Deborah Nowell Miller

Born on June 8, 1950 in Dallas, Texas
Departed February 13, 2023 in Palm Bay, Florida

Deborah Nowell Miller (Drew), 72, passed away Monday, February 13, 2023, at William Childs Hospice House of Palm Bay. She was born on June 8, 1950, to John Herbert Drew and Beauton Mary Thompson in Dallas, Texas. A longtime resident of Brevard County Florida, she graduated Melbourne High School in 1968. She was an amazing mother who put herself through Nursing school at Brevard Community College while raising her two children. She worked selflessly to help others as a Nurse for over 20 years at Holmes Regional Medical Center. She was always there to help her family in times of need. She loved to read, travel, and play golf. In her later years, she enjoyed playing games on her tablet.

Deborah is survived by her 2 children, son, John Selph (Cynthia) and daughter, Jennifer Hanner all of Lancaster, SC; her 5 grandchildren, Amanda Selph of Dunnellon, Florida, Hailey Williams of Memphis, TN, Alyssa Black of Knoxville, TN, Caitlin Carter of Tampa, FL, and Nicholas Selph of Columbia, SC; her nephew David Beaver (Amy) of Gainesville, FL; and her longtime partner Jeff Pollock of Palm Bay, FL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister Pamela Drew.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, March 18, 2023, at 10AM at Brownlie and Maxwell Funeral Home. There will be a reception at Hampton Inn, Palm Bay at 1 PM with light oeuvres and drinks.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to SPCA of Brevard County to honor Debby’s love for animals

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Lloyd Behrendt from Palm Bay FL wrote on March 13, 2023:
one of the first people I met after moving bck here in 1960. Pam was in my class, and I used to walk down and catch the bus with her...RIP to you both: brains, looks, and bearing....Condolences to the family, Lloyd Behrendt, MHS '66, UF '70
Nancy Davis from Collierville wrote on February 26, 2023:
She was a very sweet and kind person. She dearly loved her family. I’m so sorry for this loss.
Celaine from Palm Bay wrote on February 25, 2023:
I met Deb in 1994. We had an instant connection. Deb, my best friend will live in my heart for the rest of my life. We talked every night. We played games together all the time. She was my life line in the past couple of months. I miss her beyond anyone's imagination. I know she will watch over me. My heart hurts for her family.
Bernadette Pusatere wrote on February 24, 2023:
Debbie was my preceptor when I first started working at HRMC. She was a wonderful friend. Always willing to lend a caring ear and helpful advice. I am so thankful I got to see her I've last time in January. May her sweet memories help heal your broken hearts

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