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 04, 2020
    Kathleen Ryan says:
    I'm so sorry for your loss I knew Debbie from being with her at Verizon Wireless great person she will be missed

  • February 04, 2020
    Janet Evans Farrior says:
    I loved Debbie so much! Her smile was incredible and her love for her Jennifer was massive. I was blessed to have Jennifer in my Kindergarten class and Debbie was my gradeparent! She was too young to leave us but Heaven has a new angel! Love to her family!

  • February 04, 2020
    SUSAN None OCAMPO says:
    Debbie was a kind soul she will be missed very much I have many fond memories working with Debbie . Her family will be in our prayers

  • February 04, 2020
    Ken Thomas says:
    A loving soul who had the pleasure of working with at Verizon for many years always a kind word my thoughts and prayers are with her family

  • February 04, 2020
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