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Flornie Rosalie Deel

May 24, 1924 — March 3, 2023

Flornie Rosalie Deel of Somerset, Kentucky passed away on March 3, 2023 at Somerwoods Nursing Home after a long illness.

She was born in Buchanan County, VA on May 24, 1924 to the late John Willie and Mary Frances Deel; the second oldest of thirteen children. She grew up as a helper to her mother with the younger children, and attended elementary school. At the age of seventeen she married Christopher Deel. They became the parents of two beloved children, Grayson and Eloise Deel. She was a homemaker, and was loving and generous to help relatives who had a need. She went "above and beyond" to help many family members have a better life. She kept family members in their home so that they could attend high school, bought new clothes, and was like a second mother to some of her younger siblings.

She loved gardening, canning the vegetables, and growing her beautiful roses and sunflowers. She was a great cook, and many enjoyed her delicious meals.

Flornie professed Jesus as her Savior to family members, and had attended Ferguson (Kentucky) Baptist Church while still able to go. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Myrna McWilliams Deel of Somerset, KY; two great-grandsons, Grant Lockwood of Somerset, KY; Kyle Lockwood of Dallas, GA; and a great-great-grandson, Oliver Lockwood of Somerset, KY. She is also survived by several very beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Christopher C. Deel; daughter Eloise Deel; and her son Grayson Deel and a granddaughter Melanie Deel Lockwood Bradley, both of whom passed away in 2022. She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Arthur, Oliver, Kermit, Garland and Dorsey Deel; seven sisters; Kathern Church; Janie Deel; Bessie Prior; twins Emogene Yates and Arlene Dixon; Sidney Looney, and Rebecca Stewart. She will be missed by those she leaves behind.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM March 11, 2023 at Grundy Funeral Home, Grundy, Virginia with Curtis Deel officiating, The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM till time for services. Burial will be in the Parrott Deel Cemetery.

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with local arrangements.

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