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    In memory of Debora Jefferis, our beloved Crow

    Debora Jefferis passed today after a long battle with congestive heart disease. She was a dear friend, and a friend in time of need.

    Her acidic and charming wit, mad redneck skills and stories will be sorely missed.

    We assume she's right and will continue in heaven, but I'm holding her to her promise, that if we're both wrong, she'll save me a seat by the fire.

    Please post your remembrances here.
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    Deb who went by the name of "Crow" here on Tweb was one of my favorite mods when I first joined here. She had an amazingly sharp sense of humor and quick wit. She will be missed by her family and friends and I am eager to meet her in person up in heaven

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    I loved Crow. She was my gal sidekick for a long time when it was just her and me against the other orange guys......Faramir, Trout, Jaltus, and OB One.

    She had an amazing discernment about her, she could see through any BS that any posters were shovelling out, and she had no problems calling them on it.

    She made jewellery. I have 2 necklaces and some earrings that she made for me. One of the necklaces has a silver possum charm on the clasp. I knit a scarf for Thirsty in return, and hope that he allowed her to borrow it once in a while when it was chilly out.

    She will be missed so much here, but I plan on meeting her for the first time when I get Home.

    Until the Morning, Deb.


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    Jesse, thank you so much for your faithful friendship to Deb. And thank you for letting us know about her passing.

    I know your heart is breaking.

    I love you, tzu-py.


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    Many years ago, Deb and I crashed the forever-banned and forever-returned-as-a-sock Troy Brooks' discussion board for a trolling session. Troy had famously refused to put me on his list of Enemies of Watchman Nee, because, he said, I wasn't a Christian.

    He filled his own board with his socks, too.

    I managed to beat BillyBob's record on that one, banned before making a single post.

    I'd registered as Troy Brooks.

    As Deb was OSAS, and I'm an ex-Christian, she promised she'd see me in heaven, too. Not that that would get me onto Troy's list, either, just make it that much more painful, because, well, Deb did make Troy's list, and never tired of rubbing in the salt when I moaned about the unfairness of it all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    Jesse, thank you so much for your faithful friendship to Deb. And thank you for letting us know about her passing.

    I know your heart is breaking.

    I love you, tzu-py.
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    This is what I posted on my Facebook page. Allie might have her own thoughts to share. I will post them here if she does.

    It is with much sorrow that Allie Licona Peters and I heard the news of the passing away of our friend Debora Jefferis. Apparently, she knew this was coming, but no one else did. From what I have heard, it was congestive heart failure. We never got to meet this side of eternity, but she was a friend of ours. She had even sent Allie a necklace she had made to celebrate my wife going so long without cutting. As anyone who knows me knows, if you treat Allie well, you will be fine in my book. If you don't, you won't.

    We appreciated Debora's sense of humor and her straight forward attitude. She always just said what she thought and she didn't really care how it came across, but at the same time she had a heart for people who were suffering. She was a unique individual and even if you didn't agree, you always had to like what she said. The last great quip of hers I remember was talking about people who were sure Jesus was going to return on September 23rd and how she said "Jesus will be upset that His Dad told all these other people and not Him."

    What's a great lesson we can learn from this? Life is precious. No matter how young or old someone is, we often treat them like they'll be around with us forever. Life will always go on. Then someone dies like this and we know it doesn't go on the same way. This side of eternity, you can never get to see them or hear them or enjoy all their unique mannerisms. Even though she and I and my wife are all Christians, Allie and I are still mourning, though not like those who have no hope. We mourn because we have truly lost something.

    So when you hear this, why not take some time to celebrate the loved ones in your life? Take some time to think about what you're thankful for. Don't ever take anyone special in your life for granted. You are never promised another moment with them. Every day you have is a gift. It's easy to focus on negative stuff around you. There will always be negatives this side of eternity. Take time to focus on the positives, and if you truly count, there are always far more positives in life. Give thanks for all the good you have and rejoice in it. You are not owed it. It is a gift.

    Debora. Thank you for your friendship this side of eternity. We hope we will pick it up right where we left off when we see you again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post

    She had an amazing discernment about her, she could see through any BS that any posters were shovelling out, and she had no problems calling them on it.
    That.

    She was also the only woman I ever met that had an interest in and wide knowledge about homemade explosives and I loved swapping stories with her usually via PM.

    As Jessie sad "mad redneck skills"

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