M. Deborah Beris
July 8, 1955 – June 20, 2017
M. Deborah Beris, age 61, of Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
Deborah was born in St. Louis, MO on July 8, 1955, and was the daughter of the late Tapley and Rosine (Geisey) Daugherty. She received her undergraduate degree from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, MO and her master’s degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Delaware. Deborah made her career with Navient, where she was employed as a call center operator in the collections department.
An exceptionally creative individual, she loved photography and had a passionate interest in both art and history. Deborah was an accomplished cook who delighted in creating delicious meals for her family and friends. She was kind and generous, always thinking of others. An adoring grandmother, Deborah cherished spending time with her beloved grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by her loved ones.
In addition to her parents, Deborah was preceded in death by her brother. She is survived by her children, Joe Brown (Jessica Gold), Beverly Jean Brown, Jesse Brown (Beth), and Daniel Brown (April); 2 sisters; and 7 grandchildren.
A gathering for family and friends will be held from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, June 25, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 3:00 pm. Interment will be private.