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Debbie Letourneau

March 5, 1951 – March 31, 2022

Debbie Letourneau, of Dover, FL went home to be with the Lord on March 31, 2022.

She was born in Noblesville, Indiana on March 5, 1951, and was a graduate of Noblesville High School – Class of 1969.

Mrs. Letourneau met the love of her life and future husband, Reggie Letourneau in high school. They were married in 1972 and lived in the Noblesville area for the next five years. In 1977 they moved to the Tampa, Florida area and raised their family in the Tampa Area over the next 42 years together. Mrs. Letourneau loved her husband very much and they supported one another through the ups and downs of their life together. They thrived while teaming up to start two electrical contracting businesses, L&L Electric of Tampa and Blackbird Electric. She supported Reggie while being mother to two sons, Bryon, and Cory.

Mrs. Letourneau loved sports of all kinds and was a mainstay at every sporting event her sons participated in from little league baseball and soccer to high school and college basketball. She loved College Basketball especially. She knew more about the game and participants than even her own sports crazed men. March Madness was Mrs. Letourneau’s favorite time of year directly followed by Christmas. She loved Christmas so much that she had at least three Christmas trees every year and kept her Christmas decorations including her outdoor lights on nearly year-round. She and Reggie loved motorsports. They frequented NASCAR races in Daytona Beach Florida and most of all loved to go to the NHRA Drag Races. Mrs. Letourneau and her husband were glued to their bleacher seats many years watching the Gator Nationals in Gainesville, FL, or their favorite the US Nationals in their beloved Indianapolis, IN. In fact, just weeks before her death she got to attend one last Gator Nationals with her son Cory and grandsons Tristan and Gabe.

Survivors include her mother Martha Griffin of Kokomo, IN; sister Marcia Hunt of Tipton, IN; two sons Bryon (Lane) Letourneau of Duluth, GA and Cory (Abby )Letourneau  of Dover, FL; and nine grandchildren Bryn, James, Thomas, Tristan, Gabe, Maggie, Scarlett, Henry and Elsie.

In addition to her husband Reggie, she was preceded in death by her father Herbert Griffin.

There is scheduled to be a celebration of life service held Saturday June 25, 2022, at Calvary Baptist Church, 197 South 9th Street, Noblesville, Indiana at 11 a.m.

Donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Brandon, Florida’s Compassion House.