Colleen W. Deal, 70, of Hinesville, died after a long battle with Parkinson's on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at home surrounded by her family and under the care of Hospice Savannah.
She was born in Swainsboro and lived in Liberty County most of her life. She retired from Canoochee EMC after 30 years of service. She was a charter member of Gum Branch Baptist Church and its Adult 7 & 10 Sunday School Class.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph L. "Jack" Deal Jr.; and parents, Jim and Bernice Woods; sister, Brenda F. Holland; and brother, James Darwin Woods.
She is survived by her children, Charles R. Mason of Corpus Christi, Texas, Ronald E. Mason of Ludowici and Michael L. and Shannon Mason of Hinesville; four step-daughters, Janice and Troy O'Neal, Jackie and Don Moody, Joann and Bernard Mummy, and Janine and Chuck Graham, all of Hinesville; two sisters, Linda and Robert "Bud" Shuman of Hinesville and Helen and Dean Todd of Ludowici; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A special thank you to Heather Rigdon, Anita Winkles, Kay Myers, Janice O'Neal and their families.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Gum Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. David Daus officiating. Burial will be in church cemetery.
Remembrances can be made to Gum Branch Baptist Church, 8590 Georgia Highway 196, Hinesville, GA 31313, or Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190 Savannah, GA 31416.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.carteroglethorpe.com.