Debbie (Tankersley) Hein, 60, of Newnan GA, passed away suddenly on November 6. 2020 after a short, but valiant battle with a sudden illness. Debbie was surrounded by her beloved family during her final hours.
Debbie was born on January 7, 1960 to Vernon and Jean Tankersley in Brunswick, GA. After graduating from Brunswick High School, she went on to pursue a long career as a Paralegal. Debbie spent the last few years of her career at Thompson, Wallin & Cunningham, LLC of Newnan, GA who treated her like family.
In addition to spending time with her loving family, Debbie loved being around animals of all kinds. She doted relentlessly on all of the family pets, as well as any stray animal that crossed her path. Debbie adored playing with and spoiling her two granddaughters, Isabella and Abigail. She was an avid gardener and is remembered as being at her happiest with her hands in the dirt. She also loved to crochet and hone her skills in the kitchen, whether it be trying out new recipes or cooking comfort favorites for her family and friends. She spent much of her time finding ways to bring smiles to the faces of everyone around her.
Debbie will forever be remembered by all who knew her as a kind, genuine and welcoming soul who never met a stranger and would do anything and everything for those she loved. She will be greatly missed by many.
Debbie was preceded in death by her father, Vernon Tankersley and brother, Mark Tankersley. She is survived by her mother, Jean Tankersley Carroll; her husband, Robert Hein; daughters, Brandee Hinson and her fiancé, Nicole Dupuis; and Ashley Pittman and her husband, Scott Pittman; her son, Cody Hein; her two granddaughters, Isabella and Abigail Pittman; her brother David Tankersley and his wife, Kathy Tankersley; her sister, Penny Williams and her husband, Hal Williams; sister-in-law, Debbie Tankersley; father- and mother-in law, Ron and Marie Hein as well many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service celebrating Debbie’s life will be held on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home Hillcrest Chapel in Newnan, GA. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until the service hour at the funeral home.
The family asks that donations be made in her name to an organization Debbie was most passionate about, Angel’s House of Newnan, GA.
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