Deborah Wheeler Taylor
  • 58 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 10, 1956
  • Date of passing: Apr 19, 2015
Let the memory of Deborah be with us forever

Deborah Wheeler Taylor age 58 passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015 after a brief illness. She was born June 10, 1956 to Louise Critcher Wheeler and Harold Gray (Grady) Wheeler.

She was a graduate of J.F. Webb High School, Atlantic Christian College and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Debbie’s life was devoted to service to her Lord and to others. She was employed for twenty nine years as a federal civilian employee of the N.C. National Guard in Property Management and Logistics. A life long member of Hester Baptist Church, she served in children and youth ministries, vacation bible school and most recently as Choir Director.

She is survived by her husband of twenty seven years, Staton W. Taylor, her brother, Clifton Gray Wheeler (Cecilia), an aunt, Imogene Wheeler Watson (Coleman), an uncle, Robert Critcher (Carolyn) and numerous cousins that were very dear to her.

A memorial service will be conducted Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at Hester Baptist Church, Hwy 96 North in Oxford, NC by Reverends Alex Gallimore and Dr. Lavelle Waters. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon – 1:45 P.M. prior to the service in the parlor of the church and other times at the home, 307 Williamsboro Street, Oxford North Carolina.

Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Kidney Foundation or the Hester Baptist Church Music Fund.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Brenda Rieley on 30th June 2015

"I knew Debbie from college.  Within the last few weeks, I have been trying to get back in touch with her and I am so sad to find she is no longer with us.  I know she is in a better place for she always cared and looked out for the other person.   I will always hold a special place in my heart for her."

This tribute was added by Jonathan Taylor on 23rd April 2015

"Dear Uncle Staton,

I know I speak for Hollis and Josh when I say our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you right now.  We all miss you very much and wish you the best.  


This tribute was added by Billie Hobgood on 22nd April 2015

"Staton, Clifton, Cecilia and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of loss. I know Debbie will be missed so much by all. Please know that I am sending many hugs your way today and you are in my prayers at this sad time...
Billie Jean"

This tribute was added by GEORGE RILEY on 22nd April 2015

"To Taylor Family,

Words just seem so inadequate to express the sadness I feel for your loss – My heart goes out to the family in this time!"

This tribute was added by Sheirl McCormick on 21st April 2015

"My dear friend Debbie,
I will miss you and your gently loving caring spirit.  To Staton, I would like to say you were awesome in caring for this angel for all the  27 years.  You two were a very special couple and the love of the Lord shined though you.  As we know "God Can Hande It"   I will lift up my eys to the hills.  From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.  Psalm 121:1-2 (NKJV)"

This tribute was added by Erin Hastings on 21st April 2015

I will miss you and our little chats daily. You were such a caring, loving person. I will miss seeing you every morning when coming into work, as Staton helps with your bags and holding the door for you. Thank you for all the years and dedication to the USPFO, we will miss you terribly. Our thoughts are with Staton and family during this difficult time. I will pray for strength for your family, our Beautiful Angel forever...."

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Eakes Funeral Home


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