Deborah L. Harris

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8/1/2014 13:00:00

Willard OH 44890 8/9/2014 14:00:00

Deborah L. Harris, age 57, of Willard, OH passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at her home. She was born on April 15, 1957 in Willard to Curtis Carmichael and Doris Louise Durham. She was employed at Peppridge Farm in Willard for 35 years. Deborah was a loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. We will miss her loving smile, kindness and her strength. She will be in our hearts forever.
She is survived by her mother, Doris Scott of Willard; daughter, Shanice Williams of Columbus, OH; brothers and sisters, Curtis Carmichael Jr.; Thomas Carmichael; Paula Carmichael of Mansfield, OH; Yvonne Barrison of Willard; Robert Harris of Willard; Sabrina Harris; Robin Harris (Bertrum) Kennedy of Columbus, OH; Lisha Scott of Willard; Timothy (Shawauna) Scott of Crestline, OH; David Scott of Mansfield, OH; Tonya Scott of Columbus, OH and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her father Curtis Carmichael and stepfather A. B. Scott.
A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Willard Park Pavilion. The Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Brian Bevier - Aug 11, 2014

Sabrina, Shanice and Family, She was one of those people who leave a whole that cannot be filled. She was always a wonderful presence that would make one feel better just to see her face. We go back to high school track days and I am humbled to be a small part of her life. Truly sorry to hear of her passing, but know we will see her again!

Bryan Lee - Aug 9, 2014

Sabrina and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We know that losing a Loved One is not easy and we never really prepare well for their departure. Stay grounded in faith and know that she is in his hands.
Your East Coast Family
Bryan, Keith, and MikeG

Viola Hutchison - Aug 9, 2014

I have many memories of Deb and will miss her. She was always a very strong person and did her best to make a good life for herself and Shanice. Loved her smile and thought she was a beautiful lady. She has joined so many angels who have gone on before. Having a good time in heaven! God Bless

Jacquie Curry - Aug 8, 2014

Sabrina, Robin and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. I have the most fondness memories of Deborah today from our days in Columbus (30 years ago). She was one of a kind and a joy to be with. I know how you all loved and respected each other and for that I truly send my condolences. God be with you all.

Connie Sallee - Aug 8, 2014

Debra will be greatly missed. She was such a sweet and dear lady. She had a contagious grin and her and Donnie always had fun together. May God Bless your family and know that Debra is in a wonderful place…no more suffering or tears. I hope she will give Donnie a hug for me. Til we all meet again. May God Bless this family that she loved so much.

The Silver Lining Group - Aug 8, 2014

Shanice…Our most sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
“Death ends a life, not a relationship.” May you take comfort in knowing that your mother will always be with you, and she lives on thru you.
Your friends and family at The Silver Lining Group

Charlotte Fink - Aug 7, 2014

To all of Deb’s family,I am so very sorry for such a great loss…Deb was 1 of a kind…Loved laughing and talking with her…My heart is very sad…Prayers and Thinking of you all…Char Fink

deb wright - Aug 6, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. Lots of good memories of growing up together. Love and prayers to you all.

Cindy Allred - Aug 6, 2014

To the family of Deborah, May God give you strength during this difficult time of need. I can still see Deborah’s beautiful smile and hear her laughing. She had such a sweet laugh!! And boy oh boy did we ever do a lot of laughing. Those memories I will never forget!! I feel truly blessed to have called her my friend!! She will never be forgotten!!!! Shanice…..your mother truly truly loved you and the last time I talked with her she said “all I want is for Shanice to be HAPPY!!! I love & will be praying for you all….MAY GOD BE WITH YOU!! LOVE CINDY : )

Cindy (Morales) Graham - Aug 6, 2014

We are so sorry to hear of Deb’s passing. She was always so friendly and always happy to talk about Shanice. She was definitely a proud Mom. May you find comfort knowing that there are so many people who cared. May you have strength today, tomorrow and in the days that lie ahead. Heaven just got a beautiful angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

cHERI bUTLER - Aug 5, 2014

Sabrina and family Debbie will always mean alot to me. We had alot of good times in High School. I’ll never forget the time we went to the Movies in Mansfield I had just got my license’s and had never driven in the snow and guess what!Yes it snowed it took us quiet some time to get home that night!lol I want you to know that your all in my prayers and may God pour down his grace upon you all!

