Debbie Timbes Padget

debbie padget

May 24, 1959 ~ May 15, 2010

Born in: Hattiesburg, Miss.
Resided in: Roswell, GA

Born May 24th, 1959 in Hattiesburg, Miss., and was the younger of two children. She Graduated from Berkmar High School in Lilburn, Georgia, and attended North Georgia College. She Married H. N. "Nat" Padget of Gainesville, GA. in 1982. She began a career in the hospitality industry in 1983 as a member of the opening staff for the Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, GA. Afterwards, she was a highly sought after salesperson in the industry as she specialized in pre-opening marketing and sales for the Hyatt Ravinia and the Gwinnett Marriott. She started Meeting Services, a convention planning firm, in 1993, which specialized in corporate meetings and conventions. Her clients included Coca-Cola, Sony, General Mills, InBev, Microsoft, IBM, Nortel, Orange Business Services and Bridgestone. Ms. Padget's portfolio of events included numerous Super Bowls, the 1996 Olympic Games, ShowWest, the Kentucky Derby, the Sundance Film Festival and many other high profile events across the country. She was known for her ability to work with film, music and business celebrities. Ms. Padget's interests were home design and decorating, and she oversaw the construction of her two homes. Her unconventional use of colors and materials in her design work brought her wide distinction. She is survived by her husband of 28 years; her sons H. N. "Nate" Padget, III of Saluda, South Carolina and Brandon W. Padget of Roswell, Georgia; and her daughter, Amanda Marie Padget, also of Roswell. Surviving also are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rafael Timbes of Seminary Miss.; a brother, Raef Timbes, also of Seminary; and a nephew, Trace Copeland of Atlanta. Ms. Padget passed away quietly at her home in Roswell, Georgia on May 15, 2010.A celebration of her life will be held at the Country Club of Roswell, in Roswell, Georgia, on Saturday June 5th at 5:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom. Women are asked to wear leopard prints and bring red roses per Ms. Padget's wishes.

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  1. Dear Nat, it was with great
    sorrow that I read of your beautiful bride in today’s paper. I worked with Debbie at The Waverly Hotel and I’ll never forget her smile and charm. She had the great gift of asking for help or assistance with one of many jobs that Anthony gave her and one immediately stopped what they were doing to assist her. It was a fun time working with her and all those crazy people.

    God bless you and your family

    Paul Anderson
    Powder Springs, GA

  2. Nat and family, I’m so sad to hear about Debbie’s passing. She was without question one of a kind. I am another Waverly alumnus and although we lost touch many years ago, I had the pleasure of catching up with her thanks to our mutual friend, Jacque Bowen. Debbie was just as I remembered, so funny and full of life. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

  3. Dear Nat,
    I know that Debbie would want us to celebrate her life. I would like to acknowledge and honor the wonderful spirit of Debbie and the light and wisdom she shared with those who knew her. Although she and I lost touch over the recent years, she will always have a place in my heart for the laughs and tears and love we shared during the time we spent together as friends in the hospitality industry.
    May the memories of the love and joy Debbie shared with you and your family bring comfort to you all.
    In loving memory,

  4. My heart goes out to the Padget and Timbes families. Debbie and I were colleagues in the hospitality industry. What a delight to have worked with her and be a part of her life so many years ago. I celebrate her life and send blessings to all. Her memory and spirit will outlive all of us. May you cherish all of your wonderful memories.

  5. Never, in a million years, would I have thought I’d be signing something like this for someone like you…I am saddened beyond belief but joyful that I know you’re pain free and immortally beautiful. I also know that you’re up there organizing meetings, break outs, concerts and everyone’s lives in the hereafter. And, to borrow from “Steel Magnolias” which both of us have always been and always will be…I find it incredibly comforting that you’re up there watching over me. I love you and will miss you! Always, Louise

  6. I am so deeply saddened to hear of Debbie’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with Debbie at the Waverly and the Hyatt Ravinia. She was an absolute delight to work with and her sense of humor always made it fun for all. She will be missed but not forgotten as she touched the hearts of so many. God bless you all.

  7. Dear Shirley and family,
    I just heard from Sandra about the death of your daughter, Debbie. What a beautiful woman. Both Dave and I are so sorry for your loss. Please know our hearts go out to you at this time.
    Dave and Ortrun McDaniel

  8. I send my thoughts and prayers to the Padget/Timbes family. Debbie would light up a room when she entered. A true southern belle with a wonderful heart. While all will miss that smile, her spirit will live forever.

    Nina Jackson and Family

  9. Debbie had a special way of making everyone feel comfortable as well as a unique way of making every occasion perfect. When you walked into a room and looked around, you just knew Debbie was “in the house”. She is truly missed.

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