Deborah Ann Beck
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Deborah Ann Beck
Deborah Ann Beck, 75, of Cornelius, NC and formerly of Spartanburg, SC and Duxbury, MA passed away at home on March 10, 2018, after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Her husband of 44 years, Carl E. Beck, Jr. was by her side.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Emily J. Bickings (Hal) of Charlotte, NC; a son, Carl E. Beck, III (Sarah Boxley) of Roanoke, VA; four grandchildren who were the joy of her life: Abigail Grace and Molly Katherine Esther Bickings, and William Wendell and Anna Belle Beck; two brothers, David A. Drollett (Betsey) of Duxbury, MA, and John G. Drollett of Bar Harbor, ME; and a sister, Jane E. Van Haur (James) of Hilton Head Island, SC. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. Wendell Drollett of Duxbury, MA.
She graduated from Thayer Academy in Braintree, MA and Barrington (RI) College with degrees in Bible and Education. She began her career teaching first grade in Duxbury schools and spent the rest of her life devoted to the Christian education of children.
She was a faithful member of Lake Norman Baptist Church for the past two years, and the family would like to thank the members of the church for welcoming both Carl and Deborah with open arms after their move to Cornelius. Previously, Deborah had been a member of First Baptist Church, Spartanburg, SC for over 30 years, where she was active in the children's ministry and managed the church library.
Deborah was a blessing to her family and all who knew her. She was known as a wise, kind and gentle lady who was filled with God's grace and peace.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Lake Norman Baptist Church, 7921 Sam Furr Road, Huntersville, NC, 28078, with visitation to follow. The family will hold a memorial reception in Spartanburg at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the children's ministry at Lake Norman Baptist Church.
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Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal on Mar. 11, 2018.
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March 15, 2018
Sorry to hear of Debbie's passing. We remember Debbie and Carl with fond memories as we served along side them in their home town of Duxbury, Mass. She truly was a servant of the Lord and she will be rewarded well in her heavenly home. Our sincere condolences to Carl and the rest of the family. May the Lord help in your adjustments to this great loss. Our hope is in the promises of the Lord who has made it clear in the Scriptures that we may weep today but will rejoice forever in Heaven. Love you all - Dan and Mary Kay Cook, Ashville, NY.
Dan and Mary Kay Cook
March 13, 2018
Carl and Family,

I am truly sorry for your loss. May God's love, grace and comfort be your strength in your season of mourning.

With deepest sympathy,

Richard Langholz
March 12, 2018
Betty Wells
March 12, 2018
I enjoyed teaching with Debby at Oakbrook Preparatory School. One year she had all boys!! (We called her class "Beck's Boys" that year.) The next year my son was in her class. (He's 26 now!) Debby was soft spoken and always had a smile to share. She was our librarian after several years of teaching first grade. I missed her so much when she retired. We were all so close--like family. My prayers to Carl and the kids and grandkids.
Betty Wells
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