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Deborah Clements Kennell

July 20, 1959 — February 15, 2022

Deborah "Debbie" Clements Kennell, 62, entered into eternal peace on February 15th, 2022. She was the daughter of James Clements, and Betty Webb, and was raised by her loving stepmother Patricia Robbins. She is survived by her husband, Tim Kennell; and her two children Chris Kennell and Sarah Church, and her three grandchildren; Zara, Ryan and Dustin and her four half-sisters. Debbie was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and truly devoted to her family. She loved animals, children, yellow roses, bears, giraffes, and her country home. Debbie graduated from Kecoughtan High School in 1977. Shortly after graduation, she married her husband Tim Kennell of 44 years and became a homemaker: raising her children. Debbie was always involved in her local community as a softball coach, community advocate, chairperson of social services, Cumberland Christmas mother, and a founding member of the Friends of Bear Creek Lake State Park. Debbie always had clothes and toys in the trunk of her car, ready to distribute to help a displaced family. Anyone that new Debbie loved Debbie. She was known as mom, and Mimi to any child she ever knew or met. A celebration of life service will be held Monday, February 21, at 2 PM at the Bear Creek Hall in Bear Creek Lake State Park, 22 Bear Creek Lake Rd., Cumberland VA 23040. Heavy horderves will follow after a casual memorial celebration at Bear Creek Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Friends of Bear Creek Lake State Park or the Cumberland Christmas Mother. They family would like to thank the amazing staff at VCU hospital for their comfort and care of Debbie.
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