Deborah “Debbie” Carol Jester - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Deborah “Debbie” Carol Jester

October 19, 1952 - December 2, 2022

Deborah “Debbie” Carol Jester was a caring mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world on December 2, 2022 at the age of 70. She passed on peacefully and pain free while her daughter, Stacie, and her sister Dianne held her hands.

Debbie was born to Clarke and Patricia Jester on October 19, 1952 in Wilmington, DE. She graduated from DeLaWarr High School where she was on the swim and basketball teams, was a twirler (even twirling fire), and a Drum Majorette in her senior year. She led the marching band in the Washington D.C. Cherry Blossom Parade in 1970.

After high school Debbie studied and graduated from St. Francis School of Nursing in 1974 as a Registered Nurse. She was employed by Christiana Care Health Services for her entire nursing career. Debbie loved her career and was always dedicated to giving her patients the best loving care.

Preceding her in death were her paternal grandparents, Clarence O. and Margaret R. Jester and maternal grandparents, Raymond J. and Myrtle E. Fisher (who as a young widow married Robert Simmonds); parents, Clarke V. and Patricia R. Jester; and brother, Brian P. Jester.

She is survived by her daughter, Stacie Rae Shaughnessy (husband Michael); granddaughters, Rylee and Teagan of Wilmington, DE; and daughter, Nicole Dianne; and grandchildren, Faith Patricia Warren and Zane Charles Kuczynski of Elkton, MD.

Debbie is also survived by her sister, Dianne Marie Pizzi (Joseph)of Doylestown, PA; her brother, Raymond John Jester of Freiburg, Germany; nieces, Ashley R. Pizzi of Orefield, PA, Emily Patricia Pizzi of Wilmington, DE, and Amanda L. Femano (husband Vince Francis); great nephew, Vincent F.  Jr. (Enzo); and great nieces, Elena M., Quinn K., and Aven R. of Beaver Creek, OH.

Debbie loved her family and friends and enjoyed getting together with all of them whether it be a summer pool or beach party or any of our holiday parties. She was a great cook, and enjoyed sharing the family homemade fudge with everyone. Her life had been vibrant until she suffered from illnesses and surgeries that disabled her for the past 20 years of her life.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 10:30 am on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 10:30 am. Inurnment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North Dupont Highway, New Castle, DE.


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7 Condolences for Deborah “Debbie” Carol Jester

  • So sorry for your loss Stacie and Nicki you mother was a wonderful person and loved her family with all her heart. Stacie I am so proud of your care that you gave your mother and the love you showed for her I know she will be missed by her family.
    She is now with God and no more suffering just peace. Love always

  • Stacie , Mike, Rylee and Teagan. Thinking of all during this difficult time. Love all of you 💜💜💜💜

  • To Stacie and family,
    I shared our years in nursing school with your dear mother and all good memories. She was a joy.

  • I graduated from St. Francis School of Nursing with your Mom and she was so friendly and fun. A beautiful girl! My sympathies to your family. Rest In Peace.

  • Very sad to hear of Debbie’s passing. PrYers to all.

  • My deepest Condolences to Stacie and Niki and the entire family of Debi. I have fond memories of Debi and the girls! Living just nextdoor to the family growing up, we seen each other ofter… Ill always remember her little laugh and her great smile. Stacie,Niki and extended family you’re in my thoughts…
    REST EASY DEB, 🕊🌹🙏

  • Such great childhood memories when Grandmom was 2 streets away from Aunt Pat and Uncle Clarke, and we would run back and forth to visit each other all summer!