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    Deborah Ann Goot

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    Friday, March 03, 2023 (Before Sunset)









    A celebration of Debbie’s life will take place from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Tuesday, March 7th at Ormsby’s (1170 Howell Mill Rd Ste P20, Atlanta, GA 30318). Friends and family are invited.



    Deborah Ann Goot of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away March 3, 2023, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.  She was surrounded by her family and close friends.

    Deborah (Debbie) was born in Niceville, Florida, April 27, 1951, to Pauline and A. L. Johnson.  She attended Niceville High School, playing oboe in the band and working at her father’s pharmacy where she helped him to improve operations.  Her high school friends always knew they could count on her to organize every class reunion from graduation to their 50th.  She also attended Okaloosa Walton Junior College.

    Debbie met and married Lloyd Virgil Bible, a pilot at Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton, FL.  They had a son, Brian, and then the family moved to Saudi Arabia where Lloyd worked as a charter pilot.   Debbie and Brian moved back to the United States in 1974.  She met Stephen Baron Goot, and they were happily married for 38 wonderful years.  They were blessed with a son, Michael.

    Debbie worked for Lefkoff, Duncan, Grimes and Dermer as a legal secretary.  Stephen was hurt in a snow mobile accident, becoming partially paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair.  Debbie was devoted to Stephen and his journey through rehabilitation.  They both were so grateful to The Shepherd Center and spent numerous hours volunteering.  Stephen dedicated his time to helping other newly injured patients and their families and Debbie became active in the Shepherd Auxiliary.  She especially loved using her relentless sales skills during the Center’s annual ‘Pecans on Peachtree Holiday Fundraiser.’  Debbie was known for her exceptional culinary skills and family and friends eagerly awaited her newest creation. 

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Pauline and A. J. Johnson and her loving husband, Stephen Goot.  Debbie is survived by her sons Brian (Allison) and Michael (Kimberly) and grandchildren, Eric, Maive, Cameron, Julien and Max.  She is also survived by her sister Marcia (Mike) Bourne and nephew Chris Cotter; her brother, Andrew (Tammy) Johnson and daughters Andrea and Malori (Matt) Smith.

    A private family burial will take place at Arlington Cemetery and a celebration of Debbie’s life will be at Ormsby’s from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Tuesday, March 7th.  All family and friends are welcome.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Shepherd Center, 2020 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30309 or The Weinstein Hospice, 3150 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30327.

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  • Ann Kay

    Dear Brian & Michael, I am sending warm, caring thoughts to you and your entire family as you mourn the loss of your beautiful mom Debbie. May you find strength and comfort in the many memories you have of your wonderful years together. May her memory be a blessing. Love, Ann

  • Lisa & Ron Brill

    Our hearts and sympathies are with your entire family. Your Mom was truly a kind and lovely woman, She will be missed, but her legacy will live on. May her memory be a blessing

  • David & Kathy Wallace

    Debbie was an amazing person, and she raised two great sons. Brian and Mike, I loved your mom, she was always so nice, and she was so openly proud of her family. Kathy and I have you both and your families in our prayers.

  • Deedee Chereton

    So sorry to hear about the tragic event of Debbie's passing. She was such a kind and caring person. We will miss her.

  • Martha Jo Katz

    Debbie and Stephen were such an admired couple. Sending deepest sympathy to all. May memories in the heart bring comfort to the soul.

  • Marlene Lerer

    We were so sorry to hear this passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. If there is anything at all we can do , please do not hesitate to call upon us. Much Love Marlene and Jeff Lerer

  • Jay Levitt and Donna Filler-Wilensky

    Dear Goot Family, We want you all to know that we are saddened to hear that your Mom's passing and her recent fight with pancreatic cancer. Your Mom was kind, soft spoken lady with great wit and intelligence. She will be missed greatly. Our sincere sympathies are with you. Donna Wilensky and Jay Levitt

  • Carla Silver

    Dear Brian and Michael, We were so sorry to hear about your sweet Mother. We have fond memories of both of your parents. Please accept our deepest Sympathies. Love Carla, Arthur and Darren

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