Deborah Ann Bowers-Fike
January 1, 1970 - September 17, 2017

Deborah Ann Bowers-Fike, 39, of Southport, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.

Debbie is survived by her husband Ralph Fike, Sr., and children Christopher, Courtney, Ralph Jr., and Emma, mother Jerolyn (Mamie) Schaefer, father Clifford Schaefer, Sr., sister Rebecca and husband Joe Cavanaugh, brother Clifford and wife Veronica Schaefer, Jr., and son Tanyon, maternal Grandmother Janice Oxendine, father and mother-in-law Ralph E. and Billie Fike, a host of other family and friends, and her constant companion Dixie (her dog).

A Celebration of Debbie’s life will be held Thursday, September 21, 2017, at the First Baptist Church in Boiling Spring Lakes at 6:00pm officiated by Rev. John Roy.

Arrangements are in the care of Coastal Cremations, Carolina Shores.


  • karin Conner Posted September 20, 2017 8:11 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers during this hard and sad time.
    Love and prayers for all,
    Gene and Karin Conner

  • Bonni Stephenson Posted September 20, 2017 9:11 pm

    Debbie was a loyal and special friend to me. A host of my childhood memories have her in them. I can remember all of the walking she and I did, the trip to Busch Gardens, making mother’s day dinner for our moms, and a horrible photoshoot I did of her when I decided to be a photographer in college to name a very few :). She will be missed by anyone who has ever had the pleasure to spend real time with her or laugh with her. My heart breaks for those that she leaves behind, and I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. I know she can watch over us all now. Until we meet again Deb “Life has to end, love doesn’t”

  • Cole Family Posted September 24, 2017 6:19 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in family and fiends (Proverbs 17:17). For additonal strength, may you find it in God who cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). Please accept our deepest condolences.

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