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Deborah Diane Royal


Sunrise: May 14, 1955

Sunset: July 3, 2019

On July 3, 2019, our beloved Deborah Diane Royal of Providence Rhode Island affectionately known as “Debbie” made her eternal transition to her heavenly home.  As she transitioned, Debbie was surrounded by her darling daughter Starr, the holy scriptures and the songs of the Lord. Debbie flew peacefully into the arms of Jesus.

Left behind to cherish her memory are her loving parents, Bishop Moses L. Davis Sr, Minister Evangeline M. Davis of Norfolk Virginia, her devoted daughter Starr Royal- Burrell, son in love Romando Burrell and the joy of her life, granddaughter Roma Diane Burrell of Chicago IL,  bonus daughter, Annalisa Iannone of Palau Italy, devoted and loving life partner, Joseph A. DiNitto “Joey” of Providence RI, siblings, Dr. Dee Davis White  (Ronald) Moses Davis Jr, Daphne D Zanders (Joseph) Angela A. Billings (Ronnie) Crystal L. Murphy ( Kyle Anthony Murphy preceded Debbie in death), Virginia L. Brown (Jeff) a host of nieces, nephews cherished family and friends.

Debbie grew up in Norfolk, VA and spent a life filled with travels and adventure. Living and working abroad for twelve years, she raised an incredible daughter while having an extensive career in the government as a liaison and cultural specialist. Upon her return to the Untied States, Debbie used her savvy business skills in management and became a leader in the beauty industry.

Debbie enjoyed classical and Italian music. She was also an amazing cook and entertainer. Her adventurous spirit lead her to do everything from repelling the mountains of Aviemore Scotland to skiing in Garmisch Germany. Debbie was a joy to everyone that met and worked with her. When you think of Debbie, reflect on this; “Debbie loved life!”

As we mourn her, let us also remain comforted that Debbie’s spirit and legacy will live on through her family and those who knew and love her.

Service Friday, July 12, 2019 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel

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    Renee Littlejohn says

    Prayers to the Family ??????

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      Jonathan "Butch" Garrett says

      Uncle Moses, I know the thought of losing someone dear to you is never easy, but may you take comfort in knowing that you are surrounded by people that love and care for Deborah and her family and yours as well. Deborah will be terribly missed. She was loved by all and will be cherished in our memories forever. Pamela and I (Butch) sends our prayers and condolences to you and the rest of the family. We love you all, keep God’s strength and love strong within your hearts always.

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    Gabe says

    Sending love and prayers to the entire family. Debbie was an amazing person and she will forever be missed.

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    Cathy Hubbard Johnson says

    To Mrs. Daphne Zanders and Family! I send my heartfelt condolences as we pause in humble submission to God’s plan. May you always rest in the beautiful memories of Deborah in days to come. Know that she is now resting on the arms of the Angels until we all shall meet again around the throne of our Heavenly Father!
    Cathy Johnson (former co-worker)

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    Ellen Harris says

    Uncle Moses, Aunt Van & Family
    Our hearts are still aching, but God will see us through.
    I will miss her beautiful smile and sense of humor. A Mother, Daughter, Aunt & Grandmother and fashion diva and much more. Lived life to the fullest.
    Rest in Heaven cuz,

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