The life of an exceptional woman ended as Deborah “Debbie” Frances Baldwin Belcher gave her heart and soul peacefully to God in Chesterfield, VA on November 10, 2022. Debbie was born March 11, 1951, in Chattanooga, TN to the late Thomas Frances Baldwin and Betty Glenn Baldwin. While her father was serving our country in the Army, she traveled the world and attended many schools before graduating from Prince George High School in 1969. She was married to the love of her life, the late John Thomas Belcher, Jr., “Tommy”, for 51 years.
Debbie was a dedicated and loving mother to her three wonderful children first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Nanny to her grandchildren. After being a stay-at-home mom for many years she joined the banking industry in 1986. She was a devoted employee and developed loyal customer relationships throughout her 30-year career. Always eager to let us know her thoughts, she will be remembered for her direct approach to life. During retirement, she enjoyed time with family, traveling, and spending time with her church family at Ocran United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Tommy Belcher, daughter Wendy Belcher, and brother, Tommy Musgrave. She is survived by her son, David Shane Belcher and his wife Kathleen; daughter, Kimberly Florence Belcher; grandchildren, Dustin Jones, Casey Huggins, Brandon Ivey, Tifani Belcher, and Shane Belcher; sister-in-law, Rebecca Prince and her husband Tommy; numerous nieces and nephews; and many lifetime friends.
Our family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. and Mrs. Kirby Southall for their years of care and friendship, and the staff at Crater Hospice, especially Josie Bivans, RN for their care and compassion during her battle with cancer.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes, 2033 Boulevard. Interment will be at a later date. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Saturday from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Ocran UMC, 20221 Cox Road, Sutherland, VA 23885. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.