Deborah Elaine Tinsley-Worthey was born on June 25, 1955, in Clanton, Alabama. She was one of five children born to the late Alonzo Ezel Tinsley and Edith Louise Tinsley.
At an early age, she was baptized at Fountain Chapel AME Church in Clanton, AL. She attended there faithfully until she married the love of her life, Ronald Leonard Worthey, after which she became a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Evans. Loving the Lord as much as she did, she faithfully served in various capacities in the church—on the kitchen staff, singing in the choir, and a faithful servant of the Missionary Society. In her passing, she was under the leadership of Pastor Anthony Nix.
Deborah was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who truly loved and supported her family. She will be remembered for her humble spirit and willingness to help others. To know her was to admire her determined will, respect her virtuous character, and to honor her spirit to keep going even through trying and difficult times. She was loved by many and will be truly missed.
In the twinkle of an eye, Deborah’s journey came to an end on January 27, 2022, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, AL. We will see her again, but until that time, the beauty of her spirit and the strength of her soul will live on forever in the hearts and lives of those that loved her. Her parents, Alonzo Ezel Tinsley and Edith Louise Tinsley, her brother, Alonzo Tinsley, Jr., her brother-in-law, Pastor Jimmy Lewis Worthey, and nephew, Reggie Worthey, all preceded her in death.
Fond and loving memories will forever be cherished by: her loving and devoted husband of 50 years, Ronald Leonard Worthey of Maplesville; four children, Latashia Worthey, Shalonda Worthey- Williams, Angela Worthey, and Marie Worthey, all of Maplesville; eleven grandchildren, Chris, Ronald, Chasity, Ashley, Nicolas, Deonta, Sadie, Demarion, Delundre, Victoria, and Arianna; eight great- grandchildren; mother-in-law, LeAnna Worthey, and father-in-law, Deacon Jimmy Lee Worthey, of Maplesville; four siblings, Delores Tinsley of Clanton, Gwendolyn (Paul) Tolbert of Flint, MI, Darryl Tinsley, and Archie Tinsley of Clanton; three brothers-in-law, Deacon Redius (Evelyn) Worthey of Maplesville Kenny Nix (Bobbie) of Alabaster, and Brian Nix (Christine) of Tuscaloosa; two sisters-in-law, Kim Nix-Morton (Rev. Rodney) of Baltimore MD and Roslyn Worthey of Clanton; a special nephew who was like a son, Bernard Worthey; a special niece who was like a daughter, Shelena Worthey-Moss of Birmingham; two special long-time sons-in-law of the family, Jerry Agee and Sheas Williams; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
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