Debra Silverthorne Paul, beloved daughter, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away peacefully on October 13, 2023, in Washington, NC. She was born on July 24, 1950, making her 73 years old at the time of her passing.
Debra had a zest for life and found joy in the simple pleasures it had to offer. She enjoyed spending time outdoors, working in the yard, and gathering and burning leaves. One of her passions was crocheting, and she lovingly crafted blankets for all of her children and grandchildren. She also had a talent for crafting beautiful flower arrangements.
Music brought Debra immense happiness, and she could often be found dancing to various genres. However, country music held a special place in her heart. Her lively and outgoing nature earned her the reputation of being a social butterfly. She knew everyone in Beaufort County and was the life of every party she attended.
Debra is survived by her loving mother, Dera Woolard Silverthorne, her devoted daughter, Penny Paul, her sons Kent Paul and Jason Paul, her cherished granddaughter Jacklynn Paul, her grandsons Justin Jones, Nathan Jones, Nasir Lawrence and her great-grandson Noah Jones. She is also survived by her brother Vernon Silverthorne, her sisters Kay Plice and Niki Woolard, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Debra was preceded in death by her husband, Jackie Kent Paul and her father, William Henry Silverthorne, whom both undoubtedly welcomed her with open arms in the afterlife.
Services to honor and remember Debra’s life will take place 3:00pm Monday, October 16, 2023 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. A viewing will precede the service from 1:30pm until 2:30pm at Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Service.
Debra will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her vibrant spirit and loving nature will forever remain in the hearts of those she touched. May she rest in eternal peace.
Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service of Washington, NC is honored to serve the Paul family during this difficult time.
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