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Deborah Warren Sanders

October 12, 1950 ~ May 04, 2024

Deborah Warren Sanders, 73, Vero Beach, Florida.

Debbie went home to be with her Heavenly Father on May 4, 2024.

She was born October 12, 1950, in Ft. Pierce, Florida to Helen and Duke Warren. She loved and adored her big sister Kay. Their childhood was filled with love and many special memories growing up in Ft. Pierce. Once Debbie completed high school she went on to graduate from Sullins College in Bristol, TN.

While she was not a “Florida Gator,” her husband Keith graduated from University of Florida, and her father (Dukie Gator) was an accoladed letterman on the Gator football team. Debbie was an ardent Gator Fan her entire life.

She met her husband Keith in 1975 while vacationing with her sister Kay’s family in Wolf Laurel, NC, where Keith was a successful land developer. They spent many happy years living in Wolf Laurel, where Debbie managed the ski and golf pro shops for the resort. They later moved to Vero Beach, where Debbie managed the Moorings Golf Shop. On July 1st of this year, they would have celebrated 47 years of marriage.

Debbie excelled as a talented artist and interior designer on the Treasure Coast until she was diagnosed with Leukemia. She loved working with her wonderful clients and had an incredible eye for fabrics and colors, and was known for her unique shell art and creating several of the iconic shell designed turtles that can be found throughout Vero.

She was an active member of First Methodist Church of Vero Beach and was strong in her faith.

She was a loyal patriot, and as we hear The Blue Angels gracing our city, we cannot help but remember whenever Debbie heard Lee Greenwood sing “God Bless The USA”, she would stand up, put her hand over her heart, and sing right along with him!

She was a fun and loving friend, always the life of the party and will be missed by many with fond and wonderful memories. She fought a long, hard and brave battle with Leukemia. She was a true fighter in every sense of the word!

Debbie is survived by her husband Keith A. Sanders, Vero Beach, FL, his daughter Triston V. Sanders, Amelia Island, FL, his son Hunter B. Sanders, Orlando, FL, sister Kay Warren Brown, Vero Beach, FL, nieces Allison Jones, Nashville, TN and Molly (Jim) Catino, Nashville, TN, great nephew Dylan T. Jones, Nashville, TN, great nieces Katy Catino and Kelly Catino, Nashville, TN. Debbie is also survived by her favorite Uncle, Dan Holloway and family in Albany, GA and Penelope Sanders, her adorable Havanese dog.

Debbie was predeceased by her loving parents Helen and Duke Warren and her precious son Jason Sanders.

The family will be having a private celebration of her life.

Debbie’s family would like to thank the staff of Florida Cancer Center at Indian River, Cleveland Clinic Indian River Medical Center, and VNA Hospice House. A special “Thank You” for all of the prayers and love from her friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation in Debbie’s memory made to VNA Hospice House of Indian River County Florida, 901 37th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

Condolences may be shared with the family on this tribute page.


Linda Ruding

May 6, 2024, 8:47 pm

Keith and Kay
Keeping you all in my heart and prayers at this sad time. Debbie was a bright and beautiful soul!
I know our Lord and Savior has said to her “Well done, my good and faithful servant”
She will be missed
Linda R

Vicki Fairley Johnson

May 11, 2024, 3:27 pm

Keith so sorry for your love. My prayers are with you and your family.

Frank Golden

May 12, 2024, 2:02 am

Keith, My prayers go out to you in this difficult time. Frank

Charlotte Ann Bates

May 12, 2024, 3:29 pm

I was so sad to hear the news of Debbie passing. She was such a talented, beautiful and wonderful lady! I really enjoyed all the time we spent together! I will miss her laugh and big smile. Debbie taught me so much about design! Fabrics, colors and of course shell art. She and Keith were so very nice to the newcomer from Oklahoma. They opened their home and made me feel special! God really opened the golden gate for the lady that opened her heart to so many. I will miss Debbie. However, I will take the memory of all her goodness with me!
In Gods Arms

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