Deborah D. Vazquez

Deborah D. Vazquez, age 58, passed away at her home on November 22, 2019. Born in Parsons, WV, she was the daughter of the late Avanell Lenora Sturm and Donald Eugene Black. She worked as a waitress among various other jobs throughout her life. Deborah was an incredibly social and friendly person, often stopping to talk with strangers during her daily travels. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren, whom she adored.

Deborah is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Daniela and Oscar Alonso; her son, Michael Ortiz; her grandchildren, Caitlin Mayberry, Michael Ortiz Jr., Andrew Ortiz, Alana Ortiz, and Theo Alonso; and many sisters, brothers, cousins, and extended family.

A visitation will be held on Monday, December 2nd, 2019 from 2 P.M. to 3 P.M. at the Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808, with funeral services beginning at 3 P.M. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mealey Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 2866 to assist with funeral costs.


Submitted by Alex on
My sincere condolences to the Vazquez family on the loss of your loved one. May Jehovah God be a refuge and strength in your time of sorrow.(Psalms 46:1)

Submitted by Ginny Pierce-Almony on
I'm so sorry and heartbroken to hear of Debbie's passing. I'd saw her about a year ago at Guilday's and had planned on getting together but couldn't get our times coordinated. We had known each other for 37 years and she truly loved life and everyone in her life. May God give each of you peace and comfort during this difficult time. RIP Debbie, you're pain free my friend, until we meet again.

Submitted by Silvia Ortiz on
I truly thought this day would never come. I prayed this day never to come. You are truly missed and loved. I know you are with your mom dancing with the angels but that doesn’t make missing you any easier. I will miss our long talks and your positive energy. 15 years of knowing you just wasn’t enough. I love you always and forever! Your daughter, Silvia Ortiz