Debra S. McBride, age 61, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 3, 2018, at Community Hospital in Munster. She was born October 16, 1957, in Gary to Lois and Mildred L. (Martin) McBride who preceded her in death. She was a 1976 graduate of West Side High School and held an MBA from DeVry University. She worked in the Gary banking system for 25 years. For the past 14 years, she served as a director in the financial aid department and as an adjunct faculty member at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. Debra truly loved her work helping students. She is survived by her brothers and sisters, Alvin (Loretha) McBride and Reginald McBride of Gary; sisters Veronica Smith of Roseville, MN, and Annette McBride, of Woodbury, MN as well as many nieces, nephews and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Family, friends, and others whose lives Debra touched are invited to the Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1301 W. 21st Avenue, Gary, on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. to cherish her memory and celebrate her life.