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M. Deborah Beris

Born July 8, 1955

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.

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  • Debbie will be missed here at Navient; her energy cheered me up on more than one occasion and I know she is at peace. Rest in peace Debbie.

  • Deb was such a beautiful person.
    May you rest in peace!
    God Bless!

  • I got to know Deb through work. She was put on the same team with me in November. We started eating lunch together every day and became good friends. We had so may good times together, many good conversations and lots of laughs! She knew everyone that worked with us. If she saw someone she didn’t, she would get up from where she sat and go talk to them. She loved people! Such a smart lady, so loving and giving. Talked all the time about her children and grand kids, loved them so muchn! She had all their pictures hung up at her desk. She was so proud of all of them and so excited that another one was on the way!

    Deb was a great person, always doing for others. If she found out you liked something, she would get it for you. Very kind and thoughtful.

    It seemed like she had a lot of challenges at home and that made me very sad…

    I can’t begin to tell you how much I miss her…she was so sick all the time. Last Thursday and Friday she went home sick..never thought she wouldn’t come back…

    When I realized she didn’t call work to say she wouldn’t be in, I knew something was wrong, very wrong..

    I just want you as her family, to remember the wonderful person she was. She was taken from us too soon but isn’t suffering anymore, but instead resting in peace…

    I miss you Deb, you touched my heart in so may ways and your friendship was a gift. You will forever be my friend…

    Rest in peace my dear friend…

  • To the children I would like to thank you for sharing your mother with us. She was very kind and would do anything for anyone. she talked about her grandkids all the time how much she loved them. I have worked with her for some years now. Even though my heart is heavy that I will not see her every day or get the chance to speak to her it brings me joy to know we will see each other again and her pain is gone God has called another good one home. To the family I know your hearts are heavy but joy will come in the morning. I close with these two verses and hope it bring some comfort.

    The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit (Psalm 34:18)

    “Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you (John 16:22.)

  • To my Deb.

    Thank you for all that you have done for me and our sacred love will not diminish.

    Deborah you will never leave me until my heart stops.

    Rest in peace my love, I will be ok.

    Your loving husband!
    Jon.

  • My heart goes out to her family. She will be truly missed and was a dear coworker.

  • I’m thankful for the time I had spent with Deb over the years. My children enjoyed her company, as did I. She was a very thoughtful woman and brought joy to many. Deb would often suprise my children with small gifts and trinkets. She always liked to be behind the camera, capturing others moments. Rest peacefully Deb, you are no longer in pain. You will be missed.

  • Deb was a wonderful woman, I was glad to have known her. She was the best sister in law! I know she loved her family and I was glad to be able to meet some of her kids and grandkids. I always looked forwards to Our visits in the summer. Rest in peace Deb!

  • I love and miss you so much.

  • My darling Deb,

    On this anniversary day I want to say:

    I love you as much today as I did the day we married. I celebrate you and our life and in that celebration you still live as well in my heart and soul. We are still one.

    I am for ever grateful for your love, caring and support that has gotten me healthy.

    I am doing great and it is because of you.

    Your loving husband!
    Jon Bailey.

  • To my loving Deborah who was and is still a glowing and loving light in my heart and guiding my soul. I miss you so much but I keep you close to my heart and soul as you always were.

    Delaware actually thanked me and gave me a coin for our work along with a slight tap on the wrist. Those who wished us ill were proven the fools. I can see you smiling about that.

    Today I carry on with cultural healing and life and just started capitol plant care to bring knowledge and service to those who need it. You would be proud and it is all in our name.

    You are as always are the most sacred to me. My house is basically a shrine to you. Thank you for all that you have done for me. I just wish you was here in the physical but I believe you smile warmly with pride in what I have done in these two years since your passing.

    I love you dearly,
    Your loving husband,
    Jon Bailey

  • To my loving wife.

    It has been 3 years and I miss and love you just as powerfully.

    Thank you for everything and it makes my heart smile and shine with the belief you are in the light of god!

    Your loving Husband,
    Jon Bailey

  • Another year goes by and I miss you as strong as ever but I am happy that your suffering is no more. I miss the little things and the big things but most are the everyday nuances that we used to take for granted.

    I am sure the Grandkids are growing strong and happy and your kids are doing as good as believed. I keep on an eye when I can on a few and they seem happy!

    As far as I go. I cherish and celebrate our time together. It is most sacred to me. I am without want and doing outlandishly well even for me. I envision you in the light of god! Thats where I keep you and hope to see you again or to know of the great you are now! I am so thankful and proud to have been part of your life.

    Your loving Husband,
    Jonathan Bailey.

  • My dearest. You were and are the greatest person I have known and to be blessed 20 years with you is the greatest of honors.

    I cherish our life, I cherish and respect you. As I look back on your life I am in awe of you.

    No matter where you are, your beautiful spirit shines with the wonderful energies, caring and loving warmth that is a blessing to those with you.

    You are my most sacred. With love, admiration and respect.

    Your husband.
    Jon Bailey