Deborah Ruth Hoy


Our beloved mother, Deborah R. Hoy, age 63 passed away Sunday, March 7th, 2021.

A devoted Christian, mother, sister and friend, Mrs. Hoy was a member of God’s Grace Deliverance Apostolic Faith Church. Deborah enjoyed her family, friends, home, reading and listening to music. In her zenith, she relished cooking, entertaining, ensuring all around her were as comfortable as possible and was an unparallel hostess. She never knew a stranger without befriending them. Her infectious smile and laughter were felt by all who knew her. She loved talking on the phone, particularly with her closest family members and dearest friends. Mrs. Hoy was especially proud of her two children, Stephanie and Bell having taken great pride in their accomplishments as well as her mothering them both.

Deborah was born on October 4, 1957 in Cleveland, OH to Naomi Easley and Franklin Loper. She lived in Zion, Illinois from grade school to 1984 before relocating to Columbus, OH. Mrs. Hoy and Bell Hoy, Jr. were married from 1982 to 2005 and share two children.

Deborah was preceded in death by her mother, Naomi Easley and father Franklin Loper. To cherish her memory, Deborah leaves her daughter, Stephanie Hoy of Pittsburgh, PA and son, Bell Hoy, III of Grandview, OH; her brothers Franklin Loper of Waukegan, IL, Nathaniel (Lisa) Easley of Gahanna, OH, Eric (Annette) Easley of Worthington, OH and sister, Amy Bell (Jeffrey) of Columbus, OH; a host of nieces and nephews as well as dear friends, and other relatives whom she loved.

A Celebration of her Life service will be held at 10 A.M., Saturday, March 13th, 2021 at God’s Grace Deliverance Apostolic Faith Church located at 175 Fairway Boulevard Whitehall, OH 43213. Interment will be held at Glen Rest Memorial Estate, Reynoldsburg, OH. Calling hour will begin at 9 A.M.


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Condolence Messages

  1. Bishop James & Haji Redd

    Ruthie and Bell we were saddened to hear of the passing of your Mom. Know that our hearts are with you at this difficult time.
    May the God of all Grace comfort you and give you peace.
    We are praying for you and we love you.

    Bishop James & Haji Redd

  2. Sandra mcmillan

    The Bible speaks of a time soon when we see our love dead ones again John 5:28-29
    I really look for that time when my friend will be back to enjoy life without sickness and pain until then. Rest my Dear Friend. Love to all Sandra Mcmillan

  3. Pastor & Nicole Cartwright

    To our Brother, Elder Franklin Loper and family.
    “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.” (2 Corinthians 1:3 – 1:4)
    You are in our prayers.. The Lord be with you, for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

  4. Katrina Y Wilson

    You and your family are in my prayers. May your mother Rest In Peace. Know I’m will be thinking of you during thing difficult time.


    Katrina Wilson

  5. Charmaine Harris-Hillary and Robert Ware

    Robert and I send our heartfelt condolences to each and every family member and friend of Deborah. We thank God for all the good times and she will be missed. To the Easley and Loper family we are praying for you and with you. To Stephanie and Bell we love you beyond words our prayers are with you always.

    Love and Hugs~Candy

  6. Rochelle Lindsey

    To Stephanie & Bell Jr…..Ronny, Ed & Toya love you and are here for you. What a beautiful gift that our mothers are now reunited in heaven with God. We love y’all so dearly and we are praying for you all❤️

  7. Linda and Virgil Bates

    To Stephanie and Bell Jr.

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and family.

  8. michael Barnes

    Shock and saddened to learn of Deborah’s passing, had not seen her in years but she was a kind , fun, good hearted friend. My Condolences to the family and friends
    Farewell Deborah, Rest in Peace sister

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