February 1, 1950 - November 30, 2021
To view the services for Debbie via Livestream, please click the blue link https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/authorise.php?k=1638569608151835 Deborah Lee "Debbie" Green, age 71, of Lawrenceville, Georgia lost her battle with Muscular Dystrophy on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at Northside Hospital Gwinnett since being diagnosed at the age of eight years old. Debbie was beloved by her parents, John William Green (dying in 1998) and Edith Huff Green (dying in 1994). She was also a beloved sister, niece, cousin, and friend, but above all else Debbie was a warrior. She was put in a body that was too weak for her spirit and now her spirit can run free. Debbie was always good-natured and caring; she had a quick-wit and a fun-loving side. She always had the biggest smile for anyone that came by her home to sit and visit with her. There is not one day she will not be thought of by the many people who loved her, admired her, respected her, and were so moved by her strength and wisdom in living with Muscular Dystrophy. Debbie Green was fearless. Even though there are so many more things to share, nothing compares to who Debbie was and the light she gave to each person she met during her lifetime. Debbie was born on February 1, 1950, at Crawford W. Long Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. She spent her entire life in Lawrenceville and was a 1968 graduate of Central Gwinnett High School where she participated in BETA Club and Chorus. She was voted the female underclass favorite as a Junior in 1967. She graduated from Georgia College at Milledgeville in 1972 with a BBA degree in Business Administration and was a lifetime member at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church. Debbie will be remembered and cherished by her two brothers and their wives, John D. (Johnny & Ann) Green of Pinehurst, TX, and J. Sanford (Sanford and Liz) Green of Blairsville, GA; two nieces, Morgan Green Lewis (Joey) and children, Gavin, Aubry, Carson, and Grace of Atascoctia, TX; and Heather Green Etheridge (Nathan) and son, Patton of Brookhaven, GA; nephew, Travis Green (Katrina) and son, Oliver, of Fort Collins, CO; devoted caregiver, Anita Akins; numerous cousins, other relatives and a host of many friends. Due to regulations regarding COVID-19 and the different variants, our staff is committed to taking care of the guest and family members of Debbie Green. We are asking all guests and family members attending the visitation or service at the funeral home to please continue social distancing, bring a mask, and do what you feel is appropriate. The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Tom M. Wages Lawrenceville Chapel with the Service to Honor and Celebrate Debbie’s life following in the Chapel at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Ryan Jenson officiating. Various friends will be sharing tributes of their dear friend, Debbie. Debbie’s cremated remains will be laid to rest at Fairview Presbyterian Church Cemetery with her devoted parents. In lieu of flowers, Debbie would want donations to be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, National Office 161 N. Clark, Suite 3550 Chicago, Illinois 60601 or https://www.mda.org/. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, 120 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30046 (770-963-2411) has been entrusted with the arrangements. A special tribute written about Debbie by her dear friend, Harriet Cole; Debbie’s legion of friends will be bereft without her friendship and inspiration. She was the very definition of strength and grace. All who knew her were in awe of her ability to organize her care and cope with the endless challenges of being self-sufficient while dealing with her ever failing physical abilities. In the midst of dealing with all these challenges, Debbie found time to help friends and caregivers' families with tax issues, accounting and banking problems, and government paperwork. Many will tell you that she made a huge difference in their lives and always for the better. But one of the qualities that will be missed most is Debbie’s feisty sense of humor. Debbie loved to laugh and was able to laugh at herself. Humorous “Debbie Stories” will be circulating for years to come. Another endearing and absolutely amazing quality was Debbie’s ability to relate to children. Even the tiniest of children were drawn to her. Sadly, she was deeply disappointed that she became ill just before the long awaited visit of two of her very young great nephews. She was so thrilled that she would get to see them meet each other and had organized toys and activities for them. One can imagine their delight when her Christmas tree lights turned on and off when they clapped their little hands. To say Debbie was a blessing to many, many peoples’ lives is an understatement. She will be forever remembered with love and admiration.
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