Nov. 1, 1952 – July 29, 2021

Deborah J. McBride died July 29, 2021, at Willis-Knighton Pierremont Hospital. She was born Nov. 1, 1952 in Natchitoches the daughter of Arthur Noel and Joy (Watts) McBride.

Deborah attended Natchitoches High School and Northwestern State University. She was a dietician and worked for the Diocese of Alexandria and Natchitoches Parish schools for many years. Deborah had a great love for her family, and thoroughly enjoyed researching her family’s genealogy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Noel and Joy.

Deborah is survived by her children, John J. Kavanaugh and wife Lisa of Bossier City, A. Scott Kavanaugh, M.D., of Shreveport, Matt Kavanaugh and wife Anita of Hanmer Springs, New Zealand, and Kelly Griffin and husband Tyler, of Cypress, Texas.

Her siblings are Richard L. McBride and wife Sandra of Arlington, Texas, Thomas C. McBride and wife Kristina, of Alexandria and A. Wayne McBride and wife Gilda of Dallas, Texas.

Her grandchildren are Madison Kavanaugh of Bossier City, McKenna Kavanaugh of Shreveport, Lauren Kavanaugh of Bossier City,  Molly Kavanaugh of Shreveport, Haley Griffin of Cypress, Texas, Gavin Griffin of Cypress, Harrison Kavanaugh of Shreveport, and Amelia Kavanaugh of Shreveport.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Memory Lawn Cemetery.