Deborah “Debi” Jean Vannoy Fields

September 5, 1953 - June 8, 2020

Deborah Jean Vannoy Fields, 66 years old

With her family by her side, Debi Fields, 66, of Zephyrhills, FL, died on June 8, 2020, at the Rucki Hospice House in Zephyrhills, FL after many years of significant health issues. 

Debi was born on September 5, 1953 to Ruth and Daniel Vannoy in Charleston, WV.

Debi was a strong and faithful woman of God.  She devoted her life to serving others and her family.  She was a prayer warrior.  Many came to Debi for her thoughtful and compassionate prayers that she would lift to the Lord.  She had an amazing way of making others feel they were the most important person to her, and she would intercede in prayer for them often.

Debi was a passionately devoted wife, mother, grandmother, friend and so much more.  She and Richard grew up together in the same neighborhood. These longtime friends finally married on July 16, 1971.    They had 2 daughters, Michelle Myers, and Heather Messer.  Nothing pleased Debi more than to be surrounded by her family.  Both daughters blessed Debi and Richard with 4 grandchildren, in which she had a special name for each one.  Ambrielle, “my sweetie”, Alexander, “my little man”, Andrew, “sweet precious boy” & Myia “Na-nah’s girl”.  She loved them more than life itself.

Debi is survived by her husband, Richard Fields in Zephyrhills Fl; her daughters, Michelle Myers (Ronald), & Heather Messer; her mother Ruth Vannoy Serino; her brothers Daniel & Rick Vannoy; and her grandchildren, Ambrielle Myers, Alexander Messer, Andrew Messer & Myia Myers.  In addition, there are many more aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends from around the world.       

A celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020; 1:00 pm at Crossings Community Church, 514 Walden View Drive, Sanford, FL 32771. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a special donation to Helping Hands in Motion,; with anticipation of building a church in honor of Debi.   Should you have questions, please contact Richard at (863)-255-1339.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Loretta Jun 12, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    Debi is a wanderful lady know her for almost 7 years and she loved kids

  2. Betty Tudor Jun 12, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    Our prayers are with you Richard and your family.

  3. Anita Thompson Jun 12, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Debi was a wonderful encourage r ,when my husband.Ed, was going to school to become a pastor she had great advice for me. She was easy to talk to and I enjoyed her company when we could get together. I am so sorry for your pain Richard and your family.
    Debi knew the her Lord and is at peace and rejoicing in her forever home. You are all in my prayers for comfort. peace may your sweet memories and God carry you as you go down this road.

    Much Love

  4. Myrtle Ann Shamblin Jun 12, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    Richard and family,
    I am so sorry for your lose ,but we can be at peace knowing we will all be together with her and your dad and mom.

  5. Ruth Vannoy-Serino Jun 12, 2020 at 11:49 pm

    She is with Jesus and her dad now! Loved her very much as a daughter and friend. Had many good times together . Will see her when He calls me home! Until then …

  6. Terry A Whited Jun 13, 2020 at 7:11 am

    I love U Debi, Richard…good memories of U guys at CDCOG.

  7. Shawn Reese Cherry Jun 13, 2020 at 9:14 am

    Praying for her family and friends. God Bless you all.

  8. Earlene Bailey Babcock Head Jun 13, 2020 at 11:40 am

    So sorry for your loss, Richard, Michelle, and Heather. Our family has enjoyed your friendship through the years and Debi will be greatly missed.

  9. Sandy & Bucky Jun 13, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    Love u Richard we r praying I cant imagine losing ur partner n life. Very devastating. Bucky & I r here. We r so proud of what u & Debbie accomplished with ur ministry.

  10. Norm and Midge Justice Jun 13, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    Richard and family., Debi was a good friend and was always full of ideas to implement programs to benefit Chandler Drive Church of God ‘s children and youth. We had may talks and laughs. Love you guys with all of our hearts. Prayers and comfort as you continue your walk in her absence. Norm and Midge Justice

  11. Patricia Vannoy Brown Jun 13, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Debi, had the most unique sweetness and love in her heart she glowed with the love of Jesus within her. I remember Aunt Ruth and Uncle Daniel bringing her into our homeas a child, I was six years old when she was born, they visited often loved seeing them come with Danny and the Debi. Have so many memories of Debi growing up Years later, We would chat on Faceboo, she would cheer me up when I was down and compliment and cheer me on when we had any special occasion here back home. Will miss Debi I will join her again in our eternal home along with so many others in our beautiful family. Prayers to Richard, Daughters Grandchildren, Aunt Ruth, Danny and Rick. God be with each of you in this time of sorrow.

