Celebrating the life of

Debra Ann Downing

Passed away on February 14, 2021

Debra Ann Downing

Debra Ann Downing, 70, passed away February 14, 2021 at Memorial University Medical Center.

Debra was retired from the United States Postal Service and later worked for Brannen Enterprises. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Hulda and Ernest Downing.

Surviving is her sister, Roxanna “Rocky” Semken and brother-in-law, Frank Semken.

A memorial service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr., Savannah, GA 31406.



Rocky, I am so sad about Debra’s passing. My heart and prayers go out to you

- Shelley Blumberg Sapp, Savannah, Georgia

Rocky & Frank I am so sad to get this news. I know ya'll were so close. I am so sorry for your loss.

- Amy G Wing, Midway, GA

Dear Rocky, I am so very sad to hear of Debra’s passing. I hope it brings you comfort to know that I am celebrating the life that Debra lived and the loyal friend she was to me for so many years, she was much more than a co-worker to me. l am so thankful and blessed to have her in my life. Prayers for peace and comfort to you, Frank and the rest of your family and friends in the days ahead. Sending my love and friendship to you.

- Sandy Moore, Statesboro, Ga

A candle has been lit!

I am very sorry to read of Debra's passing last weekend. My condolences to her family.

- Joe C Upchurch, TEGA CAY, SC

Rocky words cannot express how much Debra will be missed by us. She has been woven in my life for the last 30 years. She has been my co worker, my employee, and my friend. Her quirky dry humor and wit are what I will miss most. God has gained an angel and we have lost one. “Go Dawgs”

- Tonda Malone, Savannah, GA

Dear Rocky, I was so very sorry to hear of Debra’s passing. My Mom called me on Monday to tell me. Sending you love and prayers.

- Rosalind Acker, Sarasota, FL

To the Downing family I am sorry to hear of the passing of Debra. She was always a inspiration to me and one of the sweetest person I knew. During your time of loss, I hope you know that we feel your pain and will always have her in our heart. May the angels in heaven welcome her with open arms and all that knew her always remember the kindness she showed.

- Dr V.G. Singleton, Savannah, GA

Am very much saddened the news of Debra's passing. We went to Jenkins together.

- Corky Corcoram, Savannah, Ga

I am so sorry to hear about Debra. She was always so optimistic. We went to Jenkins together and I continued to see her occasionally. She always talked about your beach trips. I know you two were extremely close and I will hope and pray for peace in this difficult time.

- LIbby Reinhart, Savannah, Ga

My deepest condolences to Debra's family. We were dear friends from way back in Myers Junior High School. She was a good soul. Debra will live on in our heart. Heaven has called her home.

- David Bridgman, Dunwoody, Ga

I am so sorry to hear of Debra’s passing. She was, and still is, a fellow “Women Warrior” to our Jenkins High School’s Class of 1969. How brave to show us how to pass over into Eternity. Her faith has now been made sight. Praying for comfort in your time of grief, dear family. Will see her on the other side. Susan Rahal Gillenwater

- Susan Rahal Gillenwater , Savannah , Ga

Rocky, Debra was one of my oldest friends. One of my earliest memories is coming home from school with her to your house. She was such a happy memory of my high school life. Rest In Peace, sweet Debra. We will miss your smile.

- Karen Womble McBride, Savannah, Ga

Rocky, we were sorry to learn of the loss of Debra. We know how hard it is to lose someone as close as you and Debra were. Our thoughts are with you.

- Alice and Alex Hodges, savannah, Georgia

Dearest Rocky ~ We are heartbroken ~ We loved Debra so much ~ May God bless you & comfort you in your sorrow ~ Love, Prayers, & our Deepest Sympathy to you & Frank ~ We love you.

- Frances & William Harris Sheley, Fair Oaks Ranch, TX

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • Services will be annouced at a later date