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“My heartfelt condolences go out to Debbie's family. Debbie was a genuinely kind and warm lady who truly gave of herself selflessly. She will be...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Patti Dowdell - Ellicott City, MD

“Debbie was such a kind and gentle person. I will miss her smile as we pass each other in the hallway. Her persistence to the end is an inspiration....Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Michelle Appel - Glen Burnie, MD

“Debbie, oh my, we never met as others have said but I appreciated your spirit and your kindness. At the end, you talked freely of your illness as a...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Psyche Williams-Forson - MD

“I never met Debbie in person, but I talked about her often to grad students in my School, saying there's an angel in the Registrar's office named...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Stephanie Bergwall - College Park, MD

“My condolences to Debbie's family. We always talked about kids and grandkids when we ran into each other. We didn't talk nearly as often as we used...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Josie Scenna - New Market, MD

“Debbie: I want to extend my condolences to your family especially your husband, daughter and son. I remember when you always tell me you are going...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Fatima Bangura - College Park, MD

“My condolences to Debbie's family. I worked with Debbie at the end of each semester on a graduation report. I really looked forward to our semester...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Jody Heckman-Bose - Glenn Dale, MD

“My heart goes out to Debbie's Family. She was such a bright spot to the University in so many ways. We would meet, catch up, and laugh over the...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Sandy Davis - Rockville, MD

“My condolences and sympathy to Debbie's family, friends, and co-workers. Debbie was an inspiration and a gentle, caring person. I am very glad to...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Denise Abu-Laban - MD

“I will always remember Debbie's bright and helpful spirit. Her gentle way made everything alright. She'll be missed terribly. My thoughts and...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: LAURA NICHOLS - ROCKVILLE, MD

“Dear family,I don't know how express my love for Debbie, wonderful, helpful always with affectation.I miss your smile and the presence here at the...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Pandian - college park, MD

“Even though we never got to see each other much, I knew I could always count on Debbie to give the information I needed, even if it had nothing to do...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Cliffornia Howard - College Park, MD

“Debbie: You are now resting in the Lord--rest from the agony and tireless pains you endured. You were such an incredible and amazing person, filled...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Sandy Toussaint - College Park, MD

“You fulfilled your purpose in life and the University of Maryland was blessed by your presence. My condolences to the family. Hold on to those fond...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Deborah Reid Bryant - MD

“Debbie is one of the kindest people I have met in my life. She was filled with knowledge and was always willing to share it with others; a wonderful...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Tammy Hendershot - College Park, MD

“Debbie,What wonderful memories of you. Your life has really been unique. I've learned so much from you, just in the way you lived. You were an...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Alverda McCoy - College Park, MD

“Debbie you have a very beautiful family. You were blessed with children, great grandchildren, husband, sisters, Emily's husband and other relatives...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Toyin Oguntolu - College Park, MD

“My Dear Friend Debbie P. I miss you so much, our talks on the phone and our many lunches together. Rest in Peace my friend. Heaven received a...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Debbie Jenkins - Laurel, MD

“Debbie was such an amazing person. I remember when I first started my job and UMCP - whenever I had a question - no matter what it was about -...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Carol Gorham - College Park, MD

“Curtis, I was so sad to hear of the passing of Debbie but am happy that you and Debbie had 40 years together and raised two precious children...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Laura Carlyle - Yadkinville, NC

Deborah Jean Perkins Pruett, a resident of Jessup, MD, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, at the age of 61. Deborah was born on January 13, 1951 in Greenville, NC and is the daughter of Hilda (DeMent) Perkins and the late John T. Perkins.

Deborah is survived by her beloved husband of 40 years, Curtis K. Pruett of Jessup, MD; loving daughter and her husband, Emily and Father Richard Armstrong of Powell, TN; devoted son, Brian Pruett of Jessup, MD; cherished grandchildren, Catherine, Nicholas, Alexander, Teresa, Elizabeth, Anna and Gregory Armstrong of Powell, TN; three dear sisters, Evelyn O'Connor (Michael Sr.), Melissa Caudle (Larry) and Jonny Sue Perkins-Snyder (Don).

A Memorial Service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at the West Chapel, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. A funeral service will be held at Noon on Friday, December 28, 2012 at Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.

Debbie was passionate about love of family and driven to help others everywhere in a friendly, compassionate manner. Her coworkers at the University of Maryland universally agree that she never had anything bad to say or a complaint to share in more than ten years of assisting students.

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