Debra Edwards Obituary (2021) – Hinesville, GA


Debra Ann Edwards was born on November 28 in Miami, Florida to Willie James Small and Daisy Pearl McNear. Debra graduated in May 1979 from South Dade High School in Homestead, Florida. After graduating, Debra attended Fayetteville State University and Florida A&M University. She joined the United States Army where she served for six years. After leaving the military, Debra began her professional life outside the military. She worked as a City Clerk for the City of Hinesville, Georgia for 6 years, then began her career with the Internal Revenue Service of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center as a Human Resources Specialist where she had worked for 19 years.

Debra was a member of Agape Christian Fellowship, Inc., where she held a number of positions including Youth Officer, Choir Director, Financial Secretary, Women’s Auxiliary President and in all other capacities. where she saw a need.

Debra unconditionally loved and helped countless people in need. She has written several plays for youth and adults. One of his most notable “The Midnight Cry” touched everyone who performed in the room as well as those who came to watch. Hearts were touched and souls saved every time the play was performed. At the end of the play, the bride entered with her wedding dress on and now Debra is that bride who was received by her Savior.

Debra was affectionately known as Deb, Debsie, Debe and Bramma (grandchildren version of Grandma). Whatever name she answered, she knew it meant “love.” She was a hard worker, dedicated to her work and always went above and beyond to carry out her missions. Those who have worked with her remember her as kind, generous, funny, and just a good person overall.

Debra Ann Edwards is remembered by her daughter, Katrina Renee Allen of Hinesville, Georgia; three grandchildren: Ciyah Ann Blocker of Brunswick, Georgia, Deja Victoria Pearl Jackson of Brunswick, Georgia, Samuel Leon Collins, Jr., of Brunswick, Georgia; mother: Daisy Pearl Edwards of Hinesville, GA, father: Willie James Small of Miami, Florida, stepfather, John Edwards, Sr. (deceased), stepmother, Roslyn Edwards of Lake City, Florida, sister: Brenda Lloyd ( Eric) of Brunswick, GA, John Edwards Jr. of Atlanta, GA, Rodney Edwards Sr. (Loqueta) of Atlanta, GA, half-sister Laura Simmons of Emporia, Virginia; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, close friends and co-workers.

Posted by Coastal Courier from September 28 to October 5, 2021.


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