Deborah Gallagher "Debbie" Josey
Scotland Neck, North
Carolina - Deborah Gallagher Josey (Debbie) of Scotland Neck, NC passed away on
Debbie was an active
and enthusiastic supporter of the Scotland Neck Memorial Library and
To all of her grandchildren, nieces and nephews she was affectionately known as "Bebe". They all loved their Bebe with all of their hearts, and she loved them. She had that special ability to make each and every one of them feel special. It was just one of her many unique gifts.
When not at home in Scotland Neck, Debbie loved going to the beach. Taking long, early morning walks and searching for that perfect piece of sea glass was one of her favorite pastimes. But most of all, joining her beach friends in the late afternoon at the "Sittum" was the highlight of her beach days.
Debbie will be remembered for her warmth, grace and generous kindness. But above all, she will be remembered for the courageous way she fought her battle with cancer. During her twenty year struggle she was an inspiration to us all, but more importantly a life line of support to countless friends or acquaintances that were also diagnosed with cancer. Even when fighting for her own life, she was constantly making calls or writing notes of encouragement to others.
Debbie was predeceased by her parents, Lieutenant Commander Glen F. Gallagher and Sue Gallagher Veach and Everett Kermit Veach, Jr. She is survived by her devoted and loving husband of forty-four years C.K. (Joey) Josey, their two sons and daughters-in-law Tripp & Pammy and Logan & Sarah. Also left behind to cherish her memory are five grandchildren, Charlie, John, Vivian, Hannah Claire and Kitch. Debbie had one brother – Glen Gallagher and wife Cathy of Cincinnati, Ohio and two sisters Kae Aycock and husband Tom of Bracy, VA, and Candy Holland also of Bracey. Debbie also had a host of nieces and nephews that adored her and often referred to her as "their second mother".
Joey, Tripp and Pammy, and
There will be a
A graveside service
will be held at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery in Scotland Neck at
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Scotland Neck United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 401, Scotland Neck, NC 27874, directly to the Sylvan Heights Bird Park, P.O. Box 368, Scotland Neck, NC 27874; directly to the Scotland Neck Memorial Library, 1600 Main Street, Scotland Neck, NC 27874; or online by visiting tmcfunding.com/search then type Debbie Josey.
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Letchworth Chapel in Scotland Neck is handling the arrangements for the Josey family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting letchworthsykesfs.com.