Cover photo for Deborah Kay Douglas's Obituary

Deborah Kay Douglas

October 27, 1955 — February 13, 2023

Charleston, SC

Deborah Kay Douglas

Deborah Kay (Debbie) Douglas, 67 of Charleston, South Carolina, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2023.


Born on October 27, 1955, in Anderson, SC, she was a daughter of the late Ida Ruth Taylor and William Redden Taylor.


Debbie's hobbies included cooking, gardening, and especially sewing.  She loved babies and young children. She spent most of her free time creating keepsake quiet books, stuffed animals, and other personalized gifts for them.


Debbie had many friends who posted comments online when news of her passing was shared on social media. Some of those comments are as follows:


  • "She was so precious."
  • "She was a blessing to everyone she met."
  • "Debbie was such a bright star in so many lives."
  • "...she always seemed so happy and full of life."
  • "Miss Debbie was such a light in my life.  My heart is broken."
  • "She was the least selfish person I have ever known.  She was a gift from God."
  • "She was simply amazing."
  • "She always knew exactly how to make my day better with just a kind word.  RIP, Sweet Princess, you're already missed."
  • "What a treasure she was to all of us and such a gift to be able to claim her as a Sis."
  • "I am heartbroken.  She was a beautiful beacon of light in the darkness, and a dear and treasured friend."
  • "I will always remember her fondly.  She will be hosting parties in heaven now."
  • "She was too good for this world."
  • "She truly was too good.  She was a wonderful blessing to all who knew her."
  • "She was always so positive and never let her health issues stop her."
  • "To Dear Debbie - You were one who spread joy, love, and your amazing creative talents to all who knew you."
  • "She was an incredible lady who left a mark on my whole family."
  • "You loved with such intention.  Your generous comments, creative gifts and beautiful soul will always be carried in my heart and inspire me to love well."
  • "Rest in peace Wonder Woman...Many fond memories..."
  • "Debbie was one of the nicest and kindest people that I have ever met.  Just an absolutely beautiful soul."
  • "An angel in life and in death."
  • "...the pics of her were like the sun coming out."
  • "She was a bright ray of sunshine and lit up every room she entered."
  • "Debbie was a giver.  Plain and simple, a giver.  During a time when the world needs more selfless people, she pushed past her own pain to focus on others.  I miss you sweet Debbie as do those who adored you.  I must purpose to elevate others as you did me."


Debbie is preceded in death by her parents.


Debbie is survived by her husband, Bill Douglas, three sons, Blaine Douglas, Kevin Douglas and Eric Douglas, her sister, Diane Taylor, brothers Dennis Taylor, Doug Taylor, Darhyl Taylor, and many nieces and nephews.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The National Scleroderma Foundation or to a charity of your choosing.


Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at


McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation 347 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412, 843-614-8494.

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