Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Morning Edition - 8/3/05

A Saint Passes; An Angel Is Born
A short time ago I asked for your prayers for Debbie Fulton (Lavonne) a former ABA employee who was battling cancer. It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I inform you that Debbie has passed on. Debbie died Saturday, July 30 at 11:45 p.m. Channon Fulton, her daughter, relayed the news to me via e-mail yesterday afternoon. Services will be held this Thursday at 10 a.m., at the Church of Christ in Washington, DC. For more information, please contact Channon Fulton at 301-356-7087. When calling please be mindful that this is the daughter of the deceased. Debbie was always a source of strength to ABAers during her years with the association. Her ability to look at life with determination will stay with me always. Here's to having you as an ANGEL Debbie….

Services Held At: The Church of Christ; 4801 16th & Decatur Street N.W.; 202-882-4711
Time: 10 a.m. - Noon - Viewing; Noon Funeral Services

On Blast
Today's On Blast is dedicated to giving words of strength, hope and love to the family of Debbie Fulton…. I will forward all comments to Channon Fulton tomorrow morning.

There is a sacredness in tears.
They are not the mark of weakness,
but of power.
They speak more eloquently
than 10,000 tongues.
They are the messengers
of overwhelming grief,
of deep contrition,
and of unspeakable love.
- Washington Irving

They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.
- William Penn


donya said...

My heart goes out to the family of Debbie. She was definitely one of those special people that GOD put on this earth for those that need her. I am so glad that I gave my son the name that she gave me.

Jeanine said...

I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the Fulton family during this their time of bereavement. The Bible tells us that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. While I did not know Debbie personally, I do know that she is at peace right now and her pain is gone. I am grateful to God for that alone.

Channon, I pray that you will be comforted during this time and if there is anything that any one of the current ABA staff can do, please let us know.

May the peace of God, the love of Christ, and the sweet communion of the Holy Spirit abide with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Although I did not know her my heart is still sadden by a loss and I send my condolences. I believe, for me, the hardest thing in life is loosing a mother now that I lost mine in March 2005.

You never forget and she's always in your memory it's like a dream and the only condolence you (I) have is that knowing she was very sick she is now resting.

Again my deepest condolences and may God bring peace to the Fultons.


lala said...

I had the pleasure of working with Debbie at ABA and I must admit, she was the calm in the midst of the storm. She always had a kind thought to share or special words of encouragement.

Channon, please know that your mother is in a better place where there is no more sickness and no more pain. She has her new, perfect body now and is sitting amongst the All Mighty Father Himself.

May God bless you during your time of bereavement. I pray for your continued strength and a peace that only God can give...a peace that passes all understanding!

God bless you and the family.


caspar608 said...

My prayers for healing and love go out to the Fulton family. Through Ms. Debbie's suffering she is now with Christ Jesus, and is a Saint for all of her loved ones. Keep all memories close to your heart and live your lives in a way that would honor her life. Lay your sadness at His feet and rejoice in the knowledge that she is in the company of the Merciful Savior, Wonderful Counselor and Prince of Eternal Peace.


Tammy said...

Channon, I hope you know how many people your mother touched. How lucky you must feel to have had Debbie for a mother! I have never seen her angry sad or upset. Many a day at ABA Debbie calmed the beast in me with her words of encouragement. Even when she was going through her own private pain with her son...she still comforted others. My heart hurts knowing that we have lost one of our Earth Angels...but God has called her home...her work is done here. Well done my child...well done. My prayers are with you and your family.

Marissa Johnson said...

My heart and my deepest condolences goes out to the Fulton family. She was truly one wonderful person. She was always so peaceful person and stayed so positive. She will be greatly missed. Hector you could not have said it any better A ANGEL HAS BEEN BORN!