Deborah Louise Hession
September 27, 1951 - October 31, 2021
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes
Kim Benscoter
Jennifer J., RN
Elijah McJunkin
Ricky Page
Linda Prince
Gloria Reid
David Stephens
Paul paradiso
David and Carol Gosnell
Neal Craig
Joel Livesay
Light a Candle
Service
Prince of Peace Catholic Church
1209 Brushy Creek Road
Taylors, South Carolina 29687
Friday 11/5, 2:00 pm
Cemetery
Woodlawn Memorial Park
1 Pine Knoll Dr.
Greenville, SC 29609
Friday 11/5, 3:00 pm

Deborah Louise Hession, of Greenville, peacefully entered her eternal rest on the eve of Sunday, October 31, 2021. She was born on September 27, 1951 in Berea, Ohio, daughter of the late John and Mary “Mitzie” Thompson. Debbie graduated from J.L. Mann High School and Greenville Technical College. She joined Upstate EMS Council, Inc. in…

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John Munzert left a message on November 10, 2021:
Hank I am so very sorry to hear of the lost of your LOVELY wife. I have worked with Debbie for more than 20 years and have always looked forward to seeing her. She would brighten up my day. We have worked through some good times and some no so good times.........Debbie was always fair, positive and a true LADY. I, along with many others, will miss her. My the Lord be with you and your family.......I know he is with Debbie.
Kim Benscoter left a message on November 9, 2021:
So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and hugs for comfort and healing.
Patrick E. "Pat" Browning, Sr., former Director, Greenville County EMS left a message on November 8, 2021:
To Debbie's husband, Hank, and to her family: I am so sorry to hear of Debbie's passing. She was an exceptional person and she will always be remembered as extremely dedicated to her EMS calling. Debbie did an outstanding job when she was "forced" to assume the Exec. Dir. duties on short notice 40+ years ago, immediately demonstrating her abilities by running the regional office as smoothly as it had ever been done prior. Her abilities were immediately obvious to the regional office's board of directors who voted to change the minimal requirements to allow Debbie to be named permanent, full-time Executive Director. Debbie was always loyal to her EMS counties and never let us down. Debbie will always be remembered fondly by the many, many Paramedics and EMTs that passed through the regional office over the past four decades. As one of those paramedics, I pray that Debbie will rest in peace. She will certainly be missed.
Cherie Heffel left a message on November 8, 2021:
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek. Mothers have a special place in your heart. She will be with you always. Hugs & Love to you and your family!
Jennifer J., RN left a message on November 6, 2021:
My deepest sympathy for your loss. I was privileged to meet and care for Deborah at Greer Memorial. She allowed me to pray with her one night during my shift. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to care for her. Your family remains in my thoughts and prayers. May God hold you in perfect peace.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Jenny Allen Gibbons left a message on November 5, 2021:
I’m so sorry for the loss of Debbie. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
Sally Warwick Pauley left a message on November 5, 2021:
Dear Hank and Family, my most heartfelt condolences to all of you for your loss. I cannot think of Debbie without thinking of her sweet smile and willingness to promote the prehospital care industry. I cannot think of the Upstate EMS Council without thinking of Debbie. I am sure I am not alone in thanking you for the years of dedicated leadership and compassionate service Debbie provided to the EMS industry and countless field providers. She will be missed by all of us who had the pleasure of working with her. Thank you for sharing her with all of us. May the Good Lord continue to Bless and Comfort you in the days ahead. My thoughts and prayers will continue for you.
Elijah McJunkin left a message on November 5, 2021:
Thank you for not giving up on me and always believing in me. You were an angel in disguised. Yep Yep
Ricky Page left a message on November 5, 2021:
A true friend and Leader, you leave us too soon and you will be missed. Your presence in EMS will be felt for a long time to come.
Linda Prince left a message on November 4, 2021:
Debbie, your memory will remain in our hearts forever
Linda Prince left a message on November 4, 2021:
Words cannot express the sadness I feel at this time. I’ve known Debbie for over 30 years. She was my mentor and friend. She was the epitome of Upstate EMS. Very kind, gracious, she helped many students over the years reach their goal of EMT and Paramedic. She will greatly be missed. My prayers go out to her family and friends for peace and comfort during this difficult time❤️
Gloria Reid left a message on November 4, 2021:
I am so sorry for the families loss of Debbie. I have known her for years and she was a wonderful person. She will be deeply missed.
David Stephens left a message on November 4, 2021:
My thoughts are with you old friend.
Kate Smith left a message on November 4, 2021:
Hank we are praying for peace and comfort for you and your beautiful family. Our EMS family will not be the same without Debbie.
Phillip Cox left a message on November 4, 2021:
Hank so sorry your loss . You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers
Tim & Sheila Hession left a message on November 4, 2021:
Such a tremendous loss. Debbie would light up a room by her very presence. Our deepest & most heartfelt sympathies.
Kim Russell Morris left a message on November 4, 2021:
My heart goes out to you all. Debbie was a beautiful devout loving servant of Our Lord and followed Him in action as an example here on earth and Good Shepherd to all that met her path. May God hold you all comfortably in His light as you share this time together laying Debbie to rest with Jesus. I pray we all can aspire to such great glory on our final departure from earth and join together in heaven with her. Saint Jude pray for us!
Chris Armstrong left a message on November 4, 2021:
Hank, we will be praying for you and your family.
