On July 2, 2021 the world lost a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, mother-in-law, sister-in-law and friend. Deborah battled cancer but it never stopped her from displaying love towards her family, friends and anyone she would meet.
Deborah was born to Elzie Davis and Virginia Spratley on October 31, 1949 in Birmingham, Alabama. She was raised by her mother and stepfather Raymond Earl Williams, Sr. She graduated from Hughes High School and briefly attended the University of Cincinnati. She went on to work at Cincinnati Bell Telephone as an operator, and then the accounting department until 1995. After leaving Cincinnati Bell she worked in the insurance industry and later worked as a sterile processing technician.
She was a nurturer and truly enjoyed taking care of her family. Deborah adored both of her grandsons Miles and Christian, often referring to them as ‘perfect’. Deborah was very warm and made others feel like the most important person in the world. She respected her daughters as individuals, and they all shared a very special relationship.
Deborah was very comforting and made a loving home for her husband Joseph and their two daughters. She was a very involved member of First Baptist of Kennedy Heights, where she first accepted the Lord and was a member for nearly 40 years.
Deborah was known for her excellent cooking, kindness, fun loving personality and humility, always putting others first.
She was preceded in death by both parents; siblings: Raymond Earl Williams Jr., Shirley Davis, Dorothy Williams, Sondra Williams, Maria Williams, Raymond E. Williams Jr II.
She leaves to mourn her passing her husband Joseph Moats, daughters Marcel Lanton (Chris Lanton) and Deidra Moats; grandsons Miles Lanton and Christian Lanton; sisters Patricia Moore (George) Ella Jacobs, and brother Sargent Williams.
Deborah also leaves to cherish her memory a loving, devoted family of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and loved ones.
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