Mrs. Deborah "Debbie" C. Seay

  • Born: May 23, 1956
  • Died: July 23, 2021
  • Location: Cookeville, Tennessee

J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S. 3rd Street
Murray, KY 42071
Tel. (270) 753-2411

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Mrs. Deborah "Debbie" C. Seay, age 65, of Cookeville, Tennessee, formerly of Murray, Kentucky, died on, Friday, July 23, 2021, at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, Tennessee.

Mrs. Seay was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on May 23, 1956, to the late Samuel L. Chesser and Virginia S. Chesser. Mrs. Seay was the former director of Mother's Day Out Preschool at the First Baptist Church in Murray. She had a passion and love for children and was always active in children's ministry. She was a member of the Stevens Street Baptist Church in Cookeville.

Mrs. Seay is survived by her husband, Robert "Rob" Seay of Cookeville, Tennessee, to whom she married on January 1, 1977, in Louisville, Kentucky; one daughter, Emily Seay Keenan and husband Josh of Athens, Ohio; one son, Ryan Alan Seay and wife Susan of Nashville, Tennessee; two sisters, Linda Yount of Cookeville, Tennessee and Diana McDuffee of Carrboro, North Carolina; as well as three grandchildren, J.D. Keenan of Athens, Ohio, and Cooper and Crawford Seay both of Nashville, Tennessee.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Rev. Keith Inman and Rev. Boyd Smith will officiate with burial to follow in the Murray City Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service on Thursday, July 29, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Kids and Preschool Ministry at Stevens Street Baptist Church, 327 W. Stevens Street, Cookeville, Tennessee 38501 or to the Kids 1st Ministry of First Baptist Church, 203 South 4th Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm sorry to hear of Debbie's passing. She was a very sweet lady who loved her family and all children. Please accept my sympathy.

Posted by Carol Chapman - Anna, TX - Friend   August 06, 2021

I was so sorry to hear of Debbie's passing. She was our neighbor and was always happy and giving. Love and prayers to Rob, Emily, Ryan and families. May God bless you at this difficult time. ❤

Posted by Dewey and Mary Lou Yeatts - Melbourne, FL - Friend   July 31, 2021

Rob and Family,
Please accept our sympathy in the loss of Debbie. We appreciated her talent as a preschool teacher and Mother's Day Out Director. We will miss her. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family. May God bless you in the coming days.

Posted by Steve and Beth White - Murray, KY - Friend   July 29, 2021

We were so saddened to learn of Debbie's passing. Ryan and our son, Jeremy, traveled and played together on The Heat' Baseball Team in Murray. We will always remember Debbie cheering the team from the stands or sitting along the sidelines with other parents. She always had the most beautiful smile and kind words for
those around her. Our family sends our heartfelt condolences to Rob, Ryan, Emily, and their families. We are praying for their comfort and peace during this most difficult time. May Debbie Rest in Eternal Peace with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Posted by Joan & Neil Weber - Murray, KY - Family Friend   July 29, 2021

With a heavy heart, we send our deepest sympathy. Debbie was the pitcher on our Ladies softball when I first moved to Murray,later our daughters would play sports together as well. I pray for peace and comfort for Rob, Emily and family and Ryan and family to carry you through this time. All the memories of such a life well purposed is your guiding star.

Posted by Becky,Megan & Lindsay Miller - Murray, KY - Friend   July 28, 2021

Debbie welcome me as one of their adopt a student at Stevens Street Baptist Church while I attended Tennessee Tech. Debbie was very welcoming and cooked for us and gave us gifts from time to time. Both her and Rob made me feel at home while I was away from my home town. She will be truly missed and was a blessing to me while I was in Cookeville.

Posted by Landon Williams - Friend   July 28, 2021

I am so saddened to learn of Debbie's passing. We shared time together in Bible Studies at Stevens Street. She had such a heart for the Lord and her family. I will her sweet spirit and bright smile.

Posted by Kathy Choate - Friend   July 28, 2021

Janet and I were so saddened to hear about Debbie passing. We thought a lot of her and her dedication to helping kids.
I hope she got to retire for at least a while. I am disabled now, but I will be with you in spirit tomorrow during her funeral service. God bless all of your family in your mourning.

Posted by Dale Arnold - Almo, KY - Friend   July 27, 2021

My heart is broken. Debbie has been one of the dearest people in my life. Her dedication and devotion to her family and friends was always evident in every conversation. Her faithfulness to God showed in every aspect of her life. She constantly thought of others above herself. To say that she will be missed doesn't begin to cover the void that is left in her absence. My sincerest prayers go out to her precious family. May God comfort all of you with His Peace and may all the wonderful memories sustain you through this difficult time. I look forward to the day when I am once again reunited with my dear friend. I know you all do, too! Hold on to that thought!

Posted by Diane Basiak - Murray, KY - Friend   July 27, 2021

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