Debra Lynn (Long) Day

January 03, 1958 ‒ May 26, 2020

Columbus, Ohio

Debra Lynn (Long) Day, age 62, of Columbus, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 26, 2020 at 11:21 pm after a battle with Leukemia.

Debbie was a beloved mother, daughter, sister, and friend to many who loved her. She was a 1977 graduate of Centerburg High School, Centerburg, Ohio, School Bus driver for Hilliard and Upper Arlington School District and a Certified Home Caregiver to her daughter. She received an award for her work as a Guardian Ad Litem for Children’s Services.

Debbie was preceded in death by grandparents, Goldie and Oliver Hall; brothers, Sidney and Jimmy; cousins, Louvern and Roy; in-laws, Bill and Mary Lou Day; brother-in-law, Michael Day.

She is survived by parents, Ted and Jean (Hall) Goodman; her loves were her children, Melissa (John) and Justin (Joy); ex-husband and friend, Bill; brother, Ted (Tina); sister-in-law, Patty; niece, Tabatha; nephews, Jimmy, Jordan and Logan; great-niece, Callie; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members and friends.

Debbie loved God, music, dancing, movies and especially her family and friends.

A celebration of Debbie’s life will be held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury, beginning with visitation on Friday, May 29, 2020 from 6-8 pm and Funeral Service held on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.   Interment will be held at 1:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, 5600 E. Broad St. Columbus. Pastor Bobby Smith officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers toward either or both of two options: “The Chosen” pay it forward program….download “The Chosen” app and follow prompts to help enable others around the world to watch the moving story of Jesus and his disciples at no cost to them and be exposed to the Gospel, or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Day family.  Please share a memory or condolence with the family on this website.

  • Ted, Tina and family:
    Brian and I are so sorry to hear about your Sister. I didn’t know her personally, but I always prayed for healing. Sometimes our version of healing isn’t what God has in mind. He’s got his own way of answering our healing prayers. I hope you find the comfort of family and friends through this difficult time.

  • Debbie will be remembered for her beautiful and contagious smile and her positive outlook on life. She had a smile that lit up the room. She was small but mighty and full of spunk, that’s how I always saw her. To Melissa and Justin, there are no words at the way it feels to lose a parent…hugs. Ted, Jean, Ted and Tina, prayers and hugs for you all.

  • What a beautiful lady inside and out. Her beautiful smile and love for the Lord will always be remembered. Hugs to Bill, Melissa, Justin and Patty.

  • I give my condolences to the family of Debbie Day, the time I knew her she was an inspiration and an encouraging person.

  • We always said we would remain best friends forever. Even though we were physically distant at times, my heart was with you. We had many good times together (going to Tx & Mexico) and some hard times (the accidents that both Justin and Melissa had the same summer). You are the strongest woman I have ever known. Watching you care for your children and always fighting for each of them. I know you are with Jesus and that gives us all peace. One day I will see you again. Love you my dear friend! ❤️

  • Searching for the perfect words to say about our beloved Debbie. She was a kind loving carefree happy soul that we all loved dearly. To her children her parents brother and Tina and Patty sister in laws all her nephews and her little niece Callie and all of her many more family and friends. Tim and I send our deepest love and condolences to you all. We share your sorrow and pain and the tears just keep coming. Debbie and I shared alot when we were kids playing together going to church with our grandparents sharing dreams and secrets all the way to our adult lives. Debbie dedicated her life to her children and family but espicially Melissa. Debbie was her care taker since 1994 after a swimming accident. She had the most bubbly sparkling personality that lite up our lives and that beautiful smile. She said at first she had a phrophecy that God was going to heal her. Well he healed her just not the way we had hoped for. But she is now free of pain sorrow grief death and heartache. She will rest in peace for ever more with her loving Savior and soo many loved ones already gone home. She will be forever missed and loved til we are all called home one by one. To her loving children and family just hold on to all of your precious cherished memories. With all our love thoughts and prayers we feel your pain. Love Tim and Margie

  • I havnt seen Debbie since High School but she was always there, especially since the advent of FB. Always happy ,grateful, and quick with a smile and uplifting word. Love you Deb you will be terribly missed. God must have needed an ambassador of love and happiness.

  • Debbie,
    you will truly be missed , condolences to all the family and friends you left behind! Your beautiful smile, bubbly personality and your grace will be welcomed with open arms in your heavenly home !


  • May cherished memories bring all of you moments of comfort.
    The words of Khalil Gibran are felt by all ~
    “…love knows not its own depth til the hour of separation.”
    Debbie will be missed.

  • To the Day Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Debbie was a wonderful woman and truly loved the Lord. She was a great mother also to her children. She will be greatly missed and will be remembered for all of the great things she did.

  • The Vine Home Health Care, Inc.


    Debra was special she would come into our office and light up the room with her smile and personality. We are thankful for the memory of her.

    and Deborah

  • It is so very true that God brings people in our lives for a reason. When Debbie made the choice to reconnect with her biological dad Chester Conley, it was a true blessing in my life and our family welcomed her with open arms. I loved the thought of having a big sister. My other siblings loved it as well. And Debbie was so excited to get to know a whole new family, Chet’s wife Pat shared fun and really neat memories. She stated that she was glad she made that phone call and getting the chance to meet Tammy Lynn, Cathy and a baby brother Chris. Our sister bond was wonderful. She is and always will be more than my sister but my friend. We laughed we cried and we shared our hopes and dreams for each other. Being a sister with Debbie is a once in a lifetime gift that will live in my memories forever. And someday we will meet again. She was a true gift to me and I to her.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of sadness. God will get you up and get you going in a few days. your mom has started her new life with Jesus,so you can have that assurance. Keep in touch!

  • My sincerest condolences, Melissa and Justin – I just heard of your loss (via Stevie/my mom). I know there are not words I could write or say, just know that many are thinking of you and your family right now.

    All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • To the Day family,

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Debbie’s passing. My memories of those years on Woodloop Lane with our families won’t be forgotten.

    With condolences,

  • Melissa & Justin,
    You do not know me but I knew your Mom. She was my friend in HS. She was still my friend 40 years later, though we had not talked or visited. We joined together at the 40 year reunion. We picked up where we left off. She taught me at that moment what true friendship is. She also talked to me proudly about you both. We met months later in St. Clairsville. I am deeply grateful for your mother, our friendship, our reunion, her strength, her acceptance of life on life’s terms, her unconditional love. Bless you both. My prayers are with you.