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Deborah (Strickland) Shumake

June 7, 1954 ~ November 6, 2018 (age 64)

Deborah Strickland Shumake of Hall County, GA was born on June 7, 1954 to William D. Strickland and Opal Grogan Strickland.  She was preceded in death by her father and survived by her mother Opal Strickland, husband, Keith D. Shumake, children Lex and Casey Goff, Matthew and Whitney Shumake, grandchildren, Nolan, Rylin, Paxton, Jace, Avery, and Hartlyn.  Brothers, Mike and "Stephanie" Strickland, Mark Strickland.  Nephews; Andrew and Max Strickland.  Deborah was preceded in death by her father-in-law, John Shumake and is survived by her mother-in-law, Claira Shumake.  In-laws, Bryan and Beth Shumake, Doug and Melanie Crumley.  Nieces; Whitney Mote and Rebecca Mendez.

She went to be with our Lord and Savior on November 6, 2018.  Her faith in Him remained strong throughout her journey here on Earth.  She was a vibrant, tenacious spirit who loved her family, friends and her grandchildren fiercely.  She was so strong and she loved life with perpetual joy.  She enjoyed painting, reading, and spending time with her loved ones.  She will forever be missed by all who love her.

We invite you to celebrate Deborah's beautiful life with us at 3:30 p.m. Saturday November 10, 2018 in the chapel of Hillside Chapel Funeral Home. Rev. Terry Jones will officiate.  Interment will follow in Hillside Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 2:45 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

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Hillside Chapel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1190 McEver Road, Gainesville, Ga. 30504 is in charge of arrangements.

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