Deborah Word (11-2-15) service 11-6-15
Deborah Elaine Black Word departed this life on Monday, Nov. 2, at the age of 63 years, 4 months, 23 days.
She was born in Union City, Tennessee, on June 10, 1952, the daughter of the late Frank and Nell Crowell Black. On March 28, 1981, she was united in marriage to Arnold Jackson Word, who preceded her in death on March 1, 2007.
Deborah was a member of Walnut Grove Community for 30 years. She was the current owner of Deb’s Place and had run the Walnut Grove Cafe, Lillie Dee’s Cafe, Burger King, and previously had worked at Brown Shoe Company. She loved everyone she ever met–friend or foe–and she loved her community and everyone in it. She had a big heart and would do anything for her friends, family and cafe family. Anyone could come in the cafe needing help and she would do her best to help out, whether it was feeding them or paying bills for them…she never turned anyone away.
She is survived by a daughter, Frankie Jo Word of Waterloo, Alabama; grandchildren, Jack Word and Garrett Kelley; son-in-law, Nick Kelley of Waterloo, Alabama; brother, Danny Black of Union City, Tennessee; mother-in-law, Mollie Word of Savannah; brothers-in-law, Johnny Word and Roger Word both of Savannah, and Donald Word of Nashville; nephews, Ray Word, Brad Word, R.J. Word, Johnathan Word and Justin Word, all of Savannah, and Chad Word of Nashville; nieces, Dee Dee Black and Samantha Black, both of Union City, Tennessee, Rene Snotty of Nashville, Jennifer Whitley, Nikki Presley and Kelsey Word all of Savannah.
Services were held on Friday, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m., at Walnut Grove Church of Christ in Savannah with Jimmy McGee, David Rushlow and David Lambert officiating. Burial followed in White’s Creek Cemetery at Savannah.