us Amy and those three beautiful little girls.

    I am certain that she is at peace and in the loving arms of her family that went before, especially her son.

    The whole family is in my thoughts my prayers and my heart.

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  15. Donna Dean, May 22, 2016

    What a beautiful human.I was truly blessed to have her in my life for 31 years.I have no words to tell ya how sorry I am for your loss

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  16. Kathleen Cramer, May 22, 2016

    Amy, Words cannot begin to express my deep feelings for your loss. Your mother will always be with you in your heart and memories. I am so glad your girls got to know their grandmother and enjoyed her love and happy times together.
    My love embraces you, John, and your beautiful girls.
    God bless you as I know He is!
    Much love, Aunt Kathleen

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  17. Sarah Johnson, May 23, 2016

    Amy and family. So sorry to hear of Debbie’so passing. She was one of a kind. She was a friend for most of my life. I know she will be missed by all who knew her. She can now be with JR and Roy. RIP Debbie! Till we meet again my friend

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  18. Lynn Miller, May 23, 2016

    Amy, Ricky and families,

    So sorry about Debbie. You guys was always considered part of my family. I will deeply miss Debbie and her smiling face everytime I seen her. Rest in Peace my friend.

    Lynn, Billy, and Gary Miller

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  19. Robert Cook, May 23, 2016

    It is with a heavy heart ,do I say goodbye to a very wonderful friend and co-worker. She and I shared a love of reading and frequently exchanged books we had read. She will be sorely missed.

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  20. Dawn Collier, May 23, 2016

    Amy , my heart goes out to you and your family. My family and I are sincerely sorry for your loss. Love Ya

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  21. Lori F. West, May 23, 2016

    Amy, your mom isn’t gone ~ she’s just moved to another plane & you can not she her. But she sees all of you & one day you all will be united. Your mother lives on for your beautiful daughters, thru YOU. YOU are a testimony of her huge capacity for love, for family and for beauty. I know that you’re Christian or I wouldn’t say this ~ I know (& have read) a book called “90 Minutes in Heaven” (they also made a movie, but book is always better), it has COMFORTED SO MANY PEOPLE all over the world & in different languages, who have lost people they’ve loved dearly. MANY people, myself included, have said it had transformed their life. It’s a true story of a man who was in a car wreck & was CLINICALLY dead for 90 minutes & returned to life to tell his experience in heaven. After 30+ operations & rehabilitations, for 20 yrs,. he’s been traveling all over the world sharing his experience of Heaven. It’s easy reading & moves real fast right from the beginning. I hope that it will bring you & yours comfort, girl. I love you, Lori.

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  22. Ruth Gonce, May 24, 2016

    Amy and Family,
    The Lord took a very special flower to his garden, he needed more sunshine and laughter, so he chose Debbie. I have know Debbie for many years. When she came to work at Highborne her and I would chat
    about old times and do cross word puzzles. Debbie was a terrific woman and I had great respect for her.
    Her laughter was contagious. Her true love was her children, grandchildren and her family. Debbie you are now pain free and with your son JR. Hugs and kisses. You have showed love and affection to many of us left behind. Till we meet again. RIP Sending condolences to the family and friends.

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  23. Jeannie and Marie Bolt, May 24, 2016

    Amy and Ricky,

    Mom and I are so heartbroken to hear about Debbie. We are truly sorry for your incredible loss. I pray God gives you and your family comfort in this difficult time. I am certain that she is at peace and in the loving arms of her family that went before her. We had many great times over the years when she lived in North East. Mom is very sadden that she has lost two of her best friends who were amazing ladies. It makes it easier for her to deal with knowing that Debbie and Karen are once again reunited and that someday she will see them again. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

    Jeannie and Marie Bolt

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  24. Donald Brady, May 25, 2016

    Was a beautiful woman ,very kind going to be missed she is with the Lord now.

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