Deborah S. Richards
December 18, 1953 – November 19, 2020
Deborah Sansom Richards, 66, of Fort Walton Beach, FL, passed away on November 19, 2020 after a two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer. Deborah was born on 18 December 1953 to Charles and Joann Sansom in Pensacola, FL. She graduated from Clark County High School in Grove Hill, AL.
In 1974, she met Charles “Chuck” Richards, and they wed in 1975, going on to have 3 children, Charles Zachary “Zack” Richards (Spouse Amy Richards and Daughter Sydney Marie Richards), Joshua Sansom Richards (Spouse Kayla Adcock Richards, Daughters Presleigh Rae Richards and Harper Nicole Richards), and Matthew Patrick Richards (Spouse Kayla Bailey Richards).
After retiring in 2010 from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Driver’s License Division, she spent the last nine years working in the Okaloosa County Property Appraiser’s Office. She enjoyed spending time with her grand-daughters and going to the mountains to see the fall colors.
Deborah was predeceased in death by her mother, Joann Sansom and her brother Charles Sansom Jr. She further is survived by her father, Charles Sansom Sr, her brothers Jerry Sansom (spouse Brenda Sansom), Randy Sansom (spouse Loretta Sansom), and Ray Sansom (Spouse Tricia Sansom) and Sister-in-law Lynn Sansom and many nieces and nephews which whom she loved.
The Richards family would like to send their sincerest thanks and appreciation to Dr. Eldway and Dr. DeCesare and their staff. They also want to thank covenant care hospice for their loving care that was given during this time.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at Destiny Worship Center, 233 Hill Avenue NW, Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548.
In lieu of flowers any donation may be made too Destiny Worship Center for Fort Walton Beach, under special offering. Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com
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