Obituary of Debbie Joyce Mathews
Debbie Joyce Mathews, 65, passed away on July 27, 2020, at her home in Ocklawaha. She was born September 23, 1954, in Miami Florida, the daughter of Lester R. Houghton and Sara Joyce Bryant Mullis, and Stepdaughter of Mary (Polly) Houghton. Debbie loved adventure, enjoyed fishing, music, cooking and had a deep love and affection for animals. She was never without a four-legged friend or two by her side. Debbie was a medical professional who worked as an LPN in Orlando, FL. She married, Peter Ross Mathews on October 11, 1993 and celebrated 26 years of marriage. She was preceded in Death by her parents.
She is survived by are her beloved husband Peter R. Mathews, Brian Ross Mathews, Kayla Joyce Mathews, sisters Eleanor Clayton and Marion Chandler, Stepsisters Brenda McMillen, Connie Sue Allen, Uncle and Aunt Jim and Betty Wagner, Aunt Evelyn Wright, cousins Laura Perry, Jimmy Wagner, Terri Brown, Polly Houghton and many nieces and nephews. She was loved by many and will be missed by all.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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