Deborah Veal Olinger, of Holly Pond, Alabama, passed away on February 22, 2023, at the age of 64. She was born in Cullman County, Alabama, on October 31, 1958, to Billy Ray and Yvonne Buckelew Veal.
Mrs. Olinger was a member of Redan Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and flowers, and she also liked to cook. Deborah loved her family, and they were her joy. She and her husband were married forty-three years and had four children together. Mrs. Olinger was an exceptional mother. There was not a question pertaining to an infant or child that she could not answer for her children as they became parents themselves. She was a supportive friend and advocate for her children and always had an understand heart and listening ear towards them as they voiced their joys, triumphs, complaints, and frustrations. Deborah cheered her children on and supported them in any dream they had. She loved her family with all that she was, and she will be missed by her family for all eternity.
Mrs. Olinger is preceded in death by her parents, Billy Ray and Yvonne Buckelew Veal; son, Michael Ricky Olinger; and father-in-law, William Olinger.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Ricky Olinger; son, Chris Olinger (Amanda); daughters, Katrina Olinger, Sammi Arbet (Andrew); grandchildren, Noah Davis Olinger, Jacob Olinger, Canaan Olinger, Jebediah Olinger, Elias Olinger, Ezekiel Olinger, Arabella Harden, Malakai Harden, Colton Olinger, Avery Olinger, Audrey Olinger, Lennox Arbet, Declan Arbet, Karson Arbet; brother, Billy Wayne Veal; nieces and nephews, Shawn Veal, Nathan Veal, and Eve Sandomir; and mother-in-law, Shirley Olinger.
A memorial service for Mrs. Olinger will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Sunday, March 5, 2023, in the Holly Pond Funeral Home Chapel. Friends are invited to visit with the family and hour prior to services, from 1:00 p.m., until services begin at 2:00 p.m.
Holly Pond Funeral Home is honored to serve the Olinger family.