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Johannah Deakin
1973 - 2016
Johannah Deakin, the mother of One Direction star Louis Tomlinson, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. Deakin, who had leukemia, was 43.

Deakin was the mother of seven children, of whom singer-songwriter Tomlinson was the oldest. Deakin had been employed as a midwife and a television production assistant and was devoted to charitable causes.

"Incredibly selfless, she would always look to put other people before herself. She desired nothing more than for everyone around her to be happy and loving," said Deakin's husband, Dan Deakin, in a statement. "I thoroughly loved walking through life with her, and though five years was far too short a time, during that time we had so many lifetimes worth of happiness, adventures, and memories."

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In addition to her husband, Deakin is survived by her children: Louis, Lottie, Félicité, Phoebe, Daisy, Ernest, and Doris; and a grandson, Freddie. The family has requested "time and space to grieve in private."

Published by The Seattle Times on Dec. 9, 2016.
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May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 12, 2021
I know for a fact that she was her kids biggest fans. They were her life. Louis was always a Momma’s boy and he was darn proud to be. You’re missed every single second of everyday Jo.
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Julia Sebree
October 30, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
August 29, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always..
Nelson Cheryl
October 29, 2019
The example of her life is one that all should follow and be thankful for the brief time she shared it with us. God has greater plans for her and though we will always miss her, we can be sure HE ultimately knows what is best for us all and J is a perfect example of HIS blessings for us.
Betty Joe Gentry
March 9, 2019
I am so sorry...I did not realize J had passed until last week. I feel terrible about this but know she, of all people, would understand. She was all about living to the nth degree. Her family is in my prayers...they meant everything to her.
Louis, I doubt that you remember me after all this time but always know that your mum was very proud of you and loved you all more than words can ever express.

Betty Joe Gentry
March 9, 2019
Omg I feel so sorry for Louie and felicite and the rest and they don't deserve the pain
Emma Holzhauser
March 1, 2019
you were loved by all you met. your smile could light up a whole room. we love you infinitely x
December 8, 2018
taylor s
December 8, 2018
You are missed by many
Abby Yablonovsky
December 7, 2018
Sarah Katherine
November 19, 2018
Brenda Lewis
May 17, 2018
My heartfelt condolences to Johannah's husband Dan, and her children Louis, Lottie, Félicité, Phoebe, Daisy, Ernest, and Doris. I am truly sorry for your loss.
Heather B
February 14, 2017
Your light lit up the world, may it now light up Heaven
Harmony Mathers
February 12, 2017
One lovely lady who did so much for others. May her sprit soar free.
Harmony Mathers
February 12, 2017
So sad for Louis Tomlinson's mom passing my heart breaks for him and his family she was so beautiful and I'm sure missed dearly bless her may she R.I.P.
Diana Taylor -Rodrigo
January 19, 2017
Johannah u were the best mother a child could ever ask for...ik tht for sure!!
U'll be always matter what!!❤
I respect u as a mother and a woman and desire to grow up into a prsn like u only!!
Ishika Strace
January 3, 2017
Everyone will remember her smile. She made my life a better one.
Madison Firmin
December 23, 2016
Praying for peace and understanding.
Dede Furniss
December 22, 2016
Words cannot express how truly sorry I am for your loss. A wonderful mom who showed the world how to love children not only her own but others.
Sharon Danko
December 16, 2016
Johannah you will be missed dearly but you will forever stay close to my heart!
Evelyn Carter
December 16, 2016
Johannah has always been a role model to me of what mothers should be - accepting, ferociously protective, supportive and loving. The Tomlinson/Deakin kids couldn't have asked for a better mumma and it's a bloody tragedy that she was taken so soon. I know that all 7 children will honour her for the rest of their lives, as they are already doing. All the love to Dan, Jay's mum and dad, Louis, Lottie, Felicite, Daisy, Phoebe, Doris and Ernest and all of their extended family.
Jenny Stevens
December 15, 2016
Johannah, you will be dearly missed. You were a wonderful mother, wife and grandmother. My condolences go to the Tomlinsons'/Deakins'.

