OBITUARY

Deborah Kirchner Harkins

May 15, 1951October 4, 2021

A visitation for Debbie will be held Monday, October 11, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home, 8801 Mansfield Road, Shreveport, Louisiana 71108, followed by a Celebration of Life at 1:00 PM. Elder James Monk will be officiating. Honoring the family as pallbearers are Ken Kirchner, Thomas Harkins, Richard Harkins, Adam Traylor, Roger Suiter and Kyle Tauzin.

Debbie was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 4, 2021 in the comfort of her own home. Debbie was born in Kinder, LA in 1951, and moved to Shreveport after graduating from Northwestern State University with a degree in music. She later pursued her degree in nursing and spent most of her career at the VA Hospital. Her amazing love and dedication to her patients was awarded with Nurse of the year awards multiple times during her nurse manager career.

Debbie had many hobbies and activities she loved. She was always up for a round of golf, darts, and even pool. Most of her weekends involved shopping, working in her craft room, reading, and surrounding herself with her children and grandchildren. She was full of fun, glowing smiles, and the most amazing laugh. Debbie was preceded in death by her parents, Ruby Louise Kirchner and Kenneth Earl Kirchner.

Left to cherish her memory include her husband, John Harkins Jr.; her brother, Kenneth Hugh Kirchner; her four children, Chris Pratt (Sam), Kim Lemoine (Shawn Wiese), Thomas Harkins (Megan), Richard Harkins (Nicole Francipane) and 11 grandkids, Finn, Jade, Liam, Dixie, Kaylie, Colton, Jolie, Joseph, Brendon, Christian and Hunter.

Debbie had an unconditional love for all animals. One of the greatest joys was to see her face light up whenever dogs were present. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana, https://www.hsnwla.com.

  • FAMILY

  • John Harkins Jr., Husband
  • Chris Pratt (Sam), Son
  • Kim Lemoine (Shawn Wiese), Daughter
  • Thomas Harkins (Megan), Son
  • Richard Harkins (Nicole Francipane), Son
  • Kenneth Hugh Kirchner, Brother
  • Finn, Grandchild
  • Jade, Grandchild
  • Liam, Grandchild
  • Dixie, Grandchild
  • Kaylie, Grandchild
  • Colton, Grandchild
  • Jollie, Grandchild
  • Joseph, Grandchild
  • Brendon, Grandchild
  • Christian, Grandchild
  • Hunter, Grandchild
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ken Kirchner
  • Thomas Harkins
  • Richard Harkins
  • Adam Traylor
  • Roger Suiter
  • Kyle Tauzin

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 11, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Monday, October 11, 2021

Memories

Deborah Kirchner Harkins

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Cheryl White

October 9, 2021

Debbie and I met in 7th grade and were fast friends. We shared so much together and had so much fun. I feel so blessed that , just a few days before she left for Heaven, we reminded each other how much love we had. I will carry her memory in my heart forever…

Tina Briones

October 9, 2021

Debbie was my dearest friend. Words cannot express the loss felt at this time. What a blessing to have known her, loved her and in turn love her family. You all are constantly in my thoughts and prayers.

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