Debra Elizabeth Lowman
August 7, 1966 – December 3, 2018
Debra Elizabeth Lowman, 52, of Tucker, Georgia ended her well-fought 10 year battle with breast cancer on December 3rd at the Augusta University Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia.
Debra was born on August 7th 1966 in Passaic, New Jersey to Kenneth and Ernestina (Lugo) Lowman. She grew up in Lincoln Park, New Jersey and Acton, Massachusetts, graduating from Acton-Boxboro Regional High school in 1984. Debra was an incredibly gifted artist and pursued her passion for creating amazing art by graduating from the University of Massachusetts in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Computer Graphics, and later pursuing a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a focus on Computer Animation. Debra put her talents to work at Turner Broadcasting network, earning an Emmy in 1997 for her virtual set design for TNT Pro Football Tonight and TNT inside the NBA. She earned a second Emmy in 2002 for her work on Swamp Theater Open. More recently, Debra was employed by Epic Tech as an animator.
Debra is survived by her husband Scott and sons Jake and Henry Melchionda of Tucker, Georgia; parents Ken and Tina Lowman of Centerville, Massachusetts; sister Karen Lowman and her husband Michael Burke, and niece and nephew Eden and Liam Burke of Easthampton, Massachusetts. Debra will also be missed by her dear friend Bryan Beck of Buford, Georgia, with whom she shared many happy moments over the past three years. Debra also leaves behind her two cats Mavis and Midge, whom she loved dearly.
Debra had an enormous love of nature and the outdoors. She took regular trips to the paper-mill ruins at Sope Creek and the shores of Cape Cod, Massachusetts and Holden Beach, North Carolina where she enjoyed the natural scenery and drew inspiration for her art. Masterfully rendered, her fantastical depictions of mythical beings in stunning, natural settings characterized her body of work. In recent years, she traveled to to Norway, Iceland, and Greenland with her sons and Bryan, places she had wanted to visit her entire life. The family invites you to see and appreciate her amazing gift by visiting her online gallery at DeviantArt.com under the artist name CeruleanVii.
A memorial service to remember Debra’s life is planned for Monday, December 10th at 2:00 pm at the Floral Hills Funeral home in Tucker, Ga. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations in Debra’s name to Bat Conservation International or Breastcancer.org.
- Scott Melchionda, Husband
- Bryan Beck, Special Friend
- Jake Melchionda, Son
- Henry Melchionda, Son
- Karen (Michael Burke) Lowman, Sister
- Visitation Monday, December 10, 2018
- Memorial Service Monday, December 10, 2018
- Reception Monday, December 10, 2018
Debra Elizabeth Lowman
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December 10, 2018
Our deepest sympathies to family and friends for the loss of Debra. A beautiful person in heart and spirit, a great artist and friend to our friend Brian. It was such an honor and privilege to meet her. She will be missed greatly.
Nick and Kim D'Allen
December 10, 2018
I have wonderful childhood memories of Debbie. We lived 2 houses away from each other in Lincoln Park, NJ. We would always play together, as well as her sister, Karen, my sisters and other kids in our neighborhood. We were best friends and had great adventures playing in the woods and going on escapades. I remember Debbie as an avid reader. She always looked forward to having my older sister, Glenys, babysit her and Karen, as Glenys would always draw art with Debbie and Karen. Debbie moved to Massachusetts in the summer prior to 6th grade. It was a difficult time for myself as we were so attached. For a while, we wrote letters to each other. After all these years, I have never forgotten my childhood best friend and all the fun we had together. I will always treasure those memories. My condolences to her family and friends. Liselle Salamon
December 7, 2018
My condolences to her parents and family; I met Debbie when she was 2 years old, she was playing outside and my daughter Liselle too, she brought my daughter to her house and Debbies mother asked my daughter, do you speak spanish, my daughter answered no, but my mom does,her mother came and meet me and until this day we are good friends. My husband and Debbies father became friends too,. The girls continue to grow,and Debbie and my daughter became best friends,until at 6th grade Debbie and her fa. moved to Mass., We all were sad, but continue to visit whenever possible. The girls went to college, married and Tinas parents and I continue with our friendship, My husband, and I continue to visit and always received us with open arms,but Debbie left me a legacy my friendship with her parents. Thank you Debbie and RIP love Lucy