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Deborah Kay Randant

December 10, 1956 — January 8, 2024

Alkol, West Virginia

 

In loving memory, Deborah Kay Randant peacefully departed to her Heavenly home on January 8, 2024, surrounded by her loving family, concluding a courageous battle with cancer.

 

Born on December 10, 1956, in Madison, West Virginia, she recently celebrated her 67th birthday. Debbie was preceded in death by her parents, Ercil "Buck" Petty and Joann Perdue Petty, and her son-in-law, Brandon Woodie.

 

Debbie was a loving wife, mother, sister, and friend. She dedicated her life to her family.

 

She is survived by her devoted husband, Russell "Rusty” Randant, with whom she shared 40 years of a cherished marriage. Debbie leaves behind a legacy of love, survived by her son, lan (Kassie) Randant of Sylvester, WV; daughter Holly Christian) Herron of Madison, WV; grandchildren, Ivy and Luke Woodie, AnnLee and Elena Randant; and her brother, Doug (Phillip) Petty of Toledo, Ohio. In remembrance, she will be dearly missed by a host of extended family and friends.


She primarily enjoyed any time spent with her family. She had several hobbies prior to her
cancer diagnosis such as crafting, quilting, camping, and gardening with her husband Rusty. She was a member of the Boone County Master Gardeners Association
Debbie graduated from Scott High School in 1974. She took some courses from Southern
West Virginia Community and Technical College and attended West Virginia State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree. She was working on her master’s degree from Marshall University before becoming too sick and having to withdraw and also retire. Debbie was one of a select group of techs, that was CLA (ASCP), MLT (ASCP), MT (ASCP). She worked at Boone Memorial Hospital for approximately 40 years, serving as the Laboratory Director for 34 of those years. She loved being able to see the new hospital come to fruition and enjoyed contributing to the design of its laboratory. During her many faithful years of working at BMH she was thankful for all the friendships made with co-workers and patients in her community. Debbie was a born-again Christian, saved by grace through faith and a member of Bible Baptist Church in Danville, WV.  She was so thankful for her church family. She often lovingly referred to her church family as her prayer warriors.


Visitation will be held at Handley Funeral Home in Danville, WV on Friday, January 12, 2024
from 6-8 p.m.

 

Service will be held on Saturday January 13th, 2024 at 11 a.m. at Handley Funeral Home in Danville, WV with Rev. John Barker officiating. Her burial service will immediately follow at Danville Memorial Park on Indian Grave Road, Danville, WV.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, January 12, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Handley Funeral Home- Danville

439 Phipps Ave, Danville, WV 25053

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Handley Funeral Home- Danville

439 Phipps Ave, Danville, WV 25053

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Burial

Saturday, January 13, 2024

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