7801 Deercreek Club Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32256

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Debbie Brooker-Britt

October 26, 1959 – September 9, 2022


The Northeast Florida REALTOR® community was saddened to learn that longtime NEFAR member Debbie Brooker-Britt of RE/MAX Specialists on San Jose Boulevard lost her brave and courageous battle with cancer the morning of September 9. She was 62 years old.

Born in Gainesville, Debbie, a Green Cove Springs resident, lived most of her life in Clay County. She was born in Gainesville and attended high school in Hawaii but made Northeast Florida her forever home.

Debbie worked in the Northeast Florida real estate industry for nearly 40 years. She first joined NEFAR in 1987 when she became an agent for Watson Realty’s Orange Park and Kingsley office and served more than three years. In 1992 she became the manager of real estate sales for Armco Builders before moving on to Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty in 2005. After seven years with Coldwell Banker, she transferred to RE/MAX Specialists on San Jose Blvd., where she worked as a successful agent until her death.

Debbie worked in all areas of real estate. At Watson Realty she specialized in working with military and civil service families and did listing and marketing for local builders. Later, when she transferred to Armco Builders she specialized in new construction. She also designed and oversaw the building of three homes for herself.

“Debbie loved life and was always wearing a smile. She especially loved her grandkids,” said Jerry Smith, managing broker of RE/MAX Specialists on San Jose Blvd. “She was a very caring, warm person that took her job seriously and always made sure her customers were taken care of. Her main strength as a REALTOR® was that she always focused on the needs of her customers and her friends.”

A memorial service was held for Debbie at the Church of Eleven 22 on Fleming Island on September 12. She is survived by her husband Luke Lawley, her parents, Susan Cook and Charles Grossman; her siblings, David Grossman, Michelle Cook (Don Tuten), Jimmy Cook, and Danielle Grossman; her step-sister Lisa Grossman; her children, Mandy Lopez (Sammy Lopez), Charles Maxwell (Nikki Garrett) and Liz Brooker (Brian Buzen); her step-children, Kendra Giddens (Trevor Myers), Danielle Lawley and Lucian Lawley; her grandchildren, Noah DeNys, Quintin Bernstein, Trenton Wilson, Ashley Buzen, Bryce Buzen, Angelina Lopez, Mariah Maxwell, Taylor Buzen and Paul Lopez; and her nieces and nephews, Sidney Grossman, Cody Borgert, Carlie Borgert, Kaiya Borgert, and Colby Borgert.