Birth Date: 12/21/1954
Deceased Date: 10/04/2018
Deb Wall, who has been a clinical chaplain for the past three and a half years at Johnston Health, says the most rewarding part of her job is serving and listening to patients, families and staff, and being truly present during times of need. “Our spiritual care department does a range of things, from providing inspirational quotes to the E-Liner to presenting Teas for the Soul to offering blessings of the hands,” she says. “We’re here for everyone.” One of her proudest moments was helping a family accept the impending death of their matriarch, and encouraging them to share positive stories with her. “Providing a time of good conversation, laughter and cohesion is such a blessing to that loved one who is leaving this life,” she says. During her spare time, she enjoys reading on her deck at home. She lives on a small lake bursting with wildlife. “Watching ducks, geese and birds helps calm the spirit and feed the soul,” she says. “And you can learn so much from them.” Her greatest challenge in life, she says, has been learning to give up being a perfectionist. “Do I still try to do things well? Of course. That is part of who I am, but I can be gracious with myself. It’s okay to make a mistake. Life will go on.”
Debbie is survived by her husband, Jim Wear of the home; sister, Susan Wall Cline and husband Ron of Smithfield; niece, Lacy Danyelle Hill and husband Rick of Selma; and great niece and nephew, Mackenzie and Joshua Hill of Selma.
Memorial details will be forthcoming.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to the Deborah L. Wall Foundation, c/o Jim Wear.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at parrishfh.com.