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Deborah Daniel Colsen

Deborah Daniel Colsen

September 11, 1954 - September 3, 2020     Age: 65

Deborah Daniel Colsen, 65, of Brunswick, Georgia passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Southeast Georgia Health System Hospital in Brunswick. 

Ms. Colsen, a Fernandina Beach native and a beloved member of the community, was a daughter of the late Robert K. Daniel and Geraldine Carter Byrum. 

She was a member of the Fernandina Beach High School Class of 1973. Her first and most loved job was with Hardee Brothers Co. Over the years she worked as a bookkeeper at local businesses, and most recently as a cashier and salesperson at Michael Smith Estate Sales. 

She moved to Brunswick with her family in 1997 and made her home there for over a decade, eventually moving back to her home to Fernandina Beach in 2012. She lived here until 2018 when she moved to Blakely, Georgia to be closer to family.

Family always came first for Ms. Colsen, and in her spare time she enjoyed being surrounded by her daughter, friends, family, neighbors, her dog Rudy and cat, Twinkle Toes.

She leaves behind her daughter, Hayley Napfel and her son-in-law, Zachary of Brunswick; her brother, Kurt Daniel of Yulee; her sisters, Gail Hair and her husband, Tony, and Sandy Morris, all of Fernandina Beach, as well as her nieces, nephews and extended family members. 

 Ms. Colsen will be laid to rest with her mother in Bosque Bello Cemetery at  10:00 am on Saturday, September 26, 2020

15 Condolences

  • Sue Markiw Posted September 4, 2020 2:18 pm

    Sandy and Ginger- may the Lord wrap his arms around you to comfort you in these days ahead.

  • Barbara Fullwood Posted September 4, 2020 4:39 pm

    Prayers go out to Debbie’s family.
    I went to school with her from Yulee to Fernsndina.
    She was considered my friend. I really enjoyed talking with her and then I discovered her at Ace Hardware and would go see her.

  • Jimmy Deas Posted September 5, 2020 2:55 pm

    A special person and great co-worker at First Baptist Church

  • Michael Smith Posted September 6, 2020 9:42 am

    Sadness grips me on the loss of such a beautiful caring loving friend.
    Goodbye Ms Sweetness

  • Laverne Craig Posted September 6, 2020 1:03 pm

    Debbie was one of God’s special angels! Always ready to be helpful to anyone in need. She will be missed by all who were blessed to know her.

  • Arthur S Bruce Posted September 7, 2020 7:29 am

    A caring, compassionate friend who never complained or spoke evil of another. Her giving spirit and self sacrificing attitude made it a joy to be in her presence. I look with anticipation to the day I see her in heaven.

  • Marquetta Banks Posted September 8, 2020 10:35 am

    Hayley and Zach my heart hurts for you both at this difficult time…I love you both ❤ Mrs. Debbie will be missed dearly

  • Mona Theobald Posted September 8, 2020 10:53 am

    This truly broke my heart. We grew up together and Debbie was always the sweetest most positive person you would ever meet. I had no idea she was sick because she never complained. RIP my friend. Godspeed 😭😇💕 an Angel got her wings…

  • Marilyn Eflein Posted September 8, 2020 4:21 pm

    Best friend and surrogate family gone too soon. Once a student and later a dear trusted friend. An altruistic and noble lady who bore her illness with great valor. A melancholy overwhelms my being and shall always remain an emptiness in my soul.

  • Mike and Debi Whiffen Posted September 8, 2020 7:35 pm

    Now in the arms of angels, be at peace. We will miss you!

  • Rick asberry Posted September 9, 2020 2:39 am

    Rest you were the best of the best

  • Paulette Posted September 9, 2020 8:44 am

    My Neighbor, My Friend Debbie, its. True what they say, they broke the mold with you, An angel in disguise you were and now at peace. Love and Miss you, God Bless Hayley and family for being there for you. Always a smile, kind words, Friend to all that’s Deb🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Peggy Dennard Posted September 9, 2020 5:46 pm

    Debbie will be greatly missed she’s the only person I ever knew who never said an unkind word to or about anyone

  • Sharon Quarterman Posted September 9, 2020 9:19 pm

    Debbie was a sweet friend who cared about everyone. She loved her daughter more than life itself and was so proud to be her mother. Go with God sweet friend. You left beautiful memories.

  • Bernice Freeman Posted September 11, 2020 7:26 pm

    Debbie was most definitely an Angel among us. In her presence, there was Peace, Kindness, Compassion and Grace.

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