Deborah Bennett Gravitt

December 8, 2009
Deborah Bennett Gravitt


Deborah Bennett Gravitt, 57 of Wilmington passed away December 8, 2009 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

She was preceded in death by her father Newton L. Spaulding, and a brother Richard L. Spaulding.

Debbie is survived by her mother Claudia Barnes, husband Wayne Gravitt, son Barry Bennett and wife Nicole, daughter Sharon Long and husband Chad, 3 grandchildren Dylan, Austin and Hayden.

She was a hairdresser for over 42 years, and will be missed by all.

Graveside service will be 2:00 PM, Friday, December 11, 2009 at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401

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  • December 10, 2009
    April Foytik says:
    Wayne,I can't even begin to express my sorrow for you. My first memory of Debbie I was 4 she use to babysit me and skeeter and I was standing in a chair on 106 Maupin Ave. singing to music with her. We had hairbrushes as our microphones and I had her leggings on my head to make me look like I had long hair. It still makes me smile when I remember it. Debbie gave me my first haircut. She always knew just the latest style when I was a pre-teen and teen to make me look like I fit in with all the other girls. Debbie did my hair for my wedding, she made me feel like a princess that day. Debbie came to our house every thanksgiving and christmas...it would not have been the holidays without her. She was so much more than just my cousin. I will miss her smile and her laugh always. My thoughts and prayers are with you. April

  • December 08, 2009
    Joe Hines says:
    With sympathy I want you to know how sorry I am for your loss. May God's love be with you at this time of sorrow. Your in my prayers and my thoughts.

  • December 08, 2009
    Ed Woodby says:
    Wayne, My heart is broken for you. I know that our whole family's hearts are broken also. Debbie's smile in her photo is the way I have seen her my whole life. We shared many laughs, many smiles, and cried some too growing up. Debbie used to babysit April and I. Once she took us to a movie with her, her boyfriend, and Barry (who was 3 years old). Right in the middle of the Sound of Music, Barry woke up, looked around, and LOUDLY said, "Archie, I'm ready to go." I'll never forget the look on her face! That will always make me laugh. Debbie cut my hair the first time I decided to change my hairstyle. It was drastically different and while she was cutting it, I was worried about how it would look. It looked really good. She made all the worry go away, and again, she put a smile on my face. I will miss her laugh and smile, but the memories I have will live on. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Skeeter