Deborah Prater, age 66, of Shelbiana, KY., passed from this life, Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Debbie was born to the late Vester and Lorene “Adkins” Gillespie in Pike County, KY., August 20, 1954.
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Besides both parents, Debbie is preceded in death by her brothers, Thaddeus Gillespie and Sylvester Gillespie.
Debbie is survived by her devoted and loving husband, Jack Prater; two children, Jeanette Coleman and Matthew Coleman; three grandchildren, Morgan Adkins, Christin Adkins and Orbie McPeek; two great granddaughters, Jade Hartsell and Ruby Hartsell; a very special dog, Rosie; sister, Patricia Thacker and her husband, Don; along with many family and friends.
Debbie was a lifelong member of the Greasy Creek Freewill Baptist. Debbie loved to watch the birds in their feeder outside her window. Debbie enjoyed flowers, her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and time with her dog, Rosie. Debbie was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. She will be forever treasured by all who knew and loved her.
The family will accept friends from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Thacker Memorial Funeral Home. There will be open visitation from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM Friday, April 2, 2021, with services each night beginning at 7:00 PM also at Thacker Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 1:00 PM, also at Thacker Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Duran Adkins Cemetery in Shelbiana, KY. Ministers officiating services for Debbie are Jimmy Jack Adkins and others.
Arrangements are under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home in Pikeville, KY.