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Debra Olene King (Keithley)

June 30, 1949 — January 6, 2021

Debra Olene King (Keithley)

Mrs. Debbie King peacefully went to be with The Lord, on January 6th, 2021.Debbie was born in 1949, in Leeds, Alabama, to the late Ray Mitchell Moore, Sr. and Mary Evelyn Davis. Debbie and her late husband Bobby Dewitt King (1996) raised their two sons in Chuluota, Florida. Debbie has always been very active in her community and she loved to participate in church activities, making sure to cook all her friend’s favorite dishes and desserts. She was a devoted Christian and a member of Enotah Baptist Church. Deb was one of the sweetest ladies you’d ever meet, and always had a smile, a kind word, and a   home-cooked meal for anyone that made their way into her home. She loved children and instilled her strong Christian values into many  lives throughout the years. She was always volunteering and willingly helping the less fortunate among us. Debbie was an excellent homemaker, and was retired from Lutheran Haven Retirement Home, where she lovingly cared for and spoiled the elderly. After retirement, Debbie focused on her family, friends, traveling, camping, and her church family. She will always be remembered for her strong-willed, yet very patient and spunky attitude, her delicious cooking, her immaculate cleaning skills, and her genuine love and concern for her family and friends. She never met a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand to others. To know Debbie was to love her. She was real, genuine, and compassionate. That legacy lives on in her sons. 

Surviving Debbie is her loving husband / high school friend Royce Keithley, son and daughter-in-law Eric T. King and Miranda Haigler-King, son Matthew King, step daughter and son-in-law Nadia and Carlos Collazo, and her grandchildren Douglas Haigler, and Malachi, Sophia, and Victoria Collazo. She is also survived by her brother Mitch Moore, sister-in-law Tui, her precious 97 year old mother-in-law Frances (Granny) King, sister-n-law Judy King, as well as many nephews, nieces, and a very long line of family and treasured friends. The family will be holding a private service at this time,. They do look forward to friends and family joining them at a later date for honoring Debbie at a  Celebration of Life gathering. The family would like to thank the staff, nurses, physicians, and in particular Dr. Jones, at Union General Hospital, as they all worked diligently, took excellent care of her, and were smitten with her kindness. They also want to send heartfelt thanks to all of their friends, family and acquaintances for all of the calls, cards, prayers, love, and genuine concern during this difficult time.  They send love and appreciation for continued prayers, for the Peace and comfort that only Jesus can bring to all the people that Debbie touched throughout her wonderful and fulfilling life. 

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made, into one of the two accounts that have been set up in her memory. The donations can be made through either thIs GoFundMe or they can be made to United Community Bank (Debbie King Memorial Fund). The proceeds will be gifted to help a needy child, given as a scholarship for a challenged youth, and / or be given to a teen that is involved in high school agricultural activities (such as FFA), and will be used to help them purchase a show steer. Those things were always near and dear to her heart. Banister-Cooper Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

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