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Debra A. Boulware

December 23, 1966 ~ August 11, 2017 (age 50)

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August 15, 2017

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bostick Tompkins Funeral Home
2930 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

Funeral Service
August 16, 2017

1:00 PM
Greater St. Luke Baptist Church
5228 Farrow Road
Columbia, SC 29203

Interment following funeral service
August 16, 2017

Memorial Gardens of Columbia
9301 Wilson Boulevard
Columbia, SC 29203

Debra Ann Boulware was born December 23, 1966 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Eliza Ruff Boulware and William C. Duckson. She was predeceased by a brother, Lawrence Boulware, Jr. God called his little angel home on Friday August 11, 2017 at Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge, after an extended illness.

Debra was educated in the public schools of Richland County and the Babcock Center Workshops until she became ill and was unable to attend anymore. She joined the Greater Saint Luke Baptist Church, attending faithfully until her illness prevented her from doing so. “Debbie”, as she was known, was affectionate, friendly and outgoing. She enjoyed music, dancing, going to the beach and McDonalds. She especially loved Michael Jackson and the Pittsburgh Steelers! She was also quick with the tongue!

Although she will no longer be here in the flesh, she will always be in our hearts and our “little angel”.

Those left to cherish her precious memories are: her four brothers: Oscar and Delano (Jackie) Boulware, both of Columbia, South Carolina, Kenneth (Jamie) Boulware of Irmo, South Carolina and Stephone Boulware, also of Coulmbia; three sisters: Elfreida Hipps, Arwilda (Don) Dantzler and Wyrian (Arthur) Brown; and sister-in-law, Lucy Boulware, all of Columbia, South Carolina; three stepbrothers: Ervin Duckson, William Duckson, Jr. and Hammie Duckson; two stepsisters, Sylvia Duckson of St. Matthews, South Carolina and Louise Fields of New York; an uncle, Bobby (Ellen) Ruff of Atlanta, Georgia, and aunt, Sarah J. Harrison of Columbia, South Carolina; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, other close family and dear friends. 

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