Deborah Marie Brelinsky, age 57, of Demorest, Georgia passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Allyson Brelinsky and father, Robert Francis Johnson. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, William Brelinsky; daughter, Jana Strickland and husband Clinton; grandchildren, Maleah Redmond and Adalyn Strickland; mother, Phyllis Johnson; sisters, Laurie Tamalone and Karen Fitzpatrick; brothers, Bob Johnson and Keith Johnson. Deborah, Deborah, she fought the good fight and won our hearts in the process. She was a stranger to none and was an inspiration and friend to all. A memorial service will be held on her birthday, Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Deacon Nick Johnson and Rev. Edward Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Glory Hope and Life, 725 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville, GA 30501. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 (770) 277-4550. Express condolences at

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  1. Deborah, you did indeed fight the good fight, and you won all of our hearts in the process. But you won OUR hearts long before.
    You and Bill were good neighbors, and good friends. We prayed fervently for you, but believe that God has special plans for you, girl. You are an angel, and Bill and Maleah were so fortunate to have had you love them.
    Bill and Maleah, we will pray now that your grief makes you both stronger and draws you closer to God. Bill, you were Deborah’s rock, and she loved you deeply. Maleah, you were her world, and she loved you so very much. Please know that others love and care for you, also. Vicky & Ray Powell

  2. My deep sympathy. May you find comfort through God’s Word, may it strengthen your faith on the promises he
    have for all us and may his Love carry you through. Isaiah 25:8 and 1Corinthians 15:26.

  3. Deborah’s joyous smile and loving sprit was always the shining light at Tom & Paul’s Christmas parties. I consider ourselves blessed to have met her. Her kindred sprit will live on in the hearts of everyone that she ever touched. Our thoughts and sympathies to her family and friends.

    Mike Williams & Jim Morris

  4. It is truly with heavy heart that we received the news about Debbie. Debbie did indeed fight the good fight and was certainly an inspiration to us as Connie has dealt with her health issues and had numerous “meetings on the street” checking on each other. We prayed for Debbie and we continue to pray for Bill and Maleah as well – we don’t know why God took her but we are reminded of one of our favorite gospel songs sung by the Inspirations which begins with “Have you prayed for a loved one, struggling hard with pain – you asked the Lord to heal them but that healing never came.” The song goes on with a response from the loved one – “If you only knew, I’m just going home – your prayers have been answered, my sickness is gone.” Well, Debbie is home now, her sickness is gone – that we firmly believe. Bill, please know that our sympathies and prayers do continue to go out for you and Maleah as you cope with your grief. May God Bless you and keep you!

  5. We are so sorry to hear that Deborah has passed. May it help you to know how many lives she brightened with her kindness and love. Our thoughts are with family in this time of sorrow.
    Tanya ,Julia, Nick and Andrew Krislasky

  6. Bill – sorry to hear about your loss, praying for peace and comfort at this difficult time.
    “Norcross Post Office”

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