Deborah D. Duke Davis
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DAVIS , Deborah D. Duke On July 15, 2011, Deborah Digges DUKE Davis beloved wife of the late Robert McLean Davis, Jr.; dear mother of Robert McL. Davis, III and Emilie Taylor Davis; devoted sister of Muffy Rollins, Polly Duke and Betsy Barnett. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Celebration will be held at the family-owned MITCHELL-WIEDEFELD FUNERALHOME INC. 6500 York Rd (at Overbrook) on Wednesday, 10AM afterwhich the family will receive friends until noon. Please omit flowers. Memorials in her name may be made to Womens Housing Coalition, 119 East 25th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

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Published in Baltimore Sun on Jul. 19, 2011.
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July 24, 2011
Debbie and I were roommates for a year in college. I will always remember her as a determined spirit who very much wanted to work in the magazine industry. Her perseverance paid off: she got a job at Madamoiselle Magazine. Even though I tranferred out of that college, we continued our friendship. Whenever I was in New York I called her. She always made time to see me. Our lives touched briefly again when she and her family moved to Baltimore for a few years where she became very involved in the Junior League. She was greatly into big projects. After they moved to Philly, our contact was sporadic, and as so often happens, we lost touch. But Debbie was a wonderful woman who I believe met the difficult challenges that life handed her with consistent grace and humility. The Many testaments at her funeral indicated that she was a woman of peace, generosity, ability and friendship. May she reach the ultimate peace.
Lawrie Deering
July 20, 2011
Debbie's Manhattanville Buddies
Debbie was a classmate of my wife, Ellen Collins-Boyce and Lawrie Deering-Delosky at Manhattanville College. I met her for the first time at her wedding to Bob in the late 1970's when she was finishing up her tenure at a women's magazine in NYC. She was all smiles on that day.
A few months later we spent the evening with Bob and Debbie at Albert and Lawrie's condo off Reisertown Rd and the Beltway. Debbie brought dessert: Coffee Buttercrunch Pie. Delectable! Maybe this was the start to her honing her skills as the baker at the Jenkins House? Debbie gave Ellen her reference: Maida Heatter's Book of Great Desserts. Ellen bought the book (and the others by Maida) and we've had great desserts in our 32 years of marriage. Whenever we have chocolate buttercrunch pie, I always think of Debbie.
Don Boyce
July 20, 2011
Kathleen Conway
July 20, 2011
To the family of Debbie;
I am so sorry for your loss and I know she is in a better place. We were together at Tio Pepe's with Baltimore Foodies. May she rest in peace.
Judith Knight
July 19, 2011
Dee Dee was a wonderful person to work with at the Franciscan Center, she will truly be missed

Robert Longo, SFO
July 19, 2011
I had the honor to work with DeeDee at the Franciscan Center. Her quiet spirit always spoke volumes to us. Her commitment to the work she was involved in can never be matched. As Scripture says, "well done good and faithful servant!"
Michael Parker
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