Jan 6, 1966-Jan. 22, 2019
Deborah Amanda Willard Roemer, a native of Mobile, AL and current resident of Ashland, AL, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the age of 53. She was an avid Florida State Football fan; enjoyed her computer; loved Little Debbie Cakes and wanted rice served on her plate with every meal. Although Debbie was handicapped and disabled since birth, she never let her condition stop her. She was a very helpful and productive individual. She helped her dear friend, Lonnie Peacock, raise his children; she spoke before the Florida State Legislature and was instrumental in the passage of Florida’s Disability Reform Act which allows those with disabilities to live on their own and was awarded a prestigious Citizenship Award by President Bill Clinton for her service to her community. She contributed much to many and was loved and admired by all who knew her. She will be sadly and greatly missed. Debbie was preceded in death by her father, William David Willard and her devoted companion, Lonnie P. Peacock. Her survivors include her mother, Glenda Howell Willard; her brother, David William (Robin) Willard; her sister, Ashley Leanne Willard and James W. Thompson, Jr.; two step-children, Joshua A. (Maranda) Quinn and Dalton Peacock; nephews, Jerrod David (Melonie) Willard, Ryan C. Willard, Zachary Willard, Cole Alexander Jackson, Julian James Thompson and James W. Thompson, III; one niece, Amanda Kate Thompson; other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM from the chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM. Interment will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be offered at www.mobilememorialfunerals.com.
Glenda, Through Debbie's Aunt Janet, we have come to know her as the special person she was. We know she will be missed by all who knew her and loved her. Our condolences & prayers are with you and your family during this difficult and sad time. May she rest in peace.
Cynthia & Melanie BacaJoshua, TX