Debby Mesiemore
Lyerly Funeral Home
523 S. Main St.
Salisbury, NC
Debby Gaskey Poole Mesiemore, 59, of Salisbury, passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House surrounded by her loving family. She was born Nov. 18, 1956, in Salisbury, a daughter of the late Robert Eugene Gaskey and Jean Nance Gaskey. She was a 1975 graduate of South Rowan High School. Debby worked for 27 years at Cannon Mills and later was employed by Gentiva Home Health. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister Linda Gaskey Watson and grandson Mason Daniel Poole. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, James Ronald Mesiemore of Woodleaf; sons Justin Poole (Chrissie) of Salisbury and Jesse Poole (Alicia) of China Grove; step-son Andy Mesiemore (Kim) of Brown Summit; stepdaughter Nichol Walters of Greensboro; grandchildren Ryley and Tucker Poole of Salisbury, Kaden Poole of China Grove, Bridget and Harley Mesiemore of Brown Summit, Luke Nelson and Rachel Walters, both of Greensboro; special friend Lena Crook-Sellers of Granite Quarry; pets Tigger, Fluffy and Gypsy. Service: 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 at Rowan Memorial Park Chapel in the Pines with the Rev. Mike Duncan officiating. Memorials: Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House, 1229 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury, NC 28144. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Mesiemore family. Online condolences may be made at
Published by Salisbury Post on Feb. 3, 2016.
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I was unaware when Debby died. Because I was no longer working a Gentiva. But she made my time there so pleasant because of her smile and her happy attitude. She was a very special person. God has another angel home with him. Thank you God for loaning her to us for a while. You will be missed here Debby but I know the other Angels are rejoicing.
Linda Rau
January 1, 2020
I do sincerely miss Debby andthonk about her often. Family, I do wish you God's comfort as you continue to miss her presence.


Carolyn Cook-Keah

Carolyn Cook-Keah
January 28, 2019
I had the pleasure of working with Debby for many years and i never remember her saying anything unkind, never complained and always had a smile on her face to welcome you to the office. She always put others first. i will treasure all the souvenirs she brought back for me from her vacations and all the nurses' day, boss's day and birthday gifts she gave me. We will miss her always. She was a wonderful Godly woman.
Dodi Turner
February 8, 2016
in heaven with your mom and dad and linda
February 4, 2016
Thank you, Lord, for blessing my life with this loving, thoughtful and kind friend. Debby was truly an Angel on this earth, and she has just returned Home to watch over us all from Heaven. My heart goes out to her loving family and her many friends left here to miss her and cherish her memory...until I see you, again, I love you Debby-Lou.

Susie Lyerly
February 4, 2016
Debbie was a kind and loving person and I was honored to know her as a friend I know it was difficult losing her family to this disease but she is pain free now Carol Sims Bean Rockwell NC
February 3, 2016
Although I am new to Gentiva I see how many lives she has touched. Praying for your family during this difficult time.
Amanda Morton
February 3, 2016
Dearest James and Family:
My heart is aching and rejoicing at the same time at hearing that Debbie is gone from this world that received her 59 years ago and your family. I know that you who loved her dearly and will miss her physical presence, but know that her spirit will forever be with you. I celebrate her home-going and release from the pain and suffering she had to endure during her life time. Debbie was a beautiful, strong loving woman and she loved you all dearly.
I am praying for comfort for all of you now and the days ahead.

Sincerely in the love of Christ Jesus,
Carolyn Cook-Keah
Carolyn Keah
February 3, 2016
Such a fine person.
February 3, 2016
Justin we are so very sorry about the loss of your mom. She was a very sweet, kind and caring lady. I know you guys have been thru so much but I hope you all can find comfort that she is now in heaven with Mason. We love you guys. We are here for you if you need us...please don't hesitate to ask. Love, Todd & Debbie
Debbie Boger
February 3, 2016
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
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February 3, 2016
Justin, Chrissie, Ron and Jessie, We are so very sorry for your loss. Debby was such a sweet person and will be missed tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all. May God be with you thru this very sad time and may your memories bring you comfort.
April, Bryan and Archie Norton
February 3, 2016
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