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Deborah Blackwell

DEBORAH LYNN BLACKWELL (nee Thomas) age 60, beloved wife for 31 years of Charles Jr.; loving mother of Chazz, DéVon (wife Samantha) and Arlice Horton-Lindsey (husband Sean); devoted grandmother of DéVon Mazimus, Autumn, Jalen, Nia and Aryn; cherished daughter of the late Edwin and Phoebe (nee Manuel) Thomas; dearest sister of Edwina Barron, Darnel Thomas and the late Arlene, Renee and James Thomas; dear aunt and grand-aunt of many.

Deborah was born on October 13, 1958 and passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on July 30, 2019. She was born and raised in Cleveland and graduated from Jane Addams Business School in 1976. Deborah truly loved to sing and listen to R&B and Gospel. She was a proud member of both the Progeny 5129 Bible Gospel Group and the Lafayette Carthon and Faith Gospel Group. Deborah worked for AT&T as a customer service collection representative, retiring after 32 years. She was a talented seamstress and loved cooking, baking and the Cleveland Browns. Deborah was very social, fun loving and had a witty sense of humor. She will be remembered most as being a faithful, intelligent woman who gave of herself and loved and cared for all those around her. She will be forever missed.

Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. Celebration of Life Service Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 2 PM at THE FUNERAL HOME. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Deborah at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID, 4600 MAYFIELD RD. (just east of Green Rd.) SATURDAY NOON- 2 PM.

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  1. Charles and family, i’m so very sorry for your loss. Much love and many prayers for all of you.

  2. Charles and family, I will never forget Deborah’s talent and humor. We worked together at good old Ohio Bell, Ameritech, etc. RIP.

  3. Malinda Morrow-Kitchings

    Charles,
    My Sincere Condolences to you and your family.
    Malinda Morrow- Kitchings and family.

  4. So sorry to hear of her passing god bless to my little cousin i didn’t get to see you but always thought of you and other family members rest in gods arms say hello to all the family in heaven you all will be missed

  5. Ms. Connie Finley

    To the family i send my deepest condolences and prayers, May the God of all comfort be with you in this hour of sorrow and sadness. I know you loved her but God loved her best and she is safe in his arms. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Rest on Deborah and family be comforted by knowing that she loved you all. God Bless you and keep you in Jesus Name !

  6. Alisa Graves & Family

    Sending love and hugs to the family. Glad I had the opportunity to meet Deborah and smile whenever I saw you guys. Rest well ❤

  7. Charles
    I send my deepest condolences to you and your family. My heart goes out to you. I am praying for strength for you and your family.

    Erica and Mr.

  8. What a sweet and beautiful woman! I consider myself lucky and blessed to have known her! RIP Deborah

  9. Charles and family, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences.

  10. Darnella Davison

    Our condolences, love, and prayers are with the Thomas and Blackwell families. If there is anything that we can do for you please don’t hesitate to contact us.
    From the family members of Mickey Nixon

  11. My heart felt condolences to the Blackwell and Thomas family. Deborah was a shinning light to all who knew her. I will remember her smile and laugh from our Ohio Bell days! RIP Deborah!

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