Deborah Register Willis

April 23, 1956 - January 30, 2020
Deborah Register Willis

Deborah Register Willis, age 63 of Leland, NC passed away Thursday, January 30, 2020 at her home.

She was born in Kinston, NC on April 23, 1956 to Harry Harold Register and Sylvia Phillips Register.

Deborah was a graduate of Ayden-Grifton High School Class of 1974. She attended Cape Fear Community College and was a graduate of UNC-W. She had a love for teaching and had taught at Cape Fear Community College until her retirement last year. Deborah was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She had a big heart for everyone, and was always caring for others and their needs.

Deborah is survived by her husband, Dr. Cecil Willis; one daughter, Jennifer Nash Booth and husband Jason; two grandchildren, Aaron and Emily Booth; brother, Michael Register and sister Sandra Register; and her precious shih tzu dog, “Daisy”.

Celebration of Life memorial ceremony will be 5 pm Wednesday February 5,2020 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Visitation and reception will follow with light refreshments.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099.

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  • February 03, 2020
    Robin Harts lit a candle:
    Lit since February 3, 2020 at 2:50:00 PM

  • February 09, 2020
    Claudia Arno Bernet says:
    To the family of Deb Willis, I had the pleasure of working with Deb at Verizon. She had such a wonderful smile. Please accept my sincerest condolences during this difficult time.

  • February 08, 2020
    Melissa Kilpatrick says:
    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Debbie was a former colleague of mine at Verizon and she was such a warm and wonderful lady! Always quick to offer a hug or a kind word, and with that amazing smile! May the Lord bless you all with comfort and peace.

  • February 07, 2020
    Ann Rotchford says:
    Thinking of you and your family Cecil.

  • February 05, 2020
    Dave Edwards says:
    I’m saddened to hear about the loss of Debbie. I worked with her at Verizon for many years and she always had me laughing. Such a kind soul. I pray for healing and comfort for her family.