Deborah Renee Brice was born on January 20, 1958, to the late Clarence and Armenta Heard in Pittsburgh, PA. She peacefully departed her earthly life on October 20, 2020. Deborah, passionately known as Debbie or Debbie Heard to many was raised in the East Liberty neighborhood where she attended Larimer Elementary School. Being a child of the sixties Debbie enjoyed playing Jacks, jump rope and kick ball. She was very competitive and would let you know when she was the winner. Debbie later joined the community majorette group, the El-Crenettes where her talents excelled. She went to Westinghouse High School and once again was an outstanding Westinghouse majorette. At graduation Debbie was recognized as the most popular girl in her class, and that popularity followed her throughout her life. Debbie matriculated to West Virginia State College and received a BA in Criminal Justice. While there she liked bowling and playing cards, Bid Whist particularly. Debbie was also a college majorette. She returned home and began her career at Mellon Bank until later accepting employment with the Wilkinsburg-Penn Joint Water Authority where she remained until her retirement 32 years later. Debbie’s family church was Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church, she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior as a young child. Debbie enjoyed serving in the Cordial ministry. In 1991 Debbie wed her husband Dwight “Stephen” Brice, someone she’d known for many years. To this union one child was born, Amber Monique. Amber became a main focal point of Debbie’s life and she often had stories to share about something they did. One of these stories shared by Amber is how they spent many Saturday’s together, starting their day early on at the hairdresser. It was no surprise that one of Debbie’s first friendships when she relocated to GA was a hair stylist. Debbie leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Dwight, daughter Amber, and too many nieces, nephews, one great niece and nephew, several cousins, Godchildren and friends to name. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Clarence Heard and one sister, Gloria Watkins.
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