top banner

Obituary Listings

Elizabeth Janet Williams DeBose

September 14, 1947 November 20, 2019
Elizabeth Janet Williams DeBose
There are condolences waiting approval on Elizabeth's Tribute wall
Obituary for Elizabeth Janet Williams DeBose

Mrs. Elizabeth Janet Williams DeBose was born in Asheboro, North Carolina on September 14, 1947 to the late Jessie Clarence Williams and Sarah Jane Williams.
She graduated from Central High, Asheboro, NC in 1965. While at Central High she excelled at basketball, holding many records for scoring as well as being crowned Homecoming queen.
She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers Herman A. Williams (Chub), Michael Williams, and Nathaniel Brooks
She met Donald R. DeBose while he was serving in the Airforce stationed at Polk Airforce Base, though a mutual friend Colon Lowdermilk.
They married September 23, 1967, and moved to Johnson, Florida to begin their married life, in which they have been a residents of the Johnson community for the over 50 years.
She was employed by AGH (Alachua General Hospital), Gainesville, FL and Putnam Community Hospital where she was recipient of the 1999 Humanitarian Award until retirement.
On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, she peacefully claimed her eternal rest. She leaves to cherish her memory:
Husband: Donald R. DeBose,
Daughter: Clarrissa (Towanda) DeBose, Charlean DeBose Straight (Chris).
Stepdaughter: Debra Ann Campbell (James)
Brothers: Bishop Dr. J. Harold Williams (Mary Francis), Franklin Williams, Tanzanika Smironoff Zanzibar
Sister-in-Laws: Cynthia Johnson (Clyde), Ann DeBose, Ruby N. DeBose, Harriet DeBose, Jocetha DeBose , Claretha Aikens
Childhood best friend: Veronica McMasters
Special Cousin: Gwendolyn White
Host of grandchildren, great grands, nieces, nephews, cousin and friends
In lieu of flowers a donation to The Alzheimer’s Association in her name would be appreciated at or call (800)272-3900.

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Elizabeth Janet Williams DeBose, please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events





4:00 PM 11/29/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/29/2019 7:00:00 PM
Pinkney-Smith Funeral Home - Hawthorne

21400 SE Hawthorne Road
Hawthorne, FL 32640

Pinkney-Smith Funeral Home - Hawthorne
21400 SE Hawthorne Road Hawthorne 32640 FL
United States





1:00 PM 11/30/2019 1:00:00 PM
Trinity United Missionary Baptist Church

146 South County Road 21
Hawthorne , FL 32640

Trinity United Missionary Baptist Church
146 South County Road 21 Hawthorne 32640 FL
United States

Cemetery Details


Mt. Calvary Cemetery Final Resting Place

1120 Old Cedar Falls Road
Asheboro, NC 27203

1120 Old Cedar Falls Road Asheboro 27203 NC
United States

Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Elizabeth Janet Williams DeBose

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Elizabeth

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.