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  1. Debi was my same age cousin and partner in crime. We had lots of fun as kids when we got together. I am so happy we recently reconnected and am so sad she has left us. Lots of love to her family— she felt so loved right up to the end.

  2. We are sincerely sorry to hear of Debi’s passing. May the peace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the memories of many wonderful times spent with her comfort both her family and friends during this time of loss and on into future days.

  3. You will be missed my sweet friend. I am left with wonderful memories of many years ago yet still fresh in my mind. Love and prayers to Jason, the Grandchildren, family and friends. You will be missed. See you on the other side ❤️

  4. Sorry to hear the loss of Debi. Sending prayers and love to the family during this difficult time.

    Love,

    Joey and Joy Dee

  5. We love you all and we will miss Debbie and her wonderful sense of humor. She had a rough time the last few years and her great family of sisters were there for her. They’ve always been there for us too! ♥️💜We will not be able to attend the services but hope to see you all when we are home. Love, Christel and Ed

  6. It was a pleasure having the opportunity to know Debbie. My sympathy goes out to her family and all those fortunate to know her. She was a fine lady and I enjoyed joking with her. God bless all of you.

  7. Cathy, Johnny, Pam, and all family,
    We are so very sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. Please know our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cherish your many happy memories.
    We pray God’s peace will surround you all and comfort you in the days and moments ahead. You have our deepest sympathy.

  8. Debi and I were close friends since 7th grade. We double dated with our then boyfriends, who became our husbands of decades. We shared Friday night steak dinners, drive in movies, senior prom, as well as, graduation parties. Our friendship continued into our newly married lives, and long after, but, especially during our difficulties securing the titles as momma’s.
    We had hours of treasured gab sessions throughout the years. She was my soul sister!
    Rest peacefully Debi, with your 3 babies in your arms. Until we meet again!

  9. Cathy, Johnny, Pam and the rest of your family, I extend my most sincern sympathy to your family. You have always been there for me and my mother, I cherish our forever friendship. May God give you strength to endure your pain and sorrow during this time. Love always, Margarette

  10. My heart goes out to Debi and her wonderful family. I will truly miss Debi’s laughter, smile and humor. She always reminded me that she was the first Debi Boyle. Take care my friend and cousin.

  11. love and prayers for comfort for you all. One of the hardest things is to lose a sibbling🌹 may God comfort you all and know we all grieve with you.

  12. To Debi’s family, My deepest condolences on the loss of your sister, mother and grandmother. My heart goes out to you. We were neighbors in Va. Beach. Our Mom’s would chat at the back fence while us kids played. Rest In Peace, Debi.

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Deborah Boyle Johnston

February 14, 2022

Deborah “Debi” Boyle Johnston, 67, of Currituck County, NC passed away peacefully, on Monday, February 14, 2022, surrounded by her family.

Debi was born on October 28, 1954, in Norfolk, Virginia, to the late Edward J. Boyle, Sr. and the late Helen D. Boyle, the second of seven children. She was a 1973 graduate of Floyd E. Kellam High School and retired from Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia, formally known as Southeastern Virginia Area-wide Model Program, SEVAMP, where she assisted senior citizens in finding employment and other services to support and enrich their lives.

In addition to her parents, Debi was predeceased by her husband of 39 years, Larry J. Johnston, infant children April, Jake and Michael and brother-in-law, Donald Stump.

Debi is survived by her son, Jason M. Johnston, and girlfriend, Michelle Scott, of Grandy, NC; grandchildren, Lorelei M. and Tucker K. Johnston, of Midlothian, VA; her beloved partner, Alexander Lewis, of Moyock, NC; brother, Edward J. Boyle, Jr. (Cindy) of Virginia Beach, VA; sisters, Sandra B. Stump, of Newport News, VA; Gail L. Proffitt (Leon), and Cathy B. Miller (Johnny), both of Grandy, NC; Patricia A. Boyle and Pamela A. Riddick (Mills, Jr.), both of Aydlett, NC; brother-in-law, Christopher Johnston, of Virginia Beach, VA; nieces, Sarah B. Cameron (Eric) of Virginia Beach, VA; and Tracy L. Moorer (Jon), of Benson, NC; nephews, Paul B. Osborne (Amanda) of Peachtree City, GA; Keith P. Boyle, of Richmond, VA; Jonathan M. Miller (Jennifer) and Corey M. Miller (Jamie) both of Grandy, NC; her four-legged companions Buddy, Cassie, Tank and Missy, and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends.

