Deborah Jean Plummer

December 24, 1953June 7, 2018
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Deborah Jean Plummer, 64, of Greenville, SC passed away peacefully on June 7, 2018. A graduate of Bowsher High School (’71), Toledo, Ohio, Deborah was a loving wife, mother and grandma, and an active member of the Foothills Peacemakers, Gaston County Quilters and Quilters with a Heart quilt guilds. She loved crafting things for others and sharing her creativity and passion.

Deborah is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Jean Mead of Toledo, OH; her in-laws, James and Marjorie Plummer of Port Richey, FL; and sister-in-law, Janis Tumlin of New Orleans, LA. She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Jim Plummer; her daughter, Melissa Thomas (Steven) of Piedmont, SC; her son, Michael Plummer (Erica) of Spartanburg, SC; four grandchildren and one great grandchild; her sister, Sandy Monahan (Tim) of Palmetto, FL; her brother, Craig Mead (Pam) of Toledo, Ohio; numerous in-laws, cousins, nieces, and nephews; and many loving friends. Her loving kindness will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

A memorial service will be held 4:00 PM Monday, June 11, 2018 at Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Century Drive, 311 Century Dr., Greenville, SC 29607; a visitation will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to: Gaston Hospice, 258 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28054; or Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.


  • Clarence Mead, Father
  • Jean Mead, Mother
  • Jim Plummer, Husband
  • Melissa Thomas, Daughter
  • Steven Thomas, Son-in-law
  • Michael Plummer, Son
  • Erica Plummer, Daughter-in-law
  • Sandy Monahan, Sister
  • Tim Monahan, Brother-in-law
  • Craig Mead, Brother
  • Pam Mead, Sister-in-law
  • James Plummer, Father-in-law
  • Marjorie Plummer, Mother-in-law
  • Janis Tumlin, Sister-in-law
  • Mrs. Plummer also leaves behind four grandchildren; one great grandchild; numerous in-laws, cousins, nieces, and nephews; and many loving friends to cherish her memory.

  • Gaston Hospice
  • Shriners Hospital for Children


  • Memorial Service Monday, June 11, 2018

Deborah Jean Plummer

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Doug Rambo

June 13, 2018

I am very sorry Jim. This is sad news.

Marshall Rollins

June 11, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss, Deb was a very special person. We are still in shock and at a loss for words. Jim and entire family in our prayers.

Pam Price

June 11, 2018

Debbie had “heart.” She truly cared about others and was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother as well as a valued friend. She had a talent and passion for quilting. She was always working on a project and readily shared her expertise with fellow quilters. I will always value our friendship and fondly remember our many quilt show excursions. You will be missed my dear friend.

Jean Plummer

June 10, 2018

Dear Jim & Family,

Our hearts go out to you at the passing of such a kind, loving, and thoughtful person as Deb. Personally, I will cherish the memories of getting to know Deb out at the farm. Please know that your extended family are carrying you in our hearts, our thoughts, and our prayers.

Linda Fry

June 9, 2018

I haven't know this dear lady for a long time but I am greatly saddened by her passing. I had hoped to get to know her better. She was such a kind and sharing person. She shared every new sewing trick with our small sewing group and was always willing to help out. She will leave a hole in our hearts.

chad millwood

June 9, 2018

Jim and family sorry for your loss you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Bill Hope

June 8, 2018

Life is like a Quilt…
Years bound together
Embellished with Family
and Friends,
Backed with Tradition,
Stitched with Love
With cornerstones placed
To create a one-of-a-Kind
Journey through Time.

Thank you for including me in your journey.
You will be missed, my Friend…..

Sandy Woolweaver

June 8, 2018

Dear Plummer family, I am so sorry to hear about Deb’s passing. We were in Gaston Quilters Guild for a long time before and after your move. She loved quilting but she loved her family(esp. those grands) more. Each time she’d travel back to a meeting, we’d get a full report from Greenvillle! She was a giver! Love and prayers! Sandy Woolweaver