Deborah J. Martin

April 29, 2013

Deborah J. Martin 47 of Frankfort, IN, died the morning of April 29, 2013 at home. Born July 4, 1965 in Lafayette, IN to Lewis Wilkerson & Jean Neff. She was married to Dennis Slaughterbeck. Deborah attended Lafayette Jefferson High School and lived in Lafayette, Colfax and for the past 16 years in Frankfort. She provided child day-care and had also worked as a nurse’s aide for Wesley Manor. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Deborah enjoyed gardening, traveling and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 12 Noon until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery, Lafayette, IN. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Cancer Fund.

Survived by:

Partner: Penny Jones of Frankfort, 1 Son: Eric Martin of Frankfort, 2 Daughters: Cassi Martin of Frankfort, Britney Martin of Terre Haute, 1 Brother: Mike Wilkinson of Crawfordsville, 1 Sister: Tina (Cliff) Knight of Colfax, 3 Granddaughters: Dezi Martin of Frankfort, Amelia Martin of Battleground and Kaylin Martin of Frankfort

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Matthew Kyle Enoch Martin on January 28, 2013.


9 Condolences for “Deborah J. Martin”

  1. Jane Clark May 1, 2013 at 3:44 am

    Eric and family, I’m deeply sorry for the loss of your mom. I know it has been hard for all of you. Eric, your mother is a beautiful lady and I see where your kindness comes from. You have her eyes. Please know that she will still be looking out for you until you meet again. If I can do anything for you please let me know. I’m not sure that I will be able to attend the funeral, but if there is any way I will be there. Your friend, Jane

  2. Hope Luper May 1, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Deb was like a mom to so many of us and like a grandma to many also. She always took the time to listen to you rather she really had time or not. She would listen and not judge and tell you its your choice always do what makes you happy. She loved all her daycare kids like her own she was an amazing babysitter, I know personally my kids never wanted to leave her house. I will forever carry you in my heart and cherish everything you have taught me. You are forever loved.

  3. Darlene Scott May 1, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Rest in peace, dear Debbie. My your gentle spirit live on in those you so loved.

  4. Jeff and Carol Coffman May 1, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

  5. Diana Lewis May 1, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    It just doesn’t seem real. She will never be forgotten, the many memories that I have are very much alive. She was a generous and beautiful person. Debbie will be missed every day and I will smile when I think of her.

  6. Jennifer Murray May 1, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    I worked with Debbie many years ago at Wesley Manor. She had many years of experience, and I was just a new pup back then. She was good at her job and always compassionate and kind to the residents. She talked often about her four children. I learned a lot by listening to her and watching her. I know they were important to her. I am sure that leaving them behind must have been so hard for her. I hope that her family can take comfort in knowing how much she loved them, and that she watches over them still.

  7. Tina Wilkerson Knight May 2, 2013 at 4:19 am

    To my Big Sister Debby, I love you more than you ever knew I just don’t know how I am supposed to live without you. I just don’t understand as bad as you wanted to stay that you’re gone and I have to stay. You were there at the beginning of my life and I was there at the end of yours Thank You for being my big sister and my Best and only friend in the whole world. You were my rock and my strength, you taught me to stand up for myself and take no crap from anyone. We fought many times and didn’t talk to each other sometimes but, I always knew you loved me and you were always there weather I wanted you to be or not. Thank you for teaching me how to forgive and that God is real and that he loves me too. We both understood what it meant to be sisters and to stand up for each other and defend each other and that only we were allowed to pick on each other. Thank You for letting me be an Aunt and a Great Aunt, I promise to always be there for your children and grandchildren if they need and want me. I hope I don’t disappoint you or let you down. Thank You for trusting me and letting me take care of you right up to the end. Just promise me that when my time comes and I hope I don’t have to wait 20 or 30 years, that you will be the one to come and take my hand and lead me home. Please take care of my son til the day I can come home to meet him. Kisses sissy I love you so much.

  8. Nicole Jones May 3, 2013 at 6:16 am

    Mike and family, I am so terribly sorry for your loss! I know my step-auntie Debbie had been fighting this cancer demon for quite a while and I hope you all will find some peace of mind knowing she is no longer suffering. I send my prayers to the family for healing of your broken hearts. Love you Mike.

  9. Meghan Perdue May 4, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Well momma…you sure did give that cancer a run for its money! I’ll never forget all the support and love you gave me throughout my 4 years with Matt. Things weren’t always easy and we didn’t always see eye to eye but we loved each other none the less. I’ll take damn good care of MiMi for you and Matt. Rest easy momma.

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