Deborah Nicholson Williams

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Deborah Nicholson Williams was born in Welch, West Virginia on October 31, 1950 to the late Herbert and Ernestine Hale. She was adopted and raised by the late Joseph and Mary Hale. Deborah was called to her heavenly home on November 5, 2021.

Deborah was proceeded in death by her husband Leon Williams; son Turhan Hale; parents Mary and Joseph Hale; brothers Charles Hale, Sr., McCoy Hale, and Herbert Hale; sisters Martha Taylor, Evelyn Hale; and sister-in law Diane Scales Hale.

Deborah leaves to cherish her memory daughters Tia Hale James (Charles), Desiree Nicholson Elder (Darold Sr.); grandchildren Roderick Hales, Chaz James, Jordan Clark, Teneeyah Hale, Darold Elder Jr., Myah Elder and Chenae White;; great grandchildren Rylie Hale, Maleya James, Tacorie Hale, Makhi Savage, and Nasir Elder; sisters Mamie Hale, and Janice Hale, ; brothers Elder Rodney Hale (Lee), Bernard Hale, John Hale, Tony Hale (Lois), and Clyde Hale; aunts Lula James and Maxine Hale; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins; special friends Donna Brown (Richard), Cynthia Goins (Harvey).

Private Visitation 11:00 AM and Private Funeral Service 12:00 PM Saturday, November 20, 2021 at New Generation Church, 1173 Essex Ave. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Condolence Messages


    my deepest condolence to Debbie’s family and friends she was an absolutely beautiful person to be around she had such a kind and sweet spirit I know her family and God welcomed her with open arms and assured her that her life and works on this earth was well done I can only imagine her smile when God said you can come on in, we love you Debbie you will certainly be missed by all that knew and loved you

  2. Dez, you have our sincere condolences for the loss of your dear mother. May she rest in power in the presence of the Lord, and watch over you and your family. God Bless.

    Papa Paul

  3. Mary C Smith ( Tine)

    Debbie was always so kind and sweet with a smile to match. She had a sweet, sweet spirit about her. I always loved her.

    • Rosalie Champelle

      Mrs. Deb was a beautiful soul. She was kind, funny, and always smiling. I can see her know looking over her glasses at me. I am so glad I had the pleasure to meet and work with her. I loved her. May she Rest In Peace. Prayers to her family for strength and comfort. God bless.

  4. Christina Wofford

    To All The Family of Mrs.Debbie Nichols Williams,So Sorry For Your Loss, My Prayers and Condolences going Out To All of Her Family and friends, She Will be Truly missed,Gone but Never forgotten, May She Rest In Peace!!!

  5. Dez and family ,

    My prayers and condolences go out to you and your family.

    Love you

    Danielle pompey and family.

  6. Dez and family,

    My sincerest condolences to you and your family. Wishing you nothing but peace and comfort

    Kia & family

  7. So sorry to hear about the loss of Debbie l remember all the word of kindness and beautiful smile my Our Heavenly Father wrap his loving arm around her Daughters in there time of Grief You will be miss on This place call Earth my you Rest easy in Heaven with your love ones that has prepared a place for you until I see you again My God bless your Family

  8. My deepest sympathies to the family. I worked with Deb for many years, she was such an amazing person and she will be missed!!

  9. My sincere condolences to all Ms. Debbie’s family and friends, I had the honor of knowing her as a co-worker for several years and she was always smiling.

  10. It was a surprise & hurt when I heard of the passing of Mrs. Debbie William. Debbie was truly a child of God because she was such a sweet person- with such a beautiful smile. My condolences go out to the family. God has welcomed Debbie to her heavenly home Remember family God will not leave you comfortless. Keep the faith & lean on Jesus always. We belonged to the same church & I was a dear friend of the William family.

  11. It is with heavy heart I write this condolence. I worked with Debi 27 years at Grant. From the day I meet I felt I’d made a friend. Her Beautiful smile and soft voice brought calm to a crazy day shes always happy. I will remember her spirit with fondness. I offer my condolences & prayers of support to family & friends. May God comfort you all. Loving prayers. Billie Brown ( Respiratory)

  12. So sorry for your loss Debbie had the best Spirit kind and caring! always had a smile! Praying for the Family that God will see you though!

  13. Ms Deb it was a pleasure to know you and work with you on 8. We always joked about 8 being great and it was because of staff members such as you.

  14. Brodotta Montgomery

    I will never forget you! My heart is so deeply saddened, Grant Hospital has made us more than friends! It’s made us Family Sleep peacefully
    You will be missed,
    Brodotta Montgomery

  15. Tia, I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant you the strength. My most sincere condolences.
    Mrs. Deb was so nice and a loving person. She will be greatly missed.

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