If it all goes wrong, darling just hold on.
Leah Pilkinton
December 14, 2016
Much love to Johannah's beautiful family. Love you all very much and you're in my thoughts. Just hold on. ❤
December 13, 2016
God bless you and your loved ones ~ Rest in peace.
Jane Dowling
December 13, 2016
Mis condolencias para toda la familia. Que "la paz de Dios que supera a todo pensamiento" ( Filipenses 4:6, 7) este con ustedes en este momento tan difícil y les de la fortaleza que tanto necesitan.
December 13, 2016
I'm so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose someone we love in death. May our heavenly Father give you the comfort and peace that you need now and in the days ahead. John 6:40
December 12, 2016
Sorry about your loss.
Rock Zilla
December 12, 2016
Louis and family,
May all of our love and positive energy bring you warm hugs from heaven for the rest of your lives.
Michelle, mom of an original 1d fan girl, Jacquee
Michelle and Jacquee Griffin
December 12, 2016
My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time now and days ahead.
December 12, 2016
Rest in peace, Jay, Its hard to believe that such a caring, generous woman who helped so many others through their battles- Many with cancer, could end up leaving so soon, Rest easy Sweetheart.
Heaven has gained an angel X
Kansas - Louise White
December 11, 2016
My condolences go out to the family and friends at this most difficult time.
December 11, 2016
Valenda Newell
December 11, 2016
What a terrible loss, Your family is strong and I know you will make it, she wouldn't want you to stop all of your hard work to grieve i know she is proud and is watching everything you do from heaven.
Kate C
December 11, 2016
rest in peace.
December 10, 2016
Rip Jay. All the love. My thoughts and prayers to Louis and his family.
-Just a loving fan
Isabella Vanbuskirk
December 10, 2016
janice goodwin
December 10, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. What a terrible loss. May they find strength. RIP
December 10, 2016
My heart is with her family at this very sad time. It must be so raw and so hard. Rest in Peace Johannah, you are no longer suffering and we must all seek comfort in that. Your eldest son has done you so proud and you will forever be in his heart as you sacrificed a lot to ensure he could follow his dreams. I know you are looking down on all your children and grand child. Louis did you proud tonight, he still went on stage and did a fantastic performance for you. I'm sure you are looking down on him and smiling. RIP
December 10, 2016
sorry for lost
thomas strong
December 10, 2016
December 10, 2016
December 10, 2016
We Directioners will miss you Mum Jay...Rest In Peace . You were kindhearted, selfless and loving.My heart aches for you and your family.My heart is by your family at this hard times, I wish them a lot of strength... Fly with the angels RIP
Emmy Riordan
December 10, 2016
Shayla Moore
December 10, 2016
May your hearts be soothed with God's Word offering you both comfort and strength at this time.(ISAIAH 49:13)
Sylvia Colston
December 10, 2016
December 10, 2016
I love to hear of people like Johnnah with so many endearing qualities. I wish I could have known you.
December 10, 2016
Sanjana Shrivastav
December 10, 2016
My heartfelt condolences to the family. A beautiful person inside and out. Cherish the good memories you have of her. May our loving Heavenly Father comfort you and grant you the peace to sustain you during this difficult time.
December 10, 2016
My heart aches.... We Directioners will miss you Mommy Jay...Rest In Peace
Alida Malik
December 10, 2016
Jay, you will be missed by so many. You were kindhearted, selfless and loving. A caring mother to all of your children. I never met you in person but even to us, the fans of One Direction you were like a mother.
My heart aches for you and your family.
You were taken to early, you were still so young. But I'm thankful that you experience no pain anymore. I wanted to thank you for gifting us louis, he is a wonderful person - comes a lot after you.
My heart is by your family at this hard times, I wish them a lot of strength.
You'll always be in our hearts, Johannah!!
May god bless your soul. Fly high, Angel!!
Love you!! ❤
Kim S.
December 9, 2016
I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to your family in this very difficult time. Prayers for you and God Bless.
Amie Guisinger
December 9, 2016
Pauline Lawhorn
December 9, 2016
I didn't know Mrs Deakin but she always showed so much love, patience and kindness that I wish I had the pleasure of meeting her. She seemed like a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. May they feel love and strength through this difficult time. RIP sweet Johannah
Rachel Micelli
December 9, 2016
michelle plakas-kaiser
December 9, 2016
Sounds like she was such a beautiful soul. So sorry for your loss that is made even more poignant at this time of year. God bless you and your family and may God be there to help you through your loss.
Roma Eliker
December 9, 2016
Please accept my Deepest Sympathies
Scott Chamberland
December 9, 2016
Such A Aweful Sad Time Of Sorrow.Our Thoughts And Prayers Go Out To Her Family And Friends.God Bless Each And Everyone.
December 9, 2016
So sad. She is in heaven with no more pain.
Jennifer Harrell
December 9, 2016
Linda Tracy
December 9, 2016
May those closest to Johannah find comfort in a hope of being reunited in the future Luke 23:43. With deepest sympathy.
matthew Otter
December 9, 2016
So very sorry to hear about the loss of your dear loved one, life is so precious.The reason death is so hard to accustomed that, our Creator Never intended for anyone to feel the Sorrow that we and your family are now feeling. Death was not God's purpose for man's beginning, nor is it what we hope for even now.Please read theses word of comfort in Genesis 1:27,28,31. Again my deepest and sincere condolences to the family and friends.
P DeStefano
December 9, 2016
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