Deborah Childress Paul
July 16, 1952 – October 1, 2022
Deborah Childress Paul, 70, of Midlothian, VA peacefully passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2022, among family.
Debbie was met in heaven by her parents, Earl and Ethel Childress; her sister, Betty Bustamonte; and her great-niece, Andreia Nichole Hemphill. She is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, Richard Paul; daughters and sons-in-law, Meredith and Jason Sigler and Angela and Jason Baker; three grandkids, Adeline, Lily, and Everett; brothers and sister, Buddy Childress, Brenda Lambert, and Bill Childress; and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Debbie grew up in Southwestern Virginia, attended Grundy High School, participated in multiple theatrical plays, was Homecoming Queen in the Fall of 1969, and graduated in the Spring of 1970. She then attended Radford College and graduated in 1973 with a BS in Chemistry. Debbie worked for Virginia’s Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services for 36 years as a food chemist; after which, she retired and watched her grandchildren for more than 10 years. Debbie loved her Winfree Church family including the Winfree Adult Choir, Morning Glories Bible Study group, Agape Sunday School class, and many more groups. She also was a deacon and children’s Sunday School teacher. Debbie will always be remembered by her family and friends for her kindness and generosity.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 29 at Winfree Memorial Baptist Church at 13617 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian, VA 23113. A reception to follow.
Memorials may be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (www.bcrf.org) or CARITAS (www.caritasva.org).
My thoughts and prayers are with the family
So sorry to learn of her passing. Thinking of the family. She was such a nice and good person. One of thr good people in the class of 70.
Sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for her husband and other family members. I lost touch with many classmates from GSHS, but it sounds likeDebbie has a great life.
I am so sad to learn of Debbie’s passing. She was a wonderful classmate and friend, both at GSHS and Redford College. Praying 🙏 for her family and friends!
I’m so sorry to hear about Debbie’s passing. She was a wonderful classmate and one of the best from the class of 1970. Remembering her family in my prayers!!
It is sad to hear the Class of 1970 has lost another classmate. Condolences to the Paul Family during this time. Prayers go out to all the Families.