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Deborah Jeanne “Debbie” Hanna

February 4, 1958 - November 29, 2021

Deborah Jeanne “Debbie” Hanna, age 63, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Monday, November 29, 2021.

Born in St Louis, MO on February 4, 1958, she was a daughter of Ruth Ann (Reeves) Johnson and the late Harry D. Ellis. Debbie worked for W.L. Gore for over 30 years. In her spare time, Debbie enjoyed camping, swimming, gardening, reading, and riding on motorcycles with her husband. More than anything, she loved her family and cherished any time spent with them, especially her grandson.

Debbie was preceded in death by her father Harry Ellis. She is survived by her mother, Ruth Ann (Reeves) Johnson, her loving husband, Allen Hanna; children, Mame N. Hanna of Elkton, MD and Ian A. Hanna (Lauren) of Kennett Square, PA; siblings, Rocky Ellis of MA, Mike Ellis of Calvert, MD, Rick Ellis (Christine) of MO, Donny Ellis (Jennifer) of Nashville, TN, and Lisa McNulty (Paul) of New Castle; and grandson, Colin Wooters.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 pm until 3 pm on Sunday, December 5, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 3 pm. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Deborah’s memory to: Special Olympics of Delaware, 619 S. College Ave, Newark, DE 19716, or online by clicking here, or to Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804 or online by clicking here.

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15 Condolences for Deborah Jeanne “Debbie” Hanna

  • In our next life, I want to be your brother again. Come back to me my loving sister

  • My sincerest and most heartfelt condolences on the passing of Aunt Debbie! I wish I could be there with you all to honor her memory. Sending lots of strength and healing to help you through this unimaginable loss.

  • Heart felt condolences to the Hanna clan especially Alan. Our daughter is part of your clan and clearly loves her family. Special times as Debbie retired and enjoy her time gardening and putting up her bounty for the labors. Clearly a lesson for all of us to call and visit the people/friends we have, make the time …..

  • Debbie touched so many lives in the best way. I’m thankful I got the chance to know her.

    Keeping all her family in my warmest thoughts as you navigate this difficult time.

    Wishing you hope and healing when you are ready.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Hanna family. Wishing you comfort and peace. Debbie was fun and funny and I know she will be missed.

  • RIP Aunt Debbie. You will be greatly missed. I know you are smiling down on us all. Love you very much

  • Worked with Debbie for many years at W.L. Gore
    Deepest sympathy to her family.

  • To the family. I’m so sorry for the loss of a great lady, she was so very kind and loving and I will miss her also.

  • Allen and family, so sorry for your loss. Debbie was a special lady and will be missed by many.

  • What a great collection of photos of Aunt Debbie’s legacy. She’s left her mark on my life. Her presence in the Blackburn family is irreplaceable and unforgettable.

  • It’s so hard to believe Aunt Debbie has passed away. Still trying to wrap my mind around. She was so
    Kindhearted and caring I love you Aunt Debbie and will forever miss you.🥲

  • Thinking of you with deep and sincere sympathy and kind thoughts, wish you peace at this difficult time her family.
    I am very grateful to Debbie I work with her.

  • Sincerest sympathies to the family!! Debbie was a kind and loving soul with a beautiful smile. Many past memories of good times. Will surely be missed. Franko and Cindy Oakman

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Debbie was a pleasure to work with.

  • I’m so sorry for your family’s loss, may God bless and comfort you all.