May 2, 1952 – November 3, 2012 In Loving Memory.
Deborah Davidson Kingrea, 60, of Fairhope, AL, died of lymphoma on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at home.
Debbie was born May 2, 1952 in St. Louis, MO, to Edward I. and Cornelia Taylor Davidson. She graduated with a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri, 1974; she received a law degree from Loyola University School, New Orleans, 1979.
She practiced law in her father’s St. Louis law firm for a couple of years before moving to Baton Rouge, LA, where she was a TV news reporter for several years at WBRZ-TV. Later she was the marketing director for the law firm of Adams & Reese. She was presented an award of merit in 1991 from the National Law Firm Marketing Association.
Debbie married Richard Owen Kingrea on Sept. 25, 1982 in New Orleans. Their family moved to Baton Rouge, LA, in 1991, and finally to Fairhope in 1998. The Kingreas embraced Fairhope with vigor, and Fairhope returned the enthusiasm. Debbie served terms as president of the Eastern Shore Literacy Council and the Eastern Shore Art Center. She was a partner in Perry Dampf Kingrea Dispute Solutions, a mediation and arbitration firm, Fairhope.
In addition to husband Rick, Debbie is survived by three children: Richard Owen-Charles “Rocky” Kingrea (Leigh Ann), West Monroe, LA; Eric James Kingrea, Brooklyn, NY; Taylor Davidson Kingrea, Atlanta, GA.; two grandchildren: Caroline and Gray Kingrea, West Monroe, LA.
Other survivors: mother, Cornelia T. Davidson, St. Louis; three sisters: Judy Doyle (Bob Shaw), Orlando, FL; Joan Davidson, St. Louis; Susan Davidson, Atlanta; mother-in-law Margaret Kingrea, Baton Rouge; brother-in-law, David Kingrea (Bonna), Alexandria, LA; sister-in-law, Kay Ann Terry (Doug), Little Rock, AR; numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Debbie’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 545 South Mobile St., Fairhope. Bright-colored clothing requested at the celebration.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in Debbie’s memory to the Eastern Shore Literacy Council, 564 Fairhope Ave., Fairhope, AL, 36532, or the Eastern Shore Art Center, 401 Oak St., Fairhope, AL, 36532. Notes of condolence for the family may be made at hughesfh.com. Arrangements are made by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL.