Deborah Kay “Duchess” Barksdale


Deborah Kay Barksdale aka “Duchess” was born March 16, 1953 to Sherad and Bertha Brown. She received her education from the Columbus Public Schools and the Ohio Dominican University.

On February 28, 1985, Deborah Kay Brown and Shelton “Brian” Barksdale were joined in Holy matrimony.

Deborah was active in her church. During her childhood, she received the Lord as her personal Lord and Savior. She became a member of Trinity Baptist Church, where she was baptized. Deborah was an active member in the church and served as president of the nurses Corp.

Ms. “Duchess” retired from AT& T after 30 years of  service.

Deborah is preceded in death by her parents, Bertha and Sherad Brown.

Deboarh leaves to cherish her memory with husband, Shelton “Brian” Barksdale; brother, Sherad Brown Jr.; stepdaughter, Tyisha Barksdale; grandson, Rayquan Barksdale; aunt, Elizabeth Wimbley; uncles, James Cason andLawrence (Anita) Cason; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation 11:00am and Memorial  Service 12:00pm Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Trinity Baptist Church, 461 St. Clair Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. To my sister in love, We have spent so many days together, shopping, bowling, family events, talking and more. I was so honor to spent our last days together . Prayers to Brian and family in this time of sorrow. Rest well

  2. Enjoyed working with Debby at AT&T and on the blood drive. Very nice to be around. Great laugh.

  3. “RIP” Deborah you always had the brightest smile and joyful personality To the family you are in my prayers.

  4. To the family of Deborah, you have my deepest sympathy in your loss. Death is one of the most difficult situations to face because the family circle is broken, but be assured that it is only temporary! By means of God’s Kingdom, He promises at Revelation 21:4, “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.” May this promise from God help you thru this difficult period.

  5. Alice Hembrick-McCray

    You will be sadly missed my friend, but rest in the arms of the Lord now and you will be in my heart forever.

  6. You have my deepest sympathy to your loss. May the God of comfort be with you and your family during this time. God Kingdom will get rid of our enemy death and bring them back to us! (John 5:28, 29). This promise brings a real hope of being reunited with our dear love ones.

  7. To the family of Deborah,
    Praying you will experience the peace and comfort that our Heavenly Father can give during those moments when it is especially needed.

  8. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your loved one. May reflecting on all the good times you’ve share together help ease the pain that you now feel. May the God of all comfort strengthen you during this time of sadness and His promise for the future bring you peace. (Hosea 13:14)

  9. I worked with Deborah on many projects at AT&T. She was a caring person with a delightful personality and such an engaging smile. My deepest sympathies to her family and friends.

  10. To the family of Deborah Barksdale, the wimbery family, Linda Lipsey, U have my deepest sympathy and may peace be with U all. Betty wade

  11. Carl and Stacy Slaughter

    To Brian Barksdale and family:
    There is nothing we can say that will bring “Debbie” back to you. We will nevertheless make an attempt to encourage you.

    We believe, know, and trust that God knows your sorrow and He is here for you. We hope that your knowledge of Him allows you to keep this truth. He loves you and He cares…

    With Our Deepest Condolences.

    Earth has no sorrow heaven cannot heal. 2 Cor 1:3

  12. Frances Smallwood

    Cares all past home at last ever to rejoice
    my deepest sympathy to Brian, Brown, co-workers and Trinity family I know Debbie will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

    Frances Smallwood

  13. Debbie was a beautiful person. To the family know that our prayers are with all of you.

  14. Roberta Lucas and Brown Family

    To the family Debbie was a beautiful person …. Know that our prayers are with you all

  15. Brian, you have my deepest heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your beautiful wife Debbie. She was a sweet lady! May God comfort you and sooth your heartache during this painful time.

  16. My deepest condolences to Brian and Deborah’s family. Deborah was a wonderful person and a good friend to me. May God give you strength and comfort you during this sad time.

  17. Lorraine Stinson

    Such a sweet person who goes on now to receive her crown of glory. May God bless her family and loved ones with comfort and peace. My prayers are with you.

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