I deactivated my face book account as I was getting hundreds of friend requests and messages mostly from men, that I did not know. I thought it would be gone but learned yesterday from a tech savvy friend who explained that you have to delete it not just deactivate it and the how to delete is not on face book, instead one has to google the instructions for the steps to do so.
Anyway, I googled it, went through until I figured it out and deleted my account. It will all disappear in 14 days. I like keeping in touch via e-mail, messaging and Instagram. XO