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Deborah Harrison Sammons
Deborah Harrison Sammons
Deborah Harrison Sammons. - photo by Submitted Photo

Ms. Deborah Sammons, 72, of Covington, entered into eternal rest Dec. 30, 2019. 

Deborah was born in Newport News, Virginia on Sept. 14, 1947, to George and Maggi Harrison. The second of four children, Deborah was preceded in Paradise by both of her parents and her sister, Stephanie Harrison Young. Services were entrusted to Southern Cremations and Funerals in Covington.

Deborah is survived by her two brothers and sisters-in-law Mike and Karen Harrison of Covington and Pat and Melissa Harrison of St. George, South Carolina; niece Shannon Young Creasy and husband Robert; niece Shay Young and nephew Robb Young; niece Tara Harrison Pirtle and husband Zack; nephews Lennon Harrison and Travis Harrison and wife Rachel; three great nieces, five great nephews and her beloved furry pet and companion, Gabriel.


Deborah was a graduate of Briarcliff High School in DeKalb County  and Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.  She was a successful banker, rising to Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing for The National Bank of Georgia. During her time at NBG, from 1971 to 1984, the bank grew from $400 million in deposits to $1.3 billion in assets. A talented photographer, Deborah launched her own business in 1984, Deborah Sammons Photography, and Custom Images, which provided training, marketing execution and business development services to a wide range of clients. 

Deborah found a church family at Covington Christian Church in Covington.

A Memorial Service will be held at Covington Christian at 1 pm on Wednesday, Jan. 22, with Pastor Jim Watson officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, 3395 NE Expressway, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30341 or online at