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Welcome to the memorial page for

Ms. Debra Samuel Gales

August 23, 1961 ~ November 16, 2020 (age 59)

It is with sorrow that the management and staff of Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home, Inc. announces the passing of Ms. Debra Samuel Gales of the Syracuse Community of Darlington County.  She transitioned on Monday, November 16, 2020 in Heartland Rehab in Hanahan, SC.  

Funeral service is 11AM on Saturday, November 21, 2020 in Faith Memorial Gardens (Rogers Road) Darlington, SC. Interment will follow. 


Debra Ann Gales was born on August 23, 1961 in Darlington, SC. She departed her earthly life on Monday. November 16, 2020, after an illness. Debra attended school in Lamar, SC. She accepted Christ years ago, and she recently renewed her faith, when she rededicated her life. Debra had several nieces and nephews, many of whom she babysat and kept on weekends and during the summer. Debra never met a stranger. She willingly offered her smile and laughter to all she encountered. Within minutes of being in her presence, one was guaranteed to be blessed with laughter. Debra was surely the life of any family gathering, and her laughter was often heard before you saw her face.

Left to cherish her memory are her mother, Rosena Samuel of Darlington, SC; two brothers, Heyward Eaddy and Robert (Shirley) Eaddy, both of Darlington, SC; four sisters, Loretta (Harold) Garner, Clarice (Marvin) Ashley of Lorton, Va., Janice (Calvin) Jacobs of Darlington, SC, and Charlene Brown of Rockledge, Fla. Her brother, Herbert Lee Samuel, preceded her in death in 2017.

She will be remembered as a great sister, protective auntie, fun-loving cousin, helpful daughter, and a fun babysitter. She will be greatly missed by so many, including family, friends, and community members.

Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers. 


 Service Information

Funeral Service
November 21, 2020

11:00 AM
Faith Memorial Gardens
Rogers Road
Darlington, SC 29532

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