Eleanor Mae Deschamps

August 1, 1957 - December 14, 2021
Eleanor Mae Deschamps

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On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, Eleanor Mae Deschamps of Wilmington passed away peacefully at the age of 64 surrounded by loved ones.

Eleanor was born on August 1, 1957 in Colonie, NY and was the daughter of the late George Christiansen and Lois Lansing (Dewitt). She led a successful career in the photography industry as a Regional Vice President of Olan Mills Portrait Studios. During her retirement years she was an entrepreneur who owned a bar and restaurant in the Wilmington community.  She enjoyed spoiling her beloved Maltipoo “Myla” and was passionate about cooking, gardening, music, dancing and traveling. Eleanor valued time with family and friends above all and frequently hosted many special events and gatherings.

After a courageous battle with COVID-19 she is now at peace and will be lovingly remembered by her husband and best friend of 32 years, Joel.

She is also survived by her beloved children, Eric Nous (Julie), Amanda Hunter (Jen), Kori Deschamps, and Brian Deschamps (Jenna); five grandchildren, Victor Nous (Audrey), Ava Nous, William Hunter, Addison Hunter, and Grady Deschamps; and one great grandchild, Evelyn Nous; two sisters, Kelly Audino (Tony), Patricia Sanchez (Mike); one brother, Keith Lansing and sister in-law Lanie Lansing, and brother in-law James Deschamps. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews as well as close friends.

Remembered are her parents and a brother, Daniel Lansing who preceded her in death.

Visitation for Family and Friends will begin at 6 pm Wednesday, December 22, 2021 and her Celebration of Life Ceremony will begin at 7pm at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

The service will also be live streamed below for those that are unable to attend




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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

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  • December 22, 2021
    Katrin Armstrong says:
    My condolences to Joel and all the family. So many memories and so much she taught me at OM. All my love. Kathy

  • January 04, 2022
    Alicia Forbes says:
    I am so sorry for your loss, and so shocked to see this!!! My condolences Mr. Joel and the rest of the family.

  • December 28, 2021
    Mario and Kim Gabriel says:
    Our condolences to Joel, Lanie and the family. Our thoughts are with you during this sad time.

  • December 27, 2021
    Jamie Schnell(Sohtz)/Olan Mills says:
    My deepest condolences. She was confident and business savvy and taught us all so much. May the strength she had in life embrace you in the upcoming days.

  • December 25, 2021
    Stephanie Peebles says:
    Dearest Joel and Family; We’re so saddened to hear of your loss. Heaven has gained an Angel. What a beautiful legacy she leaves and a blessed life you both lived together; evident of the many lives you both touched. Know that we love you and will continue to pray and lift up your family. Thank you for your many years of friendship. Lovingly, Stephanie and Theo Peebles Nashville, TN