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Deloris Attaway

Deloris Attaway (Smith)

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Obituary

Deloris Attaway, of Kingsland, Georgia, departed this life peacefully on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at Community Hospice & Palliative Care in Jacksonville, Florida.

Deloris was born in Brunswick, Georgia, to the late Benjamin Smith and Ola Mae Jordan Smith, on August 27, 1945. She was the third, of five daughters born to this union. Deloris was educated in the public school system of Camden County, graduating in 1963, from Ralph J. Bunche High School.

In 1966, Deloris married her one true love, Dean C. Attaway, Sr. This loving union brought forth five beautiful children: Vonda, Dean Jr., Bryan, Cris, and Dana. She worked for 21 years at Gilman Paper Company in St. Marys, Ga., and retired after working 10 years with Nassau County Board of Education.

She was a devoted member and appointed Church Mother of Wheeler Street Church of God, in St. Marys, Ga. Deloris loved to cook, sew, and spend time with family and friends. She cherished her time and phone calls with her best friend, the late Janie Jenkins, and two special sisters-in-law, Carolyn Attaway and Diane Vincent.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Ola Mae Smith, husband, Dean C. Attaway, Sr., sisters, Luvenia Brown (Isaiah), Mary E. Jones (Robert), Bennie Mae James, Jeanette Smith, and son-in-law, Joseph L. Pinkney, Sr.

Deloris is survived by her children, Vonda Perry (Keith) of Savannah, Ga., Dean Attaway, Jr.(Catina) of Kingsland, Ga., Bryan Attaway (Jenifer) of Kingsland, Ga., Cris Attaway (Melissa) of St. Marys, Ga., Dana Pinkney (Joseph) of Kingsland, Ga., and one godson, Anthony Lemons (Lynette) Little Rock, Ar.; Eighteen grandchildren, Ryan, Sherrica, Tierra, Keith, Dean III, Byran, Katlyn, Joseph Jr, Jared, Bryan Jr, Lauryn, Camryn, Ashland, Joshua, Donovan, Isaiah, Reece, and Kymbreah; six great-grandchildren, Brendyn, Melodie, Zariya, Omari, Hendrix, Mya, and Cassius.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Location
    There will not be a wake/visitation.
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    Address Not Available
    Notes
    The remains will lie in state for 1 hour (10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.) prior to services for viewing.
  • Celebration of Life for Deloris Attaway

    Monday, November 18th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, November 18th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Wheeler Street Church of God
    Address
    900 Wheeler Street
    ST. MARYS, GA 31558
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    The remains will lie in state for 1 hour (10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.) prior to services for viewing.
    Officiant
    Bishop Verdell Griffin, Jr.

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Patricia a Jenkins

Posted at 09:15pm
To the family of mother Delores Attaway we share in your loss praying that God will keep his loving arms around you at this time and forever love and prayers The Jenkins and Jones family.
JF

Jordan & Dawson Family

Posted at 12:22am
Condolences to the family of Mother Deloris Attaway. We Pray God’s continued Blessings upon you. Love from the Robert L. Jordan and Dawson Family.
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