Deborah Teachey Long

July 30, 1958 - February 13, 2024
Deborah Teachey Long

Memorial Gifts & Donations




Debbie Teachey Long, age 65 went home to the Lord on Tuesday the 13th of February 2024. She was born in New Hanover County on July 30, 1958 to Charlotte Lavora King Teachey and the late Jacob Adron Teachey at James Walker Memorial Hospital as their first child of five.

She is survived by her son, Christopher Long and wife Ashley of Gastonia, NC; grandchildren, Annabel Louise and Adron Wade; Mother, Charlotte Teachey of Wilmington; brothers, Mark Teachey and wife Debbie of Selma, NC, Danny Teachey and wife Susie of Leland, NC; sisters, Renae Beville and husband George of Ocala, Florida and Cyndie Moore and husband Wendol of Winnabow, NC; and all her nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Debbie lived her whole life in Wilmington, NC and member of Long Leaf Baptist Church. Debbie’s true passions were her daily Christian walk, her family, and telling anyone that she would speak to about the love of Jesus. Her infectious laughter and beautiful reassuring smile would light up the room and letting all know that she would be praying for them. Debbie set the example of a wonderful child of Christ and sacrificed much in order that Jesus was Lord of her life. It was virtually a daily practice that Debbie would be mailing out handwritten cards with words of encouragement and bible scriptures. Debbie also loved her time at Ocean House and spoke nothing but love for the time she went there.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Long Leaf Baptist Church family and Ocean House.

Debbie’s life will be celebrated during services at Long Leaf Baptist Church on Saturday, February 17th, 2024. The family will receive visitors from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, with the service beginning at 1:00 PM. Following the service, Deborah will be laid to rest at Oleander Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that memorial donations be made to the Ocean House PSR at the link above at “Memorial Gifts and Donations”, as Debbie believed in supporting causes aimed at helping others.

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Funeral Service

The funeral will take place on February 17, 2024 at 1:00 PM at Long Leaf Baptist Church (317 Shipyard Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28412) followed by burial at Oleander Memorial Gardens cemetery (306 Bradley Dr, Wilmington, NC 28409)

Visiting Hours

Long Leaf Baptist Church - Directions
317 Shipyard Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28412
  • Saturday, February 17, 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • February 16, 2024
    Eileen Zischkau says:
    Debbie was an unbelievable Lady filled with the love of Jesus. The first time we met in Sunday school I got a hug and gave her my address. Then I received a beautiful card with encouraging scriptures and love. We will all miss her beautiful songs she sang and that big smile. May you rest in peace and enjoy being with Jesus. God bless.

  • February 16, 2024
    Brenda King says:
    I have known Debbie since she was 6 years old. Her Uncle Jr bragged about her at school when she was born . She was a blessing to me. She was a delight to be around. I remember one time the family went to Myrtle Beach. We accidentally left Debbie in the rocking chair at Cracker Barrel. We turned around and got her. She said I knew someone would pick me up. I will always love Debbie. She is chatting with all her love ones in heaven

  • February 16, 2024
    David Bradshaw lit a candle:
    Lit since February 16, 2024 at 2:05:58 AM

  • February 16, 2024
    Bet Long says:
    Debbie was a kind loving person with love for everybody . I loved her very much. Christopher I am sending prayers up for you and your family

  • February 16, 2024
    Mr. & Mrs. Dominic (Tanya) Angelozzi says:
    Miss Debbie blessed us with many hand written cards of encouragement filled with Scripture and love. Her infectious joy in the Lord lit up every room she walked into. In our women's Sunday school class she would happily burst out in a song that was in her heart. Her hugs, compassion, and beautiful smile will be painfully missed. Her spirit was so beautiful; you could see Christ in her everyday. During our visits with her in the hospital, even when she couldn't speak, you could see her joy and peace in hearing the scriptures and songs. Debbie, thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus and for how much you loved on us. I rejoice that you're with Jesus, but we miss you so much. We send our love and prayers to her family.