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Amy Kathleen Dewaal

Amy Kathleen Dewaal was born on January 27, 1994. She is the daughter of John Dewaal and the late Rebecca Agee Dewaal. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 2012. After high school, Amy earned a computer science degree from Covenant College in 2016. Amy became a software engineer with Skuid & Nintex after graduation, and she made her home in Chattanooga.  She was a member of New City Fellowship where she served on the hospitality team, the Nexus young adult ministry leadership team, and several small groups. Some of Amy’s favorite activities were reading anything and everything, playing Dungeons & Dragons with her Sunday night group, knitting sweaters, creating cute origami animals, traveling, and baking- especially cookies. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, adventures in nature, and tending to her flowers and cats, Kudo and Theo. She was a kind, gentle, peacemaker who brought people together and loved Jesus with all her heart.

She is survived by her father, John (Jan) Dewaal; siblings- John Michael (Rachel) Dewaal, Christopher (Melanie) Dewaal, Paul (Nuanjan) Dewaal, Bryan (Eunice) Dewaal, and Emile (Justin) Thigpen; nieces and nephew- Anna Kate, Joshua, Sarah, and Leah Dewaal; aunts- Ellen Ora Dewaal-van der Ham, and Susan (Larry) West; uncle, Neal (Norma) Agee Jr; and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother Rebecca Agee Dewaal and grandparents-  Neal Sr. and Ruth Agee, John and Jane Dewaal.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. cst on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at First Baptist Church of Lebanon, Tennessee, with Pastor David Freeman and Pastor Kevin Smith officiating. Visitation will be held the same day from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders at https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org/, The Bail Project at https://bailproject.org/donate/, or Equal Justice Initiative at https://eji.org/.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615) 444-2142   www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Dana and Tim Cutright says:
    Oh Jan! I am so sorry to hear this. I know you, John, her siblings, friends and family must be devastated. Tim and I extend our deepest sympathy. May her precious soul Rest In Peace.
  2. Jennifer Wooster says:
    Amy was such a sweet loving person. Our family was deeply saddened to hear of her passing. May love and time with family as you celebrate her life and memories comfort you all. Wish I were there. With love and virtual hugs, Jennifer West/ Wooster
  3. Larry & Shannon Elder says:
    Jan & John – we are so very sorry to hear this news! You and all your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
  4. Sandra Armstrong Mitchell says:
    My dear Jan and John so sorry to hear this heartbreaking news. I know your faith and the love of your family and friends will help you through this difficult time. You have my deepest sympathy.
    Much Love your forever friend Sandy
  5. Claudio, Patricia and Guilherme says:
    Dear John and Jan, and your entire family. We were very saddened by this news. And we ask the Holy Spirit to comfort them. In prayer for you and your family.
  6. Tracey Countz says:
    Dearest Jan and John – I am so very sorry to read this news. Having to say goodbye (for now) is never easy. You know if Jenny was here, she be getting food together and ordering everyone around. Please know your Mississippi friends love you and will be lifting you in prayer.
  7. Debbie Jessen says:
    So very sorry for your loss.
  8. Tom and Alicia Hovies says:
    Our hearts skipped a beat when we learned of Amy’s death. Having walked the path you have suddenly been placed on, please know that we are praying for your many needs. Please accept the love the community has for you and your family as we stand on the sidelines.
    We’re so sorry for your loss of your sweet Amy.
  9. Cindy & Josh Hornbaker says:
    We were saddened to hear of Amy’s passing. She was a such a wonderful blessing to us during our time in Lebanon. She was such a kind loving person and will be missed. We will praying for you all during this time.
  10. Crystal Brown says:
    I am so so very sorry for your loss. Praying peace and comfort for you both and the family
  11. Tina Durham Bush says:
    Oh I am so saddened to hear about Amy. Such a sweet, smart, and kind young lady. She showed such a wonderful Christian spirit in everything she did!! I will be praying for you all.
  12. Bridget and Brad West says:
    We are beyond sad to learn of your loss. Sending love and prayer.
  13. Billy and Sherry McKillop says:
    Sherry and I are praying and trusting the Lord for your comfort and care. We are so sorry for your loss. We are thankful for the hope you have in Christ and his promise of resurrection.
    Jesus said to Martha, “Your brother, Lazarus, will rise again…I am the
    resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet
    shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never
    die.” John 11:25-26
  14. Cynthia Robinson Young says:
    My husband, Bruce and I are so sorry, and will deeply miss Amy. I’ve known her since her Covenant days, having worked in the church with her in different capacities. She was compassionate and caring for those who needed justice and mercy. She will be missed.
  15. Cassie Martin says:
    I am so hurt hearing this. I haven’t lived in Chattanooga for three years, but I remember seeing her kind personality show up in our friend groups. I pray that during this time you allow yourself to grieve well with Christ as he comforts you.
  16. Nancy C Guethlein says:
    So sorry for your loss.
  17. Anna Snyder says:
    I’m so shocked and saddened to hear about Amy’s passing. I can’t imagine what your family must be feeling right now. My prayers are with all of you.
  18. Deanna and Jim Layton says:
    Sending love and prayers from Maryland. May your family receive the Lord’s tenderest mercies at this time.
  19. Patrick van der Ham says:
    I’m so sorry to hear this news. All my deepest condolences to the Dewaal family. May her memory be a blessing.
  20. Landon Smith says:
    John & Jan. I was so saddened to her of Amy’s passing. May you feel gods loving arms around you during the coming days.
  21. Jill Napier & Lynn Beth Stone says:
    Michael,

