ForeverMissed

MSG(Retired) Deborah A. Gates Colon of Columbus, passed away Tuesday at St. Francis Hospital. She was 61 years old and resided at 1842 Somerset Avenue. 

Our beloved Deborah will be laid to rest with full military honors at the National Cemetery, Ft. Mitchell, AL., on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 following a Eleven O'clock Homegoing Celebration in the Chapel of Progressive Funeral Home, Inc., officiated by Rev. David T. Holston.

Visitation 3:00 til 7:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home.

The cortege will depart from the residence Tuesday at 10:30 A.M.

Arrangements entrusted to Progressive Funeral Home, Inc. "A Touch Of Dignity For Those Who Care."  
progressivefuneralhome.com

Posted by Lynda Kennerly on December 16, 2017
My sister, best friend, roommate RIP.   Had been searching for you for years and found you here.  Much love
Posted by Beverly Mitchell on June 20, 2016
Well, MSG, I did get to talk to you a few months ago and I'm so glad I did. As always, you pronounced my last name like no other...that will be one of my fondest memories of you. We were suppose to have lunch when I came home and I was saving some good news that I wanted to share with you, but, I think you already knew. Thank you for your service and thank you for the opportunity to serve with you. Condolences to the Colon family. Robert, know that your Mom always talked about you. Rest well, MSG Colon...SSG Beverly Mitchell
Posted by Mary Carpenter on June 18, 2016
My friend, you have depart this world where you will be truly missed and thought of often. My prayers are for your family and loved one so they my know that God had a better plan for you and you are one of the most beautiful flower in His wonderful garden. Rest my friend and know you are loved and missed. Sweet dreams friend
Posted by April Byrd on June 17, 2016
John14:1-3 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. Mrs Colon I'm going to miss seeing your number pop up on my phone hearing you say April..... Then I say Hey Mrs Colon what's going on or you call looking for Danny.... You're at Rest now... Love you and My condolences and prayers to everyone
Posted by Richette Brison-Harris on June 17, 2016
My condolences goes out to the Colon family. May you all find comfort from our Heavenly Father. Matt 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Posted by Patricia Scott on June 16, 2016
Big Sister I miss you already, You were and always will be my best friend rest now because there no more suffering the pain is gone. love you always -- your little sister Scott

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Posted by Lynda Kennerly on December 16, 2017
My sister, best friend, roommate RIP.   Had been searching for you for years and found you here.  Much love
Posted by Beverly Mitchell on June 20, 2016
Well, MSG, I did get to talk to you a few months ago and I'm so glad I did. As always, you pronounced my last name like no other...that will be one of my fondest memories of you. We were suppose to have lunch when I came home and I was saving some good news that I wanted to share with you, but, I think you already knew. Thank you for your service and thank you for the opportunity to serve with you. Condolences to the Colon family. Robert, know that your Mom always talked about you. Rest well, MSG Colon...SSG Beverly Mitchell
Posted by Mary Carpenter on June 18, 2016
My friend, you have depart this world where you will be truly missed and thought of often. My prayers are for your family and loved one so they my know that God had a better plan for you and you are one of the most beautiful flower in His wonderful garden. Rest my friend and know you are loved and missed. Sweet dreams friend
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Shared by Patricia Scott on June 16, 2016

Deborah Ann you and I called each other daily, I will miss our conversation about the show the HAVES and HAVES NOT,   You touch alot of people lives and care a great deal you loved your children dearly and they never wanted for anything, I can remember when Robert was playing pee wee footbal and Antoina working at McDonalds and the way you always had everything organized for the kids no matter how small or big .  You even donating your time and efforts at the American Legion, for the kids during Christmas and getting them ready to go back to school and getting sponsor to donate their school supplies in the neighborhood, You were a GREAT Soldier, in the United States Army and I salute you.  You took care of Soldiers and were a true blessing for the lives that you touch and I'm grateful you were in my life I will never forget you - your sister in Christ  forever - Scott