Tributes for

Givens, Debra Spinella

Debra Spinella Givens, 62, of Tampa, Florida, passed away Saturday July 9, 2016.

She was born in Fayetteville NC and lived in New York, Alaska, Texas and Florida.

Debra has lived in Florida since 1968. She moved to Tampa in 1972 to attend USF.

She received bachelor degrees in Medieval History and Finance/Accounting.

Debra was a Business Reporting Analyst for Raymond James Financial Service for the past 18 years.

Debra was a beloved wife, sister, aunt, great-aunt, sister-in-law and friend.

She is preceded in death by:

Her Brother- Charles Spinella III, Father- Charles Spinella Jr. and Mother- Mary Ann Pearce

She is survived by:

Her loving husband of 39 1/2 years Thomas Leon Givens

Her sister Virginia (Ginny) Hayes, brother-in-law Nelson Hayes and stepfather Jim Pearce

Nieces and Nephews:

Crystal Hayes-Wiggins (Mark Almeda), Mathew Hayes (Shelly Martin) Jackie Davidson (Jesse) and Linda Melton (Scott)

Great Nieces and Nephews:

Riley and Olivia Wiggins, Ave Hayes, Luke and Taylor Wilson, Joshua Humphrey, Gabriel, Jacob, and Joshua Almeda, Keira and Jaxon Wallace, and Zack Graham

She is also survived by her 6 loving Cats.

Debra was an extraordinary and very caring person who loved her husband and family with all of her heart

She loved reading, cooking, spending time with her family and caring for her 6 Cats

Debra was a huge supporter of her local Humane Society and the Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation in her name to your local American Cancer Society or Humane Society.

For information on her Celebration of Life Service contact Ginny Hayes at 813 625 8458

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain."


Mortuary: Florida Mortuary