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Deborah Kaye Elizabeth (Wambles) Thompson

January 7, 1955 — July 31, 2023


Deborah Kaye Elizabeth Thompson, known affectionately as Debbie, passed away peacefully on July 31, 2023, in Dothan, AL. Born on January 7, 1955, in Exeter, England, Debbie lived a life of love, selflessness, and spirit.

Debbie was the beloved wife of John "Tim" Thompson for 44 cherished years. Their love story was one of deep devotion and mutual respect, a testament to their unwavering commitment to each other. She was a dedicated mother to her daughters, Jamie Thompson (Aaron Curlee) and Jessica Kamke (Casey). Her love for her family extended to her grandchildren, Zach and Jay Kamke, who she adored and cherished. Debbie's family circle also included her brother, William Wambles (Lisa), her sister, Jenny Weinrich, her brother-in-law, Bob Brown, and extended family. Among them, her niece Samantha Pickett (Clint) held a special place in her heart. Debbie was preceded in death by her parents, Deal and Pauline Wambles, her daughter, Dana Thompson, her sister, Pat Brown, and her brother, Wayne Wambles.

Debbie dedicated almost 20 years of her life to Northside Methodist Academy, where she served as the Director of the lunchroom. Her commitment to her work was evident in the way she cared for each student, ensuring they were well-fed and always greeted with a warm smile. Her dedication and hard work were a testament to her selfless nature and her desire to make a positive impact on the lives of those around her.

A woman of faith, Debbie was a member of Highland Park United Methodist Church. Her faith was a guiding force in her life, providing her with strength, comfort, and a sense of purpose. She was also a passionate fan of Alabama Football, her enthusiasm for the sport bringing joy to those around her.

Debbie had a knack for baking, with her coconut and raspberry cakes at Christmas being a much-anticipated treat among her family and friends.

Debbie's loving spirit was the cornerstone of her life. She was a beacon of positivity, her selfless nature and spirited personality leaving a lasting impact on everyone she met. She was a woman of great strength, her resilience and unwavering spirit serving as an inspiration to all who knew her.

Debbie's life was a testament to the power of love, selflessness, and spirit. She lived her life with a deep sense of purpose, always putting others before herself. Her legacy will continue to live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know her.

Debbie be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her. Her memory will forever be a beacon of love, selflessness, and spirit.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Day Springs Hospice team, especially Stephanie and Lynn, who diligently cared for Debbie during the time she was ill.

A celebration of Debbie's life will be held on Thursday, August 3, 2023 at 3:00pm at Sunset Memorial Park Chapel with Rev. David Willis officiating. A visitation will be held an hour prior to her service.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite charity or the United Methodist Children's Home.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

2pm Thursday Closed Casket Public Visitaiton- Sunset Funeral Home

Thursday, August 3, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

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3pm Thursday Closed Casket Funeral Service- Sunset Funeral Home

Thursday, August 3, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

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