Deborah Willis West

Deborah Willis West, 69, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2022.  She was a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina and had been a resident of Carrollton, Virginia for the last 15 years.  Deborah was an educator for the City of Newport News School System and retired after 38 years of service.  She was a member of Hilton Presbyterian Church.

Deborah is survived by her husband of 50 years, Tommy West; son, Stuart West (Lauren); grandson, Levi West; sisters, Anita Roberts (Jeanne) and Susan Healy (Dale); brother, Larry Drake (Nieta); and brother-in-aw, Donald West (Jacque).
Services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.


  1. Jennie Alexander

    Sending my deepest sympathy to the family for such a loss…truly enjoyed reconnecting with deb and talking about so many of our life’s connections…she was a gem and will be missed by all..

  2. Merry

    I had the privilege and pleasure of working with Debbie at Booker T. Washington Middle School. She had the greatest sense of humor and if you needed a pick-me-up, you could rely on her to brighten your day. She had a great relationship with her students and instilled in them the love of science and particularly marine science. She will be missed!

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