Debra Brown Francies

debra francies

July 13, 1954 ~ October 30, 2023

Born in: Ann Arbor, MI
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Debra Brown Francies, born July 13, 1954 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, passed away on October 30, 2023 in Asheville, North Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thelma Smith Brown and Fenton “Buck” Brown of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

She is survived by her husband and partner of 45 years, Gary, and her daughter, Kaylen, both of Asheville, North Carolina.

Debra worked in financial services and insurance for over 35 years in Asheville.

Per her wishes, she will be cremated and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville, NC 28792, or to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, 31 Glendale Ave., Asheville, NC 28803.

“There is always hope”. – Debbie


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Debbie was an angel to us, and we loved her. Praying for peace and grace for Gary and Kaylen and the Francies family at this very sad time.
    Ellen & Bill Guerrant, Charlotte

  2. So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss her, also. She was a wonderful neighbor and friend.

  3. An inspiration, a friend, a classmate.♥️ We’re here for you Kaylen and Gary .We love you.♥️

  4. We’re so sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing. Heartfelt sympathy goes out to Gary and Kaylen, and praying for comfort and peace during this time. Love & Hugs!!

  5. Debbie was so helpful whenever I called for insurance help. Extremely generous and kind. It was always a joy when we got together, she never failed to brightened the mood with humor or positive words. She will be missed.

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