Deborah Jean Taggart

September 18, 1952April 13, 2019

In loving memory of Deborah Jean Taggart. Devoted wife of the late John Clark Taggart, Jr. Beloved, mother, grandmother, sister, girlfriend, and friend.

Debbie was born is Westfield, MA, but grew up in Syracuse, NY. At age 19, she married John Clark Taggart, Jr.

Debbie provided her husband, children, son-in-law, and grandson with 40 years of combined military service support and devotion.

Debbie was always in search of ways to give back to her community by coordinating Toys For Tots annually, and by dedicating upwards of 15 years to Keller Williams Coastal Virginia and it’s associates.

She never met a stranger and always welcomed family and friends with a hug, a hot pot of coffee, or a cold beer. She had a laugh that was contagious, a smile that was warming, a wicked sense of humor, and a heart as big as the sun.

Debbie didn’t want a formal service, and requested a party instead. If she were here today, she’d surely look around and say, “Oh, Jesus Christ. Would you look at all these people? Do you think there’s enough food?”

She will be missed, but never forgotten.


20 April

Celebration of Life

3:00 pm

Taggart Home

4905 Preakness Way
Virginia Beach, VA


Deborah Jean Taggart

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Kathleen Wright

April 15, 2019

When I think of Debbie I always see her smiling and laughing. I met her while working at Picture Parts sometime around 1987 or so - maybe earlier. Clark had been away overseas and was returning home very soon after I met her. John and Brandy were young and I told Debbie I would hang out with them since Clark was coming home. That was the beginning of our friendship - not only with Debbie, but with the whole family. Debbie, Brandy, and I took a trip to upstate NY - flew to Albany, drove to Schenectady where Clark was from, then on to Syracuse where Debbie was from. We had so much fun!! Who wouldn't have a blast while hanging out with Debbie:) We went out with Debbie's brother, Chuck, in his work van - riding in the back with whatever equipment was in there, making a seat where we could. It was on this trip that we learned about Maddy:) Debbie and I did not keep in touch through the years, but she is and will always be special to me. Having met her, especially when I did, was pivotal in life. I was barely 20 when I met Debbie and I am 52 now. Rest in peace my friend. You are and always will be beautiful inside and out. Your amazing children are testament to how awesome you are!!