    While we may not know each other well, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you as you navigate through this period of grief.

    Losing a sister is undoubtedly a profound loss, and no words can fully express the sorrow that comes with such an event. We can only hope that you find comfort in the cherished memories you shared together and the love that continues to bind you even in her absence.

    ‘Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints’ – Psalms 116:15

  22. Nathaniel Midgett says:
    I’m saddened to hear of this. My prayers are with you all. Amy was a wonderful friend and a treasure of a person.
  23. Myra Jane Sloan says:
    Amy was such a sweetheart and I was very saddened to hear about her passing. My classroom was nextdoor to Becky’s and I remember when she passed as well. No doubt Becky greeted Amy with open arms in heaven. May your sweet memories warm your heart.
  24. Ed Fulcher says:
    Jan and John, our hearts are pierced with the knowledge of your love for Amy! May the God of Love and Grace hold up your arms in this horrible time. Becky and Ed
  25. Becky says:
    Jan and John, our hearts are pierced with the knowledge of your love for Amy! May the God of Love and Grace hold up your arms in this horrible time. Becky and Ed
  26. Melba Shawn Jobe says:
    March 23, 2024@11:17 AM SATURDAY MORNING FROM A *LHS*/ Lebanon High School, LSSD & Wilson County School District Former Student as well. LEBANON, TN BORN & REARED IN WILSON COUNTY. Extending Sincere Heartfelt Condolences, *GODLY LOVE*, Prayers & Thoughts, Encouraging Inspirational/Uplifting GESTURES & BIBLICAL SCRIPTURES FROM DIFFERENT BOOKS OF THE BIBLE. THE BOOK OF PSALM & MORE. CONTINUE BLESSING THE LORD AND TO GOD IS THE GLORY. MAY YOUR/ OUR LORD & SAVIOR/ SAVIOUR SPEARD BLESSING (S), AFTER BLESSING (S), BEYOND MEASURE TO YOUR FAMILY, THE CITY OF LEBANON, TN, WILSON COUNTY (ALL COUNTIES, STATES & COUNTRIES), LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, “GODLY LOVE/ JESUS LOVE, JESUS JOY FROM DEEP WITHIN, PEACE AMONG THE ENTIRE WORLD AND MORE/ MOST IMPORTANTLY, JESUS SAVES. GOD BLESS THIS FAMILY & ALL BEREAVED FAMILIES. From The Corder-Jobe Family/ Families in Tennessee & “All over the World”. Lebanon High School and Your (Our), Community are in “FERVENT” Prayer. CONTINUE BEING FAITHFUL SERVANTS !!!!
  27. Melba Shawn Jobe says:
    3/23/2024@11:35 AM; Condolences, Godly Love, Thoughts & Prayers ( The Book Of Psalm), to the Family & all those in bereavement.
  28. Rade Olumogba says:
    The memory of Amy during our time together at Covenant College will always remain as kindness, gentleness and goodness. We thank God for her love and submission to the Holy Spirit and look forward to seeing her and Jesus in the next life!

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