Deborah Diane Moelker, 68, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup, Georgia just a few short hours after the love of her life and husband of fifty years, Paul Edward Moelker, passed away in Savannah, Georgia, both from complications associated with COVID-19.
Debbie, as she was affectionately known, was born on August 27, 1953 in Grand Haven, Michigan to the late, Richard and Mary Canning. She was a homemaker who devoted herself to her family at all times. She took pride in her family and cared for them unselfishly, always putting their needs before her own. Debbie helped with mission work when her late husband, Paul, retired and went into full time ministry. In her younger years she enjoyed bowling and more recently spent her spare time working crossword puzzles, playing solitaire and playing bingo. She enjoyed her grand and great grandchildren and was always babysitting to help out. In addition to her parents and her husband, her grandson, Anthony Burkes and her sister, Ruby Cough, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her two daughters, Stacy Cross and husband, Raymond of Jesup and Stephanie VanderMolen and husband, John of Grand Haven, Michigan; one son, David Moelker of Cape Coral, Florida; brothers Rick Canning and wife, Pat of Grand Haven, Michigan and Mike Canning of Muskegon, Michigan; seven grandchildren, Elizabeth McGraw and husband Michael and Chastity McDowell and husband, Shawn all of Jesup, Georgia, Kendra and Kaleigh VanderMolen and John VanderMolen, V all of Grand Haven, Michigan and Xavier Moelker of Jesup; great grandchildren, Jayden, Jaxton, Aria, Addison, Skylah, Shawn, Jr. and Caroline. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members also survive.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Howard & Jones Funeral Home in Jesup with Reverend Mickey Tomberlin officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Interment will follow in Sunset Oaks Memorials with family members serving as pallbearers.
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