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DEBORAH DAWSON DORMAN

Deborah Dawson Dorman
DEBORAH DAWSON DORMAN, 57, went to be with the Lord Jesus on July 27, 2007 after a long illness. A devoted wife, caring mother, and loving daughter, she was loved by everyone who had the opportunity to know her. She shared with others her faith in Christ throughout joyful circumstances as well as her dependence on Him during difficult times of her life. A member of Christ United Methodist Church, she spent her time studying the Bible and teaching others to glorify Christ in their daily actions. She was an encouraging friend, always ready to share about her faith and trust in God. A lifelong Memphian, she graduated from White Station High School in 1967 and Rhodes College in 1971. She was involved in the Emmaus Community, Les Passes, Junior League of Memphis, and WOW Bible Study. Her radiant smile touched the lives of so many people, but her outward beauty was merely a reflection of her beautiful, kind, and generous heart. She is survived by her loving husband, James Paul Dorman, Jr.; her children, Lashlee Bennett Dorman, James Paul Dorman III, and Molly and Matthew Flynn, all of Memphis. She is also survived by her father, Robert Edwards Dawson and his wife, Eldred Mitchell Dawson of Memphis; as well as her aunt, Billie Dawson Andrews of Memphis; and her adoring aunt, Shirley Lashlee Bartles of Atlanta, GA. She also leaves behind several cousins and many lifelong friends. She is predeceased by her mother, Betty Lashlee Dawson. Visitation was held in the Wilson Chapel at Christ United Methodist Church Monday, July 30 from 5-7 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the sanctuary of Christ United Methodist Church Tuesday, July 31 at 11 a.m. The family asks that memorials be sent to the Christ United Methodist Church Missions Fund or the Wings Cancer Foundation at the West Clinic.