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Eldolphus Holmes Jr

Deb, I remember when we met attending Emma Love Hardee Elementary, we shared alot of laughs and good times together and formed a bond that was never broken. Fly high my friend, you will be missed......

Kati Peavey and Brett Hirst

We loved Aunt Debbie and we are sending Rachel and the rest of Debbie's family our love and hugs. We hadn't been able to see Debbie to due life's circumstances, but I had been planning to go see her. So sad. Much love

Aunt Elaine

Am so sorry that we’ve lost my kind and beautiful neice , Debbie. Such a wonderful lady. Prayers for Rachel and Neal. She will live on in our heart’s.

Kim Jensen

I have so many wonderful memories with the most memorable ones being the laughter between the two of us. So many happy times that i will always treasure in my heart!

David Douglas

We had a brief friendship but always a pleasure to be around, loving lady I will miss at our gatherings throughout the year.

Kevin Drake

Neal, I'm so sorry for your loss. While I did not know Debbie, you and my dad were great friends for many years. So, on behalf of dad, Vernon N. Drake, and the entire Drake family, we offer our sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these difficult days. May God grant you His grace and His peace.

Cindy

Sweet beautiful friend and cousin.. you will be greatly missed..

RUGRAT

DEBBIE(BRAT)..I WILL MISS YOU ORE THEN YOU KNOW. YOU HELPED ME WHEN I NEEDED IT. I ALSO REMEMBER TEACHING YOU TO WAITRESS AND YOU WERE A SMASH AT IT..JUMP ON THSE CLOUDS WITH YOUR SON AND MOTHER..I WILL SEE YOU SOME DAY..XOXOX

Vanessa Taylor

She saved me when no one else would I believe I have her and God to thank for saving me and me becoming the woman I am today is because of her and Rachel I will always love you miss .Debbie and I'll never forget you until we meet again on heaven I love you

Deborah "Debbie" Cecelia Hirst

2022-09-07

Deborah “Debbie” Cecelia Hirst, passed September 7, 2022 after a long and difficult fight for life. This tough lady battled a succession of several serious illnesses. Now, she has peace from the indescribable pain that she suffered.

Deborah was born March 7, 1965, at the Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville. Her family moved to Fernandina in 1970 where she attended school. She had experiences from BurbankTrawl Makers to becoming a phlebotomist. She learned the art of painting from a lady who was a professional painter of Historic homes. The art involved restoration painting of old homes. Deborah worked the last few years painting the restorations as well as the building of some new homes that fit in with the historic Old Town Fernandina. Her boss was a wonderful person who became a real friend to both Deborah and her daughter, Rachel Pittman.

Deborah and Rachel lived together. They were fortunate to have neighbors who were wonderful to each other. This gave her father and mother comfort in the way they all were able to enjoy each other.
Deborah leaves a daughter, Rachel Deenell Pittman and father, Neal Hirst. Her loss of her son, Travis and most recently her mother, Dee Hirst makes this probably the most painful for Rachel and Neal.

Debbie has touched the souls of so many people and animals. From a young age she has had the ability to nurture injured animals of all kinds, and over time has used that nurturing ability to help others in need. She was a wonderful daughter, devoted friend, and an amazing mother. She will be mourned by so many, but most importantly she will be remembered for how truly an amazing woman she was. Everyone will rejoice in the knowledge that they were so very fortunate enough to have known her.

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