Deborah Jean Wisman

June 20, 2013 

Deborah Jean Wisman, 61, of Raleigh, NC died on Tuesday, June18th.

Debi is survived by her loving husband, Ronald Wisman, of Raleigh, NC; two amazing sons, Michael (Shannon) Santos, of Mebane, NC and US Army SFC Thomas (Christine) Wisman, of Colorado. Debi was the proud grandmother of Dylan Santos and her “to be here soon” grandson Hunter Wisman.

Debi was born and raised in San Francisco, CA to the late Grace and Ira Dixon. She worked for many years at Bank of America (Merced and Visalia, CA) and also Longs Drug Stores as a Pharmacy Technician. Debi and Ron were members of Kaweah Delta Hospital Heritage Club, and well respected members of the community. In August 2006, Debi and Ron moved to Raleigh, NC from Visalia, CA to be closer to their grandson.

Debi had a vibrant personality and a smile that could light up a room. She loved being outside in the sun and just seeing people happy. She touched so many lives and she will be greatly missed.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the Mausoleum Chapel at Raleigh Memorial Park, 7501 Glenwood Ave. Raleigh, NC 27612. Arrangements handled by Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Ave. Raleigh, NC 27612.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the JDRF, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004 or to Duke Neurology, Alumni & Development Records, Duke University, Box 90581, Durham, NC 27708-0581.

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