Debi was an avid Redskins fan, a dog lover and loved to knit and crochet. She is now at peace and has been reunited with her babies, husband, parents and fur-babies Dusty, Scooter, CoCoa, Zeb, Buster and Maggie. The family wishes to extend their appreciation to Albemarle Home Health and Hospice for the excellent care given to Debi, especially Heather and Melanie.

A memorial service, officiated by Pastor Steven Siegrist, will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 1:00 pm, at Gallop Memorial Chapel, 4055 Caratoke Highway, Barco, NC. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. has been entrusted with assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Currituck County Animal Services and Control, 153 Courthouse Road, Suite 900, Currituck, NC 27929. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallopfuneralservices.com.

Condolences

Diane Boyle Funsten

Debi was my same age cousin and partner in crime. We had lots of fun as kids when we got together. I am so happy we recently reconnected and am so sad she has left us. Lots of love to her family— she felt so loved right up to the end.

Jeff & Patty Griffin

We are sincerely sorry to hear of Debi’s passing. May the peace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the memories of many wonderful times spent with her comfort both her family and friends during this time of loss and on into future days.

Sharron Warren

You will be missed my sweet friend. I am left with wonderful memories of many years ago yet still fresh in my mind. Love and prayers to Jason, the Grandchildren, family and friends. You will be missed. See you on the other side ❤️

Denise Notari

To my cousin's: may Debi rest in peace now and God has made another angel. I love you all.

Joy Powell

Sorry to hear the loss of Debi. Sending prayers and love to the family during this difficult time. Love, Joey and Joy Dee

Jo Ann Robinsony[u

You all have my 💘 will have the family in my heart and thoughts always.

Christel and Ed Lewis

We love you all and we will miss Debbie and her wonderful sense of humor. She had a rough time the last few years and her great family of sisters were there for her. They’ve always been there for us too! ♥️💜We will not be able to attend the services but hope to see you all when we are home. Love, Christel and Ed

Paul Opperman

It was a pleasure having the opportunity to know Debbie. My sympathy goes out to her family and all those fortunate to know her. She was a fine lady and I enjoyed joking with her. God bless all of you.

Mike and Janice Farr

Cathy, Johnny, Pam, and all family, We are so very sorry to hear of your sister's passing. Please know our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cherish your many happy memories. We pray God's peace will surround you all and comfort you in the days and moments ahead. You have our deepest sympathy.

Bill and Jane Blaylock

We are saddened for your lost and we will keep you in our prayers.

Georgia G. Johnson

Debi and I were close friends since 7th grade. We double dated with our then boyfriends, who became our husbands of decades. We shared Friday night steak dinners, drive in movies, senior prom, as well as, graduation parties. Our friendship continued into our newly married lives, and long after, but, especially during our difficulties securing the titles as momma's. We had hours of treasured gab sessions throughout the years. She was my soul sister! Rest peacefully Debi, with your 3 babies in your arms. Until we meet again!

Margarette Etheridge

Cathy, Johnny, Pam and the rest of your family, I extend my most sincern sympathy to your family. You have always been there for me and my mother, I cherish our forever friendship. May God give you strength to endure your pain and sorrow during this time. Love always, Margarette

Todd and Jennifer Byrum

Our deepest condolences to the family, Debbie was a loving person and will be greatly missed

Debby Boyle

My heart goes out to Debi and her wonderful family. I will truly miss Debi's laughter, smile and humor. She always reminded me that she was the first Debi Boyle. Take care my friend and cousin.

Jeanne Davis

love and prayers for comfort for you all. One of the hardest things is to lose a sibbling🌹 may God comfort you all and know we all grieve with you.

Kathy Bique

To Debi’s family, My deepest condolences on the loss of your sister, mother and grandmother. My heart goes out to you. We were neighbors in Va. Beach. Our Mom’s would chat at the back fence while us kids played. Rest In Peace, Debi.