Deborah Anne Smith Horne

April 27, 1975 - May 8, 2019
Deborah Anne Smith Horne

Deborah Anne Smith Horne, 44, of Charlotte and formerly of Wilmington, died Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

Born April 27, 1975, in Midland, MI. the daughter of Douglas Dale Smith and Karen Ann Compton Smith, longtime residents of Wilmington, Debbie was a 1993 Graduate of New Hanover High school and attended NCSU and UNCW. Preceding her in death were paternal grandparents Cecil and Harriett Smith; maternal grandparents Frank and Ann Compton.

In addition to her parents Doug and Karen Smith, also surviving are son James Michael Compton Horne of Wilmington and daughter Kristin Delores Horne and wife Kirstin Martinez of Charleston, SC, sister Lisa Gregory and husband Quint of Catonsville, MD., and father of her children James M. Horne of Wilmington. She loved her children and family.

Following a private service, the family will receive friends 4 to 6 pm Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the home of Karen and Doug Smith.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Debbie’s memory may be made to a Cape Fear Garden Club, Beautification Endowment Fund, NC Community Foundation 1213 Culbreth Drive Wilmington, NC 28405.

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  • August 13, 2022
    Dale Murphy says:
    Always a sweet and positive person. Wish I had known sooner that she passed. 💗

  • May 10, 2019
    Roxanne and Jim Thompson says:
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • May 12, 2019
    Belinda Ingraham says:
    It's so hard for me right now to even Express my feelings. Debbie was one of the sweetest best friends I ever had ♡ She always was happy. We always talked about getting together especially with the next reunion coming up:( I'm sorry I live in NY and never got to see you again :( I love you so much and will miss you:( ♡

  • May 11, 2019
    Dennis and Bren Reisch says:
    Doug and Karen, Bren and I send our deepest sympathies to you in the sudden loss of your daughter. There are no words that can comfort you other than knowing that she’s in the hands of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You both are in our prayers.

  • May 11, 2019
    Shirley Rhyne and Larry Vacek says:
    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.