Roxie Goodlett - Aug 4, 2014

Sabrina & family,
I am so sorry for your loss. You have a strong and loving family that will help you through this period.
God Bless you all.

Wendy Loney Bolen - Aug 4, 2014

Sabrina and Family I am so sorry to hear about Debbie. May God comfort you in this time of need.
We had many good years together at East Side School and through out Jr. High and High School.

Brenda Schuller-Daniel - Aug 3, 2014

May you be comforted by God’s love, the company of family and friends and the multitude of wonderful memories as you go through the difficult days and months ahead.

Bev Minich - Aug 3, 2014

I worked with Deborah for many years at PF. She was everyone’s friend and could always make you laugh when you were having a bad day. I’ve been gone from there for five years but would still see her every once in a while. She always had that beautiful smile, warm laugh and kind words for you.
I’m truly sorry to all of the family and pray that God will give you strength to get through your loss. No words will make it better, just know she had MANY friends and will be sorely missed.
The picture on here IS her – big, beautiful smile yet you can still see the gleam in her eyes that made her special and FUN! She was ornery yet caring at the same time. She and I talked a LOT about both of us having only one daughter and what a blessing AND a concern that was at the same time.
She’s no longer suffering, and though she was so young, God takes only the best. I’m truly lucky to have had her for my friend. May God be with everyone that will have to get used to her loss daily. My thoughts and prayers are with you all
Bev Minich

Diane Hastings Dryer - Aug 3, 2014

I was truly addened to hear of Debbie’s passing — please accept my sympathy and prayers for your comfort and peace.
She, along with her sister Sabrina, could always brighten up the day with their smiles and fun when I had the good fortune to have them in my classroom. I will remember her with great affection.

Deidre Allen - Aug 3, 2014

Shanice, You are truly a strong woman of God. As I may not have fully known your mother but her light shines through you. She raised a jewel and beautiful young lady. May you and your family have peace and joy in the mist of the loss of your mother. Love you

Barb Reel Mann - Aug 2, 2014

So sorry to hear the news! My whole family grew up on the eastside of town so I have had the honor to know Debbie since grade school!! She was a Great Person! Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of your loss.

Cynthia K. Hammock - Aug 2, 2014

My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are extended to the many loyal family and friends of Deborah. She was, indeed, a shining star hidden away in the Willard community. Although my family in San Diego will not be with you, our thoughts and condolences are with the family.
Be at peace, God Bless you and farewell until we meet again.

whitney frye - Aug 2, 2014

Shanice I am sorry to her about your mother. When you get back to Columbus if there is anything you need or just a friend to talk to I’m here.

Marilyn Sands - Aug 2, 2014

I am so sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing. Her smile, her honesty, her hard work and her beautiful spirit made her a special person for all who knew her. May God keep you all in His care at this sad time.
Marilyn Sands

Barb Vanderpool - Aug 2, 2014

Shanice and family, my heart is so sad about Debra.
We have been friends for over thirty years.I will miss her so much.But we have to take comfort knowing she is in Gods hands. She was one of the strongest women that I know.

Pastor Doc & Sheila Burrows - Aug 1, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of your loss. Deborah was such a joy! Love and prayers,

Sue Wolfe - Aug 1, 2014

Deb was such a special person. Her smile would light up a room. Shanise, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Your mom was such a great person. I have such fond memories of her coming to your kindergarten class and spending time not only with you but all the children in your class. May God be with you at this time and comfort you. Hugs and prayers.

Cathy Hanks Osborne - Aug 1, 2014

Shanise, daughter of Deborah and Dot mother of Deborah and all sisters, brothers and host of nieces and nephews may God keep you all in perfect peace. I thought of one of my favorite songs recorded by Earth Wind & Fire to give tribute to my beautiful sister friend and family Keep Your Head To The Sky.
Love Forever
Your Sister From Another Mother

Donny Williams - Aug 1, 2014

Sabrina and family please “Think of her as living in the hearts of those she touched…for nothing loved is ever lost-and she was loved so much.
Poem by Ellen Brenneman
Our prayers go out…Donny Willams and Family…Akron,Ohio

Constance Goodrum - Aug 1, 2014

Shanice, may the peace of God rest on you and your family. We love you and will continue to pray for you.