Deborah Jean Fry McQuiniff

May 13, 2019
Deborah Jean Fry McQuiniff, age 60, of Tampa, Florida unexpectedly passed away on May 13, 2019. She was born on September 12, 1958 in Tampa, Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents Alland G. Fry Sr. and Luella Ruth Fry (VanBrocklin), and her sister Mary Jane (Fry) Bowers and Gloria (Fry) Babione.

She is survived by her husband Ronald L. McQuiniff and her siblings: sisters Harriet (Fry) Forkhamer, Barbara (Fry) Broyles, Nancy (Fry) Mace, Kathryn (Fry) Ellison, and Marjorie (Fry) Newton; and brothers Alland G. Fry Jr., Thomas Fry Sr., Theodore Fry, and Edward Fry. She is also survived by many cousins, nephews, and nieces who adored and loved her.

Deborah was a devoted and loving wife, sister, aunt, and friend. She worked as a teacher’s aide who served and loved some very special students at Seminole Heights Elementary for Hillsborough County Public Schools. Deborah was the center of “fun” wherever she went. She was bright, funny, and very caring. Her love and concern for her family and friends was boundless. Everybody wanted to spend time with “Aunt Deb.” As the biblical meaning of her name indicates, she was the queen “bee”.

Deborah was born and raised as a member of Tampa First Church of the Nazarene. Jesus Christ was her savior whom she loved, and she frequently lifted her family and friends in prayer.

We had to say “goodbye” much too soon, definitely a wound that will take time to heal. However, God has promised, for those that belong to Him, we will meet the “bee” again someday. We take comfort in the Lord and lean on Him. Thank you Debbie for bringing joy to our lives!

The family will receive friends this Saturday, May 18th from 1- 2 PM at Tampa First Church of the Nazarene, 5902 N. Himes Avenue, Tampa Florida. Funeral service will follow at 2 pm.

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