Debra Jean DeRosa

SPRINGFIELD — Debra Jean DeRosa, 60, of Springfield, passed away Friday, December 18, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

She was born March 21, 1955, the daughter of Kermit Eugene and Dorothy (G.) Justice in Centralia, Illinois.  She married picture-pubRonald F. DeRosa on December 1, 1973 in Centralia.  He survives in Springfield.

In addition to her husband, Ron, survivors include her daughters Amy Russell of Springfield and Cara DeRosa and husband Dr. Sherif Moussa of Richmond, Virginia; son Ronald “RJ” DeRosa and wife Amy of Milliken, Colorado; grandchildren Emma, Alexandria, Sophia, Yousef, and Jackson; brothers Mike Justice and wife Deanne of Plymoth, Indiana, and David Justice of Centralia; and sister Toni Justice of St. Louis.

She was preceded in death by both of her parents and brother Ricky Justice.

Debra loved her family dearly.  She treasured the time spent with them and especially her grandchildren.

Services for Debra will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Centralia with Pastor Adam Herald officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia and one hour prior to the services on Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen (Breast Cancer Awareness)  P.O. Box 650309 Dallas, TX.  75265-0309.

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