Deborah Cole

March 12, 1952 - May 24, 2022

03/12/1952 - 05/24/2022

Deborah Lynn Cole passed away on May 24, 2022 in Virginia Beach, VA at the age of 70.

She is preceded in death by her parents Jack Cole and Virginia Friedman.

Left to cherish her memory are her two loving sons William A. Beery IV and Jordan Primarolo; her sisters Kimberly Primarolo and Barbara Douglas; and grandchildren Mila and Sophie Primarolo.

Deborah was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1952. After high school, she went on to raise her two lively boys. She loved her family and her boys so much that they became her whole life.

She passed on her love of boating and diving to her boys. Whenever she went boating with Bill, relentlessly listening to Enigma and Seal were an absolute must. She loved days at the beach, the salt water and the islands. Deborah lived to spend time with her sons and grandkids. She could often be found in the kitchen putting all her love into the meals that she made for her family. Deborah was delightfully stubborn and frugal; she sure did love finding treasures at garage sales. Deborah was a spiritual woman by nature and the legacy of her love for her sons, grandchildren, sisters and parents will always be remembered.

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Bernadette Rella
3 months ago

My sincerest condolences to Deb’s whole family. Everyone will always remember you with a smile on your face and the love that you had for Billy and Jorden. Your memory it will stay alive always. May you Rest In Peace. ❤️

Michele Daly
3 months ago

One of a kind unique lady. Every memory I have of her included “fun” She lit up a room with her presence. Her family meant the world to her and I’m so grateful to have been included. Billy and Jordan may you always keep her memory alive and find peace. Love you both so much.

Christina whitney
3 months ago

Billy and Jordan, your mother was a kind soul, mixed with a dash of Tabasco to make anything fun. I had the joy of sitting for you and the added benefit of developing a relationship with your mom.

Linda L Dolan
3 months ago

My dear friend of almost 60 years…practically a lifetime of good times…sort of like a Lucy and Ethel show!! Who can I get into trouble with now??? You made such a difference. You are missed so very, very much. We will meet again.

Jacque
3 months ago

We met Deborah, Barbara, Kim, and “Little” Billy when their mother/ grandmother Virginia married our father/grandfather Eliot. Then Jordan was added to the family. They brought a lot of love and laughter into our lives.

We were very sorry to hear about Deborah getting ill and passing away last week. Others have described her total devotion to her family and her love of life, with which we completely agree. We shared a lot of good times and hard times, and when we think about her, two words come to mind – – – fierce and wicked!

We hope that her memory will be a blessing.

Jacque Friedman, Gyl Friedman Burkhard and Erika Burkhard Ruth

Beverly Juckett
3 months ago

My prayers are with the family in time of sadness. I have so many wonderful memories with Deb. The joy she brought to me and my Linda Starr. RIP Deb

Ashley Gardner
3 months ago

I miss you so much! I am so grateful for the time you and I had together. I will forever cherish every memory. You and I had so many laughs on our late night drive from Cary to Virginia Beach, I will continue to share the bloopers of that night. I am grateful and honored that we had that walk on the beach together and that Bill and I got you out on the boat on that beautiful February day. I believe it was God’s divine plan to make sure the whales were in playing less than 2 miles from shore, you were so mesmerized and had such an amazing day. You will forever be in my heart and mind. I hope you are having that Margarita in heaven! It’s not goodbye, it’s see you later. I love you so much!

Joanne Donaruma Wade
3 months ago

Our friendship was instant. We met when you worked at the Sheraton Hotel. Your personality was bold. I loved your honesty. Your trademarks … lipstick, hair and nails. Always full of fun, adventure and love. You will be missed Deborah Beery !!

Kim Nozzarella
3 months ago

Such a short time getting to know Deborah but thankful for that time. What a big, fun personality. I dubbed you Sassy Pants and that you were. So thankful for the call, the Monday you before you fell ill. I will sure miss the dinner and visit to your beautiful condo we talked about, as well as some thrift store shopping. What blessing, God ordained, for you to come to Virginia to be will family. It was a lot of sweet memories packed into a short time. I look forward to seeing you again one day Deborah in our eternal home with Jesus. Miss you Sassy Pants!
My heartfelt love and condolences to you Bill and each member of the family.
Kim Nozzarella

William Beery
3 months ago

I love and miss you mom more than you will ever know! I know you will continue to watch over us like always. Love you always! Son Billy.