Deborah Howell-Worthen

Deborah Ann Howell-Worthen

Thursday, December 24th, 1953 - Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
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Deborah Ann Howell-Worthen was born December 24th, 1953 in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Mr. Samuel Howell and Ms. Willie Mae Trice. She attended the local public schools, graduating from Andrew Jackson Senior High School, Class of 1971.

Deborah was baptized at an early age at Little Rock Missionary Baptist by the late Reverend W. C. Mitchell. She served in various choirs and in the Youth Department. She was a member of the Harmony Missionary Baptist Church. She was formerly employed as a CNA at the Spring Glen nursing home for several years. Deborah was united in holy matrimony to Sam Edward Worthen on June 20th, 2006 in Folkston, Georgia.

She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Yvonne Jackson and Nadine Lewis; brother-in-law, Larry Stewart; and godson, Brian Lewis.

Deborah departed this life on January 29th, 2020 at UF Health. She leaves to cherish her memories: a devoted and loving husband, Sam Edward Worthen; sons; Keith (Shunnarrah) Howell, Kevin (Pamelyn) Howell, Edward (LaToya) Worthen, Derek Worthen, Dearyl Worthen, Maurice (Thelmeasia) Byrd, and Mannon Mack; daughter; Kiara (Rick) Leggett; 12 grandchildren: Tenara, Keith Jr., Keynara, Keinard, Autumn, Khia Howell. Charles, Kingston, Dream, Dearyl Worthen, Jasmine Thomas, and Marlecia Byrd; one great-granddaughter, Aasiya Warr; brothers and sisters; Samuel (Gwendolyn) Trice, Francis (Lawrence) Flowers, Ronald Howell, Gary (Marquita) Howell, JoAnn (Michael) Isaac, Carol Howell, and Rosa (Wallace) Richardson; aunties, Lorine Wells and Annie Snowden; sisters-in-law, Debra Corley, Ann (Eddie) Watson, and Laverne Worthen; brother-in-law; Melvin Worthen; godchildren: Tiffany Gordon, Koshawn Gomillion, Octavius Buiey, Collie Stevens, and Gregory McCray; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins; special friends, Subriana Stafford, Pamela King, Sandra Jones, Felicia Whitten, Mildred Chambers, and Pauline Anthony; and many sorrowing friends and extended families Flowers, Banks, and Draytons.

The funeral service for Deborah Ann Howell will be held 1:00 pm Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church 3738 Winton Drive. The visitation will be 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Friday, February 7th, 2020 at the Funerals by T.S. Warden 4315 North Main Street Jacksonville, FL 32206. Interment in Restlawn Cemeteries. Please sign the family guest book and view the video tribute @ Arrangements in care of Tyrone S. Warden, FDIC, 4315 N. Main Street, 765-1234
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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 7th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, February 7th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Funerals by T.S. Warden
    4315 North Main Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 1:00pm
    St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church
    3738 Winton Drive
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  • Interment

    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 |
    Saturday, February 8th, 2020
    Restlawn Cemeteries
    2600 Ribault Scenic Drive
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Brenda L Williams

Posted at 11:28am
R.IP. My playmate, classmate, church member ,and friend. Brenda Jones Williams

Kimberly Flowers

Posted at 07:52pm
Sleep in peace auntie, aka Debbie Cake. I love and miss you immensely. You are no longer present in your body, but I believe you are now an angel. Thank you for the fond memories you've left with your love ones here on earth. You had a loving heart, infectious smile, and big witty personality that kept us entertained. You were a woman of virtue, you had unwavering faith, and you were a tangible living example of what it means to possess the faith of Job. You were a nurturer, child care provider, midwife, nurse, counselor, comedian, wife, mom, sister, aunt, cousin, in-law, friend while still managing to a be a hotgirl. You were an excellent cook, you were thoughtful- I recall the times when you would invite me over for dinner or you'd surprise me with with your infamous bread pudding. I am going to miss everything about you. Our awesome God called you home to rest, so you have your wings now. You served your people well. Your memories will forever live our hearts. Again, rest in peace you earned it. Love, your Kimmie or as you would often say Hazel.

Dr. Gwendolyn S. Trice, MSW

Posted at 02:44pm
With Sympathy
🙏🏽Life is the greatest gift that God has given us.
🕊Death is only a bridge towards eternal life with God. 🥀Certainly, Heaven is rejoicing for another soul has finally reached his true home. 🕊I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. ♥️ My Deepest Condolences. Truly you know that earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. ✝️ I pray that you allow God’s loving embrace to comfort each of you during this hour in the transition of your Dear Mother, Wife,Sister, Deborah. 🙏🏾
Dr. G. S. Trice, MSW - MIami, Fl

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