Deborah L. Plotts

March 1, 1955August 6, 2013
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Deborah L. Plotts (Pridgen) of Killeen, TX, formerly of Newton, NJ "Debbie" passed peacefully at home in Killeen, TX surrounded by her family after a 3-year battle with cancer on August 6, 2013.

Survived by her husband of 39 years, James R. Plotts, Sr. of Killeen, TX, formerly of Newton, NJ; twin sons, James R. Plotts, Jr. and his wife, Faleula, of Killeen, TX and Daryl W. Plotts of Killeen, TX, formerly of Edison, NJ; her mother, Eileen Lovegrove (Sinn), and her husband, Charles, of Gulf Breeze, FL; her father, Robert C. Pridgen, and his wife, Carol, of Cape Coral, FL; brothers, Robert J. Pridgen and his wife, Gayle, of Stanhope, NJ; and J. Randee Pridgen and his wife, Mia, of Medford, NJ. Predeceased by grandaughter, Madison Marie Plotts, and grandparents, Edward and Hilda Sinn; and Willie and Tempe Pridgen. Also survived by four grandchildren; six nieces and nephews; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Born on March 1, 1955 in Dover, NJ, Debbie grew up in the Berkshire Valley section of Roxbury Township. She attended Roxbury Township school system having graduated from Roxbury High School in 1973. Debbie prided herself in her career as a bus driver that spanned nearly 35 years. Debbie retired in 2011 from Randolph Board of Education after 16 years of proudly driving Bus No. 94. Debbie was hard working, dependable and a dedicated employee. In addition to driving her school bus, she served as second hand to owners of two catering companies. She had many friends and enjoyed annual visits to Cape May with her gal pals. Always up for a trip, Debbie enjoyed spending time with family in different states and loved to shop. She was a member and officer of Northwest Jersey Mothers of Multiples for over 30 years.

There will be a memorial service at First Memorial Presbyterian Church, 51 West Blackwell Street, Dover, NJ at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2013. Burial will be private. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Carol G. Simon Cancer Center; First Memorial Presbyterian Church, Dover, NJ; or Hospice of Bell County Texas.


  • Visitation Saturday, August 10, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 10, 2013

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September 5, 2013

To Debbie's family,
I was saddened to see this in the paper today. I knew Debbie probably a good 25 years ago. We were in the Mothers of Multiples club together in Newton and I enjoyed her company so much, I recognized her name immediately. You have my deepest condolences on your loss. Know that she and all of you will be in my prayers. God Bless, Donna Mappa

September 4, 2013

To the Plotts and Pridgen Families,
It was a privilege for me to care for Debbie in her final days. Opportunities such as this don't present themselves very often in life, and I am glad to have embraced it. It was an experience I will hold in my heart forever.
Love to all, Gayle

August 29, 2013

jimmy, so sorry to hear of the loss of a beautiful lady. just thinking of you guys and some great memories...dave degroat

Doug Manser

August 21, 2013

My prayers and thoughts go out to the family, I have many wonderful memories of Debbie when we were growing up together in Lower Berkshire valley. Always had a great sense of humor and even though we lost touch many years ago she was impossible to forget

Patty/Chip/Sean/Jason/Amanda Ogden

August 16, 2013

Dear Jim, James, Daryl and family,

We were so sorry to hear about Debbie. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Les Hendershot

August 15, 2013

James, Thoughts and prayers to you, the boys and your family. So sorry for your lose. We had some great times together.

August 15, 2013

Jimmy and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. Paul, Deb & Trevor Havens

August 15, 2013

Jimmy and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

Ted an Robin Mathews

August 14, 2013

Jim I'm so very sorry for u and the family our thoughts an prayers are with all love too all

Jim we are so very sorry are thoughts and prayers are with all

Uncle Bob & Aunt Barb Plotts

August 14, 2013

Jimmy, James and Daryl, we are so very sorry to here of deb"s passing we will miss her and keep the many memories that we have of you both close to our heart. Love You All