Deborah Kay Potter Smithers, “Debbe”, 68, of Wellington, passed away Thursday morning, May 25, 2023 at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on October 22, 1954 in Pike County , Kentucky to the late Percy and Alma Williams Potter.
It would be wrong to say that Debbe lost her battle because she never stopped fighting. No matter how sick she was, she was always determined. When anyone else would have broken, Debbe stayed strong. Through her, we know what resilience and perseverance truly look like. There was no quit in Debbe. Just because she is no longer here, it doesn’t mean she lost her fight.
Debbe moved to Wellington from Pike County in 2009, she was a member of Charity Freewill Baptist in Morehead and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and United daughters of the Confederacy. She enjoyed crafts, painting, and genealogy. She will be dearly missed by her family, church family and friends.
Debbe is survived by her husband, Jeff Smithers of Wellington; one son, Bobby Coleman (Lisa) of Lexington; one step-son, Jeffery Rubin Smithers of Salyersville; one step-daughter, LaDena Smithers of Salyersville; three grandchildren, Will Coleman (Rosa), Isabella Coleman, and Lilly Coleman; five step-grandchildren, Cashdunn Arnett, Gage Shepherd, Grant Shepherd, Joseph Smithers, and Samara Smithers; one great grandchild on the way; one brother, Joseph Kimball Potter (Kalena) of Elkhorn City; and one sister, Judy Potter of Lexington.
In addition to her parents Debbe was preceded in death by her brother, James Rodney Potter and step-son, Joseph Brian Smithers.
Services are pending at this time.
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