On November 28, 2021, Deborah finished her journey on this earth. She is now asleep awaiting the day when she will be resurrected to a paradise earth to join her loved ones again. (John 5:28, 29; Psalm 37:10, 11) Deborah was born on March 21, 1959, in Kansas City to Lee and Hazel Langley and was the second of four children. She will be dearly missed by friends and family.
Deborah graduated in 1977 from West Platte High School in Weston, MO. She was in the National Honor Society and excelled in languages such as French. She was an avid card player with a mind for strategy and she was also an impressive opponent playing Scrabble. She loved to play the piano and joined her mother in playing for family and friends. Her favorite song to play was La Malagueña. Deborah also loved to crochet and would finish a blanket in a day. Many have received her afghan blankets as gifts.
Deborah dedicated her life to Jehovah on January 15, 1972, at the age of 12. She had a desire to devote her life to the ministry and teaching others about Jehovah´s promises found in the Bible. In the summer of 1978, she was invited to start her full-time ministry in Coffeyville, KS where she served for many years. Later, she would move to Topeka, KS to live near her grandparents and to continue her ministry. She also learned Spanish and attended the Spanish Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Topeka to help the growing Spanish population. She spent 30 years in the full-time ministry and helped many to learn Bible truths. Many dedicated their lives to Jehovah because of their studies.
Deborah is proceeded in death by her grandparents (Duard and Stella Langley, Chester and Dollie Brown), parents (Lee and Hazel Langley), aunt (Grace Powell), uncles (Les Langley and Edgar Brown), and cousin (Shana Brown). She is survived by siblings (Sharon Dye of Graham, WA, Carlin Langley of Topeka, KS, and Brett Langley of Bethlehem, PA), aunts (Patsy Langley of Joneboro, AR and Kay Brown of Farmington, NM), nieces and nephew (Elizabeth Eddo of Graham, WA, Andrea Langley of Farmington, NM, and Aaron Langley of Lenexa, KS), cousins (Troy Brown of Farmington, NM, Laura Hutchens of Andrews, TX, Janice Hewes of Emporia, KS, Doug Sherrill of Emporia, KS, and Steve Sherrill of Belfair, WA), stepmother (Carmen Barrara of Quito, Ecuador), stepbrother (Juan Fernando of Quito, Ecuador), and step grandmother (Mary Langley of Topeka, KS).
A memorial service will be held on December 18, 2021, at 2:00pm CST. If you wish to attend, you may join using Zoom at meeting ID 815 1501 9950. There will be a short slide show before the service. Please join a half hour early if you wish to see it.