Debra Scott


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Debra Scott

Date of Birth:
November 24, 1958
Date of Death:
January 17, 2013
Orlando, Florida, United States


Debra A. Scott, 54, passed into God’s arms on January 17, 2013 at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Florida after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born on November 24, 1958 in Sayre, PA to Graydon and Christine Kinch Scott.

Debra grew up in Mansfield, PA. She graduated from Mansfield Jr.-Sr. High School in Mansfield, PA in 1976. After high school she attended Mansfield State College where she received a dual degree in Communications and Theater.

Debra was a member of the Metro West Church of the Nazarene in Orlando. She was very active in her church, and she enjoyed movies, the theatre, and anything having to do with the arts. She had a varied career in entertainment and media, working as a creative writer and online content developer for TV stations and newspapers in North Dakota, Buffalo, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Orlando, which she called home for over 20 years. She worked at Tribune Media Services Voice News Network as a voice-over artist, as a producer, Channel 13 News online in Orlando, and the Orlando Sentinel Online. Debra last worked for PSI, International, writing for and helping to create a virtual hospital to help military doctors when they’re out in the battlefield. She moved into the digital media mainstream, but still maintained her creative roots.

Debra was a very humble, faithful woman of God who has been described as kind, graceful and extremely generous to everyone that knew her.

Debra was preceded in death by mother Christine in 1993, father Graydon in 2005, and nephew Alex Scott in 2003.

Debra is survived by brother and sister-in-law Thomas Scott and Nilsa Maldonado-Mendez, niece and nephew Ariana and Nicholas Scott-Mendez, all of Dryden, NY, and niece Emily Scott of Elmira, NY, various aunts, uncles and cousins in PA and CO.

A memorial celebration of her life will be held at will be held Friday, February 1st , 2013 at the Metro West Church of the Nazarene at 3705 N. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando, FL (at the intersection of A.D. Mims Road). Additional memorial services will be held in Ithaca, NY (at her brother’s church) and in their hometown of Mansfield, PA.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting financial assistance for the services. Donations can be made at  Condolences, memories, and photos of her that you’d like to share may be left on Debra Scott’s online memorial guest book at
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