Deborah W Hackley

August 20, 1950October 26, 2019

Deborah Ann Hackley, nee White, 69, October 26, 2019, Jacksonville, Florida. Debbie passed away after a long struggle with health issues. She was born in 1950, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Jacksonville. She attended Lovegrove Elementary, Englewood High School, and Florida State University. After earning a Bachelor's Degree in Social Services, Debbie followed in her mother's footsteps, working for many years as a social worker in programs focusing on assisting battered women and abused children. As a child, Debbie suffered from severe scoliosis, or curvature of the spine. As a child, she had a primitive surgery that fused her spine to a steel rod. The resulting pain and continued curvature of her spine was a source of pain throughout her life. Debbie became disabled later in life, and forced to leave work. She fought a long battle with the pain from scoliosis, and had several unfortunate automobile accidents that left her with multiple broken bones and additional pain that never seemed to leave her. Debbie leaves a son, John Herchig (Tabitha), three grandchildren, Ian, Leah, and Savannah, all living near Augusta, Georgia. John recently retired as a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy, and Ian is currently advancing in rank, also in the Navy. Leah has entered college, and Savannah is in Middle School. Debbie is also survived by her brother, William P. White III (Judy), and her sister, Virginia Allison (White) Forsyth. Debbie was predeceased in 1978 by her father, William P. White, Jr., who served in the Navy from 1931 to 1945, and left as a Chief Petty Officer, and in 1986 by her mother, Ida Virginia White, who served during WWII as a member of the WAVES, and left the service as a Lieutenant JG. Debbie requested that there be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Debbie's honor can be made to the Jacksonville Humane Society.


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Wanda Keller

November 1, 2019

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