Deborah Ann Newton Church, 63

Born: Thu., Dec. 24, 1953
Died: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017


6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Fri., Dec. 15, 2017
Location: Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Dec. 16, 2017
Location: Victory Baptist Church

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Mrs. Deborah Ann  Newton Church, 63, of Ellenboro, died Tuesday, December 12, 2017.
She was the daughter of Violet Baynard of Forest City, and the late Earl Newton. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Timothy Newton. She had lived in Ellenboro since 1969, and was a private care sitter and a homemaker. Deborah was a member of Victory Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Robert Clyde "Pete" Church, Jr; her 2 sons, Jeff Church and wife Christy, of Ellenboro, and Rev. Randy Church and wife April, of Henrietta; her 2 brothers, Steve Newton and wife Helen, of Flat Rock, and Dennis Newton of Ellenboro; there are 8 grandchildren, Breanne Roach and husband Andy, Corey Church and wife Kelsey, Chelsey Cole, Ceirra Mullinax, Cheyanne Church, Graceson Church, Colson Church, and Skylynn Church; and 5 great grandchildren, Bayla Kirby, Jaxon Roach, Avery Cole, Jacob Cole, and Gabriella Herrera; there are a number of nieces and nephews.
The Funeral will be conducted at 2:00 pm Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Victory Baptist Church. The Rev. Johnny McCarty and Rev. Randy Church will officiate. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers are Corey Church, Andy Hudson, Blake Hudson, Shane Newton, Trent Causby, and Eric Waters.
The Visitation will be from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm Friday at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home.
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Diane Brooks
   Posted Wed December 13, 2017
When you lose someone you love your life is changed forever. I am praying that you will be surrounded by His comforting love and filled with the peace that only He can give. He will gently soothe your sadness and strengthen you from day to day. Love Diane Brooks

Geraldine Morrison
   Posted Wed December 13, 2017
Pete I am so sorry about Debbie. Our lives go back for a lot of years. I will never forget the gift she gave Hicks and I for our anniversary when we had been married for 25 years. I still have it in my china cabinet and think of her when I see it. May God be with you Jeff and Randy.

Geraldine and Hicks Morrison

Alfred and Virginia Morrison
   Posted Wed December 13, 2017
I am so sorry to hear about Debbie she always was so sweet. She called Alfred the Tractor Man which I thought was sweet. We love all of you and can feel your Pain. She is not suffering anymore you are but that is what life gives you. God will ease your pain day by day. It will take a while. I love you and let me know if I can do anything for you. Praying.

Jamie and Cindy Goforth
   Posted Thu December 14, 2017
Randy we are so sorry for your loss. Hold tight to all the good memories and take comfort in knowing that as a child of God your mother is in a far better place. We are praying for you and your family. May God bless and keep you.

Ronnie Radford
   Posted Thu December 14, 2017
Randy, so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother! Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Take comfort knowing that she is in a much better place. Love you friend. Signed: Ronnie Radford

Jack Smith
   Posted Thu December 14, 2017
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, Just know she is where we all long to be. Standing at the right hand of the Father. Even though you and your family will miss her she still lives in your hearts and will always and forever be with you.
Love you brother,

Rita Toney Hollifield
   Posted Thu December 14, 2017
To the family...I can't begin to tell you what Debbie meant to me. She was such a wonderful caregiver and friend to my mother Mattie Toney. I never worried one moment when she was in my home caring for mother. Although the amount of time we spent together over the past few years has been small, the love and laughter has been enormous! Last week I put out my snow men she gave me many years ago. I will cherish them forever. She will be missed by many. Stay strong. That's what she would tell you.

JoAnn Davidson
   Posted Fri December 15, 2017
I always loved Debra.She was always very kind and caring and had a great personality. Continued prayers for the family.

Carl Morrison
   Posted Sun December 17, 2017
Pete - I didn't know Deborah but I've known you all my life and I want you to know how sorry I am for your loss. May the light of the universe shine on you and your family.

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