Deborah Willis-McDade


Deborah Willis McDade age 60 was born on December 25, 1957 in Augusta, GA. to Willie Perkins Sr., and Nelly Perkins. On January 13, 2018 she was called home to be with the Lord.

Debbie graduated from South High School in 1976. She met her beloved husband Lyndon McDade  in November of 1998. The two were blessed with one son Dietrich Perkins, 2 daughters Davida Willis, Dominique Williams, 3 grandchildren Syncere Johnson, Messiah Johnson, Aubrey Leslie.

Debbie was employed by Grossman, Schottenstein’s Scioto Community, and various other companies.

Debbie loved being with her children and family. She loved dancing, different hairstyles, lipstick, toes and nails polished, and jewelry. Beauty was her goal just like she was.

Debbie is preceded in death by sister Mary Cornett

She leaves to cherish her memory with devoted husband of 19 years Lyndon McDade, son Dietrich Perkins, daughters Davida Willis, Dominique Williams, grandchildren Syncere and Messiah Johnson, Aubrey Leslie, mother Nellie Perkins, father Willie Perkins Sr., sister Sharon (Stephen) Harris, of Columbus, OH., Valerie (Walter) Suttles of Akron, OH., brother Willie (Sheila) Perkins Jr., brother in law Michael Cornett, sister in law Vanessa Jones, mother in law Alice Jones of Circleville, OH., Aunt Lillie Kirk, Rosetta (Henry) Dukes of Columbus, OH., also a host of other relatives and friends,

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Thursday, January 25, 2018 at New Birth Christian Ministries, 3475 Refugee Road.

Online Obituary Donation in memory of Deborah Willis-McDade

Condolence Messages

  1. Ms. Lisa Carter Dugger

    To the entire Perkins and McDade Families,

    Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your love ones, and my classmates Deborah and Mary. I remember growing up with both and I rarely saw one without the other. They both will be missed.

    I am keeping their Parents, husbands, children and grandchildren in my prayers.

  2. Please accept my condolences, just know that I am here for you all, please don’t hesitate to reach out, especially during this difficult time. R. I. H. My friend, gonna miss our talks and laughs about old times. No more pain my friend. Missing you already.

  3. Columbus South High Alumni Association

    The South High School Alumni Association and its Board of Directors want to express our sympathy and send condolences at the death of your loved one. Our entire South High School family is diminished by her passing.

  4. Crystal Crosby Smith Dryden

    My condolences to Deborah’s Family. I worked with her at Grossman’s. I saw her picture in the newspaper and knew it was that crazy girl I used to work with, she made working there so much fun. She was beautiful inside and out. Nellie my heart goes out to you. Debbie and I both enjoyed working with our Mom’s there. I know she’s in Heaven with my Mom, Pauline Crosby who moved on to the house of our Lord August 18, 1999, and my Daughter whom I gave birth to while working at Grossman’s. Jesika Renee Smith. Rest In Heaven You Beautiful Angel

  5. Saundrea Hunter

    RIP to a true GEM. May that peace that surpasses all understanding give comfort during this trying time.

    To the family; my prayers for you are that you find comfort in the knowledge that to be absent in the present is to be present with the LORD. What a gift to be IN HIS PRESENCE.

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