Deborah Sharon Harris

July 20, 1950January 10, 2019

Deborah Sharon Harris, 68, passed away on January 10, 2019 in Jacksonville, FL. Deborah was born on July 20, 1950 to the late, Jack and Frances Swartz in Brooklyn, NY.

Deborah was an active member of the Jacksonville Jewish Center. She loved spending time with family and friends, as well as working side by side with her husband, Dr. Alan J. Harris. Deborah was a loving and attentive wife, mother, and grandmother.

Deborah is survived by her loving husband, Dr. Alan J. Harris; son, Matthew Harris; daughters, Melissa Zee and Heather Fingerer; grandchildren, Kayla Fingerer, Gabriella Fingerer, Ethan Fingerer, Amelia Zee, and Sabrina Zee; and brother, Darry Swartz.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 13, 2019 in Evergreen Cemetery (New Center), located at 43rd and Liberty Street, Jacksonville, FL 32206

Memorial Contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 at or The American Heart Association, PO Box 840692 Dallas, TX 75284 at

Arrangements by HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME OF MANDARIN, 11801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223. (904) 288-0025.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, January 13, 2019

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Mimi Hooton

January 14, 2019

I met Debbie twelve years ago as she was walking by the Chanel counter. If you had the opportunity to meet her once you would have never forgotten her. The world has loss such a vibrant and cheerful person. What a loss to our local community in Jacksonville, FL. She was always one step ahead to make sure that things were done properly. She was a fantastic packer as she traveled extensively and taught me new ways to pack. Her New York accent suited her so well and I love it as I could hear her voice and knew exactly where she was.

I know she loved her family very much because she talked about them always with a warm heart. I remember her telling me about keeping her son's dog and I know she loved it. She was just that kind of person. What a laugh she had and her eyes always twinkled. She was taken too soon for all of us to know.

As mentioned before in another memory post she was an excellent party planner!! Above all she always wore liquid black eyeliner with just a small flick to complete her stunning look.

I just found out Saturday evening while I was driving and tears started to flow. My prayers go out to her family as I know that she loved each and everyone of you so dearly. My deepest condolences.

Ashley and Sharon Fields

January 11, 2019

Debbie was very sweet and funny. She was the consummate party planner whether it be a Bar Mitzvah or Weddings! Debbie will be missed by all who were lucky enough to meet her.