“Some people only walk this earth for a short time. Their departure reminds us that angels are watching over us” Deborah passed away peacefully on February 6th, 2022, with her precious husband, daughter, and son by her side.
Born in Oceanside, California on October 25, 1961. She was a graduate of Belaire High School in Baton Rouge LA. She married the love of her life, Ronald Mannino on July 10, 1981 and started to build her dream of having a family. She began her education at Hinds Community College in Raymond Mississippi and graduated with an Associate’s degree in Respiratory Therapy. She worked for several years in the NICU at Woman’s Hospital and later at Lane Memorial Hospital. Deborah later began a successful real estate career working alongside her mother and sister at Carmen Erwin LTD. She was inducted as an alumnae member of Phi Mu Sorority in which she took great joy in sharing that with her daughter Kristen and daughter in law Cody. She was a volunteer for Friends for Life, St. Anthony House, St. Vincent De Paul Shelter, Metanoia House, and a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in which she assisted in preparation of the annual St. Joseph Altar. Deborah was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and through her struggles, she met Sister Dulce. She was so enamored by the work of Sister and her ministry that she became a Prayer Partner and avid volunteer within the Cypress Springs Mercedarian Prayer Center. There, she met some of her most treasured friends, and her faith continued to flourish. She truly believed in giving back to the community and paying it forward. The greatest joy and precious gift in life was her family. She loved being a wife, mother, and Lita. She was the very best! Deborah was the ultimate party planner, picture taker, and caregiver. From sports events, dance recitals, planning family vacations, and tea parties with her “grands.” She was all about making memories. Deborah was a true angel on earth and will be missed by so many.
She is survived by her husband of forty years, Ronald Anthony Mannino; daughter, Kristen Mannino Broussard and husband Lance; son, Joshua Mannino and wife Dr. Cody Mannino; her five beautiful granddaughters, Harper, Charley, and Madison Broussard, Clark and Joni Mannino; mother, Carmen Erwin Milton; father, Lawrence Milton; sister, Connie Garcia; Aunt Adela Mauer, Uncle Edmond Mauer, and Aunt and Godfather, Veronica and Donald Anderson; Father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Margaret Mannino; Brother-in-laws and Sister-in- laws, Carl and Sandra Fenn, Tommy and Sharon Mannino, Ramona and Wade Fontenot, JoAnn and Brad Lacombe; eleven nieces and nephews; and fourteen great nieces and nephews.
She is proceeded in death by her grandson, baby boy Mannino; brother-in-law, Robert Garcia; and grandparents, Edmond and Julia Mauer.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Deborah’s life at Resthaven Funeral home in Baton Rouge, LA Wednesday, February 9th 5-8pm. Funeral Services will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Zachary, LA on Thursday, February 10th, with visitation from 9-11am with a Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 11am. Burial to follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.
Pallbearers will be Josh Mannino, Lance Broussard, Larry Milton, Edmond Mauer, Seth LaCombe, and Scott Forrester. Honorary Pallbearer, Zachary Garcia. Cross Bearer, Justin Mannino.
The family would like to express our deepest gratitude to the ICU nursing and respiratory staff and physicians at Lane Regional Medical Center for their wonderful and compassionate care of our mother and family during this trying time.
In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to Cypress Springs Mercedarian Prayer Center or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.