Debbie Jaudon

May 24, 1959 — December 3, 2020

Debbie Jaudon

Debbie Jaudon

Age 61 of Wilmington, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2020 following a valiant battle with cancer.

Born May 24, 1959 in Joliet, Illinois, Deborah Gay is a daughter of Edith (nee Benge) Jaudon and the late John Jaudon. She was raised in Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School with the Class of 1977. Debbie worked for Kerr Glass for 18 years until their closing, and then gained employment with St. Joseph Medical Center.

One who loved being outside, whether working in the yard or spending time poolside, Debbie also enjoyed cooking and baking. She took great pleasure in hand crafts and loved to both crochet and diamond paint. Her puppies were wonderful companions, and she will most be remembered as a loving and dear daughter and sister.

Survivors include her mother Edith, and one brother, Pete Jaudon, both of Wilmington; aunts and uncles: Ron and Brenda Benge of WIlmington, Laurine and Melvin Heal of Sarasota, Florida, Corky and Joanne Jaudon of Alabama, Patricia Jaudon of Sardis, Mississippi, and Opal Jaudon of Arkansas, and cousins: Jim and Lisa Benge of Douglas, Wyoming, Bob Benge (Geoffrey) of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Ronnie and Jill Benge of Pensacola, Florida, Mick  and Victoria Benge of Martinsville, Indiana, Randy and Laurie Melvin of Wilmington, and Valerie and Marcus Montgomery of Louisville, Kentucky, as well as her Godchildren: Billie Jo and Bobbie Jo Smothers.

Debbie was preceded in death by both her maternal and paternal grandparents; her father, John in 2000; aunt, Gloria Kunz; uncle Jerry Benge and cousin, Katrina Kunz.

Private family services will be held at Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington with Deacon Jay Plese from St. Rose Catholic Church in Wilmington presiding. Debbie will be laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery, Wilmington with her father.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Debbie’s memory to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation.

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Services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. ( 815-476-2181 )

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