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Debora Diane Royal

Debora Diane Royal
  • December 22, 1957 - March 16, 2020
  • North Charleston, South Carolina

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“I will remember Debbie's happy, loving spirit. She always put others before herself and went out of her way to help someone in need or simply to...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Karyn McCubbin - Odenton, MD

“Debbie it has been a week since you went on ahead of us to be with God and all our other loved ones in heaven. We miss you tons but know you are...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara Jackson - Tega Cay, SC

“Debbie always had a wonderful attitude, a positive outlook and took such great care of the team that worked with her and for her - she knew them and...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Brian Snodgrass - Falls Church, VA

“Debbie, I was blessed to have you in my life for 62 years. We're friends as well as sisters. She was the second in a family of seven children. God...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Darlene Blount - North Charleston, SC

“Debbie brought a remarkable spirit of calm, sweetness and sunshine with her always. She was so warm and personable that anyone who met her was sure...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Keith Thurston - Falls Church, VA

“I am so sad to hear that our wonderful Debbie is no longer spreading her personal gift of joy throughout the world. I have never worked with anyone...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Susan Gerhard - Springfield, VA

“Debbie was one of the sweetest and most considerate people I have ever met. We are all better from having known her. My heart and prayers go out to...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Keith Wade - Coworker

“I only knew Debbie through telephone and email contact, and then only for a short time. None-the-less, I can honestly say that she was one of the...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Sean O'Brien - Coworker

“Debbie was my co-worker and friend. We were the Chicken Run Buddies. For years, we would always go to Polo Rico to pick up chicken lunches for the...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Carmela Giambalvo - VA - Coworker

“Always a Smile and sweet words no matter what. She was truly the nicest person ever!!. May a little piece of her great spirit be with us all. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Melinda Pickering - MD - Coworker

“We love you so much ma, and this world isn't the same without you. You're like the lighthouse that brings all of our ships together in the dark and...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Trisa Royal-Salgado - SC

“Truly one of the most beautiful spirited person I've ever known. I often wondered if she ever had a bad day. Her smile was consistent and her...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: LaShawne Jackson - Clinton, MD

“Marion and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Debbie touched so many lives that her legacy will be forever etched by her time with us. May these...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Michele Heffner - GAITHERSBURG, MD


Debora Diane Royal, 62 of North Charleston, SC, wife of Marion Albert Royal, passed on into eternal salvation with God on Monday, March 16, 2020. In consideration of the health of all, a private family service will be held this Saturday at the J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Northwoods Chapel with interment following at the Dorchester Memory Gardens in Summerville SC.

Debora was born December 22, 1957 in Saltville, Virginia, daughter of the late Tibeth W. Collins and the late Lavelle O'Quinn Collins.

Debbie had a successful career as a Program Manager of Human Resources. She was the type of person that everyone automatically loved. She loved the outdoors and took thousands of pictures of flowers, no matter how insignificant, because she loved them all. She enjoyed a wonderful marriage with Marion for 35 years and a life of happiness with her family and friends. She was fond of saying It's all good even when it wasn't because of her faith in Jesus and her confidence that the Lord has all things under control at all times. We will miss her for as long as we live but we are comforted knowing that she is now in the presence of the Lord and with her family and friends who have preceded her.

Debbie is survived by her husband, Marion; daughter, Trisa Royal-Salgado; two sons, Anthony Royal of Richmond VA and Christopher Royal of Charleston, SC. She also has four sisters: Darlene Blount of Charleston, Barbara Jackson of Tega Cay, SC, Dora Guidry and Jackie Kelly both of Charleston, SC; and two brothers, Todd Collins of New Caste, VA and David Collins of Charleston. Debbie also deeply loved her Royal side of the family. They include Clyde Royal, Dee Medlin, Pamela Lee and the late Betty Hartkopf. She was the beloved Aunt Debbie of many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Memorials may be made to Debbie's favorite charity, the Lupus Foundation of America, 2000 L Street NW Ste. 140, Washington, DC, 20036-4916 www.lupus.org http://www.lupus.org/.

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