Friday, January 16, 2009


My precious mother is finally at rest.

Arrangements are as follows:

A time to visit with our family is scheduled at First Baptist Church, Nashville (7th and Broadway) for Sunday afternoon from 2-4.

A second round of visitation is scheduled for Monday morning at 10 am also at First Baptist, Nashville. This will be followed immediately by a memorial service also at First Baptist at 11 am on Monday.

There will be no graveside service.


  1. My dearest friends... oh, how I wish Stephanie and I were there with you all this weekend! My heart is full with the love of your family. Debbie will forever remain one of the most poignant figures my life has come across. I love you all so very much.


  2. Words aren't capable to express our feelings of grief and love that we have for you and your family during this time. Hampton, as long as I have known you, you have always been the ideal devoted husband to Debbie. However, when I heard of her passing yesterday, I did rejoice that now she is whole and not suffering anymore. Although I only met Debbie once before the luncheon, she has always impressed me with the Love that just radiated within her. I truly cherish the moments that I was with her. We are praying that the Holy Spirt will engulf all of you with comfort and love.

    The Boltons - Bowling Green, KY
    Andy, Pat & Nathan

  3. Oh Keely. There are no words. I am so very sorry.

  4. Keely--

    Sending you all our thoughts and prayers. I pray you feel God's loving arms around you and your whole family during this time. May the peace that passes all understanding guard and keep your heart and mind.

    Tracy, Jeff, Shahra and Samuel

  5. But, Lord, ‘tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
    The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
    Oh trump of the angel! Oh voice of the Lord!
    Blessèd hope, blessèd rest of my soul!

    It is well, with my soul,
    It is well, with my soul,
    It is well, it is well, with my soul.

    And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
    The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
    The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
    Even so, it is well with my soul.

    Praying for you, your father, Salem and Josh.

    Tere & Sid

  6. Dearest Keely,

    I thought I knew how to comfort others until I lost my beloved mom... There are no words. Only Jesus can comfort--be reassured that He is holding you close to his heart.

    Please express our sympathy to your dad and the rest of your family. We're lifting you, Josh, Salem and your dad up in our prayers.

    We love you,
    Charles and Ceci