Debra Kearney Williams, age 70, passed away early Sunday January 7, 2024 at Ogeechee Area Hospice surrounded by her loving family. She was a native and lifelong resident of Bulloch County and attended Marvin Pittman. Debra worked in the medical field as a transcriptionist with Dr. Thaller for twenty-three years before retiring in 2018. She was a longtime member of the Statesboro First United Methodist Church. Debra was sweetheart of Sigma Chi Alumni Chapter at Georgia Southern University, One of her greatest joys in life was being a mother not only to her sons but also to their many friends. She enjoyed their high school years playing football and she made their friends always feel right at home. Debra will be remembered for her infectious laugh and the love she had for her family. She loved spending time at the beach and being outdoors. Debra was preceded in death by her parents, J.B. and Jane Kearney.
Survivors include her husband of forty four years, Gordon B. Williams, Jr. of Statesboro; two sons, Gordon Brooks Williams, III of Lake Oconee Matthew Douglas (Katy) Williams of Bluffton; four grandchildren, Zach Williams, Caleb Williams, Cohen Williams, and Lily Williams,; her sister-in-law, Ann Williams; two sisters, Judy Taylor of Savannah; Nancy Brinson of Millen; three brothers, Ronald Kearney of Statesboro, Bobby Kearney of Vidalia Mike Kearney of Statesboro; her best friends, Claire Ginn and Tammie Miller; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 10, 2024 from 12:00 until 2:00 P.M. at Deal Funeral Directors.
The funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Deal Funeral Directors with Elder Kurt Bacon officiating.
Pallbearers will be Zach Williams, Caleb Williams, Greg Kearney, Brian Kearney, Eric Kearney and John Michael Kearney.
Burial will follow in Lower Lotts Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Deal Funeral Directors of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.
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