Debra Rene Slade
On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, Debra Renee Slade passed away suddenly at the age of 57. Debra is survived by her sisters Wanda Chisholm and Tracey Pearson (Joe), her brothers, Jeffrey Johnson (Yvette), Brian Johnson (Gloria) and Robert Pearson (Christine), her nieces and nephews, Richard (Christy), Wayne, Kyleha, Orianna, Daniel, Yasmin, Jaden, Sheyla, and Gianna. Debra was preceded in death by her mother Jean Dorsett, father Daniel Pearson, stepfather Alfred Dorsett Jr. and sister, Aileen Pearson. Debra also leaves behind a host of family and friends who misses her dearly.
Debra was born on February 6, 1963, at Queens General Hospital in Queens, New York to Daniel and Jean Pearson. Debra attended school in Roosevelt, New York, and could do the math as well as any mathematician. She worked as a waitress at Denny’s and as a Home Health Aide. Debra married Leon Slade in Inwood, New York but was later widowed.
Debra lived life to the fullest and always looked out for her loved ones. She had an uncanny ability to reach people in a deep and positive way. Many family and friends considered Debra as their second mom. She was caring, nurturing, and always attentive to the needs of others. She took Ratosha Florence under her wing, insisted she call her mom, and had a very loving mother/daughter relationship.
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