Deborah Michelle Many October 02, 1950 - Woodstock Ga
Deborah Many passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at her home in Woodstock, Ga., following a brave battle with Cancer. Debbie was 71 years old.
Debbie was a native of Norwalk Ct. She is survived by her husband Bill, son Patrick Grover (Monica), four brothers, and two grandchildren, Kayla and Chase Grover. Debbie was also a loving Stepmom to Bill’s children, Michael Many and Leigh Handrigan, and their families.
After high school in Connecticut, Debbie moved to Florida and studied cosmetology. She practiced in that field for years, later becoming an instructor herself. She was proud to have won several competitions, and to have done work for celebrities, including Dolly Parton and Mary Wilson. She was an artist with hair, nails and cosmetics. Years later she was happy to cut hair or do nails for friends and neighbors or teach young women the tricks of make-up. There was never a charge. It simply made her happy to help people look great.
Debbie was also a natural entrepreneur, and over the years owned both a store in Florida, and an on-line EBAY store, featuring fashion and cosmetic products.
After marrying her husband Bill and moving to Woodstock Ga. in the early 2000’s, Debbie became the President of Bradshaw Farm Women’s Club. There, she will also be remembered for her love of children, having cared for many young neighborhood children, who as adults, still remember and love her today.
In later years, Debbie would create, hundreds of homemade frosted pretzel sticks, passing them out everywhere she went, becoming fondly known to many as “The Pretzel Lady”. She rarely left her car, without grabbing a few pretzels, to make people smile. Her special Italian spaghetti sauce was also a neighborhood favorite. Extra sauce was always made and shared with neighbors.
For a number of years, Debbie organized the annual Bradshaw Farm neighborhood yard sale, making it a huge event each year. Her own yard sale would include serving hundreds of hotdogs with her special onion sauce to those coming through the neighborhood on yard sale weekend. Her proceeds helped the local high school R.O.T.C program.
A celebration of Debbie’s life will be planned soon for friends and family.