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Deborah Ann SultonSeptember 25, 1956 ~ October 29, 2017 (age 61)
Ms. Deborah Ann Sulton, 61, was born in Lexington County, South Carolina on September 25, 1956. She was the daughter of the late Reverend Curtis Sulton and the late Lizzie Bell Adams Sulton. During the early morning hours of Sunday, October 29, 2017, God sent a band of angels to meet her in the sky with her two wings so she could join His Heavenly choir.
Deborah was educated in the public schools of Lexington County, graduating from Batesburg-Leesville High School, Class of 1974. She furthered her education at Piedmont Technical College, Greenwood, South Carolina, earning a degree of Associate in Occupational Technology with a major in General Technology and electives in Early Childhood Development. She was employed by Wagener Manufacturing Company for many years. She was currently employed by GLEAMNS Human Resources Commission for the last 22 years. She truly found her calling when she decided to work with the children. She loved “her kids,” as she referred to them and they loved her.
Deborah joined Hall Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina at an early age. She was one of the original members of the Gospel Choir, serving as choir president for many years. She was also the Assistant Church Clerk, a member of the Cathedral Choir, Senior Choir, Missionary, Hospitality and Kitchen Ministries.
Deborah was preceded in death by both of her parents, one brother, Vernon Ray Sulton; one daughter, Stephanie Sulton and one grandson, Joshua Robinson.
She leaves to celebrate her life and cherish precious memories: three loving daughters – Minister Melissa B. (Jamie) Durant of Lexington, South Carolina, Missy Q. (Ayodele) Akinlolu of Blythewood, South Carolina and Jessica N. Sulton of Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina; two loving sons – Jermaine M. Sulton of North, South Carolina and Matthew L. (Khadijah) Sulton of Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina; three sisters – Lillie M. Sulton and Sheila (Joseph) Leaphart, both of Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina and Cynthia (Christopher) Hartley of Glennville, Georgia; twelve grandchildren – Sada, Jataveon, LaMonica, Veronica, Michael, Jeremiah, Carlton Jr. “CJ”, Tamarcus, Armani, Josiah “JoJo”, Aaren and Aaden; two great-granddaughters – Bella and Arianna; three aunts – Janie Adams and Everlena Ridgell, both of Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina and Gloria Adams of Morven, North Carolina; three uncles – George Adams, Sr., Jimmie Lee Adams, Sr. and Willie R. Etheredge, Sr., all of Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina; one great-aunt – Martha Matthews of Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina; one sister-in-law – Willie Mae Scott Sulton of Sumter, South Carolina; a special and devoted nephew – Rashad (Taneishwa) Sulton of Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina; a longtime companion – Louis Smith of Columbia, South Carolina; her best friend – Mary (Frankie) Foulks of Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends throughout the community who will miss her smiling face and loving spirit.