  12. Melinda Cowin (Mindy Atkinson) Jun 13, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    My friendship with Debi goes back to elementary school. She was a gracious lady and loyal friend. We spent a lovely day together when I lived in Oklahoma. My thoughts and prayers are with Richard and the rest of her family. God be with you till we meet again.

  13. LaLa Ingram Jun 13, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Our condolences to Richard and the family and pray that Debi is at peace. A Celebration of Life will be a nice tribute to Debi. The Fields were lovely neighbors.
    Heartfelt sympathy,

    Tom, Jean and LaLa Ingram

  14. Robert Keith and Amber Williams Jun 13, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    Amber and Robert Kieth are sorry for your Loss. RIP

  15. Margaret Brejwo Jun 14, 2020 at 1:38 am

    I met Debbie when she worked at FNG. She was so kind and loving to me..a stranger. Debbie always thought I was special!

  16. Nicole levy Jun 14, 2020 at 8:13 am

    I will miss you most at christmas you always nicole

  17. VICKIE BALDING SLAUGHTER Jun 14, 2020 at 4:23 pm


  18. Rev. and Mrs. Sherman Critser Jun 14, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    My husband’s and my path crossed Bro. Richard’s many times due to our passion for mission service. The one quality I noticed about Debi was her submission to the Lord’s business in her husband’s life. She was a very generous woman with the man she loved for the sake of her Lord whom she is with for all eternity. You will be missed, dear sister-in-the-Lord.

  19. Lola Teel Jun 14, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Debi was a great friend and I I will miss her

  20. Connie King Jun 14, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Debbie and I have been friends for well over 50 yrs. And although we haven’t seen each other for a long time. Friendship last forever. I will be praying for you Richard and your daughters. For Ruth, Danny and Rick. Love you all.

  21. DC and Shirley Holloway Jun 14, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    We are sorry for your loss of your wife Debi Richard and your mother Michelle and Heather. I remember her as a caring person from our Easton Street neighbor days. Praying Gods comfort over you and all the family.

  22. Gerald Mason Jun 15, 2020 at 11:49 am

    Sorry for your loss Richard. God Bless you and your family.

  23. Michael Overway Jun 15, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Our prayers and gratitude for your and Debi Jean’s faith in serving our Lord!

  24. Tamra Walker Jun 16, 2020 at 3:23 am

    I am sure going to miss you Debi! She was such an amazing unique wonderful beautiful woman. She always knew exactly what to say when life got tough and made me see the good in whatever was going on. I love you Debi!

  25. Ron & Jo Ann Lowe, KINGSPORT, TN. Jun 16, 2020 at 10:16 am

    God bless your wonderful family as you grieve Debi. She loved you and was a devoted wife, mother and follower of Jesus.

  26. Gene & Nancy- lake Wales Jun 24, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Our hearts are saddened to learn of your loss of Debi, please know we are with you-all. Debi was a bright light to us all. We hope this message finds you surrounded by love & compassion during this difficult time.

  27. Gene & Nancy- Lake Wales Jun 24, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Our heart are saddened to learn your loss of Debi, please know we are with you-all. We hope this message finds you surrounded by love and compassion during this difficult time. Debi was a bright light to us all. God Bless

  28. Jessica B. Jun 24, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Debi helper me with my life challenges. She gave me advise, listened and prayed for me. I met her on a plane from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago and she touched my soul in a way I knew I needed to keep in touch with her. May God bless her as she rests in peace. Debi you will forever be missed ❤ You are an amazing woman and I will never forget you. I will always be kind to strangers because of you. I can’t believe you are gone 😢 I will never forget you. Xoxox

  29. Barbara Moss Jun 27, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    So sorry to hear. You and your family are in my prayers.

  30. Paul Voss Jul 26, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Just found out about Sister Fields passing….
    The First church of God family at Gallipolis Ohio is praying for the entire family.
    So grateful for your service to the Kingdom…
    Pastor Paul Voss

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