DEBORAH FAYE MACLEOD, 68, of Fayetteville, N.C., formerly of Huntington and known as Deborah Faye Parsons, passed away Friday, October 8, at Cape Fear Valley Hospital in Fayetteville, N.C. A Celebration of Life service will be conducted on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at noon at Chapman’s Mortuary. Deborah was born in Huntington, on April 9, 1953, a daughter of the late Esther Magdalene Byrd Parsons and the late Edgar Otis Parsons. She was a Huntington East High School graduate, a graduate of St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Huntington, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree as a Registered Nurse from the University of Charleston in Charleston, W.Va. Deborah’s military career started as an enlisted Soldier in the 302nd Field Hospital in Huntington, where she served during Operation Desert Storm. Later she became an Officer in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and eventually retired after 20 years of military service at Fort Bragg, N.C., but continued to serve the military community where she worked in the Soldier Recovery Unit at Womack Army Hospital as a civilian nurse for the Department of Defense. Deborah lived a life of service not only to her nation but also to those that needed her support within the community. Her greatest passion was the welfare of the Soldiers that were under her care. Deborah was preceded in death by three brothers, Bruce Allen Parsons, Billy Ray Parsons, Edgar “Henry” Lee Parsons; and one sister, Vicky Dianne Billups. She is survived by her two sons, Brett Aaron Ryan and Christopher Scott Parsons; three granddaughters, Mia Lee White, Carla Maria Parsons and Christina Elizabeth Parsons; and one great-grandchild, Layla Lee White. She is also survived by one sister and two brothers, Wilma Jean Clark, Danny Lester Parsons and Garland “Skip” Buffington Parsons; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and hundreds of friends — all considered family.

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