Friday, September 23, 2022 | 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. |
Howell Funeral Home |10220 Guilford Road| Jessup, MD 20794
Saturday, September 24, 2022 | TIME: TBA
St. Marks United Methodist Church|1440 Dorsey Road| Hanover, MD 21076
St Rest Cemetery |7310 Ridge Road |Hanover, MD 21076
DEBORAH (Debbie) ANN KIMBLE, daughter of the late Dorthy Phillips was born on June 26,
1961. On Thursday September 8, 2022, God tenderly and peacefully called Debbie to his eternal home.
Debbie received her education in Anne Arundel County, where she attended Harman
Elementary, MacArthur Middle and graduated from Meade High School in 1979.
Deborah was united in holy matrimony to Jerome Kimble, Sr. January 12, 1982. Debbie and
Jerome was blessed with a son, Jerome Kimble, Jr. While Jerome served in the military, he,
Debbie and Jerome, Jr. traveled to many countries and United States ports, and she worked in
numerous positions during this time. When they settled in Maryland Debbie worked as a Bank Manager for Citizens National Bank (currently PNC). She later took a job as Principal Secretary for Hebron Harman Elementary School and part-time at Ann Taylor.
Debbie accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal savior at a young age and there started a journey that would shape her life and the lives of her family for generations to come. Her son, grandchildren, brother and family meant the world to her. Debbie was known for her ability to give a word of wisdom, pray without hesitation and do the Lords work at the drop of the dime.
Debbie was truly a virtuous woman as stated in Proverbs 31. She was taught by her
grandmother Nettie Wells to always Love the Lord, Fear the Lord, and Take the Lord
everywhere that you go and she carried on this memory until her last day. Deborah not only
remembers what her grandmother told her but believes that it was the best advise that anyone could have given her.
Debbie was a long-life member of St. Mark United Methodist Church. She was so excited about Gods plan for her life and had so much to share about the Lords great healing, savings and deliverance power. She believed that she could do all things through Christ Jesus that strengthens her. Debbie served as a Lay Speaker, she started God's Glory dance ministry, was the women's Bible study leader, Prayer Ministry Leader, and led numerous small group women Bible studies for young and old, for more than 12 years. She opened her home to host these studies where women could feel safe and comfortable.
Debbie loved her fashion - from the jewelry to make-up to hats to scarfs...any type of
accessories that would match her wardrobe she made herself look like a superstar. She would not leave the house until she was put together from head to toe. Debbie was known for her cooking; she enjoyed hosting and opening her house to anyone who showed up. She believed her house was a refuge to all. Debbie's magnetic personality drew individuals towards her, and she maintained long lasting relationships with a lot of people. Debbie was viewed as a mother figure to many whom she took under her wing and cared for like her own child. She was a caretaker to members of her family, she was a best friend who was supportive, accepting and loving. She was a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on and a back to lean on. Most importantly she was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, cousin and friend. She touched the lives and hearts of everyone she ever came in contact with. Debbie had an amazing soul and will be missed tremendously.
Debbie was preceded in death by her mother Dorothy Philipps, Aunts: Helen, Catherine, Ada,
Esther, Jeanette, and Louise; and Uncles: Lawrence, Raymond, Rodger, Eugene and Calvin.
Debbie leaves to cherish her memory, her devoted son Jerome Kimble, Jr., granddaughter
Destiny Kimble, grandson, Kaeden Leeper, brother Steven Allen, God children: Dorien Fullilove II, and Niya Fullilove, and a host of cousin, and other family and friends that loved and cherished her dearly.