Jane DeBord

July 13, 1932 - August 19, 2022
Jane  DeBord

Jane P. DeBord, age 90, passed away on Friday, August 19, 2022 after a prolonged illness.

She was predeceased by her husband, R. E. DeBord, M.D., and her parents, George W. and Martha P. Porter, and her grandson, Jacob P. DeBord. Her children, Martha H. DeBord, Nancy V. DeBord, Emily J. DeBord, M.D.  (Phil Stevenson), Robert E. DeBord, Jr. and David P. DeBord (Stephanie), as well as her twin brother, George W. Porter, M.D. (Marie) survive her. Jane’s grandchildren include E. Taylor Overton, III; Emily C., Sarah S., Hannah E., and Naomi C. Russell; Benjamin P. DeBord; S. Coulter and Aimee H. DeBord; and Madison A. and Lillian A. DeBord. Jane has 5 great-grandchildren, and extended family on both sides that include many cousins, nieces and nephews.

After graduation in 1950 from John Marshall High School in Richmond, Jane completed nursing school at Johnston Willis. She met and married Edd DeBord, moving to Williamsburg in 1954 where she raised her family and lived for the rest of her life. Jane enjoyed bowling, volunteering at FISH and the Pines, line-dancing, and vacationing in Nags Head. She was a member of Williamsburg United Methodist Church, and especially enjoyed old hymns that she learned in childhood when attending her parents’ churches.

Jane supported and attended her children’s – and grandchildren’s – activities from choir and piano lessons to science fairs, homework and so many sports: swimming, diving, baseball, field hockey, bowling, volleyball and adult softball. She enjoyed hikes through the woods as much as her children and their friends. All of the Matoaka Ct. neighborhood children knew her whistle and would all come home from Williamsburg Community Pool to find out whose parents wanted them home.

We love you Mom.

A celebration of Jane’s life will be held Friday September 16, 2pm, at Williamsburg United Methodist Church.


A Celebration Of Life

Friday, September 16, 2022
2:00 PM

Williamsburg United Methodist Church - Directions
500 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • September 09, 2022
    Richard Mahone says:
    Martha and Family, I have very fond memories of sweet Mom including when we were in bowling league so many years ago. Carol and I are so very sorry for your loss. - Richard

  • September 08, 2022
    Deborah D. Wagoner says:
    We love you and you are all in our prayers. Jane was much loved. Gail, Debbie and family

  • September 08, 2022
    Patty Rigney says:
    So sorry to hear this Martha. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • September 08, 2022
    Liz Jones-Dern says:
    Martha. I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I know this is a difficult time for you and your family. May you all find peace in knowing she isn’t suffering anymore. Love, Liz Jones-Dern and Bob Dern Morehead City, NC

  • August 31, 2022
    Sara Erwin says:
    I'm so sorry for your loss. Jane was a wonderful woman!