Deborah Ann Duffy Jayarathne, 41, of Hillsboro, passed away on Fri., Sept. 10, 2021 at 6:27 p.m. in her home surrounded by her family. She was born on March 17, 1980, in Appleton, WI, a daughter of Jim and Mary Ellen (Machado) Duffy. Deborah graduated from West High School in Appleton, WI. She then studied at UW-Fox Valley in Oshkosh, WI; was a graduate of International Children’s Ministry Institute in Litchfield, and worked with YWAM in Kona, HI. She was co-founder of AJ Banners & Printing, and dedicated part of her time to being a homemaker. Deborah served with LRM Missions since 2001 and was a member of All Nations Worship Center. She had served as a missionary in more than 20 nations, and was ordained by LRM Missions in 2009. Deborah loved the nations, prayer, children’s ministry, serving others, equipping leaders, worship music, sharing the gospel, art, and laughing with her friends and family. Deb was active in serving the church and community. She is survived by:
Husband, Asela Jayarathne
Parents, Jim & Mary Ellen Duffy
Children, Matthew (age 6) and Abigail (age 3)
Siblings, Marie (Pat) Erm; Jim (Pam) Duffy; Mike Duffy; Judy (Eric) Farm; Sean (Julie) Duffy; David (Desiree) Duffy, Ben (Kristin) Duffy, Elizabeth (John) Duffy; Eddie Monroe (Troy); Ruth Duffy; Joshua Duffy; Paul Duffy; Anthony Duffy
Several nieces & nephews
Deborah was preceded in death by her Paternal grandmother, Mildred (Gilbertson) Duffy; Maternal grandparents, Walter & Sarah Rita (Hill) Machado.
Funeral services will be held on Mon., Sept. 20, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at All Nations Worship Center in Litchfield. Rev. Matt Houser will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Litchfield. Visitation will be held Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Memorials may be designated to LRM (note Missions Acct) or to the Jayarathne Family.
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LRM (Foreign Missions Acct.)
Litchfield IL 62056
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