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In Memory of

Debra Jean Kerkes

March 29, 1955 - March 25, 2015

Obituary


Debra "Debbie" Jean (Lawson) Kerkes, 3/29/55-3/25/15
Debra passed away unexpectedly from complications due to a prolonged illness. Debbie is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Dr. Michael J. Kerkes and her devoted son, Michael J. Kerkes II of Orlando, FL; parents Peggy and Frank Collins, of Orlando, FL and Jenny Lawson of Eaton, IN; as well as siblings, Linda Thompson of Clermont, FL, Robert Lawson, of Orlando, FL, and Tammy (Mike) Baker of Daleville, IN. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday 3/31/15 at 3pm at St. Luke's Methodist Church. Debbie...

Debra "Debbie" Jean (Lawson) Kerkes, 3/29/55-3/25/15
Debra passed away unexpectedly from complications due to a prolonged illness. Debbie is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Dr. Michael J. Kerkes and her devoted son, Michael J. Kerkes II of Orlando, FL; parents Peggy and Frank Collins, of Orlando, FL and Jenny Lawson of Eaton, IN; as well as siblings, Linda Thompson of Clermont, FL, Robert Lawson, of Orlando, FL, and Tammy (Mike) Baker of Daleville, IN. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday 3/31/15 at 3pm at St. Luke's Methodist Church. Debbie was born 3/29/55 in Anderson, IN. Her father, Robert Lawson was a career Navy and Debra travel extensively. She graduated Anderson Senior High School and received her Nursing Degree from Indiana University. She and Michael met at Wishard Hospital (Indianapolis). After Michael's family practice residency, the couple moved to Orlando, Florida. Michael J. Kerkes II was born May 1989, and Debra embraced her role as mother. She worked intermittently in Nursing, but the past several years worked in Donor Advocacy at One Blood, Blood Bank in Orlando, FL. Debra loved dogs, reading, and spending time at the beach, but her greatest joy was visiting family and friends. In addition to above, Debra is survived by her nieces, Summer Thompson (Johnny) Wood of Clermont, FL and Autumn Thompson (Carlos) Solis; great nephews, Blake Daniel Wallace, of Anderson, IN and Gavin Lane Wood, of Clermont, FL; great niece, Savannah Cox; numerous members of her extended family, and innumerable friends. Debbie will be cherished by those who lives she touched and lovingly remembered always.



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