Ted Payne left a message on November 4, 2021:
Hank, you and your family are on my mind. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Joni & Tim Gault left a message on November 4, 2021:
Hank and extended family… our thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank you for the years you shared Debbie with us.. the impact she made on those around us was immeasurable and will bless our community for years to come. God be with you and comfort you during this time.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Paul paradiso left a message on November 4, 2021:
In memory of Deborah Louise Hession, Paul paradiso lit a candle
Mitch & Angie Stewart left a message on November 3, 2021:
Debbie impacted may life's in the EMS world, she will be truly missed, but not forgotten. Thoughts and prayers for Hank and the rest of the family.
David and Carol Gosnell left a message on November 3, 2021:
Dear Hank and family, You and all your Family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Julie Wickliffe left a message on November 3, 2021:
My heart aches for Hank and family...Such a lovely lady and great couple. Nothing we can say will lessen your loss, but know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Wilgus Fortney left a message on November 3, 2021:
You were a great friend. l will miss you.
Neal Craig left a message on November 3, 2021:
Where to start. So many memories. So many years. So many good times. Hank you are in our prayers Pam & Neal
Wendy Marie McAbee left a message on November 3, 2021:
Many prayers for Hank and the family
Joel Livesay left a message on November 3, 2021:
Will be missed by many
Lanny Bernard left a message on November 3, 2021:
I feel for the family as they work through their grief moving forward. My perspective of Debbie is from EMS. She was a pioneer and will be missed. She has left us a legacy of faith, family, work ethic, and always doing what she could to help. It didn't matter what, she wanted to help and was always positive and nice.
Butch and Vickie White left a message on November 3, 2021:
In memory of Deborah Louise Hession, Butch and Vickie White lit a candle
Karen Whitworth left a message on November 3, 2021:
Debbie was truly an amazing woman. She assisted so many EMTs and Paramedics get to where they are today. She will be missed tremendously; what a large hole she leaves. Rest In Peace Debbie. You’ve taught us well and we’ll take it from here. Not goodbye, just we’ll see you again later.
MARGARET BORRY left a message on November 3, 2021:
In memory of Deborah Louise Hession, MARGARET BORRY lit a candle
Pam Freeman left a message on November 3, 2021:
Many prayers for all of the family. May God give you comfort and peace during this time. Mark, Pam, John and Bennett Freeman
Joe Frasher, Airport Director, Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) left a message on November 3, 2021:
Hank: We are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you and your family during this most difficult time. May Debbie rest in peace.
Kathleen Monaghan Luttrell left a message on November 3, 2021:
Our prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May you rest easy knowing she is pain free with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. May God rest her soul. The Luttrell family
Jason Scruggs, SEMS left a message on November 3, 2021:
Debbie was a sweet and amazing woman, she touched the lives of many and will never be forgotten. Hank, we are praying for you and your family. May God bless you.
Angela and Hurschell (Matt) Mathews left a message on November 2, 2021:
Dear Hank and extended family and friends, our deepest condolences to you all. Debbie was so special to so many people. She left big shoes that will be hard to fill. We pray for peace, comfort and wisdom in the comings weeks.
Deanna Brown left a message on November 2, 2021:
No words can describe how much Debbie meant to me and how much she will be missed . She was always there for me and helped me more than she knew . Praying for the family she will.be missed and never forgotten.
Tonya & Mike Carnes left a message on November 2, 2021:
Hank, you and Debbie meant alot to Mike and I. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time. Tonya and Mike Carnes.
Stephen Collopy left a message on November 2, 2021:
Debbie was a great person. She will surely be missed.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Albert Futrell & Sarah Futrell left a message on November 2, 2021:
Debbie was a wonderful partner in work and life during the 45 years we have known her. Her inspiration will allow us to continue her work in EMS in the future. We send our love and prayers to Hank and the extended family during this difficult time.
Angel rochester left a message on November 2, 2021:
In memory of Deborah Louise Hession, Angel rochester lit a candle
Jack Stott - Pinky’s Revenge left a message on November 2, 2021:
Sending love, hugs and prayers to your family Hank and Missy. Let me know if you ever need anything. - J
Chuck Sorrow left a message on November 2, 2021:
In memory of Deborah Louise Hession, Chuck Sorrow lit a candle
Stephanie Mayfield left a message on November 2, 2021:
She truly was a wonderful woman, she is one of the reasons I am where I am today. An angel to many.
Michael S Freeman left a message on November 2, 2021:
Debbie did so much for the area and for EMS providers around the Upstate of South Carolina. Godspeed to her family and her EMS Family.
Darlene DeYoung left a message on November 2, 2021:
May the Lord lay his hands upon family and friends at this time, amen
Barbara Duda left a message on November 2, 2021:
To all who knew and loved Debbie, our heartfelt sympathy to you in your loss. But to all who believe in the Resurrection, let us rejoice in Debbie’s new birth into heavenly glory. Her Goodness will long be remembered and gratitude for the love she brought to each of us will not be forgotten. Go in peace, child of God, and receive the crown prepared for you by our God of love. Aunt Barb
Cheryl Wagner left a message on November 2, 2021:
I’m so sorry. Couldn’t ask for a better teacher and wonderful person. Praying for everyone 😪🙏
Rick and Lisa Butler left a message on November 2, 2021:
Rest in peace Debbie. You touched and inspired generations of EMS and Fire/Rescue personnel. I feel truely blessed to have known you for over 40 years. Thank you for always being there and doing whatever it took to help others.
Wilgus Fortney left a message on November 2, 2021:
You will be missed a lot. We will keep your memories in our hearts.
Tim and Stephanie Hession left a message on November 2, 2021:
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let the Perpetual Light shine upon her. Praying for peace and comfort for Uncle Hank and the entire family during this difficult time.
Leann and Michael left a message on November 1, 2021:
We are sorry to hear of Debbie passing. We will have you and your family, friends in our prayers.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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