Ms. Debra Ann Thrift Deen, 63 of Waycross, passed away Tuesday morning, January 19, 2021, at the Bacon County Hospital.
Born in Blackshear, GA on August 29, 1957, she had lived in Pierce and Ware Counties all of her life. Ms. Deen was a Blackshear High School graduate and went on to receive her EMT training. She would go on to work for CSX Transportation where she retired in 2006. Following her retirement from her “real job”, she took on her next (and most rewarding) job of taking care of her grandbabies. She loved spending time with her family and always looked forward to her yearly day-after-Thanksgiving shopping trip with her friends. Ms. Deen enjoyed cooking and just being outdoors whether it was working in her yards, riding or tending to her horses, riding her grandbabies around on the atv, or attending motorsport functions. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Blackshear and loved being a member of the Seeking Sisters Sunday school class.
She was a daughter of the late William Gerald & Janice Wynell Roberson Thrift. She was also preceded in death by an infant sister.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Kandi & David Crews of Blackshear; two sons, Matt Deen (Amanda Allen) of Waycross and Kidd Deen (fiance’, Nishita Patel) of Fernandina Beach, FL; her bonus children, Lisa Wheeler of Waycross and Corey (Cassandra) Deen of Reidsville; her significant other, Dewey Bagley of Blackshear; her sister, Patricia (Donnie) James of Blackshear; two brothers, Bill (Lisa) Thrift and Sheldon Thrift all of Waycross; 4 grandchildren, Mackenzie Deloach, Kayleigh Crews, Kalissa Crews, and Jace Johnson; 8 bonus grandchildren, Autumn (Scott) Farris, Rhett Wheeler, Rockey Wheeler, Brayden Deen, Bryson Deen, Noah Deen, Savannah Deen, and Emily; a bonus great grandchild, Gunner Farris; the father of her children and her best friend, Mack Deen of Waycross; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Graveside services for Ms. Deen will be held Thursday morning, January 21, 2021, at 11:00 o’clock from the Enon Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the graveside one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to the Southeast Cancer Unit, PO Box 667, Blackshear, GA 31516.
Due to COVID-19, social distancing guidelines as well as the use of facemasks are strongly suggested.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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