Jane DeBord

July 13, 1932 - August 19, 2022
Jane  DeBord

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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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  • August 25, 2022
    Tracy Shackelford says:
    We lived on Matoaka Ct from 2004 - 2010 and Jane was a wonderful neighbor. She was friendly and kind, and let our little kids throw the football in her front yard, which was much roomier than ours. May her memory be a blessing to all who loved her.

  • August 24, 2022
    Bobbie Sue Hunt says:
    I'm very sorry for your loss. I pray that God gives your family peace during this difficult time.

  • August 24, 2022
    Burketts says:
    We are so saddened to hear of Jane’s passing. She was a part of our lives for many years and we enjoyed her generosity and kindness. Sincere condolences to the DeBord family. Bruce & Marcia Burkett and family

  • August 22, 2022
    RHODA WILSON says:
    I AM SO SORRY TO LEARN OF YOUR MOM'S PASSING. MY LOVE AND PRAYERS TO ALL OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES. I REMEMBER WHAT A SWEET MOM SHE WAS WHEN I USED TO BABYSIT FOR ALL OF YOU. I KNOW THAT SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY EVERYONE. LOVE RHODA