Deborah Mayeske obit

Mrs. Deborah “Debbie” Smith Mayeske, age 72, of Douglasville, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. She was born in Lafayette, Tennessee on August 5, 1948.

Debbie was a kind and generous soul who dearly loved her family and friends and delighted in making each one feel special. Her gentle, supportive demeanor was a pillar of strength, not only in her role as beloved family matriarch, but in her brave 11-year journey after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. With a smile and laugh that will be fondly remembered, she was a luminous presence who was tireless in ensuring the happiness and contentment of all around her.

Debbie is preceded in death by her father, James Smith and a brother, Kevin Smith.

Survivors include her loving husband, Stephen “Steve” Mayeske; mother, Billie Ruth (Parker) Dickinson; sons, Chris (Barbara) Mayeske, Noel (Kristin) Mayeske, and Mark (Lisa) Mayeske; brother, Richard Jackson; grandchildren, Allison “Allie” Chrisman, Lowanta Cates, Abigail “Abbie” Mayeske, Peyton Mayeske, Megan Mayeske, Spencer Mayeske, Carson Mayeske, Matthew Mayeske, Sam Mayeske, and Sarah Mayeske; 3 great-grandchildren, Cameron, Joseph, and Lilly; as well as numerous other loved ones, family, and friends.

The family will be having a graveside service on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Rosehaven Memorial Park. A reception will follow in the Legacy Room at Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Emory Winship Cancer Institute, 1365 E Clifton Rd NE, Building C, Atlanta, GA, 30322; 404-778-1900;

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Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville.