Debbie A. Agnello

August 4, 1951September 14, 2011

Debbie A. Agnello, 60, went to be with the Lord on September 14, 2011. She was born on August 4, 1951 in Key West, Florida, the daughter of Ralph and Julia Young. Debbie loved being out on the water in the boat, soaking up the sun, especially at her summer home in North Carolina. She was a member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church and a sales representative for Unisource. Debbie was preceded in death by her mother, Julia C. Young, sister, JoAnn Brown and son, Kevin Agnello. Debbie was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend who will be deeply missed.

Left to cherish her memory is her beloved husband and best friend of 42 years, Richard A. Agnello; son, Bryan and wife Jenna of Norfolk; father, Ralph Young of Norfolk; granddaughter, Jenna and daughter-in-law, Melissa Agnello of Chesapeake; brother-in-law, Robert Brown; niece and nephew, Ryan and Loren Brown and numerous other loving family and friends.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 18, 2011 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM in Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, 601, N. Witchduck Road in Virginia Beach, 23462. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 19, 2011 at 12:00 Noon officiated by Monsignor William Pitt, in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 5345 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park in Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Knights of Columbus, 5351 Virginia Beach Blvd., Va. Beach, VA 23462 in Debbie’s name.


  • Visitation Sunday, September 18, 2011
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, September 19, 2011

Debbie A. Agnello

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Scott Na

March 14, 2012

It is so devastating to find out about
Debbie's passing. Richard, my heart goes out to you. I know none of you but had been doing research and found about Debbie's passing. Such a difficult time especially losing a son (Kevin) just months prior. Richard, you are in my thoughts as well as the other children and grandchildren.

Rachel Jernigan

October 13, 2011

Dearest Debbie, We had something very special.You were the best friend I ever had.I think of you day and night. I wish we had met a long time ago. I could have known you my whole life and it wouldn't have been long enough. You definitely took apart of me with you. I'm so thankful that we had the Birthday party for you. You were so happy, and everyone that meant anything to you from Carolina was there to help you celebrate your happy day. I love to think of your beautiful smile, and bubbly laugh. You were such a classy lady. I mean it when I say, some day I hope to be half the woman you were. You are definitely one to use as an example to live by. Jack asks about you allot, especially at night when it is time to say Prayers. He always asks where's aunt Debbie? I say to him "she's in heaven with the angles". He gets so sad and even cry's sometimes and say's "let's go get her mommy". I want to go get you so bad. I miss you, Thank you for being such an important person in my life, as well as in my family's life. We love you. Rachel Jernigan and Family

Barry Slaughter

October 10, 2011

I have known Debbie and Richard for more than 30 years. Prior to working for Unisource, Debbie was the best administrative assistant I have ever had and I always knew her exceptional skills and talents would take her far in life and they did. Beyond her fabulous organization skills, she was one of the most wonderful people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She was a kind and gracious lady. Her dedication and loyalty were inspirational. She was the best wife, mother, daughter and grandmother any family could ever have. She was simply the best and she will be greatly missed by untold numbers of family, neighbors and friends.

October 5, 2011

Dear sweetheart, GOD saw you getting tired and a cure was not meant to be, so GOD wrapped his arms around you and whispered "Debbie come to me" With tearful eyes your Father, Bryan and I watched you as we saw you pass away. Although we LOVED "YOU" deeply, we could not make you stay. Your heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest, GOD broke our hearts to prove to us, HE only takes the BEST!

Jeanne Miller

October 4, 2011

I am a Customer Service Rep at Unisource in Jacksonville FL.I never met Debbie in person but I talked to her nearly every day.I miss her voice and her kind words.
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with her family as you go through this most difficult time.

September 26, 2011

Debbie, my "Life" partner of 42 years. Little did I know tht morning God was going to call your name. In life I loved you dearly, in death I do the same.
It broke my heart to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of me went with you the day GOD called you home.
You left me peaceful memories, your love is still my guide, and though I cannot see you, you will always be by my side.
Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but GOD calls us one by one as he did Kevin 8 months ago, the chain will link again.

Your very best friend, your life partner of 42 years,

Richard xxxxxoooo

Su;voa Nery-Strickland

September 24, 2011

To the Agnello Family,

My deepest and most sincere condolences.

I am a friend from many years ago and just found out about Debbie's passing.

It sounds as if she stayed the beautiful spirit I knew when we were all much younger and carefree...

Richard, It's been a long time, but I will never forget all the fun and laughs you and Debbie brought into our lives...cherished memories for sure.

Sylvia Nery-Strickland

September 22, 2011

I will sincerely miss having partnered with Debbie by being one of her customers here at Old Dominion University, Norfolk Va. Building [Webb Center]. Fot years she was faithful and provided us with profesional service. Please accept my condelences Richard and the Family, " May "GOD " bless each one.

Samuel Jones and staff (ODU)

September 21, 2011

Richard and Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are nearby, if you need us!!!
Dave, Sue, Andrew and Jeremy

September 21, 2011

We are going to miss her each and every day. She was a strong women, wife, mother and grandmother. She is with her beloved son, Kevin and her sister, Joanne. It does comfort our hearts a little knowing Kevin has his mother again. It is still so shocking that she is gone but we are here for you.

Melissa and Jenna Agnello