The family of Deborah Lang Bley Hampton request your prayers for her soul,
which departed this earth peacefully on Saturday, March 6th, after a 15 year
struggle with breast cancer. Debbi possessed a truly radiant and
tender-hearted spirit, inspiring devotion among her friends and family.
She had a profound loyalty to the Cause of Baha'u'llah, serving the Faith
loyally from the age of 20 as a travel teacher, editor of Brilliant Star
magazine, member of the Editorial Board of the Baha'i Publishing Trust,
delegate to the national convention, children's class teacher, and member of
Spiritual Assemblies in Baltimore County, MD; Harford County, MD; Hamilton
Country, TN; and Chattanooga, TN. She was a talented musician and the
author of Slapped Awake, A Breast Cancer Journey in Poetry and Prose.
She is survived by her husband, Stephen Nelson Hampton; her daughter, Hollin
Bley Blaylock and husband Rodney Blaylock, step-children, Laura Hampton
Nance and former husband Ron Nance; Christopher Nelson Hampton and wife
Jennifer; brother Jeffrey Mark Lang and wife Teresa; sister Audrey Helen
Critchfield and niece Helen Critchfield; and grandchildren: Naomi Bley,
Lindi Blaylock, Jesseca and Colby Nance, Kistler, Avery, and Prescott
Hampton; and Kylan and Sajin Cyr.