Thomasville Times Enterprise

December 12, 2013

Deborah Ann Killens Ellis


THOMASVILLE — “Your sun shall no more go down, or your moon withdraw itself, for the Lord will be your everlasting light,...” Isaiah 60:20.  On December 3, 2013, the light was extinguished from the earthly body of Deborah Ann Killens Ellis.  Deborah embraced her trek on August 26, 1958 when she was born, the third child, to Oreatha Robinson Killens and James Killens, Jr. (both deceased).  Mostly, Deborah is remembered as the prankster of the family because she did things but blamed them on her sisters and brothers.  The family had much laughter about it later in life.  After graduating from Thomasville High School, Deborah became a roadster, moving around until finally settling in St. Louis (Jennings), Missouri.  She loved numbers and money; therefore, she planted her seeds at US Bank as a data processor on the night shift.  To have a family was a priority for Deborah, and she spent her life giving love and guidance to others.  She engulfed her godchildren, Makayla and Mackenzie Thomas, and dogs, Sandy, Peppi and Lola.  In addition, Deborah leaves to mourn the following:  sister, Evelyn Killens (Valdosta); brothers, James Killens III (Shiree) (Woodbridge, VA); Ronald F. Killens (Carolyn) (Thomasville); nieces, Stephanie Killens (Albany); Vanessa DuBose (Albany); Yosefua, Quin and Stella Perry (Valdosta); Celeste Killens (Woodbridge, VA); nephews, Job Esau Perry (Heidi) (Akron, OH); James Killens IV (Chicago, IL); Shedrick Killens; Rico Killens (Woodbridge, VA); Brandon Killens (Tallahassee, FL); an uncle, Dennis Killens (Bea) (Hampton, VA), several cousins and friends.  ONe other sister, Barbara Jean DuBose, and a niece, Kimberly DuBose, preceded her in death.  Family pride was rooted in selflessness for Deborah.  She will always be remembered by the melodies of the following:  “Other, Lord, yes others, Let this my motto be.  Help me to live for others, That I may live for Thee.”  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Hadley’s Funeral Home Chapel, 622 N. Broad St., Thomasville, GA.  Elder Louis Stinson, Jr., officiating.  Burial will follow in the Peaceful Rest Cemetery.  Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. the day of the service.  Viewing will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2013 at the funeral home. — Hadley’s